DaMarino NYC

3.7
1902 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Da Marino Restaurant is a uniquely sophisticated dining experience unlike any other in New York City. Just a few blocks from Times Square and located in the heart of theatrical shows, Da Marino welcomes all diners into a sweet escape that provides all the amenities of Italy for a day away from the ordinary.

The luxurious experience features exciting live music as well as fresh Italian food prepared with the love and wealth of knowledge that Chef Pasquale has gained from studying the art of Italian cuisine in Calabria, Italy. Chef Pasquale only uses the best ingredients to create this masterful cuisine. Our melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella comes from Naples, our tomatoes are picked from the finest vines of Italy and our bread and pasta are mad in-house.

We welcome you and hope you will come join us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and food was so delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This place is great. The food was great. Loved the atmosphere. The piano player was entertaining. And the manager is welcoming, appreciative and all over the place making sure everyone is taken care of

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place for a date night. Staff was super friendly, food was good but pricing was high.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were 45 minutes early for our reservation but the host was able to o seat us (table 16) - very tight spot but worked out to be cozy. Food was delicious. The bread was served with cooked lentils which was interesting as well as tasty. The mozzarella berata appetizer which was perfect to share. I had veal scallopine which was amazing. The veal was tender and sauce was just like my moms! My husband had lobster ravioli which was also delicious. We had the pinot grigio which complimented our meal. We ended with tiramisu and cheesecake with our coffee and cappachino. I would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All really good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I use to eat here all the time and it was good. These days not so much…

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Mills
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was sooo friendly and personable. And the pasta and wine were amazing! Plus, the restaurant had a great atmosphere

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GaryL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just thrilled with every part of our DaMarinoNYC experience. Appealing semi basement entrance, warm welcome from Tom, the manager, efficient seating, comfortable atmosphere. Quick welcome, water and menu. Wait staff very knowledgeable and attentive. Meal presentation, portion size, timeliness outstanding. Live music a real plus. Tom warmly thanked us upon leaving, welcomed us to "come back soon" as we were visiting from out of town

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LaniG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get together with friends or family. The food is delicious. The owner is very warm hearted and greets many of the guests. They were understaffed due to employees being sick from COVID. But kudos to the entire restaurant for keeping it together. Restaurant also provides good live entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall it was a pleasant experience that left me and my friends feeling we had enjoyed our night out. We arrived a little early and were seated right away. The host did comment about Open Table having a tendency to overbook the place and he expressed concern over seating us. But, as I say, after he took a moment we were seated with no problems. The food came in a timely manner after we all ordered and we all agreed our individual orders were very good. But after that the service slowed down. I can’t recall ever being asked if we needed anything else and some of us never got our water glasses refilled, even after asking. It also took took some time to flag someone down so we could place a dessert order (to go) and get our check. Overall, however, the atmosphere was very enjoyable, the food very good, the staff friendly. And there was even live music that never got overbearingly loud. I would visit again, provided I have plenty of time before my show starts.

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beezee
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was okay. Service arrived fast with food which is a plus if you're heading to a show. We asked for a 2nd round of drinks that did not arrive during eating. Finally stopped host to request drinks only got one but not one for my husband. Then we thought to have dessert and after dinner drink BUT no one came with menu...1/2 hour of being ignored got up walked past host and mentioned our neglect and sat at bar for after dinner drink. Within seconds our dinner bill arrived. The bartender got a better tip then our servers. To be truthful we could have walked out and no one would have noticed. Probably should have.

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AlwaystheBest
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian. Excellent Service, Food and Venue. Right across from the Ambassador Theater.

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tmac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 2nd time dining here. Once again food and service was fabulous. We ordered the burrata appetizer (a little pricey at $32... ouch!) but none the less it was delicious. The cheese raviolis with mushrooms/asparagus were very light and flavorful as was the jumbo shrimp dinner. Great atmosphere, decorated so pretty for the holidays, great vibes all around. Definitely recommend

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CraigA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at DaMarino’s very much. The food was delicious and our service was great as well. There was a bit of a hiccup in the kitchen the delay our meal for about 15 minutes, but that was the only mark against them. Would return in a second. Great spot for sure!!!

