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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food

We don't have fresh Italian food available where we live. We spend an hour deciding on with desert pizza place to choose we choose Mario's. They offered everything we wanted and hoped for. Delighted in the fresh made fried zucchini, delicious Antipasto, great pizza, and fantastic tiramisu. My only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Taylor057
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Paso Robles, California
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Yakima, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After having spent a month in Italy I feel semi-qualified to say that this is not fresh Italian food. It is not Italian anything except maybe the Ruffino wine. The service would have been great...good job Rose, except that the food took FOREVER! She did her best. This is hands down the worst thing called pizza I have ever seen.... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In town for Memorial Day weekend and was looking for some Italian. Drove by this place and decided to check menu online. Looked like they had a lot of choices from pasta, pizza, seafood, and vegetarian options. We got in and were seated immediately. I liked that they had 1/2 and full size portions. Our family ordered the lasagna, spaghetti... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We don't have fresh Italian food available where we live. We spend an hour deciding on with desert pizza place to choose we choose Mario's. They offered everything we wanted and hoped for. Delighted in the fresh made fried zucchini, delicious Antipasto, great pizza, and fantastic tiramisu. My only complaint is the $3.95 additional charge to make a Half &... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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?