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Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251 (Gold Coast)
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Ranked #272 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Cross street: Dearborn
Transit: Clark and Division redline stop
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Was staying at the public hotel. So we ate here since it was so close. Man what a find. The service was stellar and the food was amazing. If you are in the area it is a must try.

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Roswell, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I could not recommend this place with so many other fine places in Chicago. It's not that good and the service was average as well. First of all they were out of fried ravioli which one diner really wanted. They substituted a fried tortellini which was terrible. The veal piccata and chicken parmesan were good but nothing special. The Caesar... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While visiting a friend who lives on the Gold Coast, we came here on the first night of my visit. Very friendly staff and Mario, himself, came to check on us. Try the palm cuke salad--so fresh and tangy--enough to share, and please do, because you'll want to have room for your entree! She had the 5 cheese lasagna, extremely... More

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Spokane, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am shocked by the positive reviews of this dive. Tables and chairs and booths are cheap as can be. Atmosphere is schlock. Food even worse. I ordered the pasta with various vegetables and prosciutto in white sauce for $18. Seriously - that prosciutto was tough cut-up cubes of ham that you see in an omelet bar - I could... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I didn't have a booking but that wasn't a problem. A delightful ambience with an excellent menu and a great range of wine by the glass. Highly recommended....

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Skip the chains and go to Mario's but you'll need reservations, or you can sit at the bar. We returned to Mario's not to be disappointed. EVERYTHING was wonderful and sooo delicious. We felt like we were back in Italy. Amy, our server, gave outstanding and friendly service. She even brought us serving utensils (without us asking) so that we... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a small, very cordial 26 table restaurant. The menu is wonderful; food is wonderful, moderately priced and the service is excellent. The restaurant is managed by its owner who goes out of his way to ensure that each of his guests have a good restaurant experience. The menu is primarily Italian and Sicilian. Because the service and kitchen... More

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Antibes, France
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very busy and somewhat noisy but excellent Italian food, generous serves and good service. Three of us had dinner on a busy Saturday night, the restaurant was crowded which meant we had a wait for our food, but, it was very much worth waiting for. Great variety of choices on the menu, plus some blackboard specials, all well priced. Every... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Mainly locals eat there but the food is wonderful. The service is okay. They try very hard to please you. Mario is there walking around in his shorts over seeing the place. Great food

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Was in town on business and met a couple of workmates here. Good food and good services. The decor is a bit standard but food and service trumps all.

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