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“Best Italian in the South sound.”

Marzano's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 773 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Italian isn't spelled "Olive Garden". Not in T town anyway.
This is the only place to go for true cusine, ambience, service and a great wine list.
Check out their website for menue, wine and more. This place is still a somewhat unknown hidden gem to many, but shouldn't remain so.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are looking for delicious Italian food, Marzano's is the place to go. Located on a back street near Pacific Lutheran University, with tree shaded outdoor seating as well as cozy indoor dining Marzano's serves authentic Italian cuisine with house made pasta.

I was there for dinner with a friend, we both ordered the Piccata--Chicken breast, with a wine lemon caper pan sauce with artichoke hearts. Fresh tagliorini pasta with garlic butter. The servings were huge, I took home enough for another meal.

Service was prompt and friendly although a bit expensive.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Not sure why it happened this way because we've enjoyed Marzano's tremendously in the past. It's been our special occasion destination restaurant in spite of the lengthy drive.

But on this night, although there were 4 people around the hostess area it took awhile to get seated...yes, we had reservations. Perhaps, the restaurant was coping with a peak number of diners?

Place setting was missing dinner fork and knives when we arrived at our table. Hostess soon returned with a dinner fork.

The most disappointing was a 9- minute time lapse before the waiter appeared at our table (prempted by delivery of knives to complete the place settings.)

The carbonara and picatta were delicious. But the level of service disappointed enough that we decided we will look for a destination closer to home for future celebrations.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Every time we have been there it was great service and food. We keep coming back! No complaints. Traffic can be difficult during commuting hours.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight. Started with a pork belly appetizer. It was good, not great. It was tender and had good flavor but the fat was not rendered properly. Entrees were just average. I had the lamb ragout. It was ok. Heavy middle eastern spices. My wife had the chicken piccata. Tasted like it came out of a freezer bag. Chicken was dry and had this slimy corn starch like coating that was too thick. Not as good as I remembered front a couple of years ago. Service was good. Tiramisu was cloyingly sweet. Too much marscapone. A little pricey for this quality of a meal.

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