Marino Ristorante

4.7
968 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaniP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Cesar salad was too chopped up and wilted.
Spinach was bland and could not taste garlic.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything spot on great classic Italian American food. Excellent food quality products.

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Italian dining with a family atmosphere. Excellent wine list and surprisingly good cocktails. Seasonal specials are always good, but the old standby pasta dishes are the best. They are still serving in the converted parking lot, outdoor dining space which is very comfortable.

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ChrisC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very passionate and well run presentation of food and great atmosphere...Very authentic European

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HowardC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always exceptional. The gnocchi with shaved black truffles is a must! Tables in the back patio are well spaced out and there are sufficient heaters.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The restaurant only had outdoor seating. There were not enough outdoor heaters to go around and it was windy and cold so we froze during dinner. Not a very enjoyable experience

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

Great food and excellent service!

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MirsaT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and we loved the food! Def recommend friends to go. My fav was the fried calamari and the chicken Parmesan ❤️

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BillC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian Restaurant. Excellent Wine List. Very creative menu.

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MargaretC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous. I have never had a dish there that was not delicious. The owners, Mario and Sal, are always gracious and friendly. It is a lovely place for a luxurious luncheon or dinner. But be sure to go when you are not in a rush so you can enjoy the meal, Italian style.

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vipMarkC
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the way they have setup outside - it's away from the street, has shade and plenty of space between parties. The specials are worth the trip over, every time! Every dish we have tried has been amazing!!! If they still have the mushroom appetizer special, you have to try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good service and great food. Everything I had was superb.

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SteffanK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always good here. I've been coming here for more than 20 years. Food quality and service never changes!! One of my favorite place to eat.

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vipKathleenD
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not only did we have to wait after the reservation time, but we were then asked if we had been vaccinated. I guess HIPPA doesn’t apply. The service was super slow. We had to ask for drink refills 3x and bread service 2x. Food took forever to arrive, and it was mediocre at best. Beef filet tasted OLD, not aged. We even had to wait way to long to pay the bill. We will never go back.

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vipAldoogie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible classic Italian food with modern elements here and there.

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Satisfied
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Pleasant outdoor dining

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marino's is our favorite. Excellent food, service and ambience. Farm to table specials as well as old school Italian favorites. Mario and Sal have kept Marino's running with class and style throughout the pandemic, with the food better than ever.

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Lisa
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a pleasure and delight to dine at Marinos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining experience, they have fixed up the parking lot into a very nice space. Great food and service as always.

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MargaretC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!

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vipHowardG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly people. We are definitely going back.

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viprinni
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service consistently excellent

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marino has always been our go-to for both everyday dining and special occasions but especially during the pandemic. The service is impeccable and they have been open as much as possible given the lock down orders. The “patio” is charming and spacious. Very fresh, seasonal Italian specials and old stand-bys. Mario is a gracious host and Chef Sal’s food is better than ever.

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vipGiorgioD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The new outdoor setup under the string lit olive tree is relaxing and romantic. This family owned restaurant is a favorite of mine. Great for date night or a casual get together with good friends.

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BRIANH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, particularly in these Covid times. Great protocols, even better chow.

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever. Mario, Sal and the whole team have stepped up their game during the pandemic. We have a lot of choices in the neighborhood for wonderful Italian food and this is our favorite. The specials are farm to table seasonally selected, and the old stand-byes still great. The “patio” (parking lot) dining is spacious and pretty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!! Mario and Chef Marino just do it right.

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GEAiken
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see them so busy and the service and the food was excellent !! Can’t wait until the idiot Newsome gets recalled so all these excellent restaurants like Marino can open fully and do what they know how to do best ... Beautiful food and wonderful service !!

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vipFoodfitforyou
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Help support this local gem. Food is truly Italian and wonderful.

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StephanieG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I can’t believe it. What a gem and they did such a good job making the back lot comfortable and cute. Nice ambiance with light, heat lamps, sunshades and dinner music. Will be going back soon.
The food was amazing so that’s reason enough to go back

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AnnaMik
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and best service. 10/10 would recommend!

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LHtv
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and wine are very good. They've done a nice job of converting their back parking lot into an outside dining area.

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JuanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Will be back.

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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience available presently anywhere in the city. Large outdoor dining space with socially distanced tables, exceptional food and service. Tonight we had the caprese salad, cassonetti with white truffles, and chicken parmigiana. All was outstanding.

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vipandya
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italan meal in Los Angeles and one of my five best anywhere outside of Italy.Sal and Mario are world class operators of a top flight restaurant that is a real gem and one not to be missed.

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MarilynA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The outdoor patio was lovely. The waiters were nice. The menu was good. Our appetizers were quite tasty - a unique Mushroom Salad, and order of Brussels Sprouts. Our main issue was with the main courses. The Veal Funghi sauce was delicious and the vegetables were good -- however, the veal was very tough and not tender at all. Worse, was the Fettuccine with Scallops and Shrimp. The scallops, shrimp and sauce were fine, but the fettuccine was totally under-cooked and hard! It wasn't just al dente, it was actually too hard to chew. I would've have sent it back, but my boyfriend was embarrassed and didn't want to make a fuss. I was shocked though, that a fine Italian restaurant would serve pasta that was not cooked enough to eat! It was hard. The other problem was that the wait to get the food was very long. After the bread was delivered, we waited a really long time to get our food. I wish my ratings could have been higher - it's a nice restaurant, but we were disappointed with the long wait and mostly by the too tough veal and too hard fettuccine. We ended up taking them home in doggie bags, figuring we could re-cook the pasta. We never ate the veal. Sadly, I wish it could have been better, as it is a lovely restaurant with a nice outdoor environment.

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vipNoahC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy contemporary Italian - not a "red sauce" joint as Yelp suggests

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Highly recommend the stuffed squash blossoms.

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vipIanW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one knows Italian seafood like Chef Sal! The menu always includes the best seasonal ingredients, executed beautifully and with great service. Thoughtfully curated, reasonably priced wine list as well. The outdoor dining space they have set up due to COVID is quiet, graced by a 100-year-old olive tree, and nicer than most.

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 4.7 stars by 968 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.