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Jené B.

23 August 2019

First visit and the service and food were absolutely fabulous. I tried the balsamic salmon, but look forward to coming back for some of their top sellers (braised short rib manicotti is on my short list). The entire staff were welcoming and treated me like family. More...

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Graham Crawford IV

29 July 2019

Cozy restaurant with great food

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Mark Searcy

19 July 2019

Lovely dinner, great NY Italian!

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Amy Busby Hutcherson

12 July 2019

Love Mari’s food and have made friends with people there. It has become my Cheers! Everybody knows your name! Love Wine Down Wednesdays 1/2 price wine. Good gathering place for friends and family. More...

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Christie R.

2 July 2019

We had a large group and staff was very accommodating since we called and made a reservation.  The food was delicious and there were plenty of menu options for the vegetarian and the picky eater in our group.  There's even a menu option to substitute pasta for spinach.  The restaurant is small, so the acoustics can get loud when the place is packed and especially if you have big mouths in your group!!! More...

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Vanessa Giovanna Nassi

20 June 2019

the food was great and the service to.

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Adrienne M.

17 May 2019

Great food! Reasonable prices. I wanted to come here because I met the owners at work and they were really nice. The food was very light and tasted authentic ! They serve complimentary garlic bread; it's the real deal!The service was great! I will definitely go back! The prices range from $12-$25 with most dishes being $15.95. More...

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Jesse V.

7 May 2019

Have been here several times. Each time I go it's still amazing as the first time. The staff is always friendly. The owners are very nice and helpful. The food is absolutely delicious! One of the best Italian restaurants in the area. More...

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Heidi O.

3 May 2019

Mari's Cucina is one of the best places to go for great food, warm, nostalgic atmosphere (even the bathroom is cute)! I have been there for graduation parties and wedding rehearsal dinners in their "party room". They handle all of the events as if they were for their own family. They will even help with decorating if needed. I have also met friends there at the bar after work to socialize and enjoy the fun, welcoming atmosphere! The food is amazing and very authentic Italian. Whether you are in the mood to meet friends for a cocktail or if you want to sit and enjoy an amazing meal, you HAVE to give Mari's Cucina a try! On another note, I have to comment on the negative reviews I've seen. I honestly wondered if they were talking about a different restaurant?! While I can understand a server being new or maybe one having a bad day, you never know what they are dealing with. Why not think of this situation as though it were your child waiting on the table. I have never had a bad experience or food that was not top notch! More...

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Debbie Swafford

8 April 2019

Best Italian - best staff!

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Joakima Douglas

31 March 2019

OMG!!!!! The food here is AMAZING!!! Our family is originally from NY and the only thing we used to eat was Maggianos or Olive Garden. NEVER AGAIN this place is so good we do not want anyone else’s Italian food. This food is like I drove to NY for a weekend and ate. Omg so good so good. My two kids even loved it!!! I suggest everyone try this place out!! I give it 5000 stars. Soo good I am stuffed and drooling like if I was Homer Simpson on the couch wanting a donut. Best place ever!!!! More...

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Bob H.

30 March 2019

This place has everything, great food, affordable drinks and the owners never miss an opportunity to stop by and say thank you.  I'd give it 10 stars if available More...

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Michael T.

30 March 2019

Spring break, so wasn't too busy.  Waiter busted his butt for my wife and I. My wife loved the Sangria and I love the Kentucky Mule.  Highly recommend the mussels for apps. The Shrimp Scampi is amazing.  Will def come back! More...

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Debbie S.

23 March 2019

Best Italian I have ever tried - family owned - friendly staff but the food will blow you away!

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Lori Graham Hagan

3 March 2019

Love the shrimp/lobster scampi.

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Margot Vetrovsky

28 February 2019

My husband arranged a surprise 50th birthday dinner and party at Mari’s and it couldn’t have been any nicer! My closest friends had a fabulous time, loved the food, the wine, the room and the staff. Thanks to everyone at Mari’s for an unforgettable 50th kickoff! More...

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Karen A.

16 February 2019

Outstanding food and service. Miranda and Joseph are outstanding servers. Adam's customer's service hit home with us. Thank you, Adam.  We highly recommend this restaurant. More...

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Isidro A.

16 February 2019

Adam and his staff are amazing. Their customer service is second to none and their food is not only good - it's ridiculous!

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J S.

9 February 2019

Again and again  great food and atmosphere. Best Italian in the area, the meatball appetizer is the best I have ever eaten.

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Jon G.

3 February 2019

Absolutely incredible. Try the chicken parm and muscles. One of the best meals of my life.

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christy s.

3 February 2019

Hands down the most desirable food and atmosphere all in one in Johns Creek. Amazing authentic Italian food and an atmosphere straight out of an Italian Mafia movie/Best Seller. Owners greet all tables and make you feel as you are part of the family! A must visit. More...

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Alicia Isabel

2 February 2019

Everything is wonderful about this place!!!

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Warren K.

22 January 2019

Simply amazing food! Came here for an early dinner and was blow away with the quality of the food and the presentation of each plate!!

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Shalin P.

18 January 2019

We came here for a date night and were impressed. The free bread they give at the start is excellent- we even refilled a few times. I found it to be tastier than the garlic rolls you get at many Italian places. It comes with some type of garlic butter.For an app we ordered the goat cheese dip. The actual mixture of goat cheese and spicy arribbiata sauce was very good, but the extra crispy grilled pita they serve with it didn't go well. It was almost burnt. I'd recommend the free bread to dip in there.Entrees were both great- the popular rigatoni a la vodka was very flavorful and comes with tasty Brooklyn sausage. The baked ziti with crispy eggplant was flavorful and a large portion. The tiramisu was a solid offering, and the wine list had some good choices. In terms of ambiance, I thought it was too bright in there for a typical upscale Italian spot. If they could dim the lights, I think it would kick up the ambiance factor. But that's probably because they also cater to kids (they have a kids' menu), so they keep it bright. It's one of the better Italian spots in the North Fulton area, and we will be back. More...

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Rebecca C.

29 December 2018

Wow! I found this draft of a review I THOUGHT I posted a long time ago. If still holds true!:Twice in one week! We are hooked! The food is mouthwatering, divine! Your story Chad and Niki, brought us back! I don't think you can keep us away! Tonight's divine treat is Petto Di Pollo.... deliciOHSO!!!!Thanks chef Adam! More...

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Gayle S.

15 December 2018

We found this little gem by accident at 9:30 last night. We walked in to a warm inviting setting where they more than happy to seat us, even after I asked if they were remaining open until 11 and they were going to close earlier due to a slow night, because of the time of year and bad weather. They encouraged us to stay, as well as a customer at the bar telling me it would be worth it. Our waiter was attentive and engaging with recommendations, which we took and were so pleased we did. My husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine as well as 4 small plates that were out of this world bursting with flavor and freshness. We sampled the small antipasto board, grilled artichokes, mussels, and baked goat cheese arrabiata. After that we didn't want to keep them any longer but they offered the dessert menu and continued to make us feel welcome to stay and enjoy.  We decided to end our meal with a slice of limoncello cake. I could not have been happier to have found this place and I look forward to recommending to others and bringing my entire family back here. And it was SO WORTH IT! More...

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K B.

8 December 2018

Excellent food and very friendly staff. The chicken sorrentina was perfectly cooked and delicious. Kids got the spaghetti and meatball and mac n cheese, it all tasted very fresh. My husband ate the kids leftovers later and thought theirs was really good too. The staff was really good with the kids and gave them several coloring book pages to keep them happy. Can't wait to try the short rib manicotti next time. More...

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James Trotta

8 December 2018

Best carciofi we have had in a long time.

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Jolie Hornyak

6 December 2018

The food is exceptional and the staff is amazing...the cocktails are out of this world!

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Karen Mastrangelo

14 November 2018

Delicious and great service!

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Vivian Brown Vance

14 November 2018

Lovely place. Enjoyed meeting Chef Adam and his mom. Great food and ambiance. We will be back!

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Jeff Robinson

9 November 2018

Short Rib Manicotti is amazing.

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Aron M.

3 November 2018

I had a really great time here with my family.  Meat and cheese plate and calamari to start, and then a HUGE veal chop, pasta Bolognese, and Brooklyn cheesecake for dessert!  If you're lucky you will get a chance to meet the owner.  What a nice guy, and great with kids.  Thanks Chef Adam!  We'll see you again soon! More...

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Richard H.

31 October 2018

Mari's Cocina has delicious authentic New York Italian food in a joy filled family atmosphere.  Service was prompt and cheerful, food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting.  It was a perfect date-night destination. More...

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Hugh R.

27 October 2018

Absolutely great service and great food. They are so friendly and nice and really care about the experience. My first trip but I plan to come back often. Started with a spinach and arugula salad, then had the grilled artichokes. Both were excellent! Then moved on to the Veal Sorrentina which was very good. My wife had the four cheese ravioli and said it was excellent. To top it off, we had an excellent server, Grant. More...

