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Main Dining Room - Marino Ristorante, Los Angeles, CA

Marino Ristorante

4.9
4.9
1147 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Marino Ristorante is deeply rooted in the idea of doing all things the authentic Italian way. The family owned restaurant is giving its welcoming by Mario. The room is a blend of classic old school décor with soft colored walls, comfortable booths, and subdued oil paintings that all come together to create its appeal.
In the kitchen is Mario’s brother Sal, the chef who is out daily in the early morning markets personally selecting the ingredients for the seasonally changing menu and seeking out the most interesting and pristine items.
Placing yourselves in Mario’s hands for the tasting menus proves to be a wise decision. The Marino wine list has been repeatedly an award winner by Wine Spectator.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 466-8812

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Marino

  • Catering

    Mario Jr. will be happy to customize a menu to service you in large or small event setting to meet your expectations and work with your budget.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate dinner parties up to 40 people in Marino's Private dining room. Our off site capacity is to meet your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Mario Marino: (888) 641-8360

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Wilcox

  • Parking details

    Please pull in drive way located on Melrose Avenue, where valet parking attendees will greet you.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,147 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Notable Wine List

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  1. MC

    MarieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went on a Wednesday. Marino presents a special "Tomato Wednesday" menu: all items prepared with a variety of tomatoes. So incredibly tasty.
  2. CR

    ColeenR

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and meal were fabulous. It’s always a pleasure to dine at this lovely family owned restaurant!
  3. EG

    EddieG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with great food and service. They never disappoint! Amazing zucchini blossoms, fillet mignon, lasagna, veal, albacore…. Every dish is well made. The staff, from the owner to the servers, is very friendly, authentic and welcoming.
  4. HT

    HaiT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The staff is friendly, especially owner Marino who is attentive and genuinely cares about his customers. Marino spent a great deal playing with my boy, talked to us plenty, and is entertaining. Our favorite Italian restaurant for sure.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently the best authentic Italian food in L.A!
  6. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Major complaint easily fixable: when you arrive at Valet, the seating area is outside and neither the valet people nor the waiters in the outdoor area tell you simply: Please go to the front of the restaurant, the last door on the left. Instead, each door on the left and there are 3 or them are unlocked, and you enter checking to see if this is where you must check-in. The co-owner/chef seemed upset that I thought it was reasonable and simple to have his people tell guests where to check-in. It is stupid not to. It's like playing the Price Is Right with multiple doors to guess. My entre was a $42 filet mignon. It was actually mushy being cooked apparently in a lot of red wine (?) and with vegetables, it tasted exactly like beef stew made in a slow cooker for 4 hours with vegetables. Not good. My friend had baby clam pasta and thought it was excellent. The service was excellent. Total bill for 2 people with wine was $205 including tip.
  7. SS

    StephenS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming to Marino. Great foods, atmosphere, and they treat you like you're a member of the the family. Doesn't get any better than that!!
  8. EW

    EricaW

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marino’s never disappoints. I would come here daily if I could! Sal & Mario continue to out do themselves!
  9. MH

    MichaelH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept (Italian) secret in LA. Lovely room...more like a Chicago or NYC style place and the food is great.
  10. PC

    PeterC

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary service. Superb food. It was our first time dining at Marino and we will be back frequently. Absolutely wonderful!
  11. S

    Socalhal

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. The homemade pastas, fresh fish, and a wonderful wine list. Never disappointed with the food and service.
  12. C

    Candagallo

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Tomato Wednesdays every year in July are densational, featuring dishes made with their home grown tomatoes
  13. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great one, of my favorite restaurants, Mario is a wonderful host!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden Gem!
  15. DT

    DeniseT

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tomato Wednesday’s are back for the summer. The menu is perfect for anyone who likes small tasting menu portions or sharing. Many choices, everything with fresh, delicious tomatoes! Last night the panzanella with lobster, the orecchiette with San Marzano and spicy pork and the eggplant Parmesan were standouts. And Hera The Dog vodka is now featured with portions of the proceeds going to animal shelters. Choice of outdoor dining (perfect for summer) or elegant indoor dining.
  16. M

    Morton

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never dissappoints! The prosciutto and figs, the gnocchi, the NY and the stuffed veal chop were all fantastic! The wait staff is always extremely helpful and friendly. We will be back.
  17. MA

    MaryA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We met the owner and he was very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We went there after seeing a show at the Pantages. It was a nice place to get away from the crowds.
  18. JO

    JordanO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always amazing! Sam and Mario are the best!
  19. DT

