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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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5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Mario's is my place for fine dining

Mario's is a staple in Riverside for fine dining, it is refined dining yet it welcomes the younger crowd and has entertainment the weekends, the food is delicious always perfect I can not rate it high enough! Pricey but good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dianaaZ6575NR
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Riverside
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Riverside
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mario's is a staple in Riverside for fine dining, it is refined dining yet it welcomes the younger crowd and has entertainment the weekends, the food is delicious always perfect I can not rate it high enough! Pricey but good.

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Thank dianaaZ6575NR
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always enjoy this restaurant, great atmosphere, friendly staff, family owned. I always enjoy sitting at the bar...you never know who you might strike up a conversation with.

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Thank Benjamin J
Alta Loma, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a mainstay for locals seeking exceptional food, without having to brave the Los Angeles area. It's our secret place, where we get 2 Star Level meals and reasonable prices. The Mission Inn is across the street from them. The menu has standard, seasonal delights that are very worthly of trying. Then Chef Palagi flexes his creative muscle... More 

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Thank Otto K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found lots of interesting tastes that were in that sweet spot of "good, different and not too weird". The service was great. Our son who has autism and had lots of "food questions" was treated with the utmost dignity and respect. The venue was rather loud for a restaurant of this price range, but we really enjoyed our night.

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Thank 62anne2014
Warrenton, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Surly and rude waiter...for the money $$$$ not so amazing. Skimpy servings. However, my family is amazing. Don't eat there!

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Thank Susan W
Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Food is to die for!!! Garganzola pear pizza and the calamari amazing. Servers are spectacular... And the hostess, Nikki is an absolute doll❤️

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Thank Carol C
Orange County, Ca
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We ate at Marios for our annual holiday visit to relatives in the Riverside area. It is worth the drive to come here and eat classic old-school Italian with the occasional new twist. This place has a great ambiance with its dark wood and lighting. The bar is always hopping and there is a kind of New York vibe here.... More 

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1 Thank Mangare_e_Bere
Riverside, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Mario's is one of those of places that you expect great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. They exceed all expectations!

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Thank bobmendez007
Riverside, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When you get the Chef's Dinner Course paired with wine, you are treated with an amazing gustatory trip. Chef Leone Palagi navigates between the southern French and northern Italy cuisines to create dishes that do wonders to your gustatory senses.

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1 Thank Agenor M
Riverside, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Super great food, service and ambience. Staff were amazing. Food brilliant. I cannot wait until my next visit.

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Thank WildViolet

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?