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Marinella Italian Restaurant

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548 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4676
630-469-7277
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Neighborhood restaurant

Over the years we have enjoyed Marinella's food and friendly service. We've never experienced the rude behavior mentioned by one reviewer. Food has occasionally been less than outstanding but what restaurant hits 100% every day? I understand that Marinell's is going to have new management...I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
travlingmama
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Chicago
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Wheaton, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Food was served cold after a 90 minute wait. Asked the owner Joe politely as to why the wait and he became confrontational to my party which included a small child. I told him I was not interested in arguing with him and he kept going on in his belligerent manner. I told him to zip his mouth as I... More 

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Chicago
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Over the years we have enjoyed Marinella's food and friendly service. We've never experienced the rude behavior mentioned by one reviewer. Food has occasionally been less than outstanding but what restaurant hits 100% every day? I understand that Marinell's is going to have new management...I hope it stays in the family. Love the Eggplant Marinella and would miss this dish... More 

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2 Thank travlingmama
Lombard, Illinois
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Marinella has been around the Glen Ellyn area, in a few different locations, for years, and has a wonderful following. Family owned and operated, small, quaint, great extensive wine menu, and great Italian eats! The food has always been consistently good with nice portions and great flavor. It could easily be missed if you don't explore the side streets, but... More 

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2 Thank Sharon455
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The location is convenient and that's where the good news ends. The food is mediocre at best which makes it a good thing that the portions are so small. Not typical for a good Italian restaurant. The owner is a rude jerk who should not own an establishment that requires him to meet or greet people.

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Thank Bob L
Round Rock, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good food, however, I was very disappointed that the kalamata olives had pits in them. I almost broke a tooth! Our waiter was kind of terse.

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Thank jryan1948
Glen Ellyn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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2 Thank Linda P
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank EllenHampson
Chicago
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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1 Thank ConstantTravels
Chicago, IL
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank cubsholycow
Ohio
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?