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1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

We had a group of 7 plus a baby. Server was very welcoming and we used the back room for cover when the baby got a little fussy. Food was good. Stuffed shells are excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Jake H
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Mario's !!The food was great . The catfish was great .A lot of food for your money . Mario came over to our table to make sure everything was fine ..,,

Thank Susan W
Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a group of 7 plus a baby. Server was very welcoming and we used the back room for cover when the baby got a little fussy. Food was good. Stuffed shells are excellent.

Thank Jake H
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

So lucky to find this hidden gem! The food was absolutely amazing, the portions were huge, and everything was delicious! Must try!

Thank gwenrp71
Raleigh, North Carolina
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on a recent business trip. Outstanding food, good service in a quaint atmosphere. The Eggplant parm was tender and delicious. I highly recommend this gem!

Thank swcrowder
Bennington, Nebraska
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This reminded me of my families restaurant in the 1970's but in a good way. It wasn't fancy, it was clean and the food was great and moderately priced. We had the special and it was outstanding. We even met Mario, the owner, who is elderly, but a warm and great host.

Thank sheetseggs
Detroit, Michigan
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The eggplant parmesan was very tasty, with the side spaghetti that was a nice accompaniment. Good bread and decent salad. The atmosphere is nice and lots of families were gathered for dinner. The down fall was the service. Ran out of drinks and barely seen him after each course was served. Dropped off the bill without asking about desert, which... More 

Thank Susan48101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I love "Mario's Reasonable Bites" as an entree, and the Sicilian Salad. Also, the pizza bread is addictive.

Thank Cynthia N
Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

All the favorite Italian food I'd here. Great Panzaratti and Calzones. All of there food is great and Mario the owner is straight out of the old country. Service is great and the bar staff is knowledgeable and fun ro be around. We go there at least twice a week and love it.'

Thank gosthoff
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I love italian food. Mario's delivered. The building is very unique and historic. I just loved the bread

Thank Larry M
Waterloo, Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

In town on a Saturday night, looking for a good meal. The drinks are great, (try the apple sangria), and the wait staff was very friendly. Very generous portions, but wonderful food!


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?