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Martino's Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
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76 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef Thomas Ryan is known for delighting diners with finely tuned versions of Italian-American cuisine. Utilizing only the finest and freshest ingredients, Chef Thomas Ryan honors the Italian tradition of keeping it simple and letting the flavors shine through.

Our 50 seat restaurant features themed mid-century sections paying tribute to the swanky and cool Rat Pack era, palate-enlightening cuisine, and polished service that promises a dining experience unlike any other.

If you want to dine in the mountain air, Martinos has 130 romantic patio seats to enjoy live music, waterfalls, and a stream running through the gardens accented with beautiful gardens.

Reservations ONLY to ensure that each and every guest enjoys a great experience while dining at Martinos.

Tables chosen may not always be guaranteed.

Due to the state of relations all staff WILL be wearing face masks to protect our guests and please be aware that open seating may be placed on the outside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 76 people are saying
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KarenL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and fun atmosphere! Martino’s is an exciting option in Munds Park.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bread and butter were amazing, the spaghetti was bland. Loved my steak.

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DustinM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced for food quality and size. Had the steak and the grill needs to be clean. It left bad char marks that did not taste great

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing! Such great service and loved the live music!

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RonS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit to Martino’s in just a month. We love most everything about it. The Caprese salad is a favorite and so is the Pork Albert. My only complaint might be that we were seated outside and right beside the parking lot near a couple of parking spaces that were a constant revolving door. The parking spaces are hard to get into and out of and are marked for handicap. By the time cars squeezed in there and discovered the handicap sign, they were in a tight squeeze. We had to witness that for two hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Very slow service but lovely evening. Have yet to find lobster in the ravioli and have had twice. The chocolate amaretto cake was inedible. Calamari and cheesecake very good!! Spaghetti good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from the valley that fell n love with our Martino’s
They were very impressed and said it compared New York and Chicago first class restaurants
They suggested lowering the lights in our dining room for more of a romantic classic venue
Congratulations

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music outside with Tommy Holloway. We loved it!!

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the whole experience starting from the shuttle bus driver that’s complementary to the atmosphere of the dining area, our server was wonderful just really enjoyed it thank you so much!!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!! Wonderful restaurant!!! Amazing food! Amazing service!!! So much fun!!!

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner at Martino's. Patio table and under the lights. The music was really nice. We will definitely go again when we are in Munds Park.

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RickS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the steak and dessert. The service as great and the lounge is classy.

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Disappointed
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I went with my 3 sisters. We were staying at a relative's cabin in Mund's Park. One sister ordered the Shrimp Scampi which she liked very much. Another ordered the lobster ravioli with fettuccini sauce and she was satisfied. Two of us (one being me) ordered the Veal Marsala. The meat was tougher than Veal usually is and the sauce must have used a wine different that I have had in Marsala sauce before. It had a bitter taste.
As we were leaving, I was walking in the lead and looking at the statues of the Rat Pack in the lobby. Suddenly, I started to fall, because the level of the floor had dropped. I was able to grab the side of the open door sill and did not go to the floor. They had a small sign on the ledge that said "Watch Your Step", but it was facing toward the side that you would be stepping up, not down. I would like to suggest that they put a ramp in.
The atmosphere was great and the employees were all very nice. We didn't stay for the outside entertainment, so cannot say anything about that.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

BARTENDER WAS NOT WEARING A MASK. CHEF CAME OUT AND TALKED TO SOME CUSTOMERS AND WASN'T WEARING A MASK. MAKES YOU WONDER IF ANYONE IS WEARING A MASK THAT IS PREPARING YOUR FOOD.

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Phxfire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. Bar area was very nice and relaxing.

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krish
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martinos offered a wide variety of choices of food and had many special offers. We had appetizers, salad , main dish and dessert and it was all very good, ample servings and nice presentation. We will definitely be back!