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vipPedro6410
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back on my next visit to NYC. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Got the italian restaurant experience to the full, including nice piano music. The antipasto italiano was great and so was the salmone al cartoccio. The insalata di pomodoro was fresh.

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MeganF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and worth the wait for a later dinner! The GM was a perfect host for the evening.

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CraigH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

40 min late with our reservation, but in fairness it was a week before Christmas so it was understandable. food was outstanding, would go again

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Older place that has very good food (except for the lentil spread for the table bread?) but over jammed in a tiny space with a host rushing you along with a bit of tude. Food was on point...and for the city the pricing was decent...except for the $17 cheesecake.

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Travelon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overcrowded with mediocre food. Very rushed. Was not impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service was a little slow as they were short staffed. We were celebrating a birthday but they more than made up for it. Food is always foods here. Great piano player during the meal. Definitely worth a visit

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to make sure we made it to the theater on time, excellent food, wonderful service, our favorite NYC Italian restaurant!

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MyronW
Western KY
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just a bad experience. The atmosphere, service, and food were terrible. We actually herd the manager berating the staff. It took 45 mins to just get water. We heard the staff tell the table next to us that wanted more bread, “sorry but I only have two legs and refused to bring any”. We left cash because they would never come by and pick up the credit card.

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CORKyVino
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

DaMarino has energetic staff just not enough due to COVID. The staff who show up cover a dining room for 60 plus customers and a line out the door without a groan or complaint. So if your patient good things will come to you like a lentil spread for your Italian bread, like a lemony chicken Frances and a tasty lasagna. You will find a nice variety on the menu and if come early you will be on time for your theatre start time. Wine by the glass from many good choices is perfect compliment to your meal

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Well, we read the reviews and took a chance anyway. Made reservations for 6pm prior to a show we were attending at 8. We arrived around 5:50 and couldn’t even get in the door. When I finally managed to squeeze through to the end of the bar (you had to walk/squeeze PAST the bar to the piano to get to “impromptu” hostess station, where (I assume to be the owner) appeared frazzled and even a tad angry.

Told him we were there for our 6pm reservation. He said he would seat us ASAP but there were 5 or 6 reservations ahead of us. Ok, understood. We waited until 6:15. During that time, they only sat one party ahead of us. So 4-5 parties with 5:30-5:45 reservations still were waiting. We decided to leave.

I really think this business could benefit from a proper management team and allow the owner (assuming he was the owner) to manage the “food” side of the business. It is clearly not well managed and what appears to be a great restaurant with a great location is going to continue to receive hit or miss reviews based on service.

Moral of this review, if you try to get in here, I’d have a backup plan if you have a show you are planning to attend.

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edchair
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was a disaster. We were greeted by a manager who immediately started blaming his problems on Open Table and who complained about his situation all the way to our table. We were some of the first people seated and the restaurant filled quickly. We waited 45 minutes just to be waited on. Getting more water, cheese or other items was almost impossible. We were seated at a table that soon totally was blockaded by other patrons and the waiter had to have help even passing our food to us. As far as we could see, there only was one waitress and one bus-boy for the entire restaurant and the manager had to pitch in and take orders. We scheduled our meal to arrive 2 hours before our show and arrived 15 minute early. We barely made it to the show on time and to say the least it was a very stressful evening. The food was good, nothing special, but I will admit the whole situation no doubt affected my opinion. Until and unless they work out their staffing issues, don't even consider it, and then only "maybe."

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viptink35
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Relaxing evening turned stressful. Arrived at 4:50 for our 5pm reservation. Manager was complaining about being overbooked by Open Table. Proceeded to get interrogated as to when we made our ressie ( over a month ago). Sat down & our wonderful waitress, Stephanie, told us she was the only wait staff in the entire packed restaurant & she was a new hire. She was basically in tears. Appetizers came out all separately. We then had to ask the manager, Tom, for our meals after waiting almost an hour. We ended up rushing to eat our meals as we had a 7pm show. Our poor waitress kept apologizing. We felt terrible for her. The manager had an excuse for everything. Very defensive. I then got a notification from Open Table that we were a no show for our reservation. Oh, we were there. Stephanie was wonderful but overall this place was a bust. Do not recommend.

