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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
951-684-7755
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian food

Marios place is one of the nicer restaurants in riverside so certain things are expected. Simple things should not be overlooked such as clearing plates from the table quickly and bringing drinks in a timely manner. Aside from those kinds of things I would say it's a good place to go for great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
boots279
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California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Marios place is one of the nicer restaurants in riverside so certain things are expected. Simple things should not be overlooked such as clearing plates from the table quickly and bringing drinks in a timely manner. Aside from those kinds of things I would say it's a good place to go for great tasting Italian food. If you wish to... More 

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Large menu of italian delights, with an be amended your taste. Crunch breads, quick service affordable wine selection, and an atmosphere of old Italy surrounds. This is a fun and romantic option for dining.

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San Mateo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My in-laws live in Riverside so we were in town to celebrate my FIL's birthday. We're used to "fine dining" in the San Francisco area, so I was suprised when my SIL booked reservations at a nice place in Riverside. I thought "Fine dining in Riverside? It exists?" Yes it does! We have a 10 month old with us, and... More 

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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came here for my one year anniversary and it did not disappoint. Dinner was wonderful (we both had the Lamb) and dessert was the best sorbet ever! Atmosphere is quiet and romanic, perfect for anniversaries. Service is excellent & food is delicious.

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I checked no to the question of best meals I've ever had because I have had many delicious meals out but this is by far one of my most favorite places to eat beside The Palm. Delicious meal each and every time. I highly recommend it! Also I checked business because I attend a Christmas Party there but we also... More 

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SoCal
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is expensive but, the food is consistently great. They've got a great wine list. My little boy loves their desserts and he is not really into sweets!

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We were told about Marios from someone who has gone there for many years. It was a little hard to find, but so well worth it. We chose to sit at the bar and had excellent service. We were still early enough for happy hour and the server made sure we took advantage of the wine prices. We had the... More 

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Dublin
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384 reviews 384 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Mario's Place offers a nice menu full of traditional Italian dishes, including pizza, which seems a little strange in light of their up-market aspirations. But then again, some folks just love going to Italian restaurants to eat pizza... We enjoyed the venison that was served as a dinner special. Very tender, nice wine sauce, and good red cabbage. The desserts... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The waiter did a bad job, was not engaged. We ordered joint startes, he still asked every person if they wanted a starter when we should order the main course (like if he wanted to just sell it). He recommended a dish (today's special) - deer, it was tasteless. The guys that ordered steak could barely eat it due to... More 

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mario's is simply the best restaurant in Riverside with great food and great atmosphere. The Ceasar salad is great and one cannot go wrong with any of the pasta dishes. Fish entrees are always a delight too. For a lighter meal, their pizza is an excellent option. The food here is consistently outstanding. Mario's has a fantastic wine list with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 951-684-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am

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