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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: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food in Indio!

What a great and surprising find!! After a daunting 3-hour drive from LA, hubby and I were famished and exhausted, and decided to stop by the first place we could find that appealed to both of us that wasn’t necessarily fast food. We pulled up, my husband goes inside to place our order, and about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times when visiting Palm Desert. Food was very good, very reasonably priced, however the preparation time and service was sub-par. Not usual. Several tables around us were also making comments. Went on April 23rd. Will cause us to rethink going again soon.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a great and surprising find!! After a daunting 3-hour drive from LA, hubby and I were famished and exhausted, and decided to stop by the first place we could find that appealed to both of us that wasn’t necessarily fast food. We pulled up, my husband goes inside to place our order, and about 15 mins later, emerges with... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Four of us ate here for $63.60, (plus Tax and Tip). Four glasses (full by the way) of Merlot Included. Just the right size of serving, no need to leave anything or take out the excess. Good fast and friendly service. We will be back. Oh, by the way it is not in Indio, it is in Bermuda Dunes.

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Indio, California
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46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Marios has several locations throughout Coachella Valley. They have special prices on smaller plates and the biggest glass of wine for $5 all day. I like the white pizza and enjoy their homemade sausage. this is not gourmet, but a good family place to satisfy your craving for Italian food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We go to Mario's 2-3 times a month for lunch or dinner. They have a great variety at very reasonable prices. Our favorites, are the small anti-pasta salad (which we share) the Italian sausage parmesan , and pizza. We like the Indio location or the Jefferson location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food and of course a big glass of wine! Highly recommend for lunch and dinner.

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San Jose
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124 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great food at good prices. We were sorely disappointed by an outing at another Italian restaurant in the area. We took our chances on Mario's but were skeptical it was in what looked like a strip mall. We all had the "lite" portions. It was plenty of food with no leftovers. The lasagna had lots of meat, the shrimp scampi... More 

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Indio, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going here for 10 years and the food is always good and the people who waqit the tables are knoledgable and prompt with the food. Always chaecking to see if you need anything

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Planet Earth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Local recommended and within walking distance. Great atmosphere enhanced by Mr. Sinatra & Mr. Martin coming from the speakers. Tasty meal & friendly staff. Got my money's worth.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and very reasonable prices. Along with pasta dishes and the pizza you can't go wrong here. Ciao

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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
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?