I had dined here prior to moving to NYC. I have never had a mediocre meal here, everything has always been top notch. Everytime I have out of towners visiting, we go to Marinella's. Atmosphere can be both quiet and romantic or enjoyed by a group. Recommend sitting in the front dining room, more atmosphere. Have always enjoyed the Mussells, the lamb chops, the portabella mushroom is out of this world, even the simple pasta dishes are wonderful. I recommend that you not use the menu and order off the chalk board. Have also ordered things that we not on the menu, like broccoli rabe and gnocchi, and it was delicious. Now that I have moved out of the NYC area, I am looking forward to my visit this Sat. It is always the first thing we think of when we think dinner in NYC.