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Marios

1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
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Ranked #19 of 170 restaurants in Dubuque
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Found this by accident. Wonderful. Antipasto was real Italian. Entrees took about 45 minutes but we did not mind as we filled up on bread and the antipasto. Kids loved the homemade pasta. Would love to go again but a bit far. Owner stopped by, kissed my daughter's hand(12 years old) and was a class act. How fun!

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Des Moines, IA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We pulled up to park and Mario's was right in front of us, so I said, "Let's eat here." I'm so glad we did. The decor looks like it has developed over a couple decades - I loved it. It was clean: I look for spills and dust and cobwebs. I got the sangria that they make themselves and that... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We heard from a couple of locals that Mario's was "the place" for Italian food in Dubuque. The menu is extensive so we asked our server for suggestions. She recommended the veggie lasagna among other things. I wanted to try their hand tossed pizza and she recommended the sausage & cheese. The lasagna had no taste, the pasta noodles seemed... More

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Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were a party of 7, 5 adults and 2 children. Our waitress was not nice, reminded me of a nun you wouldn't want to cross at catholic school. She took our orders and never came back to refill water glasses or check on us. Our appetizers came out with the meal we waited an hour to get. My "Jumbo... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If your looking for great authentic Italian food done right, look no further than Mario's. We tried all the specialties they were all great. The waitresses all are very knowledgeable. Ask them about the best specials.

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Tallassee, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's like taking a step back in time. The food is really good, especially the red sauce and white sauce. We were told to go back for the pork chop special on Tuesdays but we had already made other plans. I try to eat here at least once every trip and always hope that Mario is there. He is a... More

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Ames, IA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stopped in at Mario's twice on two separate trips to Dubuque during May. I ordered the garlic & olive oil spaghetti and was so impressed that I returned two weeks later and ordered the same thing. The owner dropped by the table on one visit and chatted for a moment. I love these local landmark restaurants and Dubuque has lots... More

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Indaiatuba, SP
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very good Italian restaurant in downtown, owned by the same family for decades, I recommend the pizzas and the pastas. The place is old but it's good option to the big food chains.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enjoy all of the menu items, its like being in Italy. Our family favorites are Sicilian Salad & Pizza Bread, Reasonable snacks, and the small "Sun Fish" on the appetizer menu, among just a few items. The "specials" are also great.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Mario's is a homey, family-style restaurant that remains family- and pocketbook-friendly. The panzerotti is memorable for the guests we have taken over the years. The Sicilian salad is my wife's favorite meal. Don't miss Mario's!

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