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Marinella Italian Restaurant

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548 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4676
630-469-7277
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Like Going to Grandma's Kitchen

My husband grew up in a true Italian family with the hub of life taking place in the kitchen. Our criteria for evaluating an Italian restaurant starts with their red sauce and Marinella's hit a home run. Just like Nonnie's "gravy"! Owners Joe and Anna brought their recipes from Italy when they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Linda P
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Glen Ellyn
Good for:
  • Reservations
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Glen Ellyn
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband grew up in a true Italian family with the hub of life taking place in the kitchen. Our criteria for evaluating an Italian restaurant starts with their red sauce and Marinella's hit a home run. Just like Nonnie's "gravy"! Owners Joe and Anna brought their recipes from Italy when they moved to Glen Ellyn a few decades ago... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

love this place the eggplant parmesan is amazing all my friends said "Why have you kept this a secret from us?"

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Chicago
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came here for dinner after wandering by it for years and always thinking we should try it. Finally, on Saturday, we tried it. It was very good. I would have rated it a little higher but the service was a little slow. I think that they were a server or 2 short which could have been the issue. I... More 

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Love their sauce. Great homemade soups. Excellent service and you can tell it is a family run place. We keep coming back year after year.

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Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great little Italian restaurant with unassuming exterior but delightful menu. Clearly family run with tradition and pride. We loved everything about it. The wait staff was pleasant and timely. Lots to choose from, good variety of wines, and great bread. Tab $100.00/table of four. Do Italian here..... No brainier.

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Glen Ellyn
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is my "Go To" place for any event when the restaurant choice is mine. My family always knows where to take me for my birthday! Enjoyed a Father's Day dinner at Marinella last week. Ate on their outdoor patio and had a delicious meal in a relaxing atmosphere. Their wine list is very good and reasonably priced. My wife... More 

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Glen Ellyn
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We often eat at Marinella's (Glen Ellyn, Illinois) and never tire of the food, drink, and great hosts (Joe and his family). i'm very particular about my Italian food and find Marinella's outstanding in quality and taste!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I'm a pizza junkie and I love their homemade pizza. Fresh homemade dough. It's a great local spot. The Italian food is fresh and enjoyable. The rotolo is very good. Outdoor seating in the spring, summer and fall is nice.

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Glen Ell
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

No need to dress it up. Marinella's is a comfortable family-owned restaurant with consistently good food and service. Good wine selection. Our favorite is to dine in the outdoor patio area in the summer and fall months. In the Christmas season, the family creates a huge enclosed nativity scene in an enclosed area that can be viewed on the patio... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This restaurant has been serving our family for thirtyfive years in Glen Ellyn. They have good prices, and good pasta as well as chicken and veal dishes. Want a simple dessert, ask for a tray of cookies or a serving of gelato, which are available, but not on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 548 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4676
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: 630-469-7277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?