Marino's Italian Restaurant

$$ • Italian

5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston
(515) 255-3931


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

We have been going to Marino's for over 20 years. The original location was very near our house.  We returned after not going for some time.  It remains excellent.  

The baked ziti is excellent. Tasty noodles and a delightful sauce.  

However the chicken sandwich is why I go. It is my favorite meal in Des Moines. Chicken chunks in a sauce and cheese wrapped in a dough that is baked.  Please go try it. See if you can save the second half for lunch tomorrow. full review
We got this only because Chucks is still closed, thought we'd try it. Id say it was pretty good but not as good as I expected.My friend got the sandwich that is pictured. He said it was chewy, and there was only 4 meatballs on this (which I would have liked, as im not a huge meat person) but he was disappointed with it. They do make their sandwiches in a unique way, though- instead of a standard bun, they seem to use dough and bake it. Thats the only special thing I remember full review

Always remembered when Marino’s used to be on Franklin in Beaverdale. This is the first time we had been back in a long time as my parents had just moved to Johnston. Menu seemed smaller, guessing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Service was good and the food was alright.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 - 9PM
Wednesday 5 - 9PM
Thursday 5 - 9PM
Friday 5 - 10PM
Saturday 5 - 10PM
Sunday Closed

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