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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Please pull in drive way located on Melrose Avenue, where valet parking attendees will greet you.
Banquet, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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!
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.
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,
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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