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Mario's Italian Restaurant

2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-4116
585-271-1111
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Ranked #65 of 1,111 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-590
Transit: RTS Bus #7, within 400 feet
Description: Experience a true taste of Italy tonight. Voted Rochester's best Italian Restaurant and Rochester's best brunch. At Mario's you are not just a customer, you are our special guest.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

this has to be my favorite brunch!! Great value, great price! Our server was the best. Everything seems fresh, always something new to try. Very busy and I never felt rushed. Cannot beat the carving station, and the deserts speak for themselves!!

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Hornell, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Marios's offers a 5 course meal on New Years Eve for a very reasonable price. We have been there on other occasions but this meal was by far the best. Every course was delicious and well timed. The asparagus and lobster risotto and the dessert of brown butter gelato were my favorites. Great atmosphere and great service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Nice restaurant with traditional Northern Italian. Spicy sauce, good antipasto...would return. Wine list acceptable, good location, crowded.

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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have shared many meals at Mario's on so many occasions that it does feel like home. The staff always treats us like family and dinner the other night was no exception. This was just a night out with friends to celebrate the holidays and it was awesome. The food, the wine and dessert were as good as always. It... More 

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Western New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Mario's Sunday Brunch was once the gold standard of brunches. Hands down our favorite. Went back today and was sorely disappointed. The food was less than average, very institutional. Desserts in particular were on the same level of boxed retail fare. Some entrees were cold. It's as if they managed to equal the quality of Golden Corral only at triple... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My family took me to Mario's for a birthday brunch buffet. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The coffee was wonderful. The buffet offered a nice solection of breakfast and Italian lunch specialties. We often go to Mario's for holidays and special gatherings. It's moderately expensive, but is a nice place to go on special occasions.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm visiting friends in the area We decided to let someone else do the work etc Absolutely will come back I tasted many items Seasonings & flavors were to taste Everything fresh Salads numerous Shrimp Neptune calamari artichoke etc fabulous Turkey tender Lamb great Sweet potatoes great Everything great Desserts made with perfection God bless Mario & staff Thank you... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Food has gone down hill. Menu not terribly innovative. There are numerous better Italian restaurants in Rochester worthy of your business. Not that Mario's is bad, there are much better places.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Mario sent our table a tasting of buccatini amatricana and it tased just like Rome- We all had either a veal or chicken entree and it was reshly prepared and very tasty- It was our first visit and if back in Rochester again this is a must stop for us

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Columbia, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I am sad to say that Mario's is really just OK... They offer classic Italian dishes that lack in flavor and seasoning. This trip I tried the Grilled Caesar salad which at first I was impressed. It has nice big shavings of Parmesan however the dressing was a garlic bomb that I just couldn't get past. It was so strong... More 

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Additional Information about Mario's Italian Restaurant

Address: 2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-4116
Phone Number: 585-271-1111
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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