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Mario's Italian Restaurant

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2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-4116 (I-590)
RTS Bus #7, within 400 feet
585-271-1111
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Experience a true taste of Italy tonight. Voted Rochester's best Italian...
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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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food with Nice Atmosphere

Maybe the best herb rolls ever! The food is good, the staff is friendly and the price won't break your bank. Get there before they close temporarily to make way for a Whole Foods next year. They do plan on relocating but not sure when. Mario has always put his customers first and it shows. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
oystersrmyworld
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Rochester, New York
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Penfield, New York
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A favorite family tradition -- brunch at Mario's on Sunday. There was so much from which to choose and always top notch. We will miss going there and hope they will re-open in a new location -- SOON!

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Thank cath27x
Pittsford, New York, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best brunch with an extraordinary amount of food. I think they are closed. however, it had at the italian flair. would like to see a bit more middle easter choices on a brunch such as blintzes, humus, etc.

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Thank Lisa871
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Maybe the best herb rolls ever! The food is good, the staff is friendly and the price won't break your bank. Get there before they close temporarily to make way for a Whole Foods next year. They do plan on relocating but not sure when. Mario has always put his customers first and it shows. It might not be the... More 

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Thank oystersrmyworld
Rochester, NY
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193 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was fine, it did not seem as plentiful as past years. Food was good. Expectations were higher than what was expereinced

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Thank Moondanced
Aspen, Colorado
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Very special sauce here. Just order the Tour of Italy, or if you are in the mood for a steak, split a 32 ounce Peter Lugar Porterhouse. The Brunch is good also.

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Thank Alan A
Rochester, New York
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Mario's is closing! Gift cards/certificates will be honored at Basil's restaurant at the south end of Irondequoit Bay, Penfield, New York. Mario's was good Basil's so so. During the summer it is great since you are on the bay for cocktails. Condo and townhouses are being developed next to the restaurant and there are kayaks and canoes that are available... More 

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Thank Joyce J
Rochester
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Super great value, excellent service as they make you feel like you are sitting in your own living room. Arrived as there were 2 large groups of people walking in, no worries - breezed right through with no issues at all. Food was very good - I had a hard time deciding on what to get. I am looking forward... More 

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Thank SPRochester
Rochester, NY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

decent but far from memorable. Here for a wedding and reception. Buffet dinner. The parmigiana dish led to argument whether it was veal or chicken; either way only so-so. Pasta and parm lukewarm at best.

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Thank goldenren
Spencerport, ny
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212 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My workplace just had a awards banquet here and Marios did a great job putting it together. They set up a nice bar area with a good selection of wines and alcohol (though needed to go to main bar in the restaurant if wanted to pay by credit card). The meal included dinner roles, a tossed salad with either Italian... More 

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Thank bill K
Park City, Utah
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232 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Had the seafood pasta entree - shrimp and scallops, which were cooked perfectly and homemade pasta with a creme sauce. The pasta and creme sauce didn';t do much for me but is one of the restaurant's best dishes. The appetizers were very good - . I had a spicy calamari; meats and cheeses. Wedge salad was pretty good. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-4116
    (I-590)
  • Public Transportation: RTS Bus #7, within 400 feet
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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.
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

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