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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veal scaloppini, mushrooms, white wine, vegetable medley
homemade gnocchi, shrimps, sundried tomatoes, black trumpets & herbs
The stuff is incredible nice. They know how to take care and entertain their guests. We had a great evening there,lot of laughters and good vibe. Patio is pretty done,airy and keeps quiet a distance from table to table.
Food is great,fish and pasta was simply delicious. We will definitely go back.
Authentic delicious and sweet ambiance
This was, by far, the best dining experience I’ve had since the re-opening. The patio was beautifully decorated. Plenty of room between tables so no concern about social distancing. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. It didn’t seem like they were short staffed at all. They offered the full menu which was EXCELLENT!! We had the procuito with figs and burrata, Tuna crisp, scallops pasta, chicken Vesuvio, and the halibut. Every dish exceeded the prior. Can’t say enough about how pleasurable the experience was. Can’t wait to come back. Many thanks Mario/Sal!
Marino will always be one of the best Italian restaurants in Southern California.
Mario is amazing. Always asking how everything is and very friendly.
Some of the best Italian food in LA. Be sure you don’t miss Tomatomania on Wednesdays in the late summer. The green gazpacho is TO DIE FOR!!!
Host/Maitre D', servers, server assistants were all so friendly and great. Food was amazing. Will definitely return. They took our temperatures and asked a few COVID-related questions before seating us which was great. Thanks for staying open and being so accommodating during these strange times!
The food was excellent. Waiter was hard to understand due to moth cover & Shield, but it worked out.
Really an excellent meal. All of our food was delicious, nice menu offerings. Outside area, and all service procedures were very safe.
In this difficult times I took my mom here to celebrate her belated birthday! And we had a wonderful experience. Food is absolutely delicious and beautiful backyard decor
Great classic Italian restaurant. I can't believe it took us so long to try this place but it did not disappoint. Also, the outdoor area is fantastic. Great breeze even on an otherwise stifling day. Thank you to everyone at Marino's!
Wonderful food, great service, and they've managed to set up an outdoor dining area in their parking lot that actually feels pretty welcoming.
This place is fabulous! The ambience was nice with outdoor string lights and soft music. The food was amazing and very authentic; I had the best linguini with clams that I’ve found anywhere in Southern California. About the closest thing we’ve found to an Italian getaway. The service was great; our waiter was extremely attentive. Can’t wait to return...
Delicious food in an lovely setting...! Made us feel safe and welcome! Well done Marino family!
Lovely outdoor ambience and the food was great as always
The outdoor dining at Marino’s is a wonderful experience. Marino’s usual great Italian food, nice ambience and very cordial service. Service is a little slow. The albacore tuna entree was excellent, the cold gazpacho tomato soup is perfect for summer and the pasta is always delicious. Highly recommend.
Mediocre service. They seemed a bit overwhelmed. Food was was ok. Nothing really remarkable about the entire experience.
Sal and Mario have done a fantastic job setting up a comfortable and safe outside space ! Great food and martinis.
Great dinner. Staff were very friendly and dinner was delicious
Chef Sal was wonderful as always. We are fortunate to have Marino's in LA.
This was the best Al-fresco-in-the-time-of-Coronavirus I have had , and I've been to dozens of restaurants this summer! First of all, they created a beautiful and spacious outdoor space behind the restaurant. The twinkly lights and foliage add so much. And Sal is cooking at good ole' Il Grano level quality. Those tomatoes from his garden are truly the best .. they taste like candy. The only Italian restaurant I know of that has fish the quality of the best sushi bars. Thanks for having one of the best and most varied wine lists SoCal.
Great experience... as always. Food, service, atmosphere all will exceed your expectations ... especially now days.
They have created a beautiful outdoor space which makes this place even more enjoyable.
Perfect outdoor dining area. Spacious. Open air. LOVE.
Good adaptation to outdoor dining. Food, drink and service are as good as always.
Marino is amazing! Even during these unprecedented times, the restaurant and their staff brought their A-game! Lovely outdoor dining space that felt attractive and clean. Food quality was still 100%! Will be back and recommend!
I love love this restaurant.
Good food but sitting outside in the parking lot at spaced tables because dining room is closed Is not my idea of a good experience. Might be better when things get back to normal. I believe the website says dining room and patio are open which is false.
With the inside closed because of the virus, we ate outside in the back where the valet parking usually is. Very pleasant experience. Such a treat!
Amazing thank you so much Marino!
Like most restaurants these guys have had to put up with a great struggle to keep moving during this pandemic and the many protest marches in and around their neighborhood. But Sal and Mario have continued trying to give their customers a good experience. Our dinner was terrific. Since we couldn’t eat in the restaurant they created outdoor dining just behind the restaurant in what used to be their parking lot and, following all the safety protocols treated their guests to a great evening out. Kudos to them and their team.
Wonderful! Went for a birthday dinner with my family and truly enjoyed it all. Food was good, service was great! Nice and cozy spot to go. Fantastic all around and will definitely be coming back.
The food was great, the staff friendly and helpful. A great experience.
Great food and service
Outstanding in every way. Best was the "Cauliflower Mushroom" salad appetizer, but all was top notch. Out-of-this-world steak. Service was professional and friendly.
Wonderful food. Excellent service. Outstanding wine list. About $75 pp and well worth it.
Try the profiteroles for desert!
Great neighborhood gem with a rich Hollywood history. Very friendly owners and managers who will make you feel at home. The food is classic Italian with some flare, and my favorite dish is the pollo vesuvio. We prefer weekdays when it's quieter, but even on the weekends it remains a great choice.
Absolutely amazing restaurant and Marino and his brother the chef are the BOMB!!
Can’t wait to go back to LA to eat here again.
Just when you thought it could not get any better Sal surprises you with scrumptious delicious mind blowing food. Wow!
Mario's/Toniya's hospitality is unmatched, and Andrea is amazing! The new young busboy from Ischia is also great!
It has been a number of years since we have frequented Marino's and what a great evening. Let's make it real simple, we were comfortable, had very attentive service and fabulous food. I am not sure why we have stayed away so long, but what a wonderful reunion. One might interpret the menu as reminiscent of old fashioned heavy Italian dishes, but they are much more modern, lighter and so enjoyable. Even better though, the room seemed noisy, but we were still easily able to converse without shouting or saying WHAT? In addition to the wonderful food the wine list is one of the more impressive lists in Los Angeles. Mario does a great job of making everyone feel at home and he works the room ensuring that everyone is enjoying their food; how special is that. You are made to feel appreciated for coming. Chef Sal has done a wonderful job of bridging the classic and modern in putting together a terrific menu. No sense reviewing each dish, but we enjoyed everything we ordered and what was supposed to be cold and what was supposed to be hot were served appropriately. We will return and it will be in the very near future.
Always a great time at Marino’s/good food good service what else could you want?
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Marino Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.
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