The extra dining space from their taking over the old adjacent Ace Hardware made this an even better dining experience. Great food and a fun place.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place! The pizza
We love this place! The pizza is great and we actually have not tried anything on this menu we didn't love. Went in for Easter brunch. We always request a seat at the bar (where you can watch much of the wood fired food being prepared). Aaron was our bar master for the day and we tried all but 2 of his speciality cocktails (one was wisky with HOUSE MADE COKE! To die). This is our new fav spot for date nite or day! We take that Bart and then a can from downtown Oakland and its 100% worth it!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food, even better service!
good food, even better service!
Parking was difficult though, and it's not even the weekend.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, and the waitress was very friendly. We enjoyed it.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the pizza- staff is
I love the pizza- staff is excellent.
Dessert which was soft ice cream took 15 minutes to be delivered... not sure why.
Marzano needs to offer more enticing pasta dishes- more choices.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fine meal. The chicken dish that was mentioned in the Chron was exceptional, the cocktails excellent and the octopus, as always, was very good.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great mix of kid / family friendly and romantic dining. Cocktails are an A+, pizza's with that yummy crisp crust and the service always attentive... we always enjoy ourselves here. It's loud, so if you are looking for a quiet place, this is not it... We love the fact that there really isn't a "kids" menu... kid's eat the "normal" food - granted it's usually pizza, but at least it is not mac and cheese and chicken tenders! We love this place and will definitely be back again... and again...
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy Marzano, whether
We always enjoy Marzano, whether it's just the two of us, with our teen son or a larger group. The food is delicious, always reliable and it's a fun atmosphere with some of the most engaging wait and host staff.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy Cheerful Good food
We went for mother's Day- the night before, to avoid the rush. It was still packed.
Salads are pretty large, so pace yourself. Food quality was great, even with restaurant crowded.
We got the Chicken Arabiatta, enough for 2, It's great.
Pizza was very good: enough for one teenager plus tasting for other guests.
Mixed drinks were fun, cocktail with scotch and cardamom, very interesting
Dessert menu is a little weak, but we didn't try anything this time so hard to know if quality is as good as the mains.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Susan S. was our waiter. She
Susan S. was our waiter. She was very helpful in our questions of the different entrees. My friend had the portk chop and I had the salmon. We enjoyed the dishes that we both chose. If you order the pork chop bring your appetite with you. It is a large cut served with arugula.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marzano is fast becoming my
Marzano is fast becoming my favorite Park Boulevard restaurant (and, as you know, there are now many to choose from). Currently I am enjoying the wonderful cocktail specials, and working my way through your entres! I'm a little upset that my favorite arugula/apple salad has been changed out but I very much appreciate that you do change your menu up. Gives us regulars something new to try. One word, Y-U-M!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good thin crust pizza.
Really good thin crust pizza. Inventive appetizers. Delicious pastas
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
great service on busy friday night
I went with my boyfriend around 9 on a Friday night, and was seated next to a large party for a high school graduation. They were pretty loud but the waitstaff made sure we were okay with the noise level. I kind of liked the corner table we got so we opted to stay there. Our server was friendly, prompt, and professional. She also made helpful recommendations. Food arrived quickly, and tasted very good and very fresh. We brought a bottle of wine and shared a salad, a pizza, and a dessert and were very satisfied. I also love the decor of the rear dining area, reminds me a little of a medieval castle.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
Last time we dined at Marzano on Park, the restaurant seating was limited. They have expanded the seating area, taking over part of the business next door. It is a very nice addition and the decor blends in with the original seating area. All the dishes we ordered were fabulous from the calzone to pizza to salmon. Our party expanded from 4 to 6 a few hours before our reservation and the restaurant accommodated us very easily. Highly recommend this quaint neighborhood eatery. Parking can be difficult but not impossible.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food
I've been to Marzano on Park a few times. Their Margerita pizza is superb. This time I had the tricolore salad which was
very good. I also had the rigatoni, which was not as good as the first time I had this dish a couple of weeks ago. The first time
it was delicious, so I ordered it again. This second time it was a little overcooked and dry.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots to love here. I've been here with my kids about ten times and there's something for everyone. The specialty cocktails are always changing and a treat for me. My daughter and I have tried every salad and liked them all. The margherita pizza is my 11-year-old son's favorite pizza in the world. While I have always come with my kids, I could see coming with friends too, but get reservations because it can get crowded.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at Marzano a lot and enjoy it every time.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza and wine
We're always on the lookout for a good Neapolitan pizza - this one was excellent - house white (Sauvignon blanc) was perfect for the occasion, as we were sitting outside enjoying the sun..
