Marino Ristorante

4.8
1061 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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  • Valentine 2022

    $145.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Menu TUNA STUFFED MEXICOLA AVOCADO PRAWN TEMPURA, SMOKED CAVIAR CANNELLONI LOBSTER CASSONETTI CELERY ROOT FILLED PASTA, shaved black truffle SKATE DORATA nettles, snap peas, chanterelle mushrooms RIB EYE, POTATO GATTO’ CHOCOLATE Dinner $145 per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1061 people are saying
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vipDeniseT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner indoors at Marino since the pandemic started. While we love the converted outdoor patio, the atmosphere indoors was intimate and had good energy. The service was great as usual. We recommend the seasonal options, last night we tried the persimmon and burrata salad. I had my favorite spicy orecchiette sausage rapini pasta as a main course and we split the cheesecake for dessert. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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vipChristopherL
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found our new favorite Italian restaurant in LA! From the moment we walked in we felt like regulars. Service was outstanding. The owners both came over to say hi multiple times. They couldn’t have been nicer. Our server didn’t miss a beat. The bartender even walked over to our table to make sure he made the martinis the way we liked. The food was fantastic. We started out with the tuna crudo, fried mozzarella, and zucchini blossoms. Each one was delicious! My wife and daughter had the truffle gnocchi and I had the lamb pappardelle. Each of us loved our meals. The dessert was out of this world. Best ricotta cheesecake I’ve ever had.

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vipNitaM
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food is always great, and the service and attentiveness is fabulous!

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting with delicious food and charming service. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful and delicious 🤩😋🍾

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for the prefixed menu. Everything is good except the order got messed up a bit.

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vipHollywood
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

When a restaurant knows that the inclusive cost of dinner for two will total nearly $500, I think it’s reasonable to expect excellent food to be served in a special environment— combined it creates the “magic” that allows you to easily forget the bill. However, when you dress for a holiday dinner and are seated in the “annex” with all of the ambiance of a catering hall, it just falls short. While the food was fine; it failed to elevate an otherwise bland environment with one cut poinsettia flower posing as holiday decor. The front of house was inept and our service was less than perfectly coordinated. Tonight, Marino’s just failed to hit the mark and all I feel is regret for choosing to spend this evening with them and the money wasted on an overpriced experience.

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NotSoSquare
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Marino's Feast of the Seven Fishes and seriously could not find a weak link in any of the dishes we were served. We talked about the meal on the walk home and decided we would definitely order any or all again. It wasn't practical (would have been for too much food!) to have more even though we wanted it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when you think it can't possibly get any better, Sal outdoes himself. The meal (Cauliflower mushrooms, tuna in avocado, red snapper crudo, vongole, lamb parpardelle) were divinely exquisite. I can honestly say this was one of the best meals my husband and I ever had.
All the staff are amazing & well trained but special thanks go to Daniel & Andrea (who remembers everything we like) who are exceptional, and lovely people.

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vipnyc415
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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Brandss
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was outstanding! Great drinks! however the service was average. We didn't even receive the drinks menu for about 10 minutes from sitting down. The waiter was mildly condescending too.

I would go there again tho. Pasta to die for.

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JimW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit to Marinos. Always very friendly welcome and service. The interior has been remodelled and is beautiful. Food,as usua,l perfect.

Tuna avocado appetizer was very creative, as was the cauliflower mushroom dish. Delicious and a little surprising to me. Salmon was the best I have ever had...and I often have salmon.

I've had the desserts before and they were great but this time we just had coffee. Everyone was very satisfied with a great meal and pleasent surroundings.

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vipPaulM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end, Mario is a perfect host and Sal creates the most amazing food. The service is exceptional and the staff was very good, an outstanding evening, we'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant

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YolandaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice, quaint experience with exceptional service and exquisite food. Great spot for dinner!

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vipcloth
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been a long time since we visited this restaurant because of the pandemic. The choices we made in our meals, both fish dishes, branzino and halibut were wonderful as well as the special appetizer. And the choices of wine was more than I remember from the past. This was all pared with great service. Looking forward to dining there in the near future.

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vipDavidW
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here. The staff is as great as the food.

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Wendissima
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first visit. What i love about Marino is the wonderful service, a menu that has so many choices that both classic and innovative and the best Negroni outside of Italy!
Get the crudo, the burrata, the linguine all vongole and the branzino!
They also have a very competent wine by the bottle list

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vipVinceB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as usual!

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vipRodrigo
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service. Everything in the menu looked great and got help to pick 2 amazing dishes. Highly recommend the eggplant side.

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Traveler
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening. The server appeared inexperienced and kept walking away without getting everyone’s order for drinks and again with dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I love going here before a show in LA

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CharlesS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Marinos for years. The Italian cuisine is authentic and delicious, the price points are fair, and the ambience is unparalleled. This restaurant feels like a cozy east coast restaurant and the service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and staff were fabulous and flexible with our group. The food and drinks were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Mario was so welcoming! The food was incredible. The service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Valet was saying rude things in Spanish thinking that I don’t speak it. Concerning

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vipFoodieWan
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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
43 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
3 reviews
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
43 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
10 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

FAQs

Marino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 1061 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.