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About Marino Ristorante

Marino Ristorante is deeply rooted in the idea of doing all things the right way. Today the family owned restaurant, is giving its welcoming by Mario, Jr. and mom, Maria. The room is simple. A wall of glass, softened by out of door planters full of ficus, faces the famous Melrose Avenue. The soft colored walls, starched white linen cloths, the silver sugar caddy and votive holders and subdued oil paintings all come together to create its appeal. And then there is the food. Ciro, Mario and Sal were the first of the handful of chefs who are out daily in the early morning markets personally selecting the ingredients for the menu and seeking out the most interesting and pristine items for the specials. Placing yourselves in Mario’s hands for the tasting menus proves to be a wise decision. Also known for his knowledge of wines Mario will recommend the menu and wines to best meet your dining expectations. The Marino wine list has been repeatedly an award winner by Wine Spectator.

6001 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Wilcox

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 466-8812

Website:
http://www.marinorestaurant.net/

Catering:
Mario Jr. will be happy to customize a menu to service you in large or small event setting to meet your expectations and work with your budget.

Parking Details:
Please pull in drive way located on Melrose Avenue, where valet parking attendees will greet you.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Marino

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We can accommodate dinner parties up to 40 people in Marino's Private dining room. Our off site capacity is to meet your needs.

Marino Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Romantic (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Business Meals (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Tasting Menu (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Seasonal (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Highly recommended!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely meal in a cozy restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is the finest Italian restaurant in the area, bar none. Exceptional service - friendly, warm and professional - and extraordinary food. Sal is a remarkably gifted chef and Mario the perfect host. No pretensions, all soul.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant is a gem! The owner, Chef and entire staff make you feel like a guest in their home. The food is so fresh and amazingly tasty. Truly authentic Italian cuisine using the flavors of each season. It’s nice for a romantic date, a dinner with couples and friends, and they even have a separate room for private parties. We have gone to this restaurant for all occasions. The Chef, is extremely creative with fresh seasonal tastes that burst in your mouth. Try it once, and you too will be back again and again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Honestly this is the best Italian food I’ve had in LA. Can’t go wrong...enjoy!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The burrata and pear salad was indescribably transcendent. The cod poached in butternut squash puree was sublime. You have to know what to order. I've never felt so welcomed as I did by Mario the owner. Our waiter Maladin couldn't have been more attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a wonderful meal. We arrived early but were seated almost right away. The staff are attentive and truly seem to love where they work. Everything was perfect, will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time dining at this restaurant so we were looking forward to it so much! However, we felt very rushed during the whole night. The waiter made us to order everything at once since kitchen is busy... We were going to order appetizer first then think about entrees.. they couldn't accommodate that. Also, didn't allow us to taste the wine instead just brought the bottle of wine and opened it.. what if we didn't like the wine?
Plus, the server never asked how we would like to have our steaks cooked.
It was just a not a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our family have been to Marino's on multiple occasions - just regular dinner out and special occasions like birthdays and New Year's Eve - and it never fails to be excellent. Monday's excursion was for my mother's 94 birthday, and they treated her nicely, and made it just a really special night out, and that doesn't even take into account the excellent food, presentation, and overall ambiance. I would recommend Marino's to anyone who likes a great italian meal,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

AMAZING FOOD!
The food is very tasty but really lite and not heavy. Extremely friendly owners and staffs. Recommended this resturante 200%.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was creative and vert yummy. The service was fabulous!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Authentic Northern Italian with a clear love for the cuisine and the ingredients...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first visit, and we will definitely be back! A great neighborhood gem! Delicious black cod, and homemade pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Marino Restaurant was recommended to us by dear friends. The ambiance and food are excellent. It is our restaurant of choice when heading downtown LA for music, dance and theatre performances. The service is outstanding and the wine list is beyond compare.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Marino Restaurant is by far the best Italian food you can experience in the Los Angeles area. Classy and upscale, yet cute and romantic. Family owned. Exquisite meal choices to leave your taste buds begging for more. And even better than the incredibly food is the people who work there. Any night we go to Marino's we are treated special, as if we too were family. Now that's Italian!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I'm had the gnocchi with shrimp and it was amazing. Also, the crudo and grilled octopus specials were delicious. What really makes this restaurant is Mario. He goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Outstanding ! So happy we found this gem!
Lovely evening quiet and delicious! Will def return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Another fabulous "Tomato Wednesday"! I'll be sorry to see this seasonal treat end in a couple of weeks. This time I had the Fettuccine With Lobster (and some fancy tomato, of course -- but I can't recall the name). My-oh-my, so delish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Sal Marino has brought my favorite haunt to a new level. He is a very accomplished chef and with his brother, Mario, running the front of the house it is a brilliant combo. Everything I have here is superb; ask for their off the menu, pizza bread, yum. Tomato Wednesday was a real treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent service and even more so the great food prepared by the great Sal Marino

