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Mario's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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422 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693-4349 ‎
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GREAT ITALIAN FOOD

A small and a bit noisy, when crowded family restaurant, where you BYOB.. They offer a "specials menu", along with extended authentic Italian dishes.. The food is excellent, and made to order so it takes a little while, but the wait is worth it. The service is made up with young adults, but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
BigDaddyK416
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South Jersey NJ
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kenilworth
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Take out is below abominable. They can't get orders straight. Order a dinner and get get an appetizers

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1 Thank BJMKenilworth
Forked River, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I have lived in Forked River my whole life and I don't know why I never went here before. We had a party of 9 and went on a Friday night for my Mother's birthday. We had an absolutely delightful time! From our server Mike to the food, everything was perfect. We each ordered a different dinner from the menu... More 

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Thank Nikki G
Forked River, United States
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Just an okay Italian restaurant with friendly service and so so quality food. It also serves pizza if you are into that. Nothing great or bad about Mario's

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Thank Robert H
Forked River, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The food here is really good. Haven't had a bad meal yet. It's BYOB and the place gets crowded. I suggest making reservations, especially for larger parties.

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1 Thank marvin414
Forked River, New Jersey
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I understand that some nights, businesses get crazy. But the issues we had were more about food quality and less about the wait time being twice what we were quoted. I placed an order for pickup and was quoted a time of about 25-30 minutes. We finally left with our food 65 minutes later. The workers were not polite or... More 

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Thank Amy N
South Jersey NJ
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A small and a bit noisy, when crowded family restaurant, where you BYOB.. They offer a "specials menu", along with extended authentic Italian dishes.. The food is excellent, and made to order so it takes a little while, but the wait is worth it. The service is made up with young adults, but they are tentative and get the orders... More 

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1 Thank BigDaddyK416
Forked River, New Jersey
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We did not eat here. We waited to be seated as the waitress was busy with the one table in use. She told us to be seated and gave us menus before she disappeared into the kitchen. We waited about 15 minutes before we decided to leave.

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1 Thank Dana S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We get their pizzas sweet muscles. Excellent! We have ordered out and ate there. When we eat there the service is kind of slow and the food takes a while. The food is great but the service leaves a little to be desired.

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1 Thank Beth2138
Florida and New Jersey
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food at a great value. Mario's has the BEST pizza in Ocean County their Italian dishes are also fabulous. It's a BYOB and they pass the savings of not owning a liquor license along through their menu prices. Definitely worth a trip!

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2 Thank ASeas0nedTraveler
Waretown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The quality of the dinner was extremely high. Dinners are offered with three courses at a $12.99 price. Most meals are prepared as ordered and may take additional time but you are guaranteed fresh food and served hot.

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2 Thank louie p

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: (609) 693-4349 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?