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Marinara Cafe and Restaurant

#274 of 3,381 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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34 Latrobe Terrace | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3367 8885
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not just the garlic bread that is outstanding - their pizzas and lasagna is excellent and authentically Italian. Try to get a seat outside near the footpath as it adds to the European ambience!

Thank Bruce L
Hanoi, Vietnam
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian fare is usually tasty and satisfying. The fare at Marinara is simply superb. Outstanding flavors and a sensible range on the menu. Our meal with our British friends was memorable for its colour, flavor, outstanding service, happy and professional friendly staff delivering outstanding service. As a fully licensed restrauant, the prices were reasonable and the drinks selection was most... More 

Thank Tony J
Solothurn, Switzerland
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there on a mild night and they have a nice row of tables just outside facing the boardwalk. Service was a bit slow, given they had not many guests. Their Prosecco was not really to our taste but the entree - we had the garlic prawns, followed by pasta marinara and lasagne al forgo you probably wont find any... More 

Thank Marc G
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us for lunch, four of us that know Italian food and four happy diners. A variety of pizzas and pasta consumed and topped off with excellent espresso and cheery service. Definitely going back.

Thank Rob C
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for an authentic Italian restaurant look no further...simply the best. Their lasagna can be compared to any good restaurant in Italy. Highly recommended

Thank Ali A
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Portion sizes large and so much sauce on everything. Ordered takeaway recently and I feel like the quality of meals are getting worse each time

Thank CydC1997
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We called in last week after the movies and not sure if they were open on a Monday was surprised to find they were. I had the Risotto Al Pollo and it was delicious, my friend had the Calizone and she said it was very nice as well. The size of the meals was impressive and for about $80 for... More 

Thank ShanePev
Toowoomba, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fairly impromptu Brisbane get together, though our son/daughter-in-law, had booked. Friendly service - not over indulgent - but who wants that? I personally enjoyed the ravioli - piping hot and very tasty. Couple of nice bottles of rosé on a hot Brisbane evening. Most enjoyable overall.

Thank Michael M
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I recently took a group of friends to this cosy looking restaurant and was excited to go as the reviews were excellent. However everything from the inattentive service to the non-authentic food turned out to be a massive disappointment. The staff only attended to our table to take our orders, failed to check in and bring water to our table... More 

Thank Lisa S
Hong Kong, China
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great little gem of a restaurant we had 4 pizzas to share between 4 people, the crust is well done proper Italian style. Worked out around 35 aud per person including 7 beers. Thumbs up

Thank Raidian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Latrobe Terrace | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3367 8885
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?