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Don Mario

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AV. 10 Calle 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
044 984 8034582
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA...
ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA FOOD AND MEXICAN FOOD, EVERYTHING PREPARED BY THE OWNER MARIO, THE CHEF
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Genuine Italian cuisine

We were looking for a restaurant away from the madding crowd (Avenida 5) and found it in Don Mario. The owner is from Milan so the menu is genuine Italian. We ate there three times during our stay of six nights and found the standard to be high. There is also a good wine list at reasonable prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
John B
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Waterford, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Worst service ever. The waiter was rude, the food is bad! Linguini was soaked in oil (or bad butter), the bruschetta came with cheese, although not written on menu and after the waiter was told that one of us has severe dairy alergies. Saw us "scratching" the chese from the toast, but did not offer to change it for non... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant away from the madding crowd (Avenida 5) and found it in Don Mario. The owner is from Milan so the menu is genuine Italian. We ate there three times during our stay of six nights and found the standard to be high. There is also a good wine list at reasonable prices. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The best Pizza at Playa del Carmen. A real Italian pizza. Also price is really adjusted and the place is great!

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Christina Lake, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Came upon Don Mario's while out searching for somewhere new off 5th ave. Checked out the menu out front. Was not accosted by the waiter standing beside it, just let us look without saying a word, that was nice. Had what we were looking for so decided to give it a try. Nice little table for 2 outside just off... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I've lived here for many years and never ate here before till yesterDay and I have to say I was very impressed! The beef carpaccio to start, was very well served! It came with lots of arugula and parmesan! For the price was very well served! Not expensive at all! The pastas menu is extensive as well! I love raviolis... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a Italian i must say it was not so good. I are gnocchi but they were not really good and I tasted a peace of focaccia. Didn't like it . Service was good and they are friendly but if you are used to Italian kitchen you will be disappointed

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Delicious authentic pizza and a great wait staff. Quaint atmosphere, not busy, great for kids. Ours loved the pizza margherita. Salad with fresh, mixed greens was large and full of vegetables.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped in the other night for dinner. Had calamari and a pizza and the girls had pasta dishes. Pizza was good, calamari was above average, girls said pasta was good. Service was good and prices were respectable.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is 1 block off the main tourist strip 5th ave But it is well worth the detour, this food is cheaper and much better then you will find on the strip, and it is usually less busy also ---- Real fire cooked pizza, great pasta, great service, and a nice location.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of my favorite pizzas in Playa del Carmen by far, other dishes like pasta and meet are very good. Service lately has been slow but I guess they are changing personal. Located on 10th avenue the prices are not as high as on 5th Avenue and the food is much better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: AV. 10 Calle 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 044 984 8034582

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

Description

ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA FOOD AND MEXICAN FOOD, EVERYTHING PREPARED BY THE OWNER MARIO, THE CHEF

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