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Marinara Cafe and Restaurant

254 Hawthorne Rd, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4171, Australia
+61 7 3399 6614
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Hawthorne Rd, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4171, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire menu is delicious but my absolute favorite are the garlic prawns. Sizzling hot in a cast iron pan - straight from the oven they are succulent and loaded with garlic. Get some bread to clean up the juice - to die for..... A...More

Thank icklefritz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very popular, doing all the basic Italian dishes, and don’t get me wrong, they are tasty, but really I can’t understand how the cost can be justified. Over $150 for pasta and a drink each for a family of four makes it...More

Thank GayleJP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends on a busy Friday night. The staff were attentive. The food was reasonable. I had calzone. The filling was a little undercooked and the dough a little chewy. My partner had the vegan pasta dish. This was fine except for the...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

None of the nouvelle cuisine here, just great Italian food. Good sized servings of traditional fare. Great staff with terrific terrific service.

Thank Rodney J
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Food and service was great, made a special meal For my great grand children age 17months and 3 years Starters , main meal and dessert were all without fault Will go back there anytime. Marguerite. Johnston

Thank Marguerite J
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Dinner after a work with business colleagues on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was relatively busy, a reflection of the service and quality of the food. Great choice and everyone was happy with their meals. Lots of pizza choices (although on this occasion no-one had...More

Thank JackSpratandwife
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Mother's Day....where's better than a homely Italian restaurant to celebrate. Great atmosphere and a superb welcome. Starters of garlic bread to share was the best we have enjoyed for sometime. Kids enjoyed pizza whilst the adults indulgent in giant portions of scaloppini marsala and zingala...More

Thank bryble
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has been here for a number of years and continues to provide exactly what you come here for, namely traditional Italian food; hearty and fresh, strongly flavoured with plenty of cheese, cream and herbs. The red and white checked table covers give away...More

Thank diampe
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The only bad bit of this meal was that it was my last before returning to the UK. Food, service and atmosphere were as good as every. We were a party of 3 and everyone loved their good.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my sister and brother-in-law who had eaten there before. Table booked for 7:30 which was available on our arrival. Excellent service with attentive and courteous staff. Meal was as described in the menu, was well presented and delicious. Staff were attentive (not...More

Thank Barbara F
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Gina L
1 November 2015|
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Response from Debbie J | Reviewed this property |
I know they definitely serve alcohol but I do not know if they allow you to BYO. A quick ring to them would be your best option to find out for sure, or check their website. Cheers!
29 June 2015|
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Response from bi4ever | Reviewed this property |
Open Monday through Sunday from 11am-10pm. Kitchen closes 9-9:30pm.
Maree F
14 May 2015|
Response from bi4ever | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall if they have gluten free selections. Maybe some one else will know. If they do, please enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Hawthorne Rd, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3399 6614
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