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Marinella Italian Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 95 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
DuPage County, IL
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“We love this place -- and the owners”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is a family run Italian restaurant with great food and a very warm, friendly staff. You can always expect to see at least one family member working there -- and you are often greeted by "Mama" at the door. Well worth the stop. In the summer, they have a really nice al fresco dining area. Even though the train tracks are just behind them, you really don't notice it by the way they've shielded the area with lattice work and foliage. Go there!!

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Satisfying Experience”
Reviewed August 5, 2010

The facade of the restaurant is a drastic understatement of the food and service. Everything was wonderful; comfortable atmosphere, efficient service and fantastic food. We were very impressed with the entire experience!

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Chicago, IL
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfortable outdoor dining with solid food and service”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience at Marinella's. The outdoor patio was well decorated and coupled with the Italian music made for a relaxing evening. The wait staff was very attentive, made us feel at home and provided fine recommendations from the wine list. The clientele is generally couples - we didn't see any kids at other tables - like us enjoying a casual night of fine food, wine and the restaurant's ambience. We'll be back.

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Glen Ellyn
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
“An Italian resturant that you can count on.”
Reviewed October 16, 2009

We have been there a number of times including New Years Eve. The cuisine is delicious and every time we have dined there we were never disappointed. It has a nice family style atmosphere but not too fancy. So you can be casual yet many people will consider this a finer stye restaurant and may dress for it. It's not a jeans place in my mind. Appeals to couples and couples that go out with friends. They do well with kids but this could a bit too grown up for most kids. They must be well behaved. The family runs the place and gives it that extra effort.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed July 1, 2009

The first time I went here was with a date in 1993 (very romantic place), and since getting married, I went again. The location is new, and the food is excellent. Not a full fledged menu, but what they serve is excellent! I have since brought my sister and brother-in-law and we had a great experience. I will definitely be back!

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Thank Cheri T
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