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Marzano's Restaurant

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516 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444-3628
253-537-4191
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
our favorite date night spot

Just love this place. The atmosphere is fun (no chain restaurant vibe here), food is so, so good (I absolutely love everything I've had there, and the dinner salad... don't get me started!!), and service is always top notch (even when they are clearly busy).

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jennifer P
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Just love this place. The atmosphere is fun (no chain restaurant vibe here), food is so, so good (I absolutely love everything I've had there, and the dinner salad... don't get me started!!), and service is always top notch (even when they are clearly busy).

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new england
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers delicious Italian food. We went there for lunch after reading excellent reviews. The service was warm and efficient.My husband ordered the porchetta and was impressed with the dish. I ordered grilled chicken paillard which was very tasty They also bring warm bread to the table as well as a salad. We have eaten at many Italian restaurants... More 

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SF Bay Area
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Could so many people really be rating this little restaurant at 5 stars? We were suspicious, but decided to test it out. Finding it was the first challenge -- thank heavens for GPS. Mariano's is located in a charming, impeccably maintained bungalow in a tree-lined campus neighborhood environment. The staff were a delight (we had made the recommended reservation --... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A business associate took me to this little Italian restaurant last week for lunch and I'm here to tell you I couldn't imagine anything this good was hiding in Tacoma, Washington - I'm almost sorry already that I am writing this review and the whole world will know my new found secret. First of all, to me it's in Parkland... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Showed up for lunch, but will be back again to try dinner. I got the lunch special - chicken lasagne. It came with fresh, warm crusty bread and herbed garlic butter, a light side salad with a wine vinaigrette dressing. The chicken lasagne was delicious. Glad I decided to take myself to lunch. Highly recommended for friends, family, business, solo...reasonably... More 

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Richland, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Been wanting to go here for years, but the timing was never right as we often head into town from over the mountains on short notice. This time, we planned ahead and got a reservation for six (five adults and one tween). Nice table with room to breathe, friendly and attentive service, and one great dish after another. Most around... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You usually must have a reservation as this place is busy. The food has always been terrific whether going for lunch or dinner. The staff is friendly, attentive and very helpful when asking questions about the dishes. It is a place we often return to and recommend to others.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

As I was returning home to Whidbey Island from Oregon (about 250 miles one way), I decided to stop for dinner and wanted Italian food from a restaurant that was not a chain. I hit my GPS and found Marzano so decided to try it. I did not have a reservation, was dressed very casual (t-shirt & black jeans) and... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant next to PLU. I'd read good reviews so were happy to be able to get a reservation. Four of us tried a selection of salads & entrees, from spaghetti & chicken pesto to Boscaiola & duck & we each raved about our choices. Portions were large so unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert. Good service as... More 

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Tacoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great Italian food with gluten free options other than a pizza or chicken breast and salads!! We've been patrons for over ten years and will always return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-537-4191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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