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Christi R.

27 October 2018

The service was wonderful, and they care so much about your experience. I absolutely love the grilled artichoke and the four cheese ravioli! Our amazing server Grant was always positive and happy to serve us. He made great suggestions too. This was my first time and I plan to come back often. More...

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Dennis N.

27 October 2018

Great authentic Italian. Portions are generous and everything tasted excellent. Service is attentive but not hovering.  Definitely a place to go when you want old school NY Italian.

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Sarah T.

8 October 2018

Great food and decent service! Expected the restaurant to be more formal for the prices of the dishes. It is a very expensive restaurant with such a casual setting.

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Sara Copeland

7 October 2018

great restaurant love the food fantastic

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Nadir F de Moura

7 October 2018

Staff is friendly and very attentive.

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B N.

6 October 2018

Just had a fabulous dinner sitting at the bar with the hubby. Chicken Sorrentina & Eggplant Parm.The house Can was better than expected along with the 4 small Cannolis. Reasonably priced & excellent service!!! Hooray More...

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Jessica Patterson Heddings

6 October 2018

Best Italian food I've had since we moved here. The staff was so nice and helpful. We'll be back!

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Anthony Ciliberto

5 October 2018

Always a good meal there....great people....comfy dining room and bar....

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Leslie W. Rayburn

16 September 2018

Exellent service and food

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George N.

15 September 2018

Four of us ate there last night and they did everything right the service was fine and we all raved about the food. It wasn't very busy which was surprising for such a fine restaurant. They don't have the best location.My second time and both were great. More...

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Howie Dunn

3 September 2018

Great food, fun and they make you feel like family! Rigatoni a la vodka was amazing! Get the goat cheese balls! Enjoy!

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Andreea Timis

11 August 2018

Awesome food, staff, and company!

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Jim Willis

5 August 2018

Very good meal, great service. We'll be back soon.

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Katie Ashby- Bogdanski

4 August 2018

Being from NY it is hard to find good Ny good down here in GA but boy did we hit the jackpot with this place! The staff was great and the owner/chef Adam was so personable! Everything from the wine to the appetizers (best calamari we’ve had since moving down here and the grilled artichokes were amazing!!!) dinner was so good, best red sauce we’ve found since moving and everything thing was so fresh! Even the desserts were amazing! We left full and happy! More...

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Liz E.

2 August 2018

I struggled with 3 or 4 stars here. I went thinking this was going to be more upscale than casual. With that said, this is a great casual place. Service was good.  And very helpful with our first visit there!Food was good but what I liked the most was the gluten-free options. My mother has the allergy and it was so great to go to an Italian place that offered so many options. Thank you!My 5 year old also enjoyed it. Live music was really good but a little loud to hear conversations. Will be going back. More...

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Jay B.

31 July 2018

Unbelievable find. We stumbled upon this restaurant and it turned out to be an incredible find. Fantastic Italian food, great wine reasonably priced and great service. Highly recommend!

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Richard L.

27 July 2018

Have been here a few times. It's a great place for a celebration, with a small but excellent wine list. The menu is very traditional Italian and the food is well prepared. The owner and staff are friendly, the service is efficient. I highly recommend. More...

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Don K.

26 July 2018

Fantastic Italian - Had two dishes recommended by our waiter and they were both fabulous. Will definitely be back.

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Kris G.

1 July 2018

Love this place.  When you walk in they make you feel as though you've been there a hundred times before.  You're greeted by "Mom" who seats you at a table in a cozy atmosphere and proudly intrduces you to her son, owner and head chef.  The food and service are fantastic. The place is so warm and inviting.  Go-you won't be disappointed. More...

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Judith T.

28 June 2018

Dinner with the ladies to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. Our server, Harry, was especially attentive and really made a memorable evening for us all. Menu recommendations we're great I honestly don't think you could order wrong at this place. We'll be back. More...

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Elizabeth Prescott Pendleton

24 June 2018

Thank you so much to everyone at Mari’s for making us so welcome and the food was absolutely delicious!! You are the best

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Floyd A.

23 June 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times and know the Owner. The food is excellent my favorite is the pounded veal chop. Adam is great host and cook. Great authentic Italian food. More...

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Eric F.

21 June 2018

Had a large party for a graduation dinner and the food and service was very good. We had twin toddlers as well as a 6 year-old in our party, and so we had a few drink spills, our server was very understanding and helpful without any of the attitude you sometimes get when dealing with kids at a nice restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we will return! More...

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Andy Coleman

6 June 2018

Very good food and atmosphere!

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Tina Weaver Yeargin

3 June 2018

Everything we had was wonderful! The braised short rib papardelle was delicious, the artichokes are to die for, the meatballs...holy moly, SO good! This is gonna be our new favorite place More...

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Erica G.

2 June 2018

Delicious! The food is amazingly delicious and the drinks are great. We had wonderful service. There is outside seating, which is great. The eggplant parmigiana is a must try! More...

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Kay G.

30 May 2018

I cannot say enough positive things about this place! It is a real authentic Italian family feel. The food is wonderful. Their lasagna is to die for and their portions are more than generous. This is the only Italian place I go to. More...

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Laura Hollingshead

29 May 2018

My granddaughter's graduation celebration was held at Mari's on the patio and guest room. The food was excellent and a great time was had by all! Wonderful place for dinner or an occasion. More...

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Sarah Sullivan

28 May 2018

We had a large party and sat in the private room in the adjacent building. Harry was our server and he was great!! The food was also delicious!

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Alice B.

17 May 2018

Finally excellent sugo. Nice atmosphere and great homemade Italian food. Big chunky garlic bread. Had the short rib pappardelle with sugo. Tasted great served hot! Husband gad the short rib manicotti, was better then mine. Sin had chicken parm. Said it was good too. Cannolis to die for. Will be back soon. Went back last night. Food was consistent but the service was very slow and music too loud. More...

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Stan Whatley

6 May 2018

You guys are the best! Thank you for making Friday perfect.

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Elizabeth S.

28 April 2018

Holy Garlic ... But great food. First time trying Mari's Cucina. We'd heard mixed reviews but our experience was very good. Outside seating is limited and full, the dining room is very open and could easily accommodate a large party, though it was fairly empty. Our waiter was prompt in taking drink and appetizer orders. We started with grilled artichoke with lemon and garlic. Yum. Simple, nor overdone. Excellent for soaking up garlic bread. There were no daily specials so we opted for traditional veal parmesan and house shrimp casino. Both were beautifully presented and delicious. The waiter was a little absent minded but sweet. Price was typical for a nice night out. Overall, very good. More...

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Shelley Luehder Hill

23 April 2018

Mari's is top notch! I'm not exaggerating when I say the best food, the best people, the best owners, the best ambience.....nothing but the best for us! Thanks Carrie, Adam, Niki and Chad for all you do for your community through fundraisers for charity and providing a perfect place to gather! More...

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Sharon Knox-Tucker

9 April 2018

Fabulous food, fabulous service, & fabulous atmosphere!

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Anita B.

31 March 2018

Great food, great people. Nina, our bartender is so classy and friendly. Love this place for a great night out.

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Randy Moose Croyts

21 March 2018

When I’m craving Old School Italian, this is the place to go !! I was just there and Julian and Nina took care of me, my Family and friends ! And since Spring is now here, can’t wait to hangout on their Awesome Patio. Also the Proprietors Niki and Chad know how to make someone feel welcome ! More...

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Bobby S.

18 March 2018

Very nice and cozy restaurant. The service and our server Destiny were great! Garlic bread was one of the best I have ever had. Petto Di Pollo was great. Chicken and Veal Sorentina was ok.Prices are not too high.  Good Place! More...

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Ivy I.

11 March 2018

The best Authentic Italian I have had in years!Adam (owner and Executive Chef) is an artist in the kitchen!We ordered a Pollo dish with goat cheese and a gluten-free pasta dish with vodka sauce that were both OUTSTANDING!The service was prompt, kind & accommodating & the portions were more than generous!We will definitely return! The quality of this food is exceptional and the atmosphere is romantic enough for two and lively enough for a party. More...

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Brandan H.

9 March 2018

I love coming here! I live just around the corner and the atmosphere is wonderful, the food is great, and the staff is super friendly. Even when I come in for a dinner alone I'm treated like a member of the family, I highly recommend! More...

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Sathya N.

24 February 2018

We celebrated the 4th birthday of our daughter here and it turned out to be a great experience. Chef Adam was in touch with us from the beginning and even added fries to the menu for kids. He made sure everything was taken care as per our request, to the T. Great food & friendly staff - cannot ask for more. Highly recommend this place. A big thanks to Mari's Cusina for making the birthday a memorable occasion for both us and our friends. More...

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Ellen R.

19 February 2018

I was at the restaurant Saturday night and had a great experience. We had reservations for 7pm and we were seated promptly.  Both the salad and salmon were outstanding, with generous portions. Our waitress, Viktoria, was very cheerful and solicitous to please.  The salmon came with risotto and peppers.  I asked if I could have pasta with gravy instead.  She brought us both and said that we might like to try the risotto also because it is really good.  She was right! More...

