Marlene Mangia Bene
Hidden gemThis restaurant is a hidden gem in S. Jersey. It's on par with many good Philly restaurants. We've been there a few times over the past year and it keeps getting more refined and sophisticated. Check it out!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWhat a great end to a wonderful Mother's Day. The new summer menu...so hard to decide. We started with appetizers of calamari and seared scallops - My son & I had the Chicken Piccata. It melted in your mouth! The chicken layed on a bed of sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus. The flavor combinations worked so well. My husband had the orecchiette. He loved it! Each bite had a morsel of italian sausage and a hint of garlic & heat. Ended with a complimentary Mother's Day treat of Tiramisu and strawberry- cello - omg! Portions are perfect...love this place!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!The food is fantastic, the decor is modern but homey & the owners are so very gracious. The place is not very big but great for a few couples.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYou won't be dissappointedWe have been to Marlene's many times. We were a little concerned when we heard there was a new chef and new menu but decided to give it a try for ourselves. It was excellent! We were a party of four and each got something different and all enjoyed each of our courses. We will be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery quaint restaurant. AllVery quaint restaurant. All staff members were very pleasant. Would definately return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gemThe restaurant is relatively small. BYOB. Parking in behind the building. Food was great and so was the service.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! WeThe food was delicious! We tried the garlic bread with crab and it was wonderful! Our table ordered the scallops, pork chop with apples and figs, and chicken marsala and we all loved our selections. The staff were all very nice and friendly. We will definitely go back soon!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.Fantastic food and service. Greeted by maître d'/owner, very friendly and visited tables. Very cool.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!!Was great!! The Caesar salad was gross as it tasted like a lemon for some reason but other than that I have no complains!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Pasta dishesGreat food. Pasta dishes outstanding. Wonderful service. Close to home......Great find! I will be back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was excellentThe restaurant was excellent and so was the service and the portions.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an absolutely wonderfulWe had an absolutely wonderful meal and the service was outstanding as well. Can't wait to go back !3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Great food.Great service. Great food. Went for restaurant week and will be back again.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery. Nice quiet, local, greatVery. Nice quiet, local, great food and pleasant staff. Would definitely recommend3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss it!What a find! Have been here twice and both meals were amazing. The meatball appetizer is to die for. The fig and grand mariner pork chop was unbelievable. During restaurant week, four wonderful courses for $35. Regular dinner specials before 7pm each day. Worth the trip and not hard to find. Easy parking on street. Did I mention BYOB? What's not to like about this restaurant?3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice BYOB with greatVery nice BYOB with great food. Best tiramisu I've ever had!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Restaurant Week.Went for Restaurant Week. First time at Marlene's. we have heard terrific things about this restaurant,and it is all true. Every one of our four courses was wonderful. Particularly superb: lobster bisque, tiramisu, ribeye steak. Frank (one of the owners) very hospitable and Demi, our server, was also good (just very very busy).
We will return. Hoping the rest of Woodbury "comes back" because it's a little dicey in the neighborhood.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood delicious,service excellent.Food delicious,service excellent. Loved it ! Will go back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food nice people goodGreat food nice people good service. Love this place!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice BYOB restaurant;very nice BYOB restaurant; great food; outstanding desserts; will be back in a couple weeks3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding mealWe had an outstanding meal and a wonderful evening. We dine often in Philadelphia restaurants, but now we have an excellent choice much closer to home. What a treat!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place itself is very warmThe place itself is very warm and inviting. The food was delicious and fresh. Despite a full house on a Saturday the food was served hot and not dried out from heat lamps. Definitely intend to visit Marlene Mangia Bene again.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceWe saw a write up in the SJ magazine and wanted to try it out - we are so glad we did! The atmosphere was wondeful and romantic. Greeted by a friendly host who immediately proceeded to get our table ready. We really did dine -2 1/2 hrs and we weren't rushed. Great food and service! and the apple crispcello was delicious! Will definitely be back!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second visit, food wasMy second visit, food was great, service very good, a great restaurant all round. Can't wait to find an excuse to go back again!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visiting this restaurantFirst time visiting this restaurant and we will definitely be back!! Food was delicious, service was great and ambiance was wonderful!!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery welcoming atmosphere.Very welcoming atmosphere. You could easily see that there were several regulars dining at the restaurant, the staff calling people by name and vise versa. The host visited every table. Very nice gesture! Little town secret!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with a party of 9 andI went with a party of 9 and they had accomadated our table nicely.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a trueThis restaurant is a true neighborhood gem and the menu is great. There are always great specials for appetizers and entrees. If you like the restaurants in Collingswood and Haddonfield you will like Marlene Mangia.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must Go to.....Amazing food....My husband and I had a great time here for Valentine's Day. This is our 4th or 5th time here and would highly recommend.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeing vegetarian, our firstBeing vegetarian, our first glance at the menu had us wondering about our options. However, our server expertly advised us about substituting eggplant for any chicken or veal selections and recommended perfect choices for us. We will visit this restaurant again.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain another good meal, tookAgain another good meal, took my sisters there for our birthdays and we enjoyed it so much went back for Valentine's Day.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeWe love Marlene's , one of our favorite places to enjoy a wonderful dinner. The staff is always pleasant and Frank is great!!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect. This place is a winner2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRocco's birthday celebrationThank you Frank and the staff for helping to make Rocco's birthday an awesome experience.
Love you guys and the restaurant!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated right by theWe were seated right by the front door so that was the only negative as it was a little chilly but overall the experience was very good and we would definitely go back. Host and server were excellent! we especially liked the homemade lemoncella at the end of our meal!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Neighborhood GemIf you try the mussels in tarragon cream sauce you'll think you died and went to heaven. Food was amazing! The menu is limited, but a smaller menu is a classic sign of culinary excellence and that's what Marlene Mangia Bene offers. This neighborhood gem is in the heart of a town in the midst of turn-around. The ambiance is inviting, warm, and romantic. Service was top notch including the timing between courses. Don't forget this restaurant is a BYOB so remember your favorite cocktail or wine.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I go to Marlene'sEvery time I go to Marlene's I'm always very pleased. This is a great place, with great food. I love it!1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Neighborhood GemThis is the second time my wife and I have gone to Marlene Manga Bene and it was just as good as I remember. Service was a little slow (due to the fact there was a party of 15 next to us), but the waitress was very nice, owner/manager continued to check on us all night and the food was fantastic. I ordered the gnocchi special and it might have been the best gnocchi i've ever eaten. My wife got the seafood linguine and she loved hers as well. I didnt love the tomato chunks/sauce that was drizzled over the calamari appetizer but you could tell the calamari underneath the sauce was very good. Cannoli for dessert was awesome.
Overall great little restaurant, great service, fresh food, excellent managers/owners. We'll definitely be bac1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience here bothNice experience here both times I've dined. Great to find a high-end city dining experience in S. Jersey.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEverthing you could imagineEverthing you could imagine and more.New years eve dinner and it was perfect.Will return again and again12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM