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Marzano Italian Restaurant, Tacoma, WA

Marzano Italian Restaurant

4.9
4.9
571 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The chefs at Marzano's attain the freshest ingredients to prepare authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Elisa Marzano grew up in Vicenza, Italy, and consistently refers to these roots to design Marzano's unique yet classic menu. Once a quaint two-bedroom home, the restaurant was transformed but still keeps the rustic, home-like feel for an inviting, welcoming atmosphere. The pleasing combination of intimate lighting and natural window light make it the ideal spot for either lunch or dinner. A top menu choice is the boscaiola, which features a creamy tomato and Bolognese sauce over rigatoni pasta, topped with various spices and forest mushrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary bread and salad with every entree, so eating at Marzano's can ensure a satisfied appetite. Marzano's also aims to please those with various dietary needs, such as diners who desire gluten-free options.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (253) 537-4191
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef David Cooper
  • Neighborhood
    Parkland
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Italian

  • Tacoma

    Best Overall

  • Tacoma

    Best Food

  • Tacoma

    Best Service

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Best Value

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tacoma

    Great for fine wines

  • Tacoma

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tacoma

    Romantic

571 Reviews
  1. Moseppi

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marzanos is a tradition for us! And we travel all the way from Seattle to go there, as it’s better than any of the Italian restaurants in Seattle. And that’s coming from a girl who had an Italian Nonna (grandma) who made the most amazing homemade pasta dinners each Sunday. Service is friendly and on point. Tiramisu is the bombe. Family run for over 30 years.

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  2. LindaG

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t beat going to Marzano’s! Excellent food and great prices. When you order a dinner option, salad and bread are included. You won’t be disappointed!

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  3. HoldenM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh, it was outstanding!! I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, and they set out a card and sat us in the back so it was private. All the staff was super sweet and came by regularly to help us. The food was so amazing and the prices are really nice. Loved it here!

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  4. DakiniBella

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals out I’ve had in a long time. The food was impeccably prepared and served graciously. Timing of the courses was good and I didn’t feel rushed. Staff was friendly and competent. Marzano is a hidden gem in Parkland.

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  5. kelleysway

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The specials are always amazing and unique. The calamari appetizer is so delicious in the fabulous tomato broth. The service is also great as the waiters are always fun and knowledgeable about the menu.

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  6. AlexandraA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I ve eaten here many times and was always with the food and experience. Last night, I ordered the steak salad. It smelled off. I told myself I was imagining things. Then my partner had a bite of the steak and immediately spit it out. He said it was definitely spoiled. I told the waiter. He apologized and brought me a chicken dish instead. I tried that, and it also tasted like it was starting to spoil. Even if the chicken was very fresh, I don't think the entrée would have been good. My partner had the lasagna, which we have always loved. It was not the same as it was when we ate here before. It had been the absolute best lasagna either of us had ever had. Now it's just ok. At least it didn't taste spoiled. I'm sad this restaurant has declined so badly. We won't be going back.

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  7. TomK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Marzano comes through. Everything was excellent from the service to the food. Highly recommend this place.

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  8. BrittanyS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was phenomenal. Daniel was our server and he took excellent care of us and gave thoughtful recommendations on what to order. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had and other noteworthy dishes were the calamari and the brussel sprouts. The rigatoni was my entree and it was delicious. I felt all the portion sizes were generous. We will definitely come back! Can't wait to try more of the menu.

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  9. JohnB

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s clearly the best Italian in all of Pierce County!

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  10. SteveN

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual. The Veal was wonderful and the desert was great also

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  11. Xxxxxxxxxxx

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The scallops were undercooked. Asparagus risssoto was essentially tasteless. Lasagna was delicious. Had to ask server for ice tea sweetener. Spent $99 with tip for 2 persons without feeling that degree of value was received. This was our first visit in awhile with previous experiences much better

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arguably the best restaurant (of any kind) in Pierce County.

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  13. AlisonM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here and somehow it was even better than the first. Food and service are truly fantastic.

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  14. Pebbles

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going here for thirty plus years. We now live out of town and keep coming back. Our favorite place.

