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Marinara Cafe and Restaurant

#315 of 3,362 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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34 Latrobe Terrace | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3367 8885
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Marc G
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Rob C
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Ali A
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank CydC1997
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank ShanePev
Toowoomba, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Michael M
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Lisa S
Hong Kong, China
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Raidian
Brisbane, Australia
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165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Was looking for somewhere to go on my birthday and this was one of the few places open, we had been before but usually at night when it is much busier. Had a great lunch of shared pizza and when I explained I couldn't have a wine because I was working that evening I was given a complimentary desert to... More 

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Thank Neil M
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I wasn't quite sure why my daughter insisted we drive 20 minutes out of our way to visit an Italian restaurant however it wasn't long before I'm glad we did. The main courses ordered were a combination of Pizza and Pasta dishes and the comments were unanimous... absolutely the best Italian food we had eaten for as long as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Fully license

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