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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 #296 of 8,297 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dearborn
Transit: Clark and Division redline stop
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Came here as it was across the hotel from the hotel we were at and it was late and we really needed some food. I was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Good service, good food and yes I would recommend to travelers in the neighborhood to try this place. I had the lobster shrimp ravioli which actually OK not great.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There were 12 of us at dinner on a Saturday night, and both the service and food could not have been better. There are so many big, Italian resturants in Chicago, but I'd walk past them all to eat at Mario's. Mario himself is there each night to be sure things run smoothly. And whether your tastes run to pizza,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Don't be put off by the unprepossessing dining room. This neighbourhood place serves delicious and hearty food, and offers amazing service. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, which was terrific, and my husband had what he described as the finest prosciutto and arugula (rocket) pizza that he has ever eaten. We were too full to try pudding, but the giant... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Great neighbourhood restaurant with excellent service and fine food. Nice to see half sized meals for the people without large appetites. A must visit if in downtown area.

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This a neighborhood gem in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago. They have half portions of most entrees and the food is excellent. Great service, too.

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Senior Reviewer
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 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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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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