Fish is in the Marino “blood” and even their name translates to “the sea,” and the family visits Naples regularly for new Neapolitan comfort food dishes. Here the most popular pasta dishes vie with the freshest fish and seafood in town. It is tradition: Dad, Ciro Marino, had been a popular and well-respected customer among Los Angeles American and Asian wholesalers for decades. He always boasted that the first place he visited on arrival were the fish markets.
Among Marino’s popular, traditional Italian fish dishes served, the whole branzino, roasted in salt and deboned tableside, has become a signature.
Fish is also the star of the 28th annual “La Vigilia” on Christmas Eve at Marino Ristorante. The traditional Neapolitan Christmas Eve feast that’s also known as Feast of the Seven Fishes.