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Marinella Italian Restaurant

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548 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4676
+1 630-469-7277
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...was for a 25th birthday celebration. The restaurant closed for the event and the meal was served family-style, so it likely wasn't a typical visit. The bruschetta and the calamari appetizers were first rate, as was everything else. We were especially impressed with the welcoming atmosphere and thoughtfulness of the staff, especially the owner. We have a favorite in our... More 

2 Thank Cliff N
Wheaton, Illinois
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191 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We came here with friends on a snowy Sunday evening, so the restaurant was not full. The staff were super friendly and answered all of our questions. We ordered calamari for an appetizer and is was delicious, served with marinara sauce. Our group ordered the spaghetti with meatballs, ravioli and veal. All were outstanding! The veal in particular was cooked... More 

2 Thank puma1954
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was impressed from the time I made our reservation. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, and because we were going to have 2 young children with us, I thought that maybe outdoor would be better for us and for other customers. He said it was pretty warm outside (it was) and that they would be happy to set... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I went to this restaurant several years ago and was lees than impressed. I got caught working late one night and saw they still had their "open" sign lit. I walked in and was met at the door and the fun began. The owner reviewed the menu and the specials with me and I decided to try a few appetizers... More 

1 Thank Jet06181983
DuPage County, IL
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We've had dinner here twice since the new owners took over. Although they haven't changed the decor or original menu (yet), they do offer a number of specials each day that are delicious. They have also changed several of their sources and are making their own pasta fresh in-house. There is a definite difference in the freshness and flavor of... More 

1 Thank Nanster630
Chicago Suburbs
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Wonderful, delicious food. Ample servings. Great service. Reminiscence of a cute place in Italy. Because my friends appreciate my desire to try everything on the menu, I tried everyone's food. It was all fantastic.

2 Thank penguin248
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have visited Marinella's for many years and have always enjoyed it. However Joe, and his Wife have sold the business, but it still is serving the same great Italian food with the new owner, Arben.or "Ben" We have visited the restaurant twice in the past six weeks and it still has many of the old employees and kitchen personnel... More 

2 Thank Jezeitz
Wheaton, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Food was served cold after a 90 minute wait. Asked the owner Joe politely as to why the wait and he became confrontational to my party which included a small child. I told him I was not interested in arguing with him and he kept going on in his belligerent manner. I told him to zip his mouth as I... More 

Thank C d
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Over the years we have enjoyed Marinella's food and friendly service. We've never experienced the rude behavior mentioned by one reviewer. Food has occasionally been less than outstanding but what restaurant hits 100% every day? I understand that Marinell's is going to have new management...I hope it stays in the family. Love the Eggplant Marinella and would miss this dish... More 

2 Thank travlingmama
Lombard, Illinois
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Marinella has been around the Glen Ellyn area, in a few different locations, for years, and has a wonderful following. Family owned and operated, small, quaint, great extensive wine menu, and great Italian eats! The food has always been consistently good with nice portions and great flavor. It could easily be missed if you don't explore the side streets, but... More 

2 Thank Sharon455

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4676
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: +1 630-469-7277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?