Marino Ristorante

4.8
1044 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Marino Ristorante is deeply rooted in the idea of doing all things the authentic Italian way. The family owned restaurant is giving its welcoming by Mario. The room is a blend of classic old school décor with soft colored walls, comfortable booths, and subdued oil paintings that all come together to create its appeal.
In the kitchen is Mario’s brother Sal, the chef who is out daily in the early morning markets personally selecting the ingredients for the seasonally changing menu and seeking out the most interesting and pristine items.
Placing yourselves in Mario’s hands for the tasting menus proves to be a wise decision. The Marino wine list has been repeatedly an award winner by Wine Spectator.
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vipFoodieWan
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An often overlooked pocket of Northern Italian excellence near Paramount Studios.

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vipJohndonahue2
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve lived down the street for a few years and never ate. Which is a sin, because this place is phenomenal!!! The food is divine AMD the service is exceptional. The host is super funny but very professional. They have a main dining room, and outdoor garden as well as a private event room. I feel terrible for never going but I’m making up for lost time. I went twice in one week and expect that to become even more frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is spectacular

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vipDwayneG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the welcome to the restaurant to the table service it was a great experience and the food was terrific….

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vipPmc2
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Impeccable service and hospitality. Marino’s is a big culinary hug.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful!

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consumer
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

food was great, ambiance was ruined by bright lights, a/c too cold only 3 tables occupied and conversations loud. not why I decided to go back to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Sal and his brother Mario continue the legend started by their father. Chef Sal has taken the creativity up a notch with a menu that not only respects the Italian classics but also provides delicious, modern and innovative takes on an array of fresh crudos as well as many modern dishes that nod to the weekly Southern CA farmers markets. In addition, I would argue that Chef Sal is this most talented chef with fish in all of Southern CA. In a word, his fish offerings are sublime.

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RichardY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great food , Great service. Mario and Sal are the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Everything was 5-star!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 40 minutes past our reservation time and still never got a table. Two parties with reservations after us were seated so we walked out. Never going back.

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vipPmc2
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality, elegance, comfort coupled with great wine and amazing Italian cuisine. I can’t wait to go back, grazie!

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JohnnyHollywood
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son just arrived in town from college so we wanted to enjoy an outside dinner. It was great

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vipSalV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waited for valet for 20 minutes. Almost left
The best thing was the calamari appetizer, the veal was not tender ( this is a sin in a good Italian )
The bread was outstanding, pricey and didn’t quite hit the mark

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vipCharles
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and setting made it a perfect dinner. The restaurant accommodated my special request. We will be returning for another outstanding dinner soon.

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MiaV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Excellent, delicious food! Kind, friendly, thoughtful service. Lovely atmosphere! You can actually hear each other talk, you aren’t drowned out by loud music. Can’t stop thinking about how great the food was and and can’t wait to go back. We felt like valued customers from the second we walked in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wonderful friendly service. Delicious food and a great atmosphere.

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vipTomF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic fare with a flare Wonderful service and probably the best pasta in the area.

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rivka
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family has been dining at Marino Ristorante for over 30 years and we have never been disappointed. We come here for special occasions, and sometimes just to have a nice dinner in a quiet, comfortable and elegant setting. The service is wonderful. Mario is such a gentleman and his brother, Sal, is a talented chef. Highly recommend.

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vipJohnnyD01
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Marino’s Restaurant!

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EricG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!! Food is incredible and service impeccable!!!

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JudyK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top notch. Delicious food, beautiful restaurant and 5 star service. Hidden gem

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vipmillard
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lunch. The place was empty ☹️but the food was fantastic!

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vipRayJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service, & ambience. Lighted outdoor dining was beautiful & menu options plentiful. Will be back?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy a delicious meal and experience at Marino. The service is exceptional and personal. We will be visiting again soon! Thank you!

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vipMateoLevine
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff attentive
Food spot on
Drink/bar menu extensive
Outdoor area beautiful autumn feeling
Highly recommend

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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Symon
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go there it’s like a vacation. Great food, great ambiance, Good friends.

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alongora
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excelente menú! Muy recomendable para los que gustan de la comida italiana!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gazpacho was terrific!!!

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vipBellaD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food!

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vipSandiEzB
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved 25 yrs ago and last night was our first time back at Marino’s, our favorite place. It’s still like nothing else in LA and it was wonderful to see the brothers continuing the legacy and delivering a quality dining experience. My husband was delighted that the Pollo Visuvia is still as delicious as ever and my bronzino was prepared to perfection. We started with the beautiful combination of peaches and burrata along with the red gazpacho. We were so satisfied that we had no room for dessert, but we’ll definitely be back to get the cheesecake and won’t wait so long to do so!!! Grazie mille!

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JennyZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and charming, we very much enjoyed our dinner at the backyard of the restaurant. It is pricy, but I would go back again. We had the tomato Wednesday menu, which were the tapas version of dishes on and off the regular menu. We wiped each plate clean. It was absolutely a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Great food and service!

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DanielR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good of an Italian restaurant as you'll find in LA, especially if you love seafood.

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TracyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hostess was really lovely and made friendly recommendations!

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viprififi
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful local gem with great family recipes and charm. A lot of thought goes into the menu and customer service.

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Diana
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a 7:45 reservation for the outdoor patios and they weren’t able to seat us until 8:30 due to the fact that people just weren’t leaving. The hostess did her very best and brought us cocktails, but 45 minutes late for a reservation is not OK. Once we were finally seated, the patio was lovely and the food and the service were great.

I guess the fact that no one was leaving shows how nice an experience it is, but they either need to have time limits on tables or not book reservations they can’t guarantee.

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vipLarry
Los Angeles
276 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went to Marino's at least 20 years ago and thought it was all right, but nothing special and a bit overpriced. This most recent visit did not change our opinion. I will not criticize the service because, like every restaurant we have been to now that some restrictions have been lifted re Covid19, they were short staffed, both as to waiters and kitchen staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing specials, and choices. every detail - superb olive oil & bread. seafood choices, pasta choices, beautiful ambience, snappy aervice - was like a vacation

FAQs

Marino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Marino Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 466-8812.

Marino Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.