Thank you Vito, the best manager ever!!!.
I hope you remember me,
We met each other at the entrance where you welcomed me with a distinctive elegance so that we felt interested in visiting the restaurant and its menu described by you in an excellent manner.
My wife and I were so delighted by your great care during our stay since our entrance to the end of our great dining experience at da Marino.
I feel very confortable to make my honest appreciations to your competitive skills as a manager and also as a man, as you are a people person, with a natural sensitivity to details.
Thank you Vito for making our night So memorable!
We will definitely come back to see you!
fantastic italian restaurant in NYC. Fantastic! Homemade typically Italian atmosphere, extraordinary food with portions exaggerated. Owner and staff the Portuguese Fort ... refined ... a slice of Italy in NYC. Definitely going to find.
A New York City secret. I was hesitant to go to the theatre distric for dinner, we are New Yorkers and know better than to go there for fine dining. Anyhow we went to DA Marino and what a shock, it was AMAZING. The food is excellent and Pasquale now makes spaghettin squash for me. The owner is Pasquale and he is from Calabria and his heart and soul is in this restaurant, each flower and candle is picked by him and displayed just right. The ladies room is something to see, with candles and rose pedals and fountains. The paintings on the wall is from his home town Altamonte, Italy. The wines are fantastic. Yes its a bit pricey but well worth it, as you get so much more than just fabulous food, there is Italian live music and just a feeling in the air of love and being someplace special. Sort of a fast trip to Italy wthout leaving NY. The waitstaff is beyone wonderful too. there is now extra service fees or anything like that. This place is a true destination and not a tourist trap at all. We go often mostly on Sunday nights, its a fun, special night out...Great way to end the week end or start a new week and there is a regular crowd that goes there too....
my new favorite !!.
LOve it!love it !love it! I just moved to nyc from Miami and I found a NICEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER from my building...
Da Marino has the best Italian food I've ever tried .Very authentic. and make sure to try their chocolate fettuccine!!!
when you go there you actually feel like in Italy.Friendly atmosphere and live piano every night! Perfect for a date or to go with a family. i even booked a private event for my mothers 60th b day and it was just amazing .everyone was so happy! You should definitely try it .it is excellent!
This place is a scam. Ruined my romantic night out.
Let's put is this way. I just created an account to write a review for this scam. They must be padding the reviews because there is no way anyone could walk out of that place and not feel cheated. I'm from NY and stay away from that area like the plague, but I just saw a great show and figured I'd give it a chance. Big mistake. I paid $160 for a horrible meal for my girlfriend and myself. We only had two entreats and a carafe of bad wine. They tried to put us in the corner where you could hardly move, I immediately told them we'd like another seat as I had to move the table every time I got up or down (I'm 5'9 and 160 lbs, if I can't fit it's probably too small). Then, they move us right in front of their kitchen door which then proceeded to open and close every two seconds providing an annoying backdrop to the mediocre piano (of course after the meal i learned that this cost me an extra 20$, they don't tell you, but there's a 18% service charge. This doesn't cover the tip, this is for the piano, candles and flowers. wtf. That's why i'm paying 40$ for my meal. That covers everything). We ordered a special which wound up costing $42 for mine and $45 for my girlfriend. That really upset me as everything on the menu was from $22-$32. The food was cold, the place was cold, the service was horrible. Please, Please never go there.
Oh, and I couldn't complain because the manager was in a heated argument with one of his staff members (something about one of them stealing money) during our entire dinner. This took place right behind my table. This makes NY look bad.
BEST RESTAURANT IN NYC! MUST GO!!!. Da Marino's is my absolute favorite restaurant in New York. I moved here a couple of months ago and stumbled upon Da Marino's after I saw Chicago. From my very first time there, the service was incredible, the food to die for and the atmosphere just superb. I have never experienced such great customer service as I did from the entire staff at Da Marino's. Every time I go there I get a different meal and I am more and more pleased every time - I have never had such delicious food (even in Italy). The food just melts in your mouth! There is nothing to top off the night at Da Marino's like their desserts. The dessert plates have cake and fruit and the presentation of everything there is beautiful. The atmosphere is the best in the city. This is a great spot for a girls night out, romantic first date or just if you want to grab a bite to eat! The live piano every night makes for an especially fun experience! I have been back once a week since my first time there and have recommended everyone I know there (friends, family, visitors and even my boss and I went there together for lunch). Your experience in NYC won't be complete without a visit here!
AVERAGE FOOD and RIPPED OFF. we went here for a meal before the theatre. i guess they thought we were tourists. the food was average, the service rushed, and at the end we were presented with a $19 service charge "for the music and the flowers"!!!! we were reminded that it "wasn't a tip". WHAT A RIP OFF! we are fighting the charge with our credit card company and definitely will not be back!!!! BUYER BEWARE!
Average food but great people.
I went there the other day for a glass of wine after a show. The food was very average, raviolli and chicken parm but what made this place stand out is the crowd. There were so many interesting people in one place and everyone was so friendly that I felt like part of this huge fun American Italian family.
To my utter shock Mr. Big from SATC was there! I kid you not! The man was just hanging out with everyone at the bar. He looked just like on TV. There were some very beautiful women having a good time and it was just like a big fiesta...mind ya, this was a Monday night too. The music was fantastic! The piano man played some favorite jazz standards while some fantastic singers sang anything from Sinatra to opera. I think this is the most fun I've ever had at a restaurant in my life...so much for the random little Italian joint. The waitresses were kind of cute but very stand offish and looked like they couldn't wait for it all to be over. but whatever. The place is a blast!
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