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Susan A.

18 February 2018

We kind of had a bad first impression with our last visit to Mari's so Chef Adam asked us to come back, and he would personally cook our meal, and pick up the tab!  It was so special, and what a nice evening!  We started out with a nice bottle of wine, bread and a really good appetizer.Our main dishes were excellent, I had a white fish, and my husband had a filet cooked to perfection!   We ended the evening with a yummy cheesecake and tiramisu. Absolutely wonderful!  Thank you so much Chef Adam. We will definitely be back for more!! More...

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Michael Brown

16 February 2018

The most authentic Italian food I’ve had. Great service and selection of wines. Highly recommended

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Brian W.

12 February 2018

This place was recommended by a friend years ago and wish it would not have taken so long to try it. The food especially the red sauce is some of the best I have had. Will go back and try many other items which I am sure will not disappoint. More...

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Kristina E.

3 February 2018

I have been recommended this restaurant for months by my NY friends here in GA. They claimed it was authentic Italian food and I would love it. I finally got my chance to try it last night and it did not disappoint! The spedieni was so delicious! My friends who had never experienced traditional Italian food before couldn't stop eating! All of our entrees were cooked to perfection- everyone cleaned their plates! The chef was so nice to come out and check on us from time to time to make sure we were happy. As a daughter who grew up in my father's restaurant, I know how important the interactions with the customers  are. We talked about where our families were from and even found a connection back north! We will definitely be coming back and bringing my family when they come visit! More...

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George J.

29 January 2018

Very good home style Italian food.  Family friendly.  Great outdoor area in summer w fire pit.  Private Room available.  Make sure to ask to meet the Exec Chef - Adam. He is the "heart & soul" of the restaurant. Affordable wine list with a couple of very good choices. Enjoy!! More...

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Elin Tomov

28 January 2018

The most hospitable place I have ever visited! Supreme Italian food and drinks!

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Heidi R.

21 January 2018

Definitely one of our favorite local restaurants. I make it a point to try something new each time I go to Mari's and I've always enjoyed every bite no matter what I order. Mari's is great for romantic dates and large groups. Excellent food and service. We'll be back! More...

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Nancy Evans Drake

15 January 2018

I thought it was fantastic! Fried ravioli was wonderful, chicken fettuccine Alfredo was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. We’ll be back!

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Patti Carroll

7 December 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. We were celebrating our 1st anniversary. They gave us free cheese cake and 2 glasses of Prosecci! We will go back. Thanks for the memories. More...

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Matt T.

27 November 2017

Friendly staff, outstanding GF menu, and great food. They'll make you anything you want. All right down the street from my house. Score!The only turnoff is the interior space. Its too well lit, and lacks sufficient privacy. Put some plants, dividers, tables, etc, to offer some separation between the tables. Turn the lights down, put a candle on the tables, play some fun Italian music, maybe some Dean Martin, and I would totally move in to the parking lot in an RV. It could be amazing with just a few small ambiance adjustments.  I hope they're successful. You should try this hidden gem. P.S. the patio looks like a lot of fun in the summer. More...

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David Rosati

9 November 2017

It was a great evening. Food was excellent and staff was exceptional

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Andrew M.

30 October 2017

Awesome restaurant! The food and service are consistently great. Always a positive vibe in here!

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Rock T.

27 October 2017

Great locally-owned neighborhood restaurant for excellent Italian food and wine. Friendly atmosphere.

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Ashley E.

25 October 2017

Great food and patio! The sangria was wonderful as well. Will definitely be going back soon.

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T L.

17 October 2017

FOOD:  Very Tasty Traditional Italian Food, COST (out of 4$):   $$ SERVICE:  Ok, Not necessarily friendly nor unfriendlyDECOR:  rustic with wood chairs and tableRECOMMEND:  Yes would recommend and would come backHad the Cheese Meat & Olive Board (good selection), Wedding Soup (very good), Papparadelle short rib (very very good), Veal Chop (yum), Chicken Saltimbocca (too salty), Chocolate Cake (ok)

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Tiffany C.

12 October 2017

I really enjoy the atmosphere, great place for a nice date night or a group night out.  I loved the grilled salad and the fish was delicious. I would give it 4.5 stars but that's not an option More...

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Lee Spurlin

30 September 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Such a great place. First time we have been in and the service was awesome the food was great! The atmosphere was very nice. It was an all around fantastic experience we will be back! More...

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Emma Johnston Lynn

30 September 2017

My family ate here for my mothers birthday last night. The service was fantastic, the food was delicious and the restaurant itself had a lovely atmosphere. First time customers. We will definitely be returning. More...

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Tiffany P.

17 September 2017

Always greeted with a smile to Mari's Cucina and Social House, you instantly feel like you have found long-lost friends. Warmth, attentiveness without being intrusive, outstanding cuisine......all combine to make a great evening out.We actually enjoy sitting at the bar to enjoy our dinner and drinks because we always meet interesting new regulars at Mari's......or reunite with regulars we have met before.We come for the social atmosphere, of course, but the real appeal that warms our hearts (and stomachs) is the excellent authentic Italian pastas and entrees. Difficult to say what is our favorite, but the Chicken Sorrentina is unique and a meal that fills you up just right.People have fun dining there, the servers have fun working there, and the hands-on ownership and management have fun seeing everyone else enjoying the restaurant and bar.As the Italians would say, Bravissimo! More...

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Craig K.

6 September 2017

Amazing dinner!  We had the appetizer sampler, Veal Chop Parm(loved it) and the pasta with sausage.  So glad we came back after a long time!  Owners are great!  Wine is 1/2 off on Wednesday.  Say whaaaaaat? More...

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Jodi B.

2 September 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant was not very crowded. There were several groups in the restaurant and several more at the bar. Our waiter was delightful and very helpful with the menu. The portions were plentiful and delicious. We shared the appetizer sampler which was enough for 4 adults. There were plenty of leftovers from our entrees to bring home. No one had any room for dessert. Highly recommend. More...

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Stephanie M.

30 August 2017

Love this place! The food is amazing and so is the service! I could eat the caprese salads everyday! Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere!

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Tamika Felder

29 August 2017

The space was so intimate and perfect for our event. The food was FABULOUS and our waiter Xavier was PHENOMENAL! I loved all of the little details and the special items in the market. I look forward to patronizing this restaurant again. More...

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RickW

15 August 2017

the food was very good and the service prompt and friendly.The Restaurant is a hidden gem tucked behind a busy retail area.

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Lauren E.

12 August 2017

Food was excellent. Could have eaten that warm bread all night.. service was very slow. I think it was just our particular waitress as she'd disappear for 5-10 minutes at a time. We had other wait staff helping us more than she did. We will certainly go back for the food but hope to get another server. More...

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Glynis T.

10 August 2017

Being long time customers, we decided to host our son's wedding rehearsal dinner for almost 60 people at Mari's Cucina. I was totally blown away by the amazing food, service and professionalism that we were shown by Adam Hyzdu, Carrie, Chad and Nikki and their amazing staff. They went out of their way to accommodate our large, fun group. I would not hesitate to have them cater any type of event. The food was amazing, and there was something for everyone. Appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts... everyone raved about how good the food was. Everything was fresh, made to order (not made ahead and frozen) with only the best ingredients. This group works hard and definitely has pride in what they do. I don't think we could have picked a better place for this special night and the owners and staff made sure the night was memorable for all. More...

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sunset

6 August 2017

First timer and will be back whenever possible. The food was fantastic and waiter Brandon was wonderful to all of us.

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benjy

5 August 2017

Wow...delicious. Busy, loud (sorry, "energetic"), great atmosphere. Drinks and food took longer than I would have liked, but they were packed and we weren't in a hurry. Cocktails were well-made. Food was AMAZING. Just...wow. Yum. Short rib papardelle was unbelievable. Coming back for sure. More...

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Lee B.

5 August 2017

Great food, great service. Loved the braised short rib with pappardelle pasta. The salmon was also very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner

3 August 2017

I met a business associate and arrived a few minutes before he did. I was welcomed immediately and offered a seat at the bar to wait. The staff there was very courteous and responsive. We were seated shortly after and enjoyed a meal of fresh made pasta and a veal dish. Both were delicious. I highly recommend Mari's Cucina. More...

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OpenTable Diner

29 July 2017

What a treat!! Authentic Italian yummy-ness, right here is John's Creek!!?

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Sidana

9 July 2017

We sat in their outdoor patio and it was wonderful evening. The one gripe, wish they can light some citronella candles and torches to keep the mosiquitos away.Food was good.

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Cacm

7 July 2017

Great place and would go again. The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars is due to my dish. I got the Chicken Piccata. It was a little too lemony for my tast. I used some of the sauce from my husbands dish to offset it. He had the vodka sauce which was very good. The chicken- I don't know how to describe it- while it tasted good, it looked it could have be trimmed better and wasn't very appealing to the eye. It was like they threw random pieces on my plate. More...

