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Mario's Italian Cafe

42104 Washington St, Indio, CA 92201
760-772-6100
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Ranked #16 of 112 restaurants in Indio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Pahrump, Nevada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

4 of us went for dinner and love it. Had the Eggplant with sausage, hubby had a Pastrami Sub. The soup was wonderful. Brought half of it home. I lived in Indio for 25 years and became a full time motorhome traveler 9 years ago. I had eaten here 2 times while I lived here and it is much improved.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went after tennis at Indian wells. Good selection, fast service. Would definitely return. Only 10 minutes from tennis center.

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Indio, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mario's is one of the local favorites. Always good service, modest prices and good Italian food. Nothing gourmet here but you can enjoy some of the favorite dishes. They have a smaller portion that is perfect or the large serving that most people need a doggie bag. There are several restaurants located through out the Coachella Valley and all offer... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Marios' Cafe is a hidden treasure. Friends familiar with the area introduced us to this Cafe. It is "hidden" in a strip mall . Apparently there are three of them in Indio but we went to the one on Jefferson ( I think) Fast service and good food . I had the Veal Parmesan , my husband had the Shrimp... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We just stopped in here one morning for breakfast not expecting anything, just food and quick. What a surprise! The food was fantastic. The breakfast was very tasty. My wife and I both left there commenting on how good it was and we just dropped in because we were hungry. Try it!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A friend told us we needed to check out Mario's Italian Cafe because they had a $5 glass of wine...filled to the brim. In fact they advertise that they have the largest glass of wine in the valley. We went on a Saturday night around 7 pm and the restaurant was about 75% full. There was no hostess to seat... More

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Fruitport
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lots of choices on the menu. It was busy with two large groups but we had good service. The food was great and the portions huge. (We should have split a plate since we were traveling and couldn't take it with us). Nothing fancy just good Italian food.

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Bermuda Dunes, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Food was decent, customer service was not ok. One evening after a long day of sports with the kids we decide to walk into Mario's and place an order to go. There was an extra wait time which was fine with us. I sat and waited and decided to order an ice tea to drink while I waited. My glass... More

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Indio, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Go here regularly. Lots of choices and always good flavor and hot. Prices reasonable and u usually won't come away without a doggy box. House wine great value. If u just want a good hot and tasty meal with out all the hoopla try it!

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Palm Springs, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a Great restaurant for Italian food. The specials menu is long with many items and is very tasty with the portions huge. The Chablis and Chianti house wines are great and happy hour prices are excellent. Garlic bread was delicious. Service was great. Lots of people coming in so go early. Good value for the valley. Will go... More

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