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Madrid Street | Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 442 342
12:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

By far the best Italian in Beirut. Only open for lunch, the owner is a nice lady who is always there. The menu is simple; mainly appetizers and pastas. We had the artichoke salad which was fresh and tasty, their specialty is lobster pasta and it's delicious, we also had the mushroom pasta which was great. After a great meal... More 

Thank Rannoush26
Beirut, Lebanon
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely top rate Italian restaurant in a busy but highly convenient area andvery near to the city centre.It is only open for lunch Mon to Sat.The menu is classical Italian with a full range of dishes with some of the best pasta in Beirut. The ingredients and the service are impeccable and there is good range of Italian wines many... More 

Thank David M
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I went today for lunch with some friends. We started by sharing a salad which was very fresh and tasty (salade de sucrines). For the main dishes we ordered gnocchi al limone, linguini al limoni, linguine aux langoustines and scaloppini. All the plates were very well presented and very tasty. All the ingredients are freshly prepared including the pasta. To... More 

Thank daniel s
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I went to Marinella's nearly every day for lunch when I was in Beirut as the food was so good especially the really fresh and varied salads which can be hard to find in Beirut. It's an elegant restaurant with comfortable chairs and bar stools if you want to have lunch at the bar. There are always beautiful flower arrangements... More 

Thank Margaret M
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place is heavenly . I would give it six stars. To start with the owner she is majestic in her cooking and politeness always there listening to her customer feedback. The staff are friendly and professional. A true family to all the customers. Ingredients are wow. Food is great. I loved this place and I go there three times... More 

1 Thank andrew s
Beirut, Lebanon
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Marinella opens only for lunch , the owner who is also the cook is always there to help you and supervise the place ... The best pasta by far in beirut nothing to compare with the rest . Pasta a la limone ,pasta with langoustine a la vodka ( u can choose between linguine ,penne , farfalle ...) . The... More 

1 Thank Pheobeab
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271 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

very nice interior and outdoor seating, opens during the day only with extremely professional waiters. enjoyed our experience from AtoZ. food, service and ambiance. we ordered several dishes from risotto to pasta, deserts and other and all were tasty. you feel the premium ingredients and the expertise in their plates chapeau

1 Thank Samer N
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173 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I have heard so long about Marinella and was very excited to try it. The food is good but my favorite was the scallopini al limone with the tomato basil capellini. The service is very slow, the food took a lot of time. The waitress who was helping us is very friendly with excellent knowledge about the menu.

1 Thank Nay_Mouawad
Beirut, Lebanon
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302 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Went there after hearing many recommendations and I found this place average. It could have been for the high expectations built. The menu variety is great for pasta lovers, poor for seafood, chicken or beef ones. The service is warm and the owner comes and gives you a personal attention. The local wine was improperly priced for 4 times its... More 

1 Thank Salah H
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

If you are having a walk in Mar Mikhael, I suggest you pass by Marinella for lunch. We discovered this restaurant by chance, and boy it was a good find! Marinella is an Italian Bistro with cozy yet fresh atmosphere. The waiters were charming, knowledgeable and extremely attentive which gets to be very rare nowadays in such trendy restaurants. The... More 

1 Thank Sarah Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madrid Street | Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 442 342

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