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Marino's Italian Restaurant

5801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-6024
+1 515-255-3931
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
5801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-6024
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Food is great. They seated us immediately with menu's. Shortly our orders were taken. Getting the food took a little longer than most restaurants, but I considered it was Sat. night with several other guests waiting the same as me. Food was great and plenty...More

Thank randmbaud
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If you are looking for pizza or pasta this is the place for you! Because that is about all that is on the menu except for a couple of sandwiches. We decided to try this out as they have moved to Johnston from their old...More

Thank davidjensen399
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

My family and friends have been dining at Marino's for close to 20 years. This family owned restaurant recently relocated to Johnston, across from Greenbriar. I'm not a professional food critic, but I will tell you, the food here is very good. I usually get...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Marino's has now relocated to Merle Hay Rd. in Johnston. We have not been back for many years, but decided to give it a try again in their new digs. Not many changes in the décor, which is OK. Food was basic Italian with marginal...More

Thank 114bruceb
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This Italian family whips up superb Calzones that are so huge, you will easily get two delicious meals out of each one!

Thank dawnya
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place...you guys, it is so good. The sandwiches are huge and divine. The pastas do not disappoint (try the tortellini). You get a salad and bread sticks with the pasta meals. This is a go-to for my family, especially for takeout. You don't need...More

Thank TheFightingElizas
Reviewed 21 September 2016

First, there are several inaccuracies on this page. The google map shows their old location which was a few blocks away. The web link is somewhat generic, not just for this place and it also shows the old location. The zip code is wrong. No...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Marino's will not blow you away with either its food or its decor. It's all low-key but good. The pictures on this page as I write this are NOT right, by the way. Marino's is located in a little stand-alone building at Merle Hay and...More

Thank CardsFanIowa
Reviewed 17 March 2016

basic Italian menu-- variations on pasta dishes: stuffed shells, manicotti and ravioli. Limited choices, but what we chose was good, and generous. The place has no wine or beer, but are very convivial about diners brig there own choice. We brought both white and red...More

Thank dsdsmia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stopped in on a Friday night and we're seated immediately. Felt like a good sign. Cute small place minimally decorated, no alcohol served but can bring your own. Ordered bread sticks and received them rather quickly but were a bit burnt. I ordered stuffed chicken...More

Thank auditru2blue
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-6024
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-3931
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