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Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

#162 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#182 of 8,619 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Gold Coast
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21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251 (Dearborn)
Clark and Division redline stop
312-944-0199
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 27
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  • 9
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food is very good and price not bad. We had quick service on a Tuesday around 6. If you go later it gets very crowded . The only negative as others have mentioned it gets noisy and it is hard to talk , but other places do as well. Mario the owner goes table to table, nice touch. Who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Raz7355
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The food is very good and price not bad. We had quick service on a Tuesday around 6. If you go later it gets very crowded . The only negative as others have mentioned it gets noisy and it is hard to talk , but other places do as well. Mario the owner goes table to table, nice touch. Who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited this place with a friend who goes every time she's in town. I had the Mahi Mahi with risotto and asparagus. The food was wonderful and fresh. Had a great Pinot, wonderful but small wine selection. The server was great and the owner came around to talk to us. When we raves about the food, he sent the chef... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A real neighborhood restaurant. I was in town for a conference, and this was the closest place to me hotel. The food was great. During my meal, I observed a few things. 1. The bartender brought a slice of birthday cake (unrequested) to the couple next to me because he knew it was their birthday. 2. The owner circulated the... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here for an early dinner, and was not disappointed. Food was fresh and had a good variety. Was on a time crunch and had to be somewhere by a certain time and wait staff were very accommodating.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed at the Indigo Hotel across the street from Mario's on a short trip to Chicaho with our 8 & 9 year old granddaughters. The restaurant was great - I booked on Open Table, the servers were attentive, pleasant, very nice to answer a couple local knowledge questions. We had the chicken Limone - excellent - and the chicken... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were visiting Chicago staying at the PUBLIC hotel right down the street. Exhausted one evening, we decided to opt for take out and Mario's seemed like a good option. Glad we went with it! Each had spaghetti and meatballs (soooo delicious) - generous portions and very fresh tasting. Do not know how restaurant for sit down is but take... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was not in the mood for a long walk, so I did a search on restaurants close to the hotel. I found Mario's, which turned into a great dining experience. The food was as desired - fresh, great-tasting Italian food. Simple and delicious. The staff was friendly, and it was quite busy, filled with locals, so they are doing... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I really enjoyed this restaurant, the service was top notch. Nice size portions, and everything was tasty and fresh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just across from the hotel, we enjoyed a great Italian meal that was served very nicely, hot and quick. The waiters suggestion of grilled Calamari was right on. The entrees were fine and the gelato fruity and tasty.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food and service. If you like Italian food you will be very happy here. They offer half portions of most dishes and also have whole wheat pasta.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251
    (Dearborn)
  • Public Transportation: Clark and Division redline stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: 312-944-0199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.