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Llaro

1 July 2017

Once again dinner was Awesome. All 13 of us enjoyed our evening of food and friends! We had a newer server, Jacklynn, who was fabulous. We would do it again in a heartbeat and will soon... More...

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Mike

28 June 2017

We have eaten here many times and the food and service is always great !

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OpenTable Diner

20 June 2017

Wonderful Italian food! Just what I was looking for!

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Deborah Koon Walls

19 June 2017

I've been there twice and both times the food was amazing. The ambiance and servers were also five stars. I'm definitely going back again.

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Sharon R.

17 June 2017

Best  New York style Italian food in John's  Creek.  Bolognese is outstanding! Chicken Piccata is to dye for! Get meatballs as an appetizer.  Only restaurant that makes true Italian meatballs. More...

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OpenTable Diner

14 June 2017

Always a great experience. This group knows how to make everyone feel at home and offers the best, freshest food, along with a great wine list. We love coming here. They do it right! More...

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James Burzotta

12 June 2017

My wife and I went last night for the first time and loved the food and great service! We'll be back again soon to try some other dishes

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Teevie RW

11 June 2017

First time going for Husband birthday everything was great we will return

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OpenTable Diner

10 June 2017

We went here for an sort of Anniversary celebration (20th of our first date), and were VERY pleased. Aside from the excellent meal, our waitress was a real pleasure. Prices were very reasonable as well.Would recommend to anyone looking for a good NY Italian meal. Take it from an X NYer.. More...

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2foodieLives

10 June 2017

Consistently great authentic Italian food. Nice casual setting with a lively atmosphere. Great value.

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K F.

10 June 2017

The service was great, Jack was very responsive and got us our food and drinks quickly. The kitchen was really responsive and the food was delicious. We had fried raviolis as an appetizer that were delicious and our dinner entrees were amazing, short rib manicotti and the chicken piccata. It was our first time here, happened to see the review on yelp as we were looking for something new and will definitely be back. More...

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Atlmom

4 June 2017

We had an out of town friend visiting and chose to go out to eat Sunday night. We can always depend on Mari's to have a wonderful atmosphere, great service and delicious Italian food!! Once again, we were not disappointed. Fabulous neighborhood gem! More...

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OpenTable Diner

3 June 2017

Great food and fast professional service. We will go back.

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Heidi Reed

28 May 2017

The food! The food! The food! We love Mari's and we're so happy our good friends told us about it. The service is always excellent, and did I mention the food?! We'll be back again and again. Love it!! More...

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DonnaE

27 May 2017

We so enjoyed the restaurant, the food and the service. We had a great experience there!

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OpenTable Diner

26 May 2017

Had a delicious dinner. Management very friendly. We will be going back!

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pws5290752

24 May 2017

Our waitress was amazing and it was only her second say!! Food was great. Will be back!!

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Allyson R.

23 May 2017

My husband made reservations here for Mother's Day dinner, and I was so glad he did. The food and service were great. The portions were large and delicious. I had the fettuccine Alfredo which was so rich and decadent, but sooooo good. We had the bruscetta and goat cheese appetizers, and they were also super super delicious! The server even comp'ed a dessert for us, so we tried the tiramisu and boy o boy, it was delicious! I mean, I can't keep saying how delicious everything was.The ambiance here is also SO nice! The lighting is gorgeous and there are so many windows - it's so bright and open. I loved it. More...

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MikeV

20 May 2017

Mari's never disappoints. Tried the salmon for the first time. I'm a salmon lover but never ordered it at Mari's because, well, it's an Italian restaurant, right! Wrong! Chef Adam is a master of many culinary delights. Awesome! More...

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Karrie P.

19 May 2017

Pretty much some of the best pasta delivery I have ever had.  The food was blazing hot and sooo good.  I took the advice of all the other yelpers and ordered the vodka sauce pasta.  It was so good!  The Caesar salad was one of the best ones I've ever had.  So glad we stumbled upon this wonderful Italian food! More...

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Lovetodineout

13 May 2017

The atmosphere was great. The owner was very friendly and shared the restaurant philosophy which we loved. Our server could have been a little more attentive. We had to ask for the refills and ask to place our order and to get five stars I would expect him to ask us but he was friendly and accommodated our requests. The portion sizes were large and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back! More...

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OpenTable Diner

10 May 2017

As always a lovely evening. I enjoy bringing my friends and they invariably love it. AJ entertained and served us beautifully.

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BostonToAtlanta

6 May 2017

This was our second visit to Mari's Cucina. One of us had the Eggplant Parm and the other had one of the specials. The bread, the Caesar salad and the main courses were all delicious. Environment is casual and homey. Only downside are the chairs are hard and uncomfortable. More...

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Edmitch

6 May 2017

Birthday and Wedding Anniversary

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Stephen Riddle

30 April 2017

Awesome atmosphere, laid back/home-feel but that touch of that "upscaleness." Came to see a friend perform and had no clue where I was going and was very pleased with where I ended up. The food was good, the service was extremely accommodating and the Bloody Mary was excellent. It was quite a hike from Atlantic station but it's one I would make again if the occasion presents itself. More...

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Rabiah Singh

21 April 2017

This place is warm and welcoming and the food is WOW! It's a must try, the owners are awesome.

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MomK

20 April 2017

A little loud, even though there were not a lot of other diners present. Tasty, visually appealing food. Decent wine list, even though the server was very obvious about trying to steer us to the most expensive selection. Server could have been a little more pleasant/attentive. Had to ask for refills - NEVER a good thing at any restaurant. More...

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Edward W.

16 April 2017

3.75 stars.Mari's is a good little neighborhood Italian place tucked just off the main drag in Johns Creek.  We Uber'd in from Milton hoping to find decent, authentic Italian food in Georgia, a tough quest.The building is cool.  It looks like a stone farmhouse that could be on some farm in Tuscany.  You walk inside and the host station is in the same space as the bar.  Three young women hovered over the podium looking for our reservation with great concern until one of them said, "Follow me."  The small-ish dining room is open with high, two-story vaulted ceilings.  This makes the space quite loud, especially on this Saturday night visit when the place was packed.Tables are close together - close enough that whenever a server had to pass behind me when seated, they'd bump my chair.  There is an outside seating patio that I would highly recommend on warm evenings.Our server was very good, though a bit frazzled.  Our opening order of martinis came back with olives instead of the ordered twist, so a quick visit back to the bar and he brought us the correct drinks.  Martini glasses were of the stemless variety.  I know they are not as breakable as the stemmed, traditional martini glasses, but purists like me prefer the stemmed glasses.Bread came shortly thereafter.  It appeared to be a homemade loaf that was warm and tasty, but not your typical Italian bread.  Georgi-talian, perhaps?The delightful Miss M. had the chicken parm for dinner.  It came over pasta, and she said it was very good.  I saw a chicken saltimboca on the menu, so I asked the server if they could do that with veal.  Veal is the more traditional and popular preparation of the dish.  This question seemed to throw him for a loop.  "Let me check," says our guy...  He comes back and exclaims, "Yes, we can do that."  "Great!", I say, hoping for the best.  It was very good.  Nicely pounded and tender veal in a butter, sage and mushroom sauce.  I would order it again.There were a few hiccups in the service, and we had befriended our server by the end of the meal, so he comp'd us a cheesecake.  It was NY style, dense and delicious. Definitely worth the calories...While Mari's won't ever be confused with a typical Italian trattoria in Tuscany or even NY or Philly, it is a solid Italian place in suburban Atlanta.  It is as comparable to Vinny's in Alpharetta, less fancy than Mattone in Roswell, more authentic in ambience than Alpine and cleaner and brighter than Casa Nuova.  Is it worth the extra drive if you're not already in Johns Creek?  Probably not, but it should be on your list if you want to add someplace different to your favorite Italian restaurants in the Alpharetta area. More...

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Georgia

8 April 2017

The food was delicious and plentiful and our waitress, AdeLisa, was amazing. Very helpful with suggestions and very willing to adjust dishes to our dietary needs. Definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner

7 April 2017

Our first visit and we really enjoyed our meals. A little slow when business picked up.

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OpenTable Diner

28 March 2017

Love this place, only my second time here & food, service, ambience, intimate dining, everything was exceptional again. Special treat meeting the owners & talking with them, very genuine down to earth couple who made our night even better !! Definitely a place to try you will not be disappointed, very cozy & quiet like fine dining used to be without robbing the bank. They know how to do it for sure !!! More...

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Lisa Ambrosio

20 March 2017

The food , drinks , atmosphere were wonderful. The owners were mingling with the customers making sure everything was good . The drinks were amazing and the food was fantastic . My fettuccine alfredo was delightful . I am from NY so it was nice to taste fantastic food . Brought back memories . The food and drinks are reasonable . It is a must if you want great food and a wonderful environment. More...

