Marino likes to fish
MARINO Roberto, with his infectious smile and distinctive moustache, is one of the Whitsunday’s most loveable personalities.
Owner and operator of Marino’s Deli, Marino has been an Airlie Beach resident and business owner for 27 years. Marino and his wife Yvonne have really made a mark on the town, with their deli now serving the second generation of their original customers.
When he’s not busy in the kitchen, Marino likes to cast a line or potter around the garden.
“Because the trees, they don’t talk to you, and the fish neither,” he said with a laugh.
What do you do to chill out?
I like going out fishing with friends and doing some gardening.
Where’s the best place to eat in the Whitsundays?
Marino’s Deli, of course!
Last movie you saw in the cinemas?
The Water Diviner.
What do you do for work?
I own Marino’s Deli in the Whitsunday Shopping Centre.
What is your plan for the next 12 months?
To keep serving all my customers, as usual.
Any last words?
Thank you to everyone who supports us here at Marino’s.
GOOD COOK: Marino's Deli owner Marino Roberto is a familiar face here in Airlie Beach.
Photo: Rory Sheavils