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Mario's Italian Cafe

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42104 Washington St, Indio, CA 92201
760-772-6100
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mama Mia This Place Is Great

We are never disappointed here...It is not fine dining but the restaurant is packed all the time...We were lucky to get a table on a Friday night...Great Saltimbocca and portions are huge...You won't be disappointed either...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
culdad
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Rancho Murieta, California
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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with a group of 7 for lunch. The server was excellent and the food was tasty, fresh and modestly priced. Highly recommend.

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Regina, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is really good. You may have to wait 20 minutes or so to get in but the wait is well worth it. I had the cannelloni. It is by far the best I have ever had. My husband had the mostaccioli and he loved it. Yes, it is busy, but that makes it all the more Italian....lots of... More 

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Thank Vacationlover155042
Rancho Murieta, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are never disappointed here...It is not fine dining but the restaurant is packed all the time...We were lucky to get a table on a Friday night...Great Saltimbocca and portions are huge...You won't be disappointed either...

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Thank culdad
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family Italian restaurant with very reasonable prices. Portions are large so most diners will "take some home"---very large menu with lots of options. Not fancy, just great food---highly recommended.

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Thank Wheatgrowers
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Mario's a few times in the last couple of years. The food is good, the service is fair. Good place to go for a quick meal. You're not going to impress a date here but it's okay.

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Thank BradSeattle3
Santa Barbara, Cal., USA
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 18 people for a birthday party and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food was delicious, the prices were reasonable and the service was outstanding. I would encourage people to try this restaurant.

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Thank bigedinsb45
Fruitland
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are fancier places to get your Italian fix in the Chochella Valley but Mario will serve good quality at a fair price. The full sized portions are huge. I have to remind myself that the smaller portions that they will offer you are plenty for seniors like me. The $9.99 menu offers the full variety of Italian dishes. Salads... More 

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Thank PrettyGoodGolfer
Edwardsville, Illinois
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to have pizza on Sunday nights at home, so we continued that tradition during our month in Palm Desert. We visited Mario's for pizza which was very good (the service was great too), and picked up a take out menu for a future dinner in the condo. We ended up ordering the takeout the next night and it... More 

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Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Mario's several times and found it reliably excellent as well as a terrific value. A wide selection of $9.99 entrees and full glasses of wine for $5.95 are both surprisingly good quality.

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Thank ChuckieFlorida
Albany, Oregon
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are reviewing Mario's on Ave 48. We could not find it in the listings for Mario's in Indio. We'd just like to say we had a great dinner there tonight. Also, we were there during happy hour and we got a very full glass of wine for $2 each. We will definitely be visiting here again while staying in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42104 Washington St, Indio, CA 92201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-772-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?