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Katie

18 March 2017

Linguine and meatballs were fabulous. Fettuccini and shrimp good too. Salads out of this world.

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DinerKP

18 March 2017

There isn't an item on this menu that won't make you sigh and smile...feels like love in every bite

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Cynthia O.

18 March 2017

I went here with my husband and baby for our date night last Thursday. From the moment we walked through the door, to the time we left, everything was perfect. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! My husband ordered steak which was cooked to perfection, well seasoned and very tender. I orderder a chicken dish which I absolutely loved. The cherry on the top was when chef Alex (the owner) came out to meet us. He was very friendly, polite and absolutely down to earth. If you are looking for a great authentic Italian eatery you have to try this place. We will absolutely come back!! More...

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Llaro

17 March 2017

Consistently good, great atmosphere, wonderful owners that are welcoming and work hard!

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OpenTable Diner

16 March 2017

My wife and I came here for a date night. The service was exemplary; and the food was impeccable. Hats off to the chef. We'll definitely be back!

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Bob Hughes

16 March 2017

It's what the neighborhood needed. Affordable, delicious, and old school customer services. The owners are true and sincere. I'm hooked.

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Joey Brown

13 March 2017

We were invited by some to meet there for dinner last night and had a great time. Food was excellent as well as the atmosphere and employees. It was about 25 mile drive from our house but will be doing it again.? More...

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OpenTable Diner

12 March 2017

We always have memorable times at Mari's. We have celebrated birthdays, milestones, and holidays there and bring new friends any time we can. It is family.

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Tony C.

12 March 2017

Visited this gem on the recommendation of the owners Uncle. Must say I am s foodie and take my Italian Heritage very seriously. I can say in this Italian desert of a town that this restaurant is the real deal. It isn't trying to be something trendy, it's just like eating at your Nonna's. All menu items are must try, the   Calamari is the best anywhere, polpetti, and red sauce better than mine.You'll love it , trust me!Adam you're this best! More...

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Jodi J.

12 March 2017

I live right around the corner yet visited for the first time this weekend. It was crowded but not loud and quite comfortable. I thought we were in trouble when the hostess offered water and we asked for lemon and Splenda with it. She proceeded to tell us the drinks they had and did not serve Splenda. We told her what it was and she was still clueless. She brought the water and the sweetener tray. We showed her the yellow Splenda and she had never heard of it! She was so distracted she forgot the lemon. It got much better after that. Our server was great and attentive and the entrees were wonderful. I ordered the Rigatoni a la Vodka! It was perfect. I even took some home! My friend got the special sausage and peppers and it was also very good. The wine was overpriced but aren't all restaurant wines overpriced. A cheap Chianti was more than triple the shelf price. All in all it was a good evening. One of the male servers was singing at tables in a good Italian sort of way. We will be back!!' More...

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lcutter

11 March 2017

This was our first but def not our last time. We found Mari's by searching on Open Table and thought we would give it a try. Upon arrival, lots of staff standing around, so we were a bit worried... Our server, Gina, told us she liked the Goat Cheese appetizer so we gave it a try. So delish. We were worried it would be the best part of our meal - we had 2 previous bad new restaurant tries (not here). The garlic spread for the bread was also amazing. Loved the water carafe left on the table. 20 minutes after we sat, the place was full, so all that staff standing around was a good call! We had the caprese with aged balsamic, also good. Tried 2 different chicken dishes. Outstanding. The piccata was better but both really outstanding. This place is bout a 45 minute drive home but definately worth it. The prices are not outlandish and service was really great. Gina was friendly, sharing the story of Mari's. We will be back. More...

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RahimP

10 March 2017

We had a great time and the food was fantastic. The owners are awesome and they take time out to get to know their clients. We can't wait until we're back!

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Molly Richardson

9 March 2017

Love the environment, food and people! The outdoor patio is just perfect :)

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OpenTable Diner

8 March 2017

5 Stars all the way around! I had never been before, but will definitely be back! Food and ambience were terrific and our server, Jackson, made dinner really special. Highly recommend!

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Maureen Barnes Brooks

5 March 2017

From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. I am from the North and it reminded me home. The food was excellent from the antipasto (I recommend as a starter) to the eggplant parmigiana- yum!!! To dessert- try the cannoli! Will be back soon. More...

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Christopher Brooks

5 March 2017

Awesome dinner, awesome drinks, awesome atmosphere! You have to go here (and get the pounded veal chop!)

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GHJ3

4 March 2017

First timer. Lived in the area for a long time, but tough location to see it from the road (Jones Bridge). We were told about by a friend. This is a Great FamilyStyle Italian restaurant. Seems to have lots & lots of regulars. Food was very good. Authenic Italian food!!Atmosphere seemed like eating with lots of family. Servings are generous and Server was excellent. It is a bit noisy. But Hey!! You are with family!!Bar cocktails are good. Wine list could be improved; but "fit" the inexpensive, family type atmosphere. We stuck to the Banfi Classico Chianti. Loved the old movie on the wall - "Some Like It Hot!!" Bar was busy; and had sports on the TV's. We will back For Sure!! This is a great discovery. More...

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OpenTable Diner

4 March 2017

We have been there many times and love the food but service can sketchy.

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KEMMD

4 March 2017

Authentic NY Italian food, excellent service from hostess, waiter and servers. Owner is friendly, warm and welcoming. Handcrafted cocktail left something to be desired. Noise level was high. Everyone at our table remarked they wished more was done to curb the sound in the room. Outside of that, great neighborhood gem. More...

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OpenTable Diner

25 February 2017

This was our first time to your restaurant....party of 4. I made a reservation online. It was apparent when we checked in there was no table set aside for our party. First we were offered a high top table which I don't like those tables at a sports bar let alone an Italian restaurant. Next we were offered a table up front where all the commotion was. Finally we settled on a table in the back which was okay. My daughter's chair kept being bumped into as this table was in the path of the food coming out and being served. Food was okay. My dish had too much pepper. Restaurant is way too loud. My husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. No one asked if we were there for a special occasion. Reservation was made online. All in all my experience was disappointing. Would not recommend for a special occasion. Restaurant was far so uncertain if we would try again. More...

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Jgg4

25 February 2017

Food was delicious. Service was slow but to be expected as we were a group of 10. Very loud and difficult to hear conversations at the table.

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OpenTable Diner

25 February 2017

The staff are super friendly. The food is authentic NY Italian! Ambience is quaint. Old movies are shown on screen. All that and reasonable prices too! Gotta try this place. You won't be sorry. More...

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Ryan Johnson

22 February 2017

Had dinner VIA Uber Eats. It was excellent! Was fresh and tasted awesome

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Linda Muldowney Kellner

21 February 2017

Best food ever!!! We even had them cater an event. All our guest raved about the food. Especially the meatballs!!

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OpenTable Diner

18 February 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We celebrated my mother's birthday and we all had a great time. Don't leave without trying the Limoncello cake!

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AllanS

18 February 2017

Once again another fine meal at Mari's. Me and the wife had grouper that was to done perfectly and my guest had the short rib manicotti and shrimp scampi. There were no leftovers LOL. A fine glass of Pinot Grigio could not of been a better dinner anywhere. More...

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OpenTable Diner

18 February 2017

We went here for a Valentine's date. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Our waiter really made the difference. I would reccomend asking for Jackson. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and everything that he suggested was excellent. Additionally, Saturday is a great evening to go because of the specials they have prepared. Overall, this restaurant was a fantastic find and definitely a place I would come back to again. More...

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Cecil C.

18 February 2017

Took the family on a busy Saturday night and it was great.  Would be a good date night choice too. You can park across the street if the lot is full. Recommend reservations but we arrived early was seated almost immediately.  Stromboli appetizer was very good.  We ordered 5 different dishes so we covered the menu pretty well. Portions were large. Sometimes you get a little piece of lasagne but not here. Polo griglia was consensus table favorite along with chicken parm. Chicken picatta was too lemony. Desserts look great but we were to stuffed to try them. More...

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Sally G.

17 February 2017

Great local place. Super Friendly owners and waitstaff. Great food everytime  I'm from NYC And this is one of the best Italian restaurants I have found down here.

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OpenTable Diner

15 February 2017

Excellent Local Spot. Very Friendly Owners and Waitstaff. Our waiter Jackson was so nice!! Always great food. I'm from NYC and this is one of the best Italian Restaurants I've been to here.

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MarcoMarietta

14 February 2017

Mari's Cucina is upscale food preparation and unsurpassed service (ask for Jack) at an extremely affordable price. We were shocked when we saw the prices. Owner takes pride and is always speaking with customers. The entry and bar area are a bit crowded, but dining seating is generous and offers good privacy. Creative chef is an over-achiever at this pricing. Restaurant is customer-centric for special occasions like Valentine's Day. I'm sharing my accolades with a wide range of friends. Thank you, Marc Wall. Marietta, GA More...

