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Marino Italian Restaurant

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Marino Italian Restaurant

paprkutr | Jun 30, 2014 03:31 PM

Went to Marino ' s on Melrose last week. Heard a lot of good things, so we decided to try it. Had 6 o'clock reservations and arrived a few minutes early. Walked in, cute nice, took a few minutes to be seated even though there was no one there. Seated at one table but asked to switch as the seat was all indented, no problem. Asked for drinks, ordered Pele grind with ice, others ordered drinks. Received water but wasn't Pelegrino, okay. Ordered dinners. Caesar salad okay, no taste. Brought dinners, pasta looked nuce. Two orders of veal picatta. Large plates with a few slices of veal in a grayish sauce, no garnish nothing. As they were serving the veal knocked over one of our companions water and it got all over the table and our cimpaniin. They tried to clean up, and then was going to put dry napkins over thir portion of the wet table even though he was all wet and the cloth was wet going down the sides. We asked to be changed to another table which they did amicably. We then shared a cheesecake. The food was okay. When we first arrived we parked on the street and asked if the valet if we can park on the street, said didn't know and walked away. We got there an hour after they opened and a half hour later they were just setting the tables with flowers and candkes. Turns out they had Pelegrino, but it was not cold according the manager. The cheesecake was not fully set and was falling apart.
We were disappointed in the restaurant and how they handled things. First a restaurant that has been around that long should have everything set when they open the doors. Bottled water was not cold and dessert wasn't set. Nothing was done to compensate the diner that was completely soaked, even though it was an accident. It seemed like there were a lot of excuses for the whole evening.

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