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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
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
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Nice gem in Riverside

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Spartantwinkie
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San Mateo, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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380 reviews 380 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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Chino, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined at Mario's in part because we wanted to dine near the Mission Inn to see their Christmas lights, and mostly because Mario's has always been a wonderful place to dine. Mario's is directly across the street from the Mission Inn. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the Corn Soup and her Wild Mushroom Ravioli. I thought my... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to Riverside to see the Christmas lights at the Mission Inn on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. It was so crowded that we could not even get into the Mission Inn to have dinner at one of their restaurants. We walked in to Mario's Place without a reservation. We were lucky to get a table immediately. The food was... 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?