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JayS

14 February 2017

Wonderful experience. Great service and incredible food

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ewg0

14 February 2017

We love this place and have eaten there many times.Valentine's Day I know is busy but did no expect the small dining room with little ambience and loud children in the room.It was good, but not as nice as usual More...

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OpenTable Diner

14 February 2017

The food was amazing! The grilled artichoke appetizer was so good. We had the veal and it was some of the best veal I've ever had. The owners Chad and Nikki were so welcoming. It felt like we had been friends forever. The customer service was top notch. If you want an energetic, fun dining experience with incredible food/pricing this is the place to go!! More...

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OpenTable Diner

12 February 2017

Wow, this is a most wonderful place in John's Creek. It feels like an Italian family neighborhood restaurant in New York or maybe Boston. Feels like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. I would highly recommend it, the chef is awesome with the meals that are served! Well done More...

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TATraveler

11 February 2017

A great find complete b/c of Open Table. Parking lot was packed, so we parked across the street. Arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation and was seated almost immediately. Restaurant was full and service was still prompt. Calzone appetizer was fantastic. Everyone ordered different meals and all were good. Large portions too. The classic Italian dishes were the best, Lasagna & Chicken Parm, but the others were really good also. Server made a mistake with the one order but was very apologetic and got it straightened out as quick as possible on a very busy night. This is a great place to bring the family, like we did, or great to just go as a couple on date night. More...

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RahimP

10 February 2017

I can't wait to visit this restaurant again. The fried ravioli was good but the people that work here were great!

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MargaretB

4 February 2017

It was our first time dining at Mari's. The hostess staff was very attentive, but our waiter lacked much knowledge of the menu. Also, he wasn't very personable after he realized we weren't ordering drinks. The young men who brought out our food were personable and upbeat...they may want to switch them out for the young man serving us. Overall, the food was delicious. I had the gf vodka pasta and my husband had the short rib pasta...his was a bit heavy on the sauce, but still delicious. Although he did have to ask for bread half way through our meal, we still would give it a second shot. More...

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OpenTable Diner

29 January 2017

Once again Mari's has outdone themselves for us ! I brought my beautiful bride here for her birthday at her request and it was nothing short of spectacular once again . We arrived a few minutes early on Sunday night and it was quite busy . We were sat immediately, and our waitress Gina was spot on . This place has the absolute best Italian food anywhere ! I grew up in NYC so I know Italian cooking - their bread is to die for, the veal sorrentina is aaaaamazing , and the meatballs baked with mozzarella are exquisite, my wife is addicted to the balsamic glazed salmon - they brought out a nice dessert platter with sparklers for her birthday and all sang to her . What a perfect evening ! ! I find myself looking forward to our next trip here every time to try everything else on this delicious menu ! This is for sure our go to place ! Highly recommend Mari's Cucina. More...

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Andrew Murray

28 January 2017

Fantastic owners, staff, environment, and good food!

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Widad Saad

27 January 2017

For the first time, our children joined us for our anniversary dinner (ages 8,5 &3) last night at Mari's Cucina. We loved every minute, dinner was delicious and the service was stellar. The little ones made their own pizzas as we enjoyed our appetizers and salads. Our server Jackson was so kind, patient and fun and the owner was so sweet and even treated us to dessert to celebrate. Highly recommend! More...

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Ron Murray

27 January 2017

Great food, wonderful owners, chefs, and regulars. Sit at the bar if you go. You'll have a great time. �

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Mike

26 January 2017

Great Italian restaurant NY style - good service! We have been there several times with new ownership!

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Emily Mobley

26 January 2017

Amazing food and Great service. We will definitely go back. Five stars all the way around!

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OpenTable Diner

24 January 2017

Mari's is officially a staple in Johns Creek! It was another fantastic meal. My wife asked for some changes to their standard menu items, she wanted goat cheese on the eggplant with the mushroom Marsala glaze on top of steamed vegetables (this was her creation). It was amazing!!! They say everything they make is homemade and fresh and they proved it us! Not only was the staff and chef accommodating to do so but the executive chef came to our table and checked to see if it was to her satisfaction!!! Happy wife happy life. Thank you Mari's for another excellent experience. Also they have a "mixologist" bartender which is new to me but holy cow - what a cool drink with fresh berries and fruit!! More...

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Phillip S.

17 January 2017

First time in and it was rock solid! Reminded me of the corner Italian restaurants we had growing up. The entire family that owns it was there and they could not have been more attentive as well as nice! The food for the most part was a hit. I had mussels  to start and the white sauce was unique and incredibly tasty. The Italian wedding soup was definitely non traditional and just OK. The entrees were all above average from eggplant parmigiana to rigatoni in a superb vodka sauce to veal and chicken saltimbocca. All of it along with the amazing service and wonderful atmosphere made me feel like I was home with family. The only reason I am withholding the fifth star is the pasta was way overcooked. We make pasta only one way Mr./Ms chef and that is al dente. Please taste it before you send it out. That said I will come back and come back often to this great find! More...

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Mary Beth Krone

15 January 2017

The food is spectacular and I'm always treated like family! I love this place!

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AnneMarie13

13 January 2017

Always amazing food and staff is fantastic. Never disappoints!

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Beverly O'Neal Fratto

8 January 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant outside of NYC! Great atmosphere, food, wine..and the GRAVY & pasta, oh my!

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Mary Bloom

7 January 2017

The food has been amazing every time I have been here! Service is incredible and definitely has a warm family feel.

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OpenTable Diner

6 January 2017

Love this restaurant! The staff are very attentive and go out of their way for you. The food is excellent, try the mussels or Salmon. This place feels like a neighborhood restaurant in New York. Definitely worth it to dine here. More...

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OpenTable Diner

31 December 2016

We will be back again for sure. Food was great. A lot more items on the menu as want to try.

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OpenTable Diner

27 December 2016

The food is outstanding! Our server was great and everyone is very friendly.

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Rory Shusted

25 December 2016

Fantastic Christmas Eve dinner. Accommodated a table of nine with ease! Great service, festive and an incredible meal. Thank you to the Mari's staff and hope you holidays are bright. See you in 2017!

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Midwestgirl

24 December 2016

Christmas eve dinner, it was an excellent choice. First time here and definately will return. It was busy, and had an up beat atmosphere, not stressed. With reservations, we were seated promptly. Our server Jack was terrific. His tables were full continously and he was still attentive, pleasant and conversational. We never felt rushed. The food was outstanding. Nice cheese plate to start, fresh sauces and pastas, and presentation was clean and unfussy. The Tiramisu was a nice finish shared, as we were so full. I had one of their signature cocktails that was delightful. Smooth sipping. The only issue presented was the low and empty stock of beer selections stated on the menu. More...

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OpenTable Diner

24 December 2016

Wonderful family feel and great service by AJ! We love Mari's for a date, meeting friends, or just hanging out. Thank you!

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REHT

24 December 2016

Great food-super service! A wonderful spot to enjoy Christmas Eve!

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OpenTable Diner

23 December 2016

Excellent food, great atmosphere and good fun. Kids made their own pizza . Everyone had a good time.

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Maria Benedetti Case

19 December 2016

Amazing find!! Can't wait to go back. Food was excellent. Started with apps of calamari and antipasto platter. My husband had the house specialty of the veal chop which was very tender. I had the Raviolis in a sausage and vodka sauce. I'm craving it again!! More...

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MajorFoodie

17 December 2016

We love the relaxed feel of this place – it was very comfortable and casual. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The raviolis and the rose sauce was amazing and the antipasti salad was excellent. There was not a dish on the table that anyone had issues with. My husband had the veal chop parmigiana and it was very tasty. Service was well-timed, friendly and helpful, wines were affordable and they had a very nice selection. More...

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Tlb023

10 December 2016

Food is always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner

9 December 2016

I loved the food,the place and the location!The workers are kind and beautiful.The food is really amzing,it's a real confort food.

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Mike Custer

8 December 2016

Fantastic food and amazing service. Some of the best Italian food I've ever had!

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Cheryl Maria Amari

4 December 2016

Exceptional!! Every course is amazing. And the staff, owners and chef are very friendly. What a fun place! Do not miss it! Best Italian in Atlanta!

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Wanda M.

2 December 2016

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great bartenders. Great owners. Just an all around great place. The fried goat cheese is amazing. I haven't had anything I don't like. More...

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Tina Mendicino

27 November 2016

Great food, excellent atmosphere. Our family has eaten there on numerous occasions and have always had a pleasant experience. Highly recommend!

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Sally Dupre

13 November 2016

Flashed Fried Goat Cheese was perfection, on a bed of lightly-dressed greens. Sushi-grade Salmon over spinach and roasted red pepper risotto...excellent. Oh and the pomegranate margaritas...loved it. More...

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Dan LaBert

30 October 2016

Good food (killer meatballs), cool vibe, great prices. I'll be back.

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K. Andrew T.

19 October 2016

Went here for my daughter's birthday.  The bruschetta is fantastic, absolutely fantastic.  The meatballs are delicious as well.  Definitely the place to go for chicken parm.  Go! More...

