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Mario's Place

3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
951-684-7755
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Ranked #4 of 609 restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $50
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
Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Marios is one of the best restaurants in Riverside. Chef Leone is uniquely talented with creative pairings and quality ingredients. The restaurant is noisy. My husband and I always ask to sit by the front window, which is set off a bit from the hustle and bustle of the main dining area and separate from the rocking bar area. We... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

this restaurant is across from the Mission Inn. While evaluating outdoor the menu a local and told us that we would not be disappointed. Also mentioned that between four and six that was a 1/2 off happy hour. While waiting for our dinner reservations we drank mojitos, Dinner was delicious.

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Altadena, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This restaurant is very easy walking distance from the Mission Inn Hotel in downtown Riverside. The service is excellent, and the food is even better. Everyone in my party of four was delighted. We had four superb pasta dishes. The squash flowers are an excellent appetizer or add-on. Wine was quite good--better than the beer/ale options. I would definitely go... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were celebrating the successful end to cancer treatments with another couple. We could not have picked a better place to show our appreciation to our supportive friends! The server was very knowledgable on the evening's offerings. Oysters were fresh and particularly tasty. My quail was the best I ever had. Wine was amazing. Other entrees were well received. Shared... More

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Riverside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Went there with a large group on Saturday Night. Excellent service all around. A VERY poliet and attentive waiter. The venison special was outstanding! The only down side is that it does become a bit loud.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We probably eat here once or twice a month. We have been going here for years. The mushroom ravioli is absolutely to die for! I secretly go for the rolls and butter. Simple Simons makes their rolls every day.. Sadly they only make them for Marios so it's the only place you can get them. Also, a wonderful thing to... More

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Southern California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

'Marios is our favorite Riverside restaurant. The pastas (try the Wild Mushroom Ravioli) and salads (I like the Andrea Salad) are especially good.

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Riverside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had the opportunity to dine at this restaurant several times and was grateful someone else was picking up the tab. I tried several different dishes and was never impressed by any of them. The salmon was mushy and lacked flavor, steaks were too highly priced ($30.00+) which I think is way too expensive for just a piece of meat. All... More

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san diego, ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Mario's Place will probably most be appreciated by serious foodies and people who enjoy good wines. By that I mean people who are not just happy with a steak, a pizza or pasta for dinner. In other words, food prepared by a trained chef from the best ingredients. In that area they excel. They have a pretty amazing wine list... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went to Mario's Place after a show at the Fox Theater. It was past 10:30 but they were still serving. There was a great Jazz Band playing, I think they were the Jazz Junkies. The restaurant was directly across the street from the Mission Inn, and we had a great view of the Festival of Lights. We had reservations for... More

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