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

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
7.5 out of 10

A good italian place Mario's just doesn't do enough to impress. I heard it use to be better years ago but now it isn't anything to go crazy for. The prices weren't bad at all and I liked my meal, just not anything real great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Tyero
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Dubuque, Iowa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Illinois City, Illinois
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Dubuque and were looking for a place to have dinner. We saw Mario's and decided to eat here. We were welcomed by a friendly server. The pasta was freshly made and the entrees were delicious. The owner, Mario, came over and introduced himself and made us feel very welcome. This is similar to the Italian restaurants we... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to dine! If you like Old World Italian this is your place! We had Cavatini Supreme and Baked Lasagna, OMG!! I'm half full and it doesn't even look like I've made a dent in my meal. So very delicious. Service was great. We dine early so we were there just b/4 5pm. After we ordered more... More 

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Dubuque, IA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First of all, don't go to this restaurant to celebrate your birthday if your birthday is on June 27. Every my co-workers try to take me there for mine, but that's the week that Mario and his posse go on vacation! So any other week is fine, and when you go, be sure to order the panzerotti. It's like a... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best Italian restaurant in town! The wait staff is great, and very helpful and fast. Will be going back again! You have a satisfied customer.

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Windsor, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is old school italian at its best. Prices are great, portions are awesome! great family run place. food is ultra fresh and delissioso!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The first time I visited Mario's was on St. Patrick's Day while I was in town for work. I felt right at home right away. The owner, Mario, greets and get greeted at the bar. The staff are pros at service and the food is awesome. You have to try the Panzerotti! AW

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Dubuque, Iowa
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A good italian place Mario's just doesn't do enough to impress. I heard it use to be better years ago but now it isn't anything to go crazy for. The prices weren't bad at all and I liked my meal, just not anything real great.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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165 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Not many restaurants offer good mix of seniors, families and millenials....but Mario and Angelina are great hosts, with real Italian food and service always good. Holly is our favorite server, and tonight made our granddaughter feel extra special. Well priced for Sicilian salads, pastas and of course Panzerotti, Sunfish and Calamari appetizer's are best in town. Tell them General Bob... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

would recommend the reasonale snacks bits of beef with lettuce and tomatoes doesnt sound like much but is to die for

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Dubuque, Iowa
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115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Although not what it once was, Marios is still a good option for Italian food in Dubuque. The famous panzzerotti are still worth coming back for. Mario himself is usually to be found wandering around asking patrons about their experience so far. The prices are also very decent.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?