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OpenTable Diner

15 October 2016

Jules was great, ourserver and partner inthe restaurant

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MikeV

15 October 2016

The food at Mari's is excellent authentic NY Italian with a Sicilian touch. What makes Mari's special is the people. It is "family" owned in every sense of the word. Mari's people make you feel like you're a guest in their home. They enjoy serving you as much as you will enjoy their wonderful meals. More...

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OpenTable Diner

14 October 2016

Owners and staff make the meal better with a personal touch! Great for girls night.

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OpenTable Diner

14 October 2016

Wonderful prepared to order main courses. Love that they use organic when possible. Both times we have eaten here the owner has come over to the table and asked if all was okay and rechecked. Our waiter was the same person both times and very attentative. The baked eggplant was fantastic as well as the fried goat cheese. Enough on the menu for me as I am a vegetarian and love that the recipes are from the owners family! Ending the meal with that chocolate mousse cake, wow! More...

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Jill R.

11 October 2016

I ordered the Rigatoni A La Vodka through UberEATS and it's too die for! Simply delicious! It also camp with yummy bread! Definitely will be ordering again.

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justme

8 October 2016

good food, but extremely loud - they need to invest in some noise reduction technology as even as several tables left it remained hard to hear conversation at the table. The waitress was something you'd expect at wild wings or taco mac, - need to teach their people some soft skills. More...

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DocJim

7 October 2016

Excellent!!! Third trip and Mari's definitely delivers again.It was slow, not sure why other than the pouring rain, but service was outstanding and the food was great.

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Susan S.

2 October 2016

We met some friends at Mari's for dinner and drinks last night.  We sat outside and the whole staff was very attentive and welcoming. The food was prepared by Adam who was kind enough to come out to our table and inquire about the food. It was absolutely delicious. I had the chicken piccata with capellini and spinach and my husband had the ravioli. The staff were so attentive that we never had to ask for anything. We will be returning and recommending this place. More...

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DocJim

30 September 2016

This was our second visit to Mari's.This place is definitely a keeper. We met the owners the first night and they were very proud of their establishment.The result of the meal was extreme delight for both my wife and I. I've been missing the food we used to have in New England--well, Mari's has finally, after ten years, ended the search for a suitable replacement, by far.The foood (appetizers and main courses) for all us was outstanding and tasted great, to say the least.The service both times was outstanding.Best of all, when done, Mari's did not break the bank, the bill was very reasonable.Another side note, was that next door is a market that has a great sounding wine club with great prices for those so inclined.Obviously, I was extremely pleased by our dinners and Mari's is now our "go to" place for dining!!!Keep up the great work. More...

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Henry

27 September 2016

Our whole family went for my son's birthday. We had a great time and everyone had a great meal. This was our first time at Mari's and we loved it. We also lucky - the weather was cool (in late Sept in N Georgia) so we sat outside. That was nice, but we wouldn't do that again because the flies were quite annoying. But, other than that, all was great. More...

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OpenTable Diner

24 September 2016

Very good local restaurant. Beware for parties of 5 that you will get a table for 4. Tight fit with no options but worth the cramped table.

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Fajah

23 September 2016

Inside was noisy/energetic so we ended up eating outside and it was very nice for a Fall Atlanta evening. All of us enjoyed our meals and felt they were very good. Our waitress seemed to have our outside table and a number of inside ones so we didn't see her much. Probably would have liked a bit more attention but otherwise she was good. Would rank as one of the better Italian restaurants in the area. More...

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MikeV

23 September 2016

Festive environment and fabulous food. Mari's Rocks!

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Helen Breier

22 September 2016

Ooo Lala. You must go here because you won't want to go anywhere else once you do.

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Donna Glausier Hubbard

19 September 2016

Incredible food, friendly staff, great atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner

17 September 2016

Great service from Trent the bartender! Awesome chx parmesan and eggplant parmesan! We'll be back ...

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Alex

17 September 2016

Delicious meal. Two different appetizers, four different entrees, and two desserts. All excellent. Everyone left happy. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Llaro

17 September 2016

We been here several times and every dish has been constantly fabulous! Thanks for a great evening! Looking forward to the next time!!!

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Brent

16 September 2016

Excellent food. Our server Tripp was very good and knowledgeable. Cannot wait to return.

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Andrew B.

12 September 2016

The fact that this place happens to be a pokestop completely added a star to my review.  The food is decent.  Some items are very good and others are just ok, but it isn't too expensive so I don't mind coming back.  It's located it little off the main road so you won't find it unless you are looking for it.  In general, I like this restaurant.  The food isn't mind blowing Italian food, but its good and worth the price. More...

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Allan Segal

11 September 2016

The best Italian food since I arrived in the Atlanta area. And it's just not the food it's the way they make you feel. Like your home or at a family dinner. From the wait staff to the owners i have always felt welcomed. Try it you will feel the same . Allan More...

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Foodguy

9 September 2016

Food is completely off the hook and service was fabulous!!!!!!

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D. K.

3 September 2016

My husband is a picky eater only because he has good taste! I knew just where to take him to satisfy his Lasagna  craving...Mari's! He didn't even save me a bite! To sum it up... Wonderful service and hospitality we will definitely be back...Thanks Chad and Niki! More...

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JohnR

2 September 2016

Awesome - Best Italian food and experience!! A must experience!

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JerryM

27 August 2016

Probably the only negative was that several said their bar drinks were not very good. I had wine so mine was fine. The food was exceptional!

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JAW61

27 August 2016

Great location, quality food. Owners and staff very friendly.

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MariaM

26 August 2016

Food and Service are both excellent! I will go back!

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Greg F.

26 August 2016

Exceptional experience with great service and fabulous delicacy. If going out for a great meal or a great time it's the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner

21 August 2016

It was our first time and well worth it! The food was good, hearty Italian fare and very close to what I am eating in New Jersey these days. We had a 2:30 reservation on Sunday, not realizing that they close at that time, by they made us feel welcome. The bloody Mary's were also amazing!!! I really recommend this place More...

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Disappointed

20 August 2016

Wow!! We'll be back to try more!! My wife loved the Pasta Bolognese and I can't say enough good things about the Veal Sorrentina and Clams Casino. The wait staff is very attentive and the couple that own's the restaurant took a great deal of time to chat with us and many other diners throughout the night. They're very hands on owners that care very deeply about the food and service along with creating a wonderful dining experience at a great value. We're looking forward to returning soon and spreading the word. Mari's is the definition of a hidden gem. More...

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MikeV

20 August 2016

This is the real thing! True NY Italian food by the finest people. Their passion for great food and a warm personal experience is exceptional! Mari's never disappoints...

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HLR73

13 August 2016

We went to Mari's to hang out and dine with a group of neighborhood friends. It was fantastic! The food is very reasonably priced and so very delicious. Our server was nice and attentive and he laughed at our jokes so that always wins with us. He was a great guy! We had a really good time and we'll definitely be back. More...

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Mari

13 August 2016

This was our first time dining here and we enjoyed it! This is like a neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food. The atmosphere is energetic and a nice change from chain restaurants. If I had any complaints they did not offer a good Pinio Grigio wine which I usually like to drink, but they had other good wine choices. I am looking forward to dining at Mari's again! More...

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Janine

7 August 2016

Lovely niche of a restaurant! Good was good and service as well!

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JodiR

5 August 2016

Awesome food. Reminds me of a NY restaurant. Friendly service. Willing to accommodate special requests. Definitely recommend.

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Graham W.

2 August 2016

Great food and service! Awesome wine selection. Had their vegetarian pasta and calamari both of which were excellent! On our second visit, ordered the cheese plate. The cheese was almost too cold but I appreciate  the fact that it wasn't sitting out on a counter for days. This is a hidden "gem" and definitely worth a try. More...

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MikeV

16 July 2016

The food is authentic New York Italian. The owners are teriffic! Very sincere and warm.

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emilette

9 July 2016

Food was excellent and portions were large. Was quite loud once the dining room got full.

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DianeP

9 July 2016

Quiet evening with friends. Wait staff was attentive and made good suggestions of wine and entrees. Highly recommend Mari's

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M A.

3 July 2016

My family and I are visiting for the weekend. We were highly recommend to Mari's and let me tell you...they lived up to every expectation!!First, the decor was beautiful. High ceilings, warm colors and very airy. They had a projector television playing some films and the music was very eclectic. The staff was super courteous and polite. Very attentive with our drinks and food, we weren't disappointed with service at all. Now to move on to the delicious foodTo start we had the bruschetta, grilled artichokes, mussels (red sauce and white) and the pesto shrimp. All were flavorful and delicious. My favorite appetizer was the mussels in the white sauce. Each mussels dish comes with a thick slice of bread for those who like dipping bread into sauce!For dinner we had chicken piccata (altered to shrimp since I don't eat meat) the rest of my family had the fettuccine Alfredo, veal Sorentino (which is highly recommended dish), pork loin dish, eggplant parmigiana and the balsamic salmon. For dessert we had the lemonicello cake...let me say...you cannot leave this restaurant without having a slice of this cake. One bite I melted in my seat it was so delicious.We enjoyed the food and the service and whether this restaurant is near or a bit of a drive for you, it's truly worth every flavorful minute! More...

