Datebook Diner review: Marino's Italian Restaurant

Jun 08, 2013 1554

by C. Acevedo

Marino's is a mom-and-pop spaghetti joint with a solid command of old-fashioned Italian fare. In that respect, it earns three stars. But Marino's deserves five huge stars for its virtuoso dessert: the gorgeously luscious, worth-a-trip tiramisu.

Owners John and Ellen Marino moved the longtime restaurant earlier this year to its current location on Hickman and Merle Hay roads. The building exterior seems a little shabby yet and the parking is cramped, but the Marinos have fixed up the 60-seat dining room. It looks pleasant inside, although vinyl tablecloths lend a decidedly casual feel.

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