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vipmaggie
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. Sea bass and filet outstanding
Keep it up

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was our first time visiting, and we were quite excited. We were sat right away, our server Liz was as sweet as could be and was very helpful with recommendations. We ordered our entrees within 15 minutes of being sat. Our appetizers came out within 10-15 minutes and Liz was very attentive. But then we waited for our food .... and waited .... and waited. Our server told us the kitchen was behind. But one table over, a party of 4 was sat; ordered their drinks/food, ate, and paid before we ever got our meals. We waited one hour and fifteen minutes before we got our dinner. At that point we were ready to get the check and go home. Liz was very kind and attentive the whole time, but not every table was filled so we didn’t understand why our order took significantly longer than it should have. It was just two of us. We will probably visit again to give it a second chance, but maybe just for drinks. Adorable restaurant with a great menu and sweet staff! Very excited to have some finer dining in Munds Park 🙂

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vipHeatherS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We have been to Martinos a few times. Liz is a wonderful waitress!!

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FridayNightOut
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great evening with friends and good food. I would give it a try.

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MichaelT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy eating at Martino's. The daily specials are delicious and the menu has a good selection to choose from. Prices are affordable. Thank you for opening this restaurant in Munds Park.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mostly good. Sat outside and table was small for 4 dining but not a big deal. Overall, very happy to have another dining option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table outside was beautiful. Dinner was perfect. Service outstanding! Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere was nice, dining outdoors in the trees, very peaceful. We started with the calamari appetizer, the sauce that it was served with was very good, however the calamari was overcooked. My husband had the Chicken Marsala which he enjoyed and said was good. I thought it was odd that an Italian restaurant would offer mashed potatoes or rice as a side dish not pasta, but that’s just my opinion. The portion size was good and he took almost half of it home. I ordered the spaghetti and meat balls and Italian sausage, the meatball (yes one) was overcooked, dry and burnt spots. The Italian sausage seemed to be store bought, nothing special. The tomato sauce was good, but the pasta was not homemade, just dry boxed pasta. Overall I think the potential is there to have a nice restaurant, but the cook need to pay attention to the food so it doesn’t get overcooked. Once you get a bite of charcoal the meal is over. I think for what they serve it’s overpriced.

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DebbieV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived shortly before our reservation time and were seated right away. The staff is very pleasant and attentive but not too attentive. The table was beautifully set. We ordered drinks and an appetizer to start, both were very good. Our entrees were delicious. We sat inside so had a more formal experience which suited us nicely since we were celebrating our anniversary. Overall it was a great evening.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out with Jeff picking us up. So nice to be able to go out, have a glass of wine and let someone else drive. Dinner was delicious and the wait staff did an excellent job. There was a good choice of food and beverage. We will be back again.

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EllenN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were first timers. The parking is very limited and drivers must back out through the lot to exit. Diners should expect an hour wait from the time you order to your dinner being served. This was only discovered after we inquired on our order.

Our server was attentive and pleasant. The entrees were delicious. We will visit this establishment again to try some of the other offerings.

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LisaF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience. Mediocre food which was over priced. Breadsticks looked and tasted like they were purchased at Costco. $14 shrimp salad (listed in the entree section) was the size of a side salad not an entree and only included 4 small shrimp. Lobster cheese ravioli was served with marinara sauce which I didn’t expect or care for (my fault for not asking but since sea food is typically served with a cream sauce I didn’t think to ask). Waitress was great but food took 45 min to come out. Really wanted to like this place as we come to munds park frequently and the ambience was great, but unfortunately the food was not on par so I don’t think we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and enjoyed every moment and bite

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JennK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio, service and overall experience. Food was above average

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CesH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ordered the shrimp scampi and there was way too much garlic for my taste and very huge pieces (one was half a clove!).

Our waiter Jason was excellent and it was fun talking to Leo(nardo) about Munds Park history!

We were not asked if we wanted indoor or outdoor seating, we were just directed outside. It was fine but the table was askew and I almost lost my drink.

I would try it again, but I wouldn’t order the scampi again because of the garlic factor.

My husband ordered the linguini and clams and he had the same complaint about the garlic chunks.