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Earthpig707
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We were seated on time...no problem. However, we waited for 35 minutes, and when we had seen neither hide nor hair of any wait staff at that point, we were forced to leave as there would have no way for us to finish our meal before the play started.

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE for an evening pre-show meal unless you plan to start at lunch. Good ambience, though. I should know since I experienced nothing else.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s horrible what you did to regular customers the other night. We had a reservation for 6 o’clock and we got there at 5:30 and told by management that they were no tables available. Will not be coming back here again after doing so for five straight years except for the Covid year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to enjoy my experiences at this cozy friendly restaurant. The food is impeccable the ambiance is inviting and the staff are so attentive. It may be difficult to get a reservation some evenings but that’s because so many people agree with me. My branzino is always to perfection and the pasta fresh homemade. You’ll be coming back often!!

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at 445 for reservation they book a private party and did not honor all of us waiting at the door. Terrible service! They should be ashamed . The owner attempted to blame open table.

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BrianV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DaMarino has become our "go to" restaurant in Manhattan. The food is excellent. We love the ambience. Tom, the Manager (maitre d') is always friendly and accomodating. We love when Marci is on the piano. We have brought many people to DaMarino and will continue to do so.

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vipNjdiner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre theater dinner spot. Great location. Fun atmosphere. Quintessential New York. Great classic Italian food and drinks and super service. In and out with plenty of time to make our show without feeling rushed. Special shout out to manager Tom for running things so perfectly on a busy holiday night! Recommend the pappardelle bolognese!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome dinner! Great ambiance and food! The service was top notch as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was made special at TAO Downtown

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Ziporahj
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Wait was very stressful. Nowhere to stand and hardly had time to get to our show. Food good but we couldn’t even order a full meal because no time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a 5:30pm reservation and was not seated until 6:15. The host was defensive at the start and blamed open table for over booking. We sat at the crowded bar and saw him do this to everyone else that came in. He took no responsibility and said we should have made an earlier reservation. We were seeing a show and this experience ruined our evening. We were a few minutes late to our show (and not later since we ordered dinner at the bar while waiting for a table). We will never go back. When we did get seated and I asked for water the first thing the waiter said to me is “I am one person. I will get it as soon as I can”. I guess in this restaurant the customer is always wrong.

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MAWondering
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came with another couple at 5:00 before a show starting at 7. My husband and his friend were chatted up by the owner as they are all Naval Academy grads and it was Army-Navy weekend. I was a little relieved having read the many poor reviews here thinking that we’d be better taken care of because of this connection. Boy was I wrong as we left without ever eating. Our waiter had to be found by the manager to take our order and then he actually argued with us saying that we hadn’t asked for our appetizer and entrees to be delivered together. To be honest, I can’t remember being treated so poorly ever at a restaurant. The waiter was beyond arrogant and rude. The manager tried to make things right by inviting us back after the show but why would we when we all had to sit in the theater quite hungry. The bad reviews are true here. Take a short walk over to Hold Fast for excellent, personable service. It still exists.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way, loved this charming place. People and food excellent!

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Mitch
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around! Tom the amazing manager made us feel like we were ‘home’ as it was first NY visit since before Covid. Loved the food and piano man!!
Such a fun place!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Da Marinos has been on my radar for a few years but i finally made it in and i was not disappointed. The manager Tom is a fiery Italian and showed my boyfriend and i a truly good time. The food is decent, pasta is pretty good, however the special of osso bucco was over cooked and undersalted. I’d rate the food 6/10 as it can be improved with salt, pepper and some chili flakes.

But as we all know when dining in the theater district you’re more concerned with ambience and convenience than high quality food. Between the talented live musician, mood lighting and memorable staff I’d say those things more than outwighed the lack of love in the food. Overall i rate DaMarinos 8/10! Will return in the future to have a shot of limoncello with Tom!!!

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You can order delivery directly from DaMarino NYC using the Order Online button. DaMarino NYC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. DaMarino NYC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 541-6601.

DaMarino NYC is rated 3.7 stars by 1902 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.

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