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Ranked #269 of 10,202 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cross street: Wilcox
Reviewed July 19, 2012

For those of you who loved Villa Capri and Martoni's, the family tradition lives on in Marino on Melrose. They'll make anything you want, exactly the way you like it, but their menu is so wonderful you usually end up ordering from there. It is some of the finest Italian food ever--it rivals San Fran and NY. And, although you may see stars there, it's a private, quiet restaurant with excellent service and prices. I love them.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Mario is the consummate host. The food and atmosphere are both traditional and very different from the newer italian restaurants in L.A. Our favorite starter is the antipasto plate. The pastas and classic menu items are better choices than the more trendy specials. This restaurant is comfortable and relatively quiet, even when busy. The service is old school, but can be slow.

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Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

Have eaten at Marino every time we visit area and will continue to do so. Quality of food and service are consistently high. Special requests have also been honored.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is a warm, friendly place located In Hancock Park, just a few miles south of Hollywood. We live in the neighborhood and have been coming here for at least 15 years. The host always greets you wamly (no attitude) and the recently remodeled dining room is both comfortable and attractive, and it also has an intimate feel to it. Service has always been good, and sometimes they've fixed me Italian dishes that I like but were not on the menu--that's a gracious establishment! The food has always been consistently good and reasonably priced (not ultra cheap, but a fair value with other comparable restaurants). We'll continue to go there for a good rmeal in a relaxing and friendly environment.

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1  Thank Steve421
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I went to Marino's the first night they opened way back when. I was alone and it was late. The Marino family was sitting in a booth near.the entry. They invited me to sit down and have a glass of wine and have some of the Lobster di able they were having. It was the best I have ever had. I have been a customer for almost 30 years...let me recommend the anti pasta, the fish is always fresh that day but the angel hair is my favorites. Mr Marino died last year but his son Mario is just as charming and a wonderful host.
by the way...best Martini in town.

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