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  15. SusanS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was surprising to find such a cozy and charming restaurant in a rather commercial neighborhood. From the moment we walked in we were delighted. The ambiance is cozy and warm and attractive. The staff were friendly and down-to-earth, as if it was a family business or something (maybe it was?). The food was excellent. Overall, it was a truly delightful dining experience.

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  16. EvaR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Marzanos for 30 years, usually once a month. Love it everytime.

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  17. NicoleM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a memorable birthday dinner for mysister. Right down to the card, extraordinary service, welcoming staff, and the fabulous food. So good that we felt honored while there. Your staff was amazing, courteous, and genuine. Would 10/10 recommend.

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  18. MaryP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don't often eat out, but when we do it's a special treat to go to marzanos. The food is always wonderful, service friendly and efficient. Wis we could go more often!

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  19. Butterfly

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience with amazing food as always.

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  20. Welovsushi

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everthing from friendly, efficient service to food presentation and flavors were excellent. We were hoping for a quieter dining experience though. Still, we return here 2x yearly from Hawaii to enjoy Italian cuisine we can’t quite get in the islands. Marzano is a definite recommendation!!

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  21. ThomasM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marzano is consistent in its quality to a degree few others can match. It was a great experience once again.

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  22. HarryD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect choices/ great food, specials just that-special and tasty

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  23. GayleA

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always at Marzano, it was an amazingly delicious meal with great service. We were lucky enough to get a special table (thank you Brian) and that made for a quiet dinner. The Walla Walla onion appetizer special was very "special" as was the large bone short rib on menu. Best ever!

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  24. Doodlemom

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints. Fabulous food and great service. I’m always planning my next visit back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Marzano’s - we have celebrated so many special nights there.

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  26. DavidC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is top notch! The spaghetti bolognese is excellent! Love the tomato bruschetta.

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  27. CraigW

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant I have ever been to..., maybe ever, to include Rome. The menu included classic Italian options with several varieties of homemade pastas; as well as non-classic, interesting entrees as well. The ingredients were fresh and flavors were crazy good! The service was perfect - just enough and not too much. It's the new high-bar for my experiences with Italian restaurants. Will definitely make it a point to visit anytime we're in the area.

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  28. Erin

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, high quality food in a quaint little house.

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  29. MarissaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible and the service was amazing as well. I can't wait to go back!

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  30. AmandaC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant with outstanding ricotta! The lobster was rough and chewy though, so we won't be ordering that dish again.

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  31. Falon

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful time. My husband said it was a, “perfect dinner”. We enjoyed the intimate and romantic, yet very familiar ambiance. It reminded me of dining in LA. So charming and comfortable. We had a starter, shared 2 plates and finished with desserts. Every single bite and each sip was SO delicious. We didn’t want it to end! We’ll be back soon! Thank you!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. Never had a bad dish here. Love how creative they continue to be with adding new items on a consistent basis.

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  33. Skip

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived a few minutew early and were immediately seated. We were celebrating our anniversary and there was a card welcoming us. We were seated in a private area, and our waiter was quick to greet us, tell us about the specials, and took our wine request. The wine was served promptly. We placed our order, and waited a reasonable lenght of time. Our meals were delicious. I asked to speak to one of the owner (Brian) to convey a greeting from a mutual friend. He arrived in a short period of time and was able to take a picture of him with my wife to send to our mutual friend. Delightful evening.

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  34. TheCentipedes

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE this place!!! Fantastic food, ambience, service and accommodations especially for a date night. Its a very awesome treat to come here but I need to come here way more often.

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  35. Cabby

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has never disappointed us. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent! We love this place.

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  36. JeffreyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food. Great service. Our go to spot for my wife and I going on over 20 years.

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  37. ElanS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious, price was higher than my usual dinner but perfect for a special occasion. Will be visiting again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great experience. Food was fantastic and service was friendly, timed well.

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  39. MattR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant experience and friendly attentive service.

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  40. HarrietM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an incredible experience. The Food is amazing and the staff are great.

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FAQs

Marzano Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 537-4191.

Marzano Italian Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Marzano Italian Restaurant

516 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Parkland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef David Cooper
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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