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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
951-684-7755
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Ranked #5 of 625 Restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
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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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been eating at Mario's Place for 25 years and it never disappoints. Whether it's creamy polenta with wild mushrooms, wood-fired pizza, burratta mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad, sweet pea and ricotta stuffed tortellini with truffle butter, a bone-in ribeye or lamb chops - you will not be disappointed. Everything is delicious. The servers are always knowledgeable and they... More 

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rocklin
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117 reviews 117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What a restaurant! My coworkers and I were seated at the window overlooking the beautiful Mission Inn. Our server was attentive and made some wonderful recommendations. They have a dedicated bread and water guy that never let our glasses go empty. The duck pappardelle, the fish, and the pizza were beyond pure deliciousness. They had a buretta salad in special... More 

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Mario's Place is a nice quality restaurant with very good food. The only issue is the small menu, so if you have been there a few times, it doesn't want to make you come back real soon.

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California City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is our go to restaurant. We eat here often and its really really good but you have to know what to order. The specials are 98% of the time right on. I was not fond of the swordfish and I have to remember not to order that again. My favorites if they have it is the Corn soup with... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What can I say? The tortellini with truffle were perfect. Butter and asparagus help. Even espresso was impeccable. A must in riverside

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Riverside,California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have had tried many different things on their menu, and every one was wonderful! A classy restaurant. They have the best bartenders in town. I love going here.

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San Carlos, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic Italian menu. The pizza with fresh pears and Gorgonzola cheese...the best ever! Ever had stuffed zucchini flowers? Well, you can here!

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Additional Information about Mario's Place

Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
Phone Number: 951-684-7755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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