    DeniseT

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Marino. The seasonal menu offerings are excellent. We shared Burrata and peaches for an appetizer and peach streusel pie for dessert. The halibut was cooked perfectly and the pasta is always delicious. They are open again for outdoor dining again as an option and both outdoor and indoor are enjoyable but we like the indoor ambience, with the booths and white tablecloths, the best.
  20. d

    drago

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great film "The Big Night" speaks to what quality dining is all about. Marino keeps the family tradition of Papa alive with an excellent dining experience
  21. AM

    AllenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned to our neighborhood favorite after a long absence and was not disappointed. Everything about Marino was sublime. The menu had all the old favorites and some fun new dishes. We ordered appetizers and mains (crispy duck, pollo vesuvio and both were perfect. I would highly recommend Marino Ristorante to anybody!
  22. a

    anon

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is nothing I love more than taking friends to my all-time favorite restaurant for their first time and having them experience exactly what I see whenever I walk through the door -- a meal of exceptional food, service, and passion. That's Marino, in a nutshell, and it has been so for 40 years. It's genetic. The spirit of Mom and Dad waft over the place, the kitchen, the staff and the sons who have polished and evolved their crafts, and brought new life to the oldest of family traditions -- welcome your friends the way you would welcome your family to the table. There is none better, anywhere.
  23. RB

    RobertB

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to come here for a special occasion; Sal and Mario are wonderful hosts, and it's a pleasure when Sal takes a look at your order, and says he can do better! - and he's right!
  24. M

    Manuela

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Marino is a true gem in terms of good Italian food in Los Angeles. I am an Italian born and raised and I know good food, Marino checks all the boxes: variety, traditional dishes, good service etc. For anyone who loves good Italian food Marino is an excellent choice, and the possibility of eating outdoors is very appealing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in LA
  26. FP

    FrankP

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to Marino's...it's a comfortable, friendly place with very elevated food.
  27. SS

    SusaneS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service. It’s our go to Sunday brunch get together. Live it!!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food and the service. Best custoner service in Los angeles
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for intimate date dinner!
  30. EG

    EricG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant chefs tasting menu. Service spot on. A perfect experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely accommodating staff. Owners are always there which shows you their dedication to what they have created. Food is among the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend the branzino or filetto Gilda. Don’t skip out on the calamari either.
  32. DT

    DeniseT

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience as always. The spring menu is light and fresh. We had the tuna tartar and avocado to start, the spring linguini with asparagus, peas and mushrooms, and the copper river salmon, with a cherry tasting for dessert. A perfect meal.
  33. CW

    ChrisWeho

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their seasonal menu continues to impress. The white asparagus with celery butter sauce and truffle was off the hook! Excellent pastas and entrees, and great cocktail and wine list.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful thx!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious anything you order!
  36. KC

    KenC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were there a week ago and food was superb…. This time just ok. Will give more try’s and hope for consistency.
  37. AW

    AlexW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marino’s offers a quiet corner of Italy in bustling LA. The food is fabulous and the owner, Mario, is very helpful and affable as he greets his guests, both long time locals and first timers. Service is impeccable. There’s also a terrific wine list. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian dining experience in a cozy area along Melrose Avenue, this is your place!
  38. BB

    BobB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is the best, Sal and Mario have continued the family tradition, and stepped it up... First rate all the way, servers are excellent, and Sal's food experience is superb.
  39. RS

    RobS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from the time we were greeted at the door to the time we left. Great food and service. And very friendly. We'll be back.
  40. h

    happy90077

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    They are extremely under staffed and should not book a full house if they cannot accommodate their guests. From the time of arrival without anyone attending the valet stand, to the hour+ before our order was taken, we felt forgotten. Cocktail order was incorrect. Bread arrived after an hour and after asking twice we finally received olive oil and butter, but the bread was finished. All orders were given to the wrong recipients. They raised the lights after we had been there for over 3 hours (due to slow service) to signal it was time to go. Our doggie bag was never brought out after requested and we just left.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Marino Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Marino Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 466-8812.

Marino Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Marino Ristorante

6001 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wilcox

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Please pull in drive way located on Melrose Avenue, where valet parking attendees will greet you.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Marino

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 466-8812

  • Catering

    Mario Jr. will be happy to customize a menu to service you in large or small event setting to meet your expectations and work with your budget.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate dinner parties up to 40 people in Marino's Private dining room. Our off site capacity is to meet your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Mario Marino: (888) 641-8360

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