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fabulous. The pizzas
Always fabulous. The pizzas cooked to perfection. The hard part was saving room for the fabulous soft serve for dessert
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
3rd time here....won't be my last
Once again I loved Marzano! Everything was delicious again from the olives and almonds to start, the tri colore salad in the middle, the calzone for the entree and chocolate ice cream with caramel sauce to finish. I even love the breadsticks seasoned with herbs, a great snack while you are waiting for the wonderful dishes to come your way.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends
Everything was great. Generous salads were shared, as were the yummy appetizers of octopus and frito misto (not a bit heavy or greasy). Pizzas were bubbly hot, with great crusts and flavorful toppings -- the spicy fennel sausage was just right. We finished our evening by sharing a budino and a glass of grappa. Can't say enough about the service: Our server was conscientious (letting us know who'd be covering our table during her state-mandated break) and had a good sense of humor. A delightful evening with friends.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance
Marzano is an Italian trattoria, wine bar, and sidewalk café in the very nice Oakland Neighborhood of Glenville. We dined outside along the sidewalk with lots of friendly passersby walking their dogs. The inside is nicely decorated with lots of wood beams. The menu is seasonal and changes frequently and there is an emphasis on local ingredients. It includes a number of thin crust pizzas from the wood burning oven from Italy. Also available are a number of tapas, pastas, and few fish and meat dishes. There is also a great cocktail list and wines from Italy and California. Servers were very friendly and attentive and checked on us frequently even though we were dining outside. Prices are reasonable.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
have been several times for dinner and it's always good. Margarita pizza is really yummy. The polenta though wasn't great...too soft. Wish you would bring back the olive oil cake. It was AMAZING and always hope it's back on the dessert menu...
Beer & wine selection = great!
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went here for the first time, had the meat balls, chopped salad and squash blossom pizza. All really excellent and delicious. They nailed the pizza crust.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always. Went to NY recently and made it to Little Italy to sample what someone said was great thin crust NY pizza and I couldn't help thinking "We have better at Marzanos".
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was well prepared. Fresh ingredients. Nice presentation. Easy seating. Pizza was great! Overall would recommend this to others. Good find. Portions are a bit small. Ordered grilled halibut over summer squash vegetables. Arrived with about 4 oz fish portion over roughly 5-6 cubes of zuchini and a few kernals of corn. Not impressive. Beer was spilled at the table accidently by someone in our party. Waitress brought a new one but charged for another beer. Should have some kind of dessert for birthday celebrations. Told restuarant in advance that it was a birthday. Let waitress know about it also. She seemed a little annoyed. Ordered icecream, which we paid for, and she put a candle in it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was slightly heavy on the black pepper side, but this was not objectionable to our party. Each dish was flavorful and the presentation was very high. The wait staff was efficient and courteous. There was an error on our bill, which our waitress found.
We would definitely return to Marzano.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid pizza, great cocktails
We live nearby and have meant to try Marzano, but finally got around to it and were very pleased. We had the sausage pizza, which was wonderful -- one of the best pizza crusts in the East Bay, maybe the whole Bay Area. The cocktails were inventive and well made. Also had a very nice, fresh salad. Only flaw in the meal was the Brentwood corn soup, which had nice flavors but served lukewarm. Service was very pleasant and efficient. Was also pleasantly surprised with the inside decor and ambience. Prices were very reasonable. We'll be back.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and slower service
Great pizza and salad. Our favorite neighborhood place. But slower service. Still great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza and a nice variety
Great pizza and a nice variety of appetizers. Always good. Lucky we live nearby
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Auntie Linda Loves Marzano!
The title says it all! We are regular patrons & have NEVER had anything less than a wonderful meal and experience. Marzano is our 'go-to' spot for entertaining friends.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was vewry good, but the tables are closely packed together. A little claustrophobic.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're after a light meal, this is not the place. If you're after something that will make you warm and cozy on a cold night, this is it!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Marzano's thin pizzas, also their calzone. Unlike many places these days, not noisy even when full. Attentive service, decent parking in the area; what's not to like?
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always excellent. Did not
Always excellent. Did not choose pizza this time. Main dishes mighty tasty and not sorry we chose no pizza but I think next time it has to be pizza which shouldn't be missed for first timers
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pizza and pasta dishes
The pizza and pasta dishes we ordered were delicious. I didn't care too much for the chopped salad. Less radish, more greens and more protein would have made a better salad. The fruit crisp dessert was good but I would have liked the topping to be crispy. It didn't have the crunch that I like in a crisp.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was very good, cocktails
food was very good, cocktails were innovative; It was quiet enough to be able to enjoy conversation-- I would definitely go back there
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Professional service, had
Professional service, had a very good Persimmon Pommegrante Salad, Meatballs (4) AppetIzer was ok but not outstanding, the Quattro Formaggio Pizza with Truffle Oil is one of the best we have had! Will continue to come back just for this pizza. For dessert we had the Apple Huckleberry Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream. Not really a crisp as it comes in a ramekin. Could benefit with more crisp.
Overall, the like the salads, pizza, and good service.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta dish was excellent and
Pasta dish was excellent and the pizza as always perfect Glad this place is close to
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We come here as it is one
We come here as it is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Food is always consistent and pizza is great, we like it more than the softer, less chewy ones at boot and shoe.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM