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Mario's Italian Restaurant

Experience a true taste of Italy tonight. Voted Rochester's best Italian Restaurant and Rochester's best brunch. At Mario's you are not just a customer, you are our special guest.
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340 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(340 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 340 reviews
5 stars
(198)
4 stars
(92)
3 stars
(37)
2 stars
(11)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(203)
  • great for brunch(158)
  • good for groups(151)
  • romantic(115)
  • fit for foodies(98)
  • notable wine list(69)
Mario's Italian Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/28/2012
 2012
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Review 2 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/19/2013
 2012
Dined on 5/19/2013
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/19/2013
 2012
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Review 3 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 4 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Into the sunset

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"After a several year hiatus, we ventured back to Mario's in homage to their long-standing success, as this was their last day of business--the property is being developed for a Whole Foods store. We are sad to see this end of an era; the place has become a Rochester institution, and the food among the 4 of us was delicious and imaginative. Wish they could stick around, as we would certainly go back, but the redevelopment of the property is probably a more lucrative venture."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 5 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Will be missed

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Love this place so much and so sad to see it go
Marios is better than a whole foods
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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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Review 6 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
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Review 7 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Losing a Good Friend

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We recently dined at Mario's Italian Restaurant, a place we have been to MANY times in the past. Unfortunately, we will not ever be able to go there again - because they're CLOSING!!! We have celebrated several special occasions there, and have enjoyed this restaurant so much we have even rented a room at the Comfort Inn directly across the street, in order that we NOT have to drive the 30+ miles home after enjoying dinner and a few drinks there. Mario's has definitely been our FAVORITE restaurant in the Rochester area for some time now. The atmosphere is comfortable, and just romantic enough. The staff, from check-in through bar, through all the wait- staff that we have ever had there, have ALWAYS been wonderful. And the food has ALWAYS been GREAT! Our sincere hope is that this restaurant does, in fact, reopen at some other location in the future. If it does, you can be assured that my wife and I will be there as soon as we can - although we may not be able to use the same Comfort Inn for our "stayover"! We will miss you, Mario's; thank you for the wonderful experiences and the very fond memories!"
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Going to miss it. :-(

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 9 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We'll miss you, Mario's!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This was our last visit to Mario's prior to its closing in December 2015. We are only hoping that Mario will open another restaurant with the same wonderful menu somewhere in the Brighton/Pittsford area. We have enjoyed this restaurant through the years and even when it was located on East Ave before it moved to Pittsford 20 years ago. Wishing Mario, his family, and the entire staff much luck with their new endeavors. Thank you for all of your years of service to our community. Thankfully, 'sister restaurant' Bazil is still open!"
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2005
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Review 10 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Loss of an Institution

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When I learned this holiday season would be Mario's last, I immediately booked a table during my Thanksgiving visit to Rochester. You would be hard-pressed to find a Rochesterian who doesn't have a series of special memories at Mario's - birthdays, sports banquets, and family dinners. I sincerely hope the Daniele Family reopens at a new location. It would be a shame for such a special place to shutter their doors forever, all for a Whole Foods."
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sad it's closing

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Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was very nicely priced for the extensive variety available to us during the brunch."
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 13 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/06/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 15 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/03/2015
 2007
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Review 16 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 17 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2013
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 18 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food as always!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love the food, especially the roasted leg of lamb at the Champagne Brunch. I rave about it to everyone I know. The service is always excellent.
I'm really sorry you're closing. I hope you do reopen some day soon. I'm going to miss feeling like family!
Best of luck,
Lisa O.
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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 22 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent We will miss Marios.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"So sorry that it is closing. We look forward to when it is rebuilt"
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 23 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was good. Wanted better bread selection

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2004
Special Features: romantic
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Review 25 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 26 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 27 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sad to see it go

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Mario's has been a stand-out restaurant for decades. Mario and his family crafted a special place. The waitstaff are a cooperative, precision-trained team. They are tight-knit, with many working there for decades. The authentic Italian menu is based on Mario's frequent trips to his family's home in Italy, sprinkled with Italian-American comfort food. Brunch at Mario's is a thing to behold. Served buffet style, brunch is a way to sample many of the house staples. It is easy to get distracted by the towering central dessert table and serving stations, but do not miss the array of imaginative salads that surround the room, most of which are not on the daily menu.
Sadly Mario's is closing in December 2015 to make way for a Whole Foods. It's an end to an era."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

out of food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We arrived at Mario's at 4PM hoping for an early dinner...they serve until 7:30. The service was excellent, but they were running out of food, especially at the carving station. No lamb(my favorite), no pork and by our last pass thru, no beef...they had actually brought out a canned ham! Other things were also running out and not being replenished. It was very loud and hard for conversation. I understand that the restaurant is closing soon, but other than the service, I feel they already have. We won't be in a hurry to return."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 30 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 31 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thank you for your years of service.

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Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 33 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Ok spot after heard bad things.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I enjoyed the food it so much the wait. I had reservations and I still waited thirty minutes to be seated. I didn't care for that too much"
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 35 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/19/2015
 2007
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Review 37 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 39 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 40 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 41 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Mario's: A Rochester Classic Will Be Missed

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I dined at Mario's on a Friday evening one last time before it closes its doors on December 23, 2015 to make way for a Whole Foods Market. Mario's has been a special occasion restaurant for us over the years where we celebrated graduations, had weekend brunch and appreciated the unique dining experience.
Everything was served piping hot. We ordered a couple of small plates, something of a prequel to appetizers. The Warm Olives featured assorted olives, citrus zest, Calabrese
balsamic and roasted garlic. What a wonderful, aromatic combination of flavors! We also had the Parmigiano Board which included paper thin slices of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese,
grilled ciabatta and house pickled grapes.
Our appetizer, the Porcetta Sliders was a wonderful texture and taste combination including slow roasted rosemary rubbed tender pork, roasted garlic remoulata, arugula, flash fried pork cracklings, a fresh baked pretzel roll but the promised House pickles were missing from the plate.
Our entrees were terrific. My husband's NY Strip Steak was expertly done and the side of homemade gnocchi was incredible and reminiscent of the Mario's of yesteryear and hopefully of the future! I had the Seafood Cioppino, a generous combination of seafood in a spicy San Marzano tomato broth. It was supposed to also include market fresh fish, but there was none I could detect in the dish.
Our whole meal (no alcohol), including tip, was $120 which was a reasonable amount for a special occasion dinner.
Mario's is worth one last meal. We are hoping the owners find a new location soon where we will once again be eager customers."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 42 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/14/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 43 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a fantastic place for an Italian meal or a goo steak. Too bad it is closing in December 2015"
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 45 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Mario's of Rochester

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Fantastic find and the founder (Mario) walks around greeting every guest, entertaining children and creating a very pleasant environment. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and the food and drinks came out quickly and everything was fantastic. The prices were very reasonable but sadly we found out the restaurant is closing 12/31/15. Although it will re-open at another location in 2016, they still do not have the new location selected. Highly recommend you get to this gem before it closes at the end of the year."
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great as Always

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was wonderful. We are very disappointing that Mario's will be closing at the end of December. The place was packed when we were there. Not your typical conditions for a place that will be closing soon."
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 49 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Mario's Italian Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"It is always a pleasure dining at Mario's."
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2014
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