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williamf

24 June 2016

from appetizer to desert, food was fantastic .... though they need to be more generous with sauces or we'll go elsewhere. ... I had the Bolognese on rigatoni and just not enough sauce... The bruschetta, salads, other entrees, and cannolis were awesome. More...

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OpenTable Diner

24 June 2016

Mari's felt like an old-fashioned, neighborhood gathering spot. Everyone seemed to know everyone, and it really had a feeling of 'home'. This was our first time dining at Mari's, and they made us feel like we were part of the family. With regard to the food, my wife ordered one of their specials (scallops w risotto); however, it wasn't quite to her liking (the risotto was undercooked, and the scallops were a bit overcooked). No worries, though - they went above and beyond to resolve the situation. Our server asked if she wanted anything else, and she went with bolognese & penne (the sauce was amazing - simple, but a proper bolognese). I had the rigatoni a la vodka (also amazing - the fennel sausage addition helps elevate things quite a bit). As another example of excellent customer service, our server brought each of us a glass of wine, gratis. We then received visits from the chefs/owners, as they wanted to apologize and make sure we were completely satisfied at that point in time. Finally, the one owner insisted on buying dessert for us, so we took a slice of limoncello cake home with us. Overall, we had a wonderful evening, the food was fantastic, and we had a lot of fun. We will definitely go back - we live about 45 min away, but it's worth the drive. The menu has so many choices, and we could have gone in so many different directions. This is 'old school' NYC Italian food, and that alone would have made us go back. But, the customer service we received sealed the deal - above and beyond! Thank you! More...

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Frank Seidman

23 June 2016

The service was excellent the food was delicious and the prices were reasonable

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Mike H.

22 June 2016

A perfect casual dining experience. I took my wife and two children and everyone was very pleased with their dinner.

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MoniqueZ

19 June 2016

Mari's is a great neighborhood restaurant w/ a patio if you like eating outdoors. The staff is amazing. We had a great Father's Day experience!

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AmandaS

10 June 2016

This is a hidden gem! The food is delicious, owners and guest were amazing. My friend and I are already planning our next visit.

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Matt G.

7 June 2016

We absolutely love this place. The food is great and they some wonderful dishes unlike the typical Italian restaurant. The fried goat cheese app is amazing. Short Rib Manicotti or Short Rib Papperdelle are two of my favs. The Shrimp Scampi is amazing as well. We dine and and often get delivery which is very convenient. More...

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Ben N.

5 June 2016

TL:DR- Shrimp scamp is delish.- Owners are rad- Bartender is super.Ok so this place is WAY close, and we need to come here more often.The drink selection is top notch, the food is superb, and the waiting staff are phenomenal.Thanks so much for a great experience, and great food! More...

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DanielG

2 June 2016

Love the atmosphere. Great place.

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John Willnow

31 May 2016

Everything! The food is a 10+. I highly recommend it a must for anyone that Loves Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner

26 May 2016

The food was amazing and the staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner

26 May 2016

We reserved a table to celebrate our sons graduation. We have one with a Celiac allergy, a Vegan and meat eaters in our group, finding a restaurant can be challenging. Our server was extremely knowledgable regarding the importance of cross contamination and the menu was filled with gluten free items. Every single person at our table of 6, was extremely complimentary on the entire experience. We were greeted by management and felt very welcome and appreciated. The dishes were filled with flavor, the ambiance was comfortable, the staff was extremely friendly and overall we cannot wait to return. More...

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Keith C.

26 May 2016

I love this place.   It has such a warm vibe and great food.  My daughter was able to make her pizza at the table.  Awesome idea!!  My seafood pasta was perfect.   The owner Nicky who is usually at the bar is  sweet and hospitable.  She is just phenomenal.   I love seeing good people running a great family restaurant. Give it a try....the food is great and the owner cares if you are enjoying yourself.   You will love it! More...

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Maureen B.

23 May 2016

Hidden gem!!!  Don't go out often for dinner, but will definitely be back here.  From upon entering to the time we left the service was exceptional!  Atmosphere and staff made you feel lije family.  The manager Juliana was very attentive and it felt like 5 star service and food at a reasonable price.  Everything ordered was excellent.  I had the eggplant parmigiana which is one if my favorites when at an Italian restaurant.  I later found out it was from a family recipe, and you could taste the love put into the dish!!!  One of the best I've had anywhere. The meatballs are a must try!!! More...

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Scott Parker

23 May 2016

You just can't understand how good the food and atmosphere is in here until you experience it for yourself...do yourself the favor of experiencing it...please

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Fransau Miguel McDonald

22 May 2016

Absolutely love it! Had my wife's surprise birthday party here and everything from the service to the food was amazing! The staff actually helped with the surprise. The owners Chad and Nicki greeted our party and made sure our night went well! If you are looking for good food and a great time you need to come here! More...

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Misswan

20 May 2016

A friend and I went to Mari's on a Friday night. The staff were so friendly and the food was delicious. I got salmon and my friend got italian wedding soup amd the caprizi salad. We both loved our food. The owners stopped by our table to make sure everything was good. They were so personable. Oh and we got the tiramisu and it was amazing. Lots of family and groups were there. It was very lively. My only small issue was the noise level that made it hard to hear but that was probably because it was raining and everyone was inside. I will definitely go back. More...

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OpenTable Diner

19 May 2016

Great spot for warm friendly attention and delicious food!

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Jill R.

17 May 2016

This review is regarding a PARTY, not a regular dinner. We had a graduation party here for 6 Johns Creek H.S. students and it was probably the best party we've been to all year. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant shut down for us since we had a party of about 140 people and our menu was: Mista Salad, Caesar Salad, Pizza (cheese and pepperoni), Penne in Pink Sauce and mini cannoli. Help before and after the party was exceptional, the food was delicious and the staff was as accommodating as they could be. I would highly recommend having your school or club social event here. Pro-tip - work with the GM to get the party setup and it's always wise to get a contract in advance. More...

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Lisa J.

17 May 2016

I love coming for lunch and tried the caprese salad this time around.....OMG it is delicious! One of the owners Niki recommended adding chicken to it and it took this simple dish to another level. The chicken is tender and flavorful, the tomato is juicy and fresh and the added basil and balsamic is heaven sent. I topped it off with a glass of buttery Chardonnay......don't know how effective I'll be getting back to work today but I'm happy! More...

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OpenTable Diner

11 May 2016

Went there for lunch and it was excellent From start to finish. Service was excellent and food was very tasty. Had the grillia salad, it was soo good and the chicken parm hero. Finally a place that tenderizes the chicken and makes it from scratch. Can't wait to bring a few friends. The place is hard to find so map it. Cool spot once you get there. More...

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OpenTable Diner

10 May 2016

From the warm, friendly greeting at the door to our amazing service by our waiter we were thoroughly impressed. Both wine and food suggestions by our waiter were completely on point and enjoyable. My Filet mignon was cooked spot on and served hot and extremely tasty. The special desert was a fantastic end to a most enjoyable evening! Cannot wait to dine again at Mari's More...

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OpenTable Diner

8 May 2016

We entertained my wife and her mother along with the rest of the family for Mother's Day. Our meals were wonderful and the service was friendly and efficient. Our first visit, but we'll be back. More...

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Tamra Metts

1 May 2016

Amazing Food, Wine selection and Service! Great atmosphere...Thank you!

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ChrisB

30 April 2016

Excellent food! Great atmosphere and great service. I highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner

19 April 2016

Talk of the town!!Let me start by saying this place on all levels is nothing short of fantastic . This was our fourth time dining here and each time has been just like the first , spectacular ... Everywhere we seem to be in the Johns Creek and Alpharetta area there is a huge buzz about Mari's Cucina and we are happy to say we have finally found our go to spot . It really is a family affair, the owners make you feel at home each and everytime . The food is always mouth watering and fresh . If you have not tried this place you need to do so. We will be back with all of our friends for many years to come . Cheers !! More...

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amy a.

17 April 2016

Mari's Cucina is an amazing addition to the Jones Bridge corridor. The food is outstanding and the portions generous. The balsamic salmon is delicious but the veal sorrentino is my favorite.  I'm also a huge fan of the griglio salad. Other favorites include short rib manicotti and the artichoke appetizer. Wait staff is attentive and servers kept the water glasses filled. This is our new favorite eating place in John's Creek. More...

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Savanna B.

10 April 2016

It was awesomeness. DoneAll the food was good. Lemoncello cake is pheonamenal. Everything was cooked to perfection. Very satisfied:)

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John O.

5 April 2016

Excellent excellent food and large portions. We came with Scout mob discount and left completely satisfied. We will definitely be back. Going to bring my wife's father next time. More...