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This is one of our favorite go to restaurants. The food is always outstanding. It's a lovely venue. Mario is such a lovely man and aims to please. The service is always amazing. We had their heirloom tomato with fresh mozzarella cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of crunchy pork skin. It was heaven. You'll never be disappointed here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delectable and authentic Italian cuisine, fabulous wine list, expertly-crafted cocktails all served by a top-notch staff that has the perfect balance of genuine friendliness and sterling service. Neighborhood gem that makes you feel welcome and part of the family. I love Marino!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sal continues to dazzle us with his skill and originality. The Tuna crudo special was the best thing ANY of us had EVER tasted. WOW. The truffle niocchhi, tomato gazpacho was superb. What a delight for our taste buds. Everything we had was stellar.

Mario & Rita's hospitality is unparalleled. Our friends came from OC and LOVED it.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Slow service and okay food for a substantial price. I keep trying because it's a neighborhood restaurant that I really want to be great but it's just not. Never going back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We went on Tomato Wednesday for the first time and the food was excellent. The heirloom tomatoes were grown by Sal, the chef and one of the owners and they were awesome. The special menu was tapas so we got to try lots of dishes that were extremely tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

AMAAAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything from seating hostess, to owners to chef to food to service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This may have been my favorite Marino meal yet! Got there on a Tomato Wednesday, where every dish features some fabulous variety or other of tomato. Our lunch consisted of the Gialla (sp?) And Burrata Pizza, the Clam Linguine, and the Gnocchi With Mushrooms -- all paired with a super decadent Chardonnay... and we were DYING from ecstasy!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Always excellent great traditional Italian simply wonderful experience

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We never tire of visiting this Italian gem in Hollywood. The food is consistently outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We completely enjoyed our dinner and the service was excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Came with a friend on Friday eve. Was busy but not very so. The service was exceptional. The food, likewise. The owner and the chef do an impeccable job. They are friendly and generous, as is the waitstaff. Highly recommended for anyone looking for great Italian food with some choice local ingredients - no pretense, and simply joyful and friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent in all respects! Great food, friendly service, wine list and ambience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Marino's is always good for old school Italian. A special treat during Summer is Tomato Wednesday where there are a couple of dozen dishes where tomatoes are the featured ingredients. Mario and Sal are just great and very hospitable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The best Italian food in town. Sal is AMAAAAZING and Mario is very hospitable and welcoming.

LOVE it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Awesome find.
In a quiet part of a neighborhood near Hollywood.
Super fresh ingrediants and high quality choices.
Our booth was next to celebrities!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Organic, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I was a bit disappointed and it started from the beginning. My wife is a vegan, and at the bottom of the menu, it said, "vegan menu available". When we asked to see it, we were given blank stares, and were asked what she wanted. We said we wanted to see the menu..after going round and round, we realized (and the waiter admitted), that they didn't actual HAVE a vegan menu, only that they could accommodate her. Well, why didn't they say that at the beginning?? Then when it came time for dessert, all the waiter did was list off a few items. I knew from researching the place that there were a lot more items that weren't listed, so that put me off as well. Too much unnecessary work on our part. Food was good, but don't need to go back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great for all dining experiences!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I'll begin with the good. The service we received was very good, everyone was very attentive. We parked on street, which was very easy.

We ordered grilled octopus as appetizer. Then splitted a pasta dish (there were lots crab meat in the pasta dish). We each ordered a main course of steak and shrimp dish. Finally finished with a chocolate cake. Unfortunately none of the dishes blew us away.

A bit disappointed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Brothers Sal & Mario Marino have taken the restaurant their father established and created a contemporary and delicious dining destination. The pastas are incredibly inventive, the seafoods: whether Crudo ( which Sal was among the very first to introduce to LA dining scene) or lobster, shrimp, scallops or fish of the day are prepared exquisitely. So Marino's is thoroughly modern yet retains the intimacy of a truly family Italian eatery.
Whether you live in the neighborhood or are coming from the Westside, downtown or the Valley, you will be delighted you're there.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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