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Mario's Place

3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
951-684-7755
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Ranked #6 of 619 Restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What can I say? The tortellini with truffle were perfect. Butter and asparagus help. Even espresso was impeccable. A must in riverside

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Riverside,California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have had tried many different things on their menu, and every one was wonderful! A classy restaurant. They have the best bartenders in town. I love going here.

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San Carlos, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic Italian menu. The pizza with fresh pears and Gorgonzola cheese...the best ever! Ever had stuffed zucchini flowers? Well, you can here!

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food, service and setting are all fantastic, however, there is a nasty "sewer" smell in the restaurant, as there is in most of that part of town. It is NOT there problem, but none the less it is noticeable.

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I ate there one night on a business trip. The salad was terrible, the Ahi tuna was excellent, and my waiter, evidently, was a robot that was programmed to talk very loudly. I also had a very nice glass of chardonnay. On average, it was average. This is another of those formulaic high-end restaurants that does everything by the numbers... More

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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've been coming here for years but over the last several I've noticed this place is steadily going down hill. The food is good, the service is good, but the menu is very limited. Honestly I will not be back simply because there isn't anything I want to eat.

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Eagle, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I used to work here many moons ago, so while I do know the family who owns it, I must say it is some of the best food I've ever had and still relish every time I get to eat it now. Leone's creativity in the kitchen rates- hard core. Andrea runs the floor and knows/ loves his wine as... More

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food is excellent, service and atmosphere are great, make sure to try the Abel Mendoza wine if you ever go.

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took my wife out to dinner. Service was great. Shrimp soup was tasty and steak was cooked perfect. Dessert was a trio of sorbets with fresh fruit.

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Authentic ITALIAN food in the heart of downtown riverside near the mission inn. Beautiful restaurant, great location, great food-- steep in price though.

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