In its charming and atmospheric eatery, Marianna Ristorante dishes out fresh and authentic Italian cuisine to delighted patrons. For a truly special start to your meal, enjoy the Mediterranean olives al forno with roasted garlic and the burrata cheese with sweet peas and prosciutto to fire up your taste buds. Diners adore Marianna Ristorante’s pasta dishes, such as the hearty penne vodka with pancetta in a creamy sauce and the beef lasagna with hand-stretched mozzarella. Other specialty entrees include pizzas, such as the leek, scallion and goat cheese Siciliana, the sausage and mushroom salsicca e funghi and the classic margherita.
Marianna Ristorante is also popular for their happy hour specials and is an ideal dining option for the whole family.
The food is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Ask for Christian.
Really great local spot and I was impressed with the quality of food compared to other Italian restaurants in Renton. The staff was wonderful and very attentive even though we were there on a busy night (Valentine's day). The spaghetti carbonara had an elevated taste and wasn't just a slop of cream sauce. Their garlic cheese bread was deliciously cheesy and the garlic-infused olive oil was the highlight! Seriously delicious with lots of garlic and spices - I may have eaten a spoonful on its own. We will go back.
Booked via opentable yet no record of our reservation when we arrive. The hostess told us “open table does not work but the owner wants us to use it”. Food is outstanding, wait staff are a disaster. Our apatizer never came. Two of the three salads came out followed by the third but only after 2 of us were alreqdy done.
Go for the food but expect horiable experience from the staff.
Fabulous food, too many large parties tonight. Normally they are super spot on! But got a little behind this time. Food makes up for it every time!!
I love the food at Marianna. It really is good, and have been many times. I took my office there for lunch and the place was extremely quiet, only one other table in their "back room." I suspect I know why. They can't turn a table for lunch in under an hour,if you are trying to have a work lunch and have to get back, forget about it! It took us 1 1/2 hours for a lunch, and, remember, we really were the only table there.
The other issue I have is that I asked about the "lunch combo" Spaghetti. The waiter said I could simply add meatballs to the Menu item one to have the same dish, without the accompanying salad/soup and coffee/soda. What he didn't tell me was that the cost was the same and for 2 small meatballs, it was an extra $3.50.
I would also like to update this review by saying that I used the feature to send a comment to the restaurant and left my email address for contact. I was never contacted by the restaurant to address my concerns. It tells me they don't really care. As a result, i am downgrading my review to 2 stars. Perhaps they were more concerned about their one other table.... I honestly haven't been back since, and I really did like their food previously, but this whole experience has turned me off and I choose to spend my $ elsewhere. There are several good choices in town. :(
This was our second trip and it was as great as I remembered! Parking is a little difficult but well worth it!
Ummm, well, this was our 8th-10th visit since they opened in downtown Renton. We got there ahead of our reservation, waited about 10 mins for someone to come out and seat us. We were seated by who appeared to be our waiter, were given menus, water, then a different person came to take our order. Never heard the specials, soup of the day, etc. Very disappointing to be treated this way. Food always was excellent, service was marginal at best. It appeared as if we were just someone to serve, not a customer. May not ever come back, which is too bad as we are retiring outside this area and Marianna would be the ONLY reason we'd ever come back to Puget Sound.
If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant in Seattle this is the one. It is in Renton in a small neighborhood but worth the cab ride from downtown or your car from the airport. Super italian menu and nice Italian wine list. Some of the best Italian food I have had in a long time. The Bolognese was superb as was the Lasagna and sea food dishes with pasta.
Food was very good, as was the service. The desserts were excellent, and the salads crisp and fresh tasting.
The restaurant was either understaffed or just extremely poor service. It wasn't even busy but the other patrons experienced the same misfortune of a bad Renton dining experience. Arrived at 6:30 pm and the evening went downhill from being seated, At 8:45 got up and had to find a waiter for our check. Had two small pizza's, one chicken dinner (side salad never delivered) and two dinner salads .(served on small plates). The entire evening was very strange indeed.....
Our food was delicious. Lasagna and rigatoni, both prepared well. Rigatoni was al dente, the extra sauce on the lasagna was terrific. It raised the bar on the lasagna! Great bread and oil and a wonderful ceasar salad.
Given the many positive reviews, we reasonably high expectations for dinner here but were very disappointed. The service was nearly non-existent, despite the restaurant being nearly empty. Our waiter spent his time sitting and talking at another table. As a result, we had a 15 minute before our order was taken, long waits with empty water glasses, and we had to ask for our check twice. The food was ok but nothing special.
Wow. What a great meal and a great experience - as always. Once again the entire staff at Marianna's made this yet another memorable experience. The food was exquisite, the wine fantastic, and staff and service second to none. We are planning our retirement and move to AZ within the next 10 months - and I can say that Marianna's is going to be the one and only place and the one and only experience in the ENTIRE Puget Sound area we are going to miss. Marianna's would be the ONLY reason we'd ever come back up here.
Always yummy food with vibrant atmosphere. Surprising to find such a place in Renton....but we keep going back!
We went down on Mothers day for dinner and had the special of that day: One Fillet Mignon (me) my wife's was poached King Salmon. Both entries were exceptional. Sontiago the owner was our waiter. Very professional. We went to Marianna's as we have eaten there before and found the food very good.