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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    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
A Riverside favorite!

We always have great food and service at Mario's. We have been there with friends, for meetings, and even for New Year's Eve. It does attract a young crowd late night for the music, so if that is not for you, go eariler and enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Brina05
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Riverside, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always have great food and service at Mario's. We have been there with friends, for meetings, and even for New Year's Eve. It does attract a young crowd late night for the music, so if that is not for you, go eariler and enjoy.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was in Riverside for training at UCR. My previous encounters with Riverside had been passing through, usually on our way to Temecula. I had no idea the delights that awaited me downtown. On Monday, I had the mushroom ravioli, a house specialty. Four days later after returning home to the Phoenix area, I had the leftovers as a late... More 

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Beijing, China
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452 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was expecting a lot more because Mario's is the talk of the town. The prices were pretty upscale but the food simply wasn't. Don't get me wrong, the food is okay but not worth the price. Since, it was the talk of the town, I thought it would be packed but the ambiance was quite dark and sad looking.... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a good restaurant accross the street from the Mission Inn. The food and ambiance are upscale. I visit here while on business in Riverside and usually eat at the bar with my business partner. The bar is classy and upscale, they set up you own individual table setting while eating at the bar and the service and food... More 

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Riverside, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mario's has been around a long time. I recently went there with a friend for dinner, but ended up leaving because of the cost and atmosphere. There were only a few people sitting at the bar and the tables were empty. Their entrees are costly and everything is a la cart. Not impressed. I think because they are across the... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our local go to special occasion place. Ambience, service and great cuisine are the specialties here. Pricey but worth the $$. Since it's humble beginnings in a quaint house, Marios has continued to be our own high end restaurant to be proud of.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Mario's has a nice happy hour at the bar, you can order calamari and other dishes along with half priced drinks. Highly recommended in Riverside. Dinner is great, too.

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Hyderabad, India
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My uncle has known the chef from the 90's ....so this is how long I know of this place. I love the area this restaurant is in...of course right across the street from the Mission Inn. The service is always great. I can't count how many times I've had work meetings here and have always taken care of me and... More 

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Riverside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Mario's is like going home to Momma's home cooking! Their service is incredible! The live music is so fun and everyone that works there is knowledgeable and friendly. You cannot get a bad plate there everything is delicious!

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Riverside, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are looking for a fine dining ambiance with an old Italian feel this is the restaurant to chose! Very fresh ingredients made from family recipes come together on a beautifully presented plate. Love that they change their menu for the seasons. Staff is seasoned and they know how to serve well. I have had almost every dish and... 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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?