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La Porta Rossa at Mario's - CLOSED

1833 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our group of seven for lunch was seated in an impossibly cramped area with uncomfortable seating. The service was slow; the waiter tried hard. The place was almost empty on a Friday, and still bad seating and slow food. The are closed for very good reasons.

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California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is the second time we have eaten this restaurant. On our first visit in Nov 2012, we thought the food was good and the service was ok. On our second visit in early June, the food was not as good as on our first visit and the service was extremely slow! The restaurant was not crowded and the waitstaff... More

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Sebring, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We made reservations via opentable.com for mothers day lunch. I made it for later in the afternoon to avoid the post church rush, 130pm. When we arrived the restaurant was about 1/2 full. We were greeted by a very nice hostess and seated immediately. Our server came quickly and took appetizer/drink orders. The apps did not come out in the... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Not my cup of tea. Overpriced and Overcharged! This is the first time (4/18/13) I’ve been in the recently redone and renamed restaurant and to be truthful; I only went to the original Mario’s occasionally. As far as the actual restaurant goes, it’s OK, even nice. They are trying to be ‘upscale’ and have definitely enlarged it. Our group of... More

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lakeland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We went for lunch, and we were not impressed. The flatbread was dry, we had to wait forever just to get a drink refill, the salad was brought to our table after the entrée, I could go on.

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Lakeland FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

2 23 2013 Overpriced! Poor Quality. This is the first time I am writing a review but I can't let my experience pass without alerting others. We selected this restaurant based on prior reputation but were truly disappointed. My wife and I had dinner with two other couples. Started off with the wine list which was "selected by the chef."... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I feel bad - I like the Red Door Wine Market. I loved the old Marios. But I just didn't care for La Porta Rossa. Maybe it was trying too hard? I like unique dishes like they serve (pumpkin ravioli, etc), but something in the execution lacked. The atmosphere is also not as cozy as the old Marios. Overpriced for... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Overpriced! We had a gift certificate & wished it was for a different restaurant. It is supposed to be fine dining but you can have a better meal at Carrabba's Oh well don't think we will try it again

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our group went there on our lunch hour. Because it was at lunch, it was not crowded so it was nice and quiet. I do agree with another review that this is not Mario's. It is now under different management and the food choices have changed as well as presentation. We started off with an appetizer of bruschetta that was... More

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WINTER HAVEN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We arrived on Wednesday evening when the weekly "Wednesday Wine Down" was going on. Despite the crowd for that event, we were promptly and kindly seated in the main dining room. Our server, Joy, lived up to her name--she was really a joy to work with! The wine list is good and the petite syrah we chose went very well... More

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Additional Information about La Porta Rossa at Mario's

Address: 1833 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Cuisine: Italian

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