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1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mario is wonderful

Mario was a gracious and welcoming host to our family dinner. He came to our table personally and was a fun and interesting person. Great food and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mel T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Mario was a gracious and welcoming host to our family dinner. He came to our table personally and was a fun and interesting person. Great food and service.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was St. Patty’s Day and since a friend told me of Mario’s was a must, I had to try it. To my surprise they were serving Corned beef and cabbage at an Italian place?!! I took advantage and tried the Irish dish and I am so happy I did. It was great. I also tried the Panerotti. It was... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not fancy. Not modern. Not sophisticated. But you cannot eat any of those. Most times when we walk in for lunch Mario himself is anchoring a stool at the bar. We went yesterday and I had a generous portion of corned beef and cabbage, a day late for the holiday but fresh and delicious. My wife had eggplant parmigiana. These... More 

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Galena
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34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great home cooked food that is reasonably priced. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Italian food and is hungry!

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Platteville, WI
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have lived in the area for Twenty years. I don't know why we never tried it since we heard so many great reviews. Well, now it is one of our favorite places to eat. The specials are always great, especially the stuffed peppers

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to give credit, where credit is due!. Great food anytime, but during these cold, long winter days, the best. We take our family there a lot, the kids love the pizza, my wife the salad, and I'm pasta guy. Time to enjoy!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This past weekend, me, my parents, my sister, and my mom's friends from Kenosha,WI came to this restaurant after another place was too busy. We had friendly service, ice-cold drinks, and an assortment of Italian delights! The best part? Panzerotti! Not to mention, my mom's friends enjoyed themselves! Even though I live in Dubuque, I still recommend this great place... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant has great Italian food. It's all hand made and the owners couldn't be any nicer. It's been a Dubuque favorite for many, many years now. Only thing I will say is that it does need a remodel inside. It's like stepping back into a time warp when you walk in. Don't let it turn you off. You won't... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you want a nice sit down restaurant that is romantic and has excellent food? Mario's is the place to go. The service is amazing, and the food will speak for itself. Mario, the owner is always around, and be forewarned he will kiss your hand ladies, but he is a kind gentle soul and so is his wife. Everything... More 

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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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?