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Marzano's Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Garlicky charred baguette, house-made ricotta, basil pesto, Ligurian extra virgin olive oil, Maldon sea salt
Pork Belly*
Braised Carlton Farms pork belly, pickled apples, coffee-hazelnut grounds, concord grape gastrique.
Sm $9.0
Lg $16.0
Formaggi Misti*
Selection of artisan cheeses, house-made preserves and valencia almonds
Penn Cove mussels, lavender-infused cream broth, italian sausage, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, madeira, baguette toasts
Sauteed calamari, roasted tomato broth, white wine, basil, garlic, capers, feta
Speck Alto Adige, uncured pancetta, lomo, cherry mostarda, valencia almonds
Add 6oz Grilled Flat Iron Steak $22.0
Little Gem*
Little gem lettuce, medjool dates, crisp speck, walnuts, gorgonzola dolce dressing
Uva Passa*
Variegated seasonal greens, pickled sultanas, shaved carrots, Midnight Moon aged goat, pecans, champagne pear vinaigrette, orange zest.
Add Grilled Chicken $21.0
Add Black Tiger Prawns $23.0
Radicchio Caesar*
Radicchio and frisée greens, avocados, farm fresh eggs, grape tomatoes, pork belly lardons, brioche croutons, house caeser.
Gluten free crust available
Herbed mushroom confit, Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor, mozzarella, olive oil
Cured Italian meats, Italian sausage, cherry bomb peppers, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce
Gruyere, chevre, mozzarella, rosemary, plum tomato sauce
Housemade pasta using semolina & durum flours
Bigoli Calabrese*
Bigoli, calabrian tomato sauce with nduja (smoky-spicy salumi), sauteed black tiger prawns, shaved pecorino
Gnocchi alla'Anatra
Parsnip-potato gnocchi, braised duck leg ragu, aromatics, reggiano.
Ravioli di Melanzane
Roasted eggplant and Moroccan olive ravioli, peperonata sauce, cream-center burrata, basil chiffonade.
Rigatoni, creamy tomato and bolognese sauce, forest mushrooms, walla walla sweets, rosemary
Lasagna Bolognese
Free-formed fresh pasta lasagna, traditional beef and pork ragu, bechamel, mozzarella, reggiano
Spaghetti Bolognese*
Spaghetti, traditional tomato, beef and pork ragu with red wine and pancetta
Spaghetti Carbonara*
Spaghetti, farm fresh egg yokes, pork belly, applewood smoked bacon, parmesan
Roasted Cauliflower Steak.*
Roasted cauliflower steak, spiced tomato and chickpea sauce, fennel, pine nuts, crumbs yo, pecorino.
Chittare al Mare* ^
Black tiger prawns, calamari, diver scallop, mussels and fresh fin fish in an aromatic tomato & vegetable broth with saffron, chorizo and chittare nere pasta
Capesante in Nero* ^
Pan-seared sea scallops, basil-meyer lemon risotto, squid ink, nduja, roasted organic carrots.
Cascio di Pollo*
Confit Draper Valley chicken thigh, sage infused cream sauce, uncured pancetta, orecchiette pasta, charred broccolini.*
Slow-braised Colorado lamb shank, aromatics, calamata olives, creamy polenta, pan jus.
Filetto di Manzo* ^
20oz Painted Hills bone-in beef ribeye, barrel-aged balsamic, maldon salt, cipollini onion agrodolce, roasted fingerling potatoes with mushroom confit
Marvelous Meatballs (2)
Charred Pancetta Brussel Sprouts
Olive Plate
Blackberry Lemonade
Virgil's Rootbeer
Bottoms Up Ginger Beer
Mexican Coke & Diet Coke
Paradise Iced Tea
Blood Orange
Vanilla Bean
Mineral Water
Aranciata Rosso
Moscato d'Asti, Cascina del Santuario, Piedmonte, Italy
Orvieto Superiore, Cantina Altarocca, Umbria, Italy
Rosé Syncline, Mouvedre-Cinsault-Grenach, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
Sauvignon Blanc, Neil Ellis 'Sincerly', Stellenbosch, South Africa
Chianti Classico, Villa Collazzi, Tuscany, Italy
Pinot Noir, Racine Wine Co. 'Klee', Willamette Valley, Oregon
Toscana Rosso, Fanti, Sangiovese-Merlot-Syrah, Tuscany, Italy
Valpolicella Ripasso, Monte Zovo, Veneto, Italy
Malbec, Upland Estate, Snipes Mountain-Yakima, WA
$17 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my wife's BD this evening at Marzano. I was not impressed. the service was excellent but the food was below expectations and the noise was too much to bear. I ordered the garlic bread with basil pesto and feta as my antipasto. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ken c
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This place is unique in the home type atmosphere it offers and the food is fantastic! I have been there several times and never had a bad time. Weve had about every dish all great, Its family owned and ran and it really gives the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Food is always amazing and fresh. All the staff is super helpful and friendly. This is a great date night spot!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trip429483
Reviewed February 12, 2019

we haven't ate here for about 3 or 4 years decided to come back again. reservations are definitely required. the place is small and you feel cramped by all the tables so close to you but the food was really good. the waiter kept up...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 58775Rick
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We joined some friends recently at Marzano's to enjoy evening out. We had not been to Marzano's for many many years but remembered it as a very good place to eat when we had had luncheon there. Being Italian myself, I consider myself a pretty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank llmarson
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We all loved our meals. I had Spaghetti Bolognese - Traditional beef and pork ragu with red wine and pancetta over spaghetti. Just delicious! Came with a small fresh salad. The reason I didn't give it 5 * was though we all though the taste...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kitcatalina
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Long before Tacoma became a bit of a food destination...there was Marzano's. It remains near the top of our list.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 2sterling
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Came for lunch. Bread was “in the oven” until put entrees came. Husband had the meatball sandwich. He said it was excellent. He also had the broccoli cheddar soup which was rich with flavor. I had the special which was chicken with balsamic vinegar and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SunAndSurf72
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I went with friends to Marzano's for lunch. This restaurant is located by the Pacific University Campus. We had wonderful food and good service. Marzano's is Italian and the offerings at lunch include home made pastas, sandwiches and salads featuring local ingredients. They also serve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maryellenbradley
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my husband for dinner before a movie and was pleasently surprised. Food was exceptional and service was great. I belive they make everything in house and it was amazing. Will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nicole S
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November 8, 2017|
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Response from TamieH | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I have only visit the restaurant for dinner. Really good food & service. Tamie H
June 2, 2016|
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Response from TacomaPuffin | Reviewed this property |
While children are welcome there are no children's menus
Estee S
January 24, 2015|
Response from Arthur B | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant and ask them.
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