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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: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian food.

Mario's Place is in downtown Riverside. It is a great upscale restaurant with excellent service, and great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kpete46
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Redmond, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Redmond, Washington
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Mario's Place is in downtown Riverside. It is a great upscale restaurant with excellent service, and great food.

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Riverside, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Food is always inventive and fresh. Make a reservation for the best experience. Live music, no matter your preferred genre, is always fantastic!

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Oceanside, California
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360 reviews 360 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Mario's is an amazing place for delicious Italian food. My friends and I came for dinner, my friend saying that this was a great spot, and she was right. The atmosphere was really cool, like an old school hip New York restaurant. The service was awesome, all the employees were encountered were friendly, fast, and knew the menu well and... More 

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Riverside, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have eaten here maybe a dozen times. And we have always had a memorable evening, whether it was just the two of us or with a number of friends. The food is fabulous and the service top notch. In my judgement, this is THE place to go for special occasions. The menu has a number of good choices for... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant is directly across the street from the Mission Inn. It features a bar area & the ambiance overall is nice. My husband & I both enjoyed their pasta dishes.

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California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
149 reviews 149 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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28 reviews 28 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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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, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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?