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Marinara Cafe and Restaurant

254 Hawthorne Rd, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4171, Australia
+61 7 3399 6614
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
254 Hawthorne Rd, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4171, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy, so it's advisable to book a table. We were seated in the verandah annex to the side of the main room. Luckily, the Brisbane rain and wind had stopped and we were comfortable. Our initial drinks order...More

Thank mcarruthers94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there many times for work and personally. Love everything about it. Service by good looking Italian waiters is exceptional! Food is amazing. I am a regular and so are other members of our family and friends.

Thank Banjo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Bulimba, we have been here quite a bit. The food is plentiful and well made - the seafood risotto is beautiful. I do find it over priced for what is essentially homemade pasta and the staff can be hit and miss in terms...More

Thank EmmaJ29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 and we were all very happy with the food, portions were generous and very tasty. No complaints at all with the food. However the experience would have been perfect if service was more efficient and friendly. With a bill...More

Thank Clenaranjo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite local restaurant, great atmosphere, wonderful food, their Bruschetta with pizza base is superb as a starter

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and informed and I can not recommend it more. The food was amazing too, we will be back!

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

From arrival to departure, the experience can only be described as excellent. Warm and friendly reception, great venue with traditional Italian family atmosphere. Attentive and knowledgeable staff providing friendly and timely service without any crowding. Great menu selections with good cooked to order with all...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to Marinara many times and each time the service is fantastic and the food utterly delicious! I only went to Marinara for the first time in August last year and loved it so much that I have been back time and time...More

Thank ladyursulathiang
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to take my mum out for an early birthday dinner as she wasn’t going to be in town for her actual birthday. We loved the engaging staff and they made a special effort with our 9 year old son who loved the attention....More

Thank Ilyse E
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Tonight we had the privilege of dining at this amazing Italian family restaurant. It was by far the best Italian I have had in Australia. The wait staff were fantastic and the food amazing. You must try the natural oystets which had a lemon vinaigrette...More

Thank Traveller_7909
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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