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1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
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Ranked #42 of 171 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
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited Mario's a couple of years ago.. omg the Sicilian salad was to absolutely die for, this time it was very wilted and drenched in dressing!!! So when we planned another trip to dubuque we were going to include Mario's... we were so pumped! This trip however was not at all what it was a few years ago.... I... More

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iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a restaurant that has flourished in spite of its need to renovate. The food is Italian of course, and the main chef is the owner's wife. The owner greets his guests from his corner spot of the bar. I have had much better Italian food .

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Not as good as other Italian places in town but we enjoyed our meal. Service was good. The beer I had was like warm. The fried pizza was tasty

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Moline, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The whole family had converged in Dubuque for a funeral. The local clan raved about this place. It wasn't awful but I have had much better. The décor is dated and everything feels grungy and dirty. The air conditioning was cranked and the wall units were noisy. The pasta was over cooked and the Alfredo sauce tasted like butter, not... More

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Overall out of 4 of us no one was happy... First it was freezing and they were not very accomodating to manage the temp. We asked to move to the other room and that was the only option so we did... Beer was warm... Waitress recommended the fried pizza so I had that. It came smothered in flavorless red sauce... More

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Jefferson, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Looked this place up on TripAdvisor and also looked at it in our AAA guide and it was rated as one of the top places to eat in Dubuque, Iowa. We even stopped down the road and looked for another place on our smartphone because it didn't look so good from the outside. All we did is waste some time... More

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My merlot and bread and butter was the best part of my meal. Our waitress was great! The atmosphere was comfortable. The food was not very tasty.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We are transplants from NJ so we are quite picky about our Italian food. To start off, the owner Mario is a good guy, he always greets his customers and appreciates your patronage. There are several things you must try: you must have the Italian salad, it's fresh and crisp and loaded with good stuff (salami, cheese, olives, tomatoes, pepperocinis,... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

All the food at mario's is wonderful ,but the pizza bread with or without cheese is outstanding . It's a must when you are in Dubuque ! You never go away hungry . A real treat is to meet Mario . A great evening with great food .

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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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Additional Information about Marios

Address: 1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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