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Mario's Table

#256 of 8,183 Restaurants in Chicago
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Neighborhood:
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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
Dinner

We made reservations for 10 on a Saturday night. We were packed into a table that should have seated about 6. The manager apologized but he probably should have sent over a free appetizer. Other than being too crowded, the food was good. I had the ravioli.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beth E
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations for 10 on a Saturday night. We were packed into a table that should have seated about 6. The manager apologized but he probably should have sent over a free appetizer. Other than being too crowded, the food was good. I had the ravioli.

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Thank Beth E
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cold and the desk guy at the Public Hotel was recommending some Rush street chain joints. Ho-hum. A block away, we saw the sign for Mario's and I urged the family to humor me and check it out. It was cozy, personable and oh-so old school. (Including the fireplace on the TV!) We didn't hesitate and I'm glad... More 

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Thank Kenneth762
South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Mario's Table is a cozy, enjoyable neighborhood cafe in the lovely Gold Coast area. We were staying at the Public Hotel, which is one block away. The atmosphere was fun and comfortable with Italian decor and a touch of tongue-in-cheek tackiness ( a TV fire, for example). The food was very good, as was the service. Mario walked around and... More 

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Thank tinyjudge
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This restaurant has been in this location for 20 years, you may have walked past it many times, but do yourself a favor and stop in to dine with them....great Italian food, and the owner (Mario) is an outstanding host!! It's a small space, so it's a cozy dining experience. Definitely make a reservation for the busier nights, and the... More 

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Thank Michael S
Niagara Falls, Canada
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286 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We came on a Saturday night and I spotted the owner Mario sitting at the bar as we walked in - he then was circulating through the restaurant, talking to customers. A somewhat boisterous, jolly Italian restaurant with a neighborhood vibe ( yes, people keep mentioning that, but it's true - feels like you're among locals here). Food is excellent... More 

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Thank Fantom_Gormay
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Good good, friendly, neighborhood atmosphere, good waitstaff, priced well. Would definitely recommend for casual dining spot.

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Thank gottaloveitaly2012
Prairie Village, Kansas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Within walking distance (across the street) from the PUBLIC Hotel. We stopped in for a drink and a quick bite to eat before going out. The dinning area fills up fast on weekends. Very friendly staff and good food. Good drinks too!

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Thank John S
Chicago
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We dined at Mario's Saturday night, when we were looking for something easy, but with activity. This was our third visit over the last several months and like in the past, the food was good, as were the drinks. It was noteworthy that most of the tables seemed to be going with martinis or other cocktails and I can personally... More 

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Thank jay325
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our party of four went to a 5:00 show and had reservations for 8:00pm last Saturday night. We arrived a little early and were seated right away. The four of us order four different dishes, two chicken, one veal and the sausage dish so everyone could try a little of everything. Everything was very good, service was great and the... More 

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Thank Peter F
New Zealand
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The food here is great. The restaurant can be very noisy though. Also, while we were very pleased with our meal, there is not a lot to distinguish Mario's from many other Italian restaurants.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
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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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.