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Marino Ristorante

6001 Melrose Ave. (Wilcox Ave.) Send to Phone
323-466-8812 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Classic Italian cuisine from a prominent family of L.A. restaurateurs.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Private room(s)
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 3.5 star rating
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Dining room at Marino Ristorante, West Hollywood, CA

Marino Ristorante Restaurant Review

: When Marino Ristorante opened in 1983, it became the unofficial Paramount Studios commissary and a lunch spot for producers, entertainment lawyers and agents. Mario Marino now operates the restaurant, which was launched by his late father, Ciro "Mario" Marino, a legendary chef and restaurateur. The younger Mario also co-owns the La Bottega Marino trattorias with brother Sal Marino, who is the chef-owner of West L.A.’s Il Grano. Expect well-prepared versions of veal Parmigiana, whole baked branzino, and a dish called filetto alla Sinatra (chunks of filet mignon sautéed with green peppers, mushrooms and red wine). Among antipasti, you’ll find goat osso buco, a grilled Santa Barbara prawn salad and meatballs from a family recipe. Finish with tiramisu and a glass of grappa. Although it’s not exclusively Italian, nearly every region of Italy is represented on the wine list at this beloved eatery, which is refreshingly old-school.

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