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Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

#258 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#283 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Today
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Molto Mario!!!

We spotted Mario's sign from our hotel (Hotel Indigo) across the street and decided to give it a try. It was very busy and they sat us without a reservation. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. The drinks were well done and the food excellent. While we were sharing a Canoli for dessert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Sturgis
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Sturgis
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We spotted Mario's sign from our hotel (Hotel Indigo) across the street and decided to give it a try. It was very busy and they sat us without a reservation. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. The drinks were well done and the food excellent. While we were sharing a Canoli for dessert, Mario, himself stopped by the table... More 

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Northern Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a great little neighborhood place, I noticed friends waving to each other and stopping to chat on their way out. Food was excellent. And staff were very good explaining their favorites.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant where the food is succulent and the hospitality is southern. While visiting Chi Town. A fraternity brother of my husband's was kind enough to introduce us to Mario's. My husband friend knew everyone and so it was the locals who choose to dine here. This isn't a fancy place, but if you are searching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm been eating at Mario's Table for 15 years. The food is fantastic, and atmosphere so cozy. Mario always visits each table to see how you are enjoying your meal. So sweet!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The good: - Italian done right The bad: Not good for conversation The Scoop - Great service, nice throwback atmosphere. This is a traditional Italian restaurant with some nuances that update it. The portions are not over sized like "Rosebuds" for example, but about right for a normal appetite. Prices are comfortable for the portion. Chicken and Veal both good.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Mario's Table is a hidden gem. I dine here often and always bring visitors here. Food is mostly Italian but they also serve a great burger. Everything on the menu is fabulous. Since I live in the neighborhood, I am lucky to receive coupons. Don't miss this place while visiting Chicago.

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Naperville, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The italian sausage and peppers is a great way to start the meal sharing this dish along with the warm bread and olive oil & cheese. The tenderloin with peas and potatoes was grande. The veal was devino! The atmosphere was fun and easy-going. This restaurant is fun at the bar or a table. Not fancy; just a great Italian... More 

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Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Overall, the ambience was enjoyable - kind of a boisterous italian feel. Plenty of crowd noise, laughter, and clinking glassware and dinnerware. Although I had made reservations, and other tables were available, we were seated at a small 2top in a corner by a service door. I suspect this was because I had a 13 year old with me. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I were staying in Chicago for anaversery and this place across from the hotel. To our surprise it was 2 for Tuesday on glasses of wine. Wife finished with a chocolate gelato. You have to love the Gold Coast.

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Chicago, Illinois
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426 reviews 426 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Mario's is a local neighborhood restaurant for us - which is great! It is Italian with a neighborhood feel. To start our you get a crispy loaf of bread with great butter. My favorite meal is the lamb chops - the smaller order is just the right size for me. The seasoning is perfect. Service is always good and Mario... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.