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Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251 (Gold Coast)
312-944-0199
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Ranked #219 of 8,287 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $24
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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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Sydney
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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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Hunstville
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ajijic
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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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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 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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Chicago
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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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Alberta
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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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Hunstville
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The calamari is the best that we've ever had. Restaurant filled up very quickly with people of all ages. Mario seemed to know most of them! Made to feel right at home. Exceptional service. Wish we had room for dessert. Very fair prices. (I think parking may be an issue. We walked.)

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Although we live right around the corner, we will most definitely not be coming back to this restaurant after our unpleasant experience last night. As a special treat, we brought our kids in for dinner last night to celebrate my son's last day of preschool. Despite the fact that the restaurant touts itself as a neighborhood family friendly restaurant, Mario... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It was crowded so we thought that was a good indicator and we were correct! The food was excellent; it was cozy and in the neighborhood. A great find! Try the calamari!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a friendly, comfortable place with great food. I had a seafood dish that was wonderful and my kids had the lamb chops which they really enjoyed. Very reasonable prices for great food.

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