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Marzano Italian Restaurant, Tacoma, WA

Marzano Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
94 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

7:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 94 people are saying

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

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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tacoma

    Notable Wine List

  • Tacoma

    Romantic

  • Tacoma

    Special Occasion

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  1. TG

    TacomaGuy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding night out. Worth the drive south.
  2. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent our anniversary dinner here, but not our first time! Everything is wonderful!
  3. AS

    AnnikaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience to celebrate our anniversary! Great food and service.
  4. LW

    LeahW

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and wonderful atmosphere. Great birthday celebration
  5. BH

    BillH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great meal with friends at Marzano's. There bruschetta is to die for!
  6. ML

    MichaelL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have an execllent time at Marzano's. Fabulous food and execellent service. As close to my parents/grandparent's cooking as I can get.
  7. SO

    SeanO

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was bland and portions to dinnerware size was awkward. My eggplant was not cooked thoroughly and the pasta varied from aldente to mushy.
  8. JD

    JonathanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a high quality meal with an Italian ambiance. Highly recommended.
  9. CP

    CindiP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy going to Marzano. The food is fabulous and the servers are fantastic.
  10. K

    Karl

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, and the experience was great too.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Loved everything and will go back again soon!
  12. A

    Armante

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated outside per our request on a lovely evening. Our waiter arrived and told us about specials and asked about beverages. We weren’t quite ready to commit. It did take awhile for the waiter to return, but once he did, the service was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and not hurried. Our entrees were absolutely delicious, a special scallops and risotto and the Chitarre al Mare. Very pleased with our choices and the wine recommendation. We hope we can return soon.
  13. RH

    RobinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our birthday dinner on the deck. Great food and attentive staff. We'll be back!
  14. DB

    DanB

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marzano’s has been our go to place for great Italian food for years. We took friends who had never been this visit, and had a terrific experience. From the service to the food, everything was dialed down and amazing. If you haven’t been before, you need to give it a try. Pretty sure it will be your go to spot for a close in dinner, in a great spot. Thanks to all the staff for doing what you do!
  15. SI

    SherylI

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are so good. A must if you love Italian food.
  16. AL

    AndrewL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is absolutely wonderful and everything we ate from beginning to end was delicious.
  17. KG

    KevinG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there last night with my wife for dinner. This was our first time and learned that Marzano’s has been there since 1988. We had a table outside because the weather was great. I had Lasagna and my wife had the ravioli. Both were top notch. Also had the pork belly appetizer which was fantastic and to finish it off for desert we had the Almond cream cake which was awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be going back. Staff was awesome.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice but out of the rib-eye steak I wanted, bummer!
  19. P

    Peggy

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu in the midst of excessive heat. Thank you.
  20. TL

    TeresaL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience eating on the deck. Joyful, relaxed staff who met our every need. The food was delicious as always.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I took a photo of my food but I ate it too quickly! The bruschetta was out of this world, as was the chicken piccata. The staff was so kind and called in advance to let It’s know there was a reduced menu due to the heat. It was still stellar and a great celebration dinner out!
  22. BH

    BillH

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was impressed by the restaurant calling me to inform us that because of the hot weather they would be serving a limited menu. We went anyways and had a great dinner! Good job Marzano's!
  23. AI

    AmesIsAwesome

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was so accommodating, especially since we had one person in our party who uses a wheelchair. But the food was literally amazing, we all were in awe of the flavors and presentation of our meals. The service is outstanding, very knowledgeable and friendly. Just the right amount of attentiveness.
  24. A

    Ashlie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm inviting space. Great service, food was wonderful.
  25. w

    walterl

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A!s always for the past several years, we look forward to eating at Marzano's. Always delicious and friendly staff (and the cooks sing well !)
  26. j

    jenjen

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about Marzano’s! The wait staff are welcoming and cheerful. The menu is varied in that beside a few traditional pasta options there are also fish and beef or pork entrees. Pasta is always cooked perfectly. We love that a beautiful salad comes with the entree. And we love the comfy, homey atmosphere. It is also our go to restaurant to take out of town guests!
  27. F

    Fred

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside, the Vongole ala Creama was terrific was the service. Always a favorite to eat at Marzano’s. We trust them so much we order one of the specials and are always pleased
  28. CH

    CarlosH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Cozy atmosphere with a familiar homey feel.
  29. GE

    GinaE

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Marzano’s is always a special treat. Last evening, Ronnie was our server and he could not have been more attentive in the best of possible ways and ensure that we had an exceptional dining experience. Looking forward to our next visit!
  30. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely adore Marzano. I'd truly been hankering for a visit for weeks, and kept denying myself the pleasure by waiting to make a reservation until it was too late, as spoiling myself is most often a spontaneous endeavor. This time, I planned for it - I made the reservation earlier in the week, and looked forward to it every moment in between. Upon arrival, we were seated promptly in the dining room, ordered drinks, and had a lengthy conversation about the cleanliness of everything in the restaurant - the mirrors, the wall decor, the tables - everything is in pristine condition. The food is divine - and speaks for itself; the dishes beg to be photographed, and the flavors immediately file in the memory bank among the list of best meals. Each bite is a treasure won; the meat is cooked perfectly, the produce is the freshest around, and don't get me started on the dessert. I have a health condition that requires I eat gluten free - and there are several options available at Marzano - and nothing is sacrificed to accommodate; the flavor is still at 100%. I dream often of the Triple Berry Almond Cream Cake, and often order myself a slice to go when I visit. Marzano is my guilty pleasure, and life is too short to deny myself the honor of celebrating even the most modest of accomplishments; just another Tuesday? Count me in. See you then!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!! Been coming here for over 25 years.
  32. SR

    SeanR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business meal, super good food and cool atmosphere.
  33. GP

    GaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined outside so it was at times a little loud but it was not objectionable.
  34. E

    Eman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is outstanding. The menu is spendy, but well worth it. Pasta made in house with the freshest ingredients. Be sure to save room for desert. Great selection of fine wines also.
  35. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marzano’s never disappoints! It is always outstanding because it is not your ordinary food. Exceptional!
  36. s

    steve

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very busy but our server checked in with us regularly. She made a nice wine suggestion since they were out of our first choice. My wife had the lasagna which was as good as it always is. I had the sockeye salmon special. The overall meal was very good. The outer parts of the salmon were slightly overcooked but the accompanying carrot and ?? coulis was delicious and helped cover that up. The goat cheesecake for dessert was AMAZING! We always love coming to Marzano's, Brian is a great host.
  37. MS

    MartiS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great. Like the atmosphere too. That is why we always go back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Most consistent restaurant in the south sound. Always amazing!!
  39. HT

    HeidiT

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic birthday celebration. The food was delicious. Our party had the half chicken, the vegetarian pasta dish, the salmon and a pizza. We had bruschetta as an appetizer. We had excellent wait service with Renee and another gentleman who assisted her. We sat outside and luckily the evening was warm. It was all very nice!
  40. KW

    KyleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so good. The best Italian food in WA. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

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

Marzano Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
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

  • 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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