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Posted by Thornwood ny on 03/14/2009
We went to Radio City, so the location was perfect. One of our party had been there and suggested we go there. The atmosphere was great, we loved the painting on the walls and ceiling. The food was truly Italian and delicious, the prices were reasonable for NYC. We will definitely go back there
Posted by Anynymous on 02/23/2009
I took long to post this review, but people need to be aware of this place. We went there during the holiday season. They took us with no reservation, however we hoped we never went there. We were sat at the table right next to the piano and was very cold. The food was ok, nothing outstanding. The waiter told us about the dessert menu. We decided to share a piece of cheesecake and my friends shared a piece of apple tart and ice cream. The portions were very small and didn't even taste fresh, it could have been bought at costco. When we got the bill, to our surprise we saw the desserts were $18 each since they don't have a written menu for desserts. We complained about it and the owner told us they paid an outside chef to make the desserts and those were the right prices. I'm sure he made up the prices as people ordered the desserts since I've never seen in NYC a dessert for that price especially when it doesn't even taste fresh.
Posted by Disgusted on 02/15/2009
For our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, my wife and I had 6PM reservations at Da Marino, with theater tickets for 8PM. When we arrived at 6PM, we were told, along with several other people waiting with reservations, that it would be a few minutes. When pressed, the maitre d' kept saying 10 minutes or a few minutes. They did give a few parties, including ours, a free glass of champagne while we waited. However, we were not seated until 6:50PM. At that point we ordered a couple of glasses of wine (watered down) and when it arrived, were asked to move to another table to accomodate a larger group. We agreed, but were forced to carry our menus, wine, and napkins with us. When we were re-seated we told our waitress about our theater tickets, ordered, and were assured we would have no time issues. We quickly received our appetizers, lobster and crab salad and caprese, which were good, but overpriced due to a shortened holiday menu. The bread we got was somewhat stale, and the bottle of olive oil was taken off of our table without us being asked if we were done. We were done with our appetizers at 7:15 and our waitress came by every 5 to 10 minutes to assure us our main course was on its way. At 7:45 I approached the maire'd and told him we had to be at the theater in 15 minutes and had yet to receive our main course. He didn't say anything to me but went toward the kitchen. A minute later the couple next to us, who had been seated well after us, received their main course. We received no acknowledgement from our waitress or the maitre'd, so simply got up and left the restaurant, with nobody trying to stop us. The restaurant was clearly overcrowded and overwhelmed and did not know the meaning of a reservation. We managed to enjoy our show but would have preferred to have actually eaten and enjoyed our dinner on Valentine's Day.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/23/2009
My mother and I stumbled upon this restaurant and had divine food 6 years ago on a business trip (when we bought some last minute tickets to the Broadway show "Chicago"). I had the chicken marsala which I have been dreaming of ever since. This week, my boyfriend and I checked into The Time Hotel which happens to be next door and when I spotted Da Marino I exclaimed, "This is IT!" We had dinner there that night and, though I was worried that the food would not live up to my memories, I was not disappointed. I had the chicken francaise which was even better than the marsala. Spectacular food! Fun, slightly kitchy atmosphere (the ladies room is worth the price of admission!) and some of the best food in NYC. Do yourself a favor and eat here! We will--every time we visit the city.
Posted by Sherri on 12/05/2008
I have to admit I was somewhat surprised to see the reviews on this restaurant. We have on more than one occasion taken friends and family because we can count on a delicious meal, and excellent service and for the theater district an awesome price! The atmosphere is very authentic Italian, and such a delight amongst the "chain" type restaurants nearby
Posted by katiebells on 09/10/2008
Walked in here one evening with my partner. Food was absolutely gorgeous one of the best caesar salads i've ever had. My partner had the chocolate fettuccine which he really enjoyed. We just had starter and main course and left stuffed! Had a gentleman waiter who was very experienced and good at his job. No issues whatsoever with service. Quite pricy but you pay for what you get.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2008
The portions are small, the prices are insanely high and the service is poor. It took over half an hour after we ordered to receive the appetizers and then when dinner finally came out, they had completely forgotten one person's meal! So the rest of us waited about 15-20 minutes with our food in front of us for the last meal to come out. The food is just ok - nothing that you can't find at any other Italian restaurant in Manhattan.