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Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

#216 of 7,806 Restaurants in Chicago
#239 of 8,569 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Nice local Italian restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
David G
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Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 70 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Visited Marios a couple of times while staying in Chicago at the start of our Route 66 vacation - first "met" Mario when we passed him chatting in the street to someone, he simply smiled and exchanged pleasantries (first experience in Chicago!!) who would have thought when we "wandered" into the restaurant it was his!! Everything about this place was... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Always a neighborhood favorite! Enjoy their soft shell crab in season, fresh fish dishes and Italian cuisine.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This small restaurant is conveniently located across from hotel Indigo and in a warm neighborhood. We did have to wait for a table but it was worth it! The pizza was thin crust. Dante's Choice had generous amounts of very tasty sausage and pepperoni on top of a flavorful sauce. They offer gluten-free crust and it was the best I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a take out pizza from Mario's. It was thin crust, proper Italian style pizza. The topping was very tasty. I would go on to say that it was one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten. We tried to go back for dinner in the restaurant but they close on Sunday nights. The staff at Mario's looked... More 

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Sturgis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante

Address: 21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251
Phone Number: 312-944-0199
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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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.