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ambience was great and so was the service. Two of us had spaghetti that was ok, my husband had the pork Albert that was recommended to him and he was disappointed that the pork wasn't real tender. The other woman had the chicken marsalla and that was excellent. The bread sticks would be wonderful if they were warm with butter on them like Olive Garden

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JSD429
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martino’s is exactly what Munds Park needed. Great food, good service and a wonderful outdoor patio to enjoy dinner in the pines.

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TheresaA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was nice to see another restaurant choice in this local vacation spot. I had the Chicken Marsala. The serving size was good with the exception of the vegetables which could have been a bit more. The sauce was somewhat strong but still tasty. My partner had the Shrimp Scampi Linguini. The shrimp was not sautéed and seemed overcooked. The sauce was full of flavor. Lastly, we shared a generous piece of cheesecake with an assortment of berries. It was beautifully plated.

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SuzG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service & ambience! Food was mediocre. I had chicken Marsala, which was dry. Companion had shrimp scampi which was overpowered with garlic. Couldn’t wait to try this restaurant but was disappointed in food. I’ll give it a second chance since Munds Park needs a restaurant like this

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DiamondDave
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Here's our experience:
We originally booked a table for 2, they sat us at a table for 4 so we called our friends to join us and they had no problem with that. We sat right next to the band stage, so the music was a little loud at times and they offered to move us but we declined. The staff was very accommodating and graceful. It was still a very delightful ambiance.
We waited for 10 minutes after being seated before water was brought. A little excessive but it didn't spoil the evening. My wife ordered the clams and Linguine and it was very flavorful without being over bearing. Very nice. I order the ravioli of the day (lobster) and it was good. The red sauce was just Ok, made me think it was not homemade although it may have been. The bread sticks served were stale though.
We ordered wine, her Pinot Grigio and me Pinot Noir, and both of us enjoyed our drinks. For desert we had cannolis and Tiramisu. Both were good although the tiramisu was a little dry. We waited 10 minutes after ordering dessert before it was brought.

Overall it was a good experience and we plan to return.

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DeeS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. We started with the chefs meatballs (yum) and toasted ravioli. The rib eye was cooked beautifully as were the fresh vegetables. . The pork chops With lingonberry sauce was also tasty. Listening to Tommy The entertainer added the perfect touch to the ambiance.

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AZUK
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside surrounded by trees. Our server was perfect, and food and drink delivery was spot on.
Will definitely visit again.

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Doug
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I dined inside at 5:30pm with my mom, brother, and teenage son. Very good pours on the cocktails although my manhattan lacked red vermouth and the requisite cherry (it appeared to be just whiskey on the rocks, so I sent it back and it returned with just a little more color). The fried calamari was excellent - light, crispy, and not chewy. Some in our party claim it was the best they've had. The meatball/sausage spaghetti, shrimp scampi linguini, and clams linguini were good but somewhat bland in the flavor department. One of us would like some creamy sauce pasta options. Veal marsala was tender and flavorful. Mixed review on the bread - it was warm and two of us thought it was tasty and fresh while one of us thought it was a Costco item. Our bottle of chianti was good and not overly expensive. Lovers of dessert, we ordered all three (tiramisu, canoli, chocolate cake) plus the special lemon cake. All were good, but my favorite was the chocolate cake and that's not usually my pick and another thought the lemon cake was excellent. I ordered a coffee but it never came. Surprised there were no expresso drinks - it's an Italian restaurant. Service was attentive but was slow at the end, but I have to give our server Kelly a 5 (out of 5) for her spirit and friendliness. Enjoyed the rat pack atmosphere and music and the general interior decor and place setting. We sat in the back corner window table and the white slat blinds need to be replaced with something more interesting. Also, I know we're in the pines but it still heats up in the summer, so get central air. The mobile AC unit near us was a little noisy and disturbing. All in all, Martino's has great potential and I'd like to support it so I give it a 4 out of 5.

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SharonB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Just what Munds Park needed. Great food and great ambiance.

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Martino's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 76 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.