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Mario's Italian Restaurant

2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-4116
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Ranked #71 of 1,108 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $20 - $50
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
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English first
Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Marios is a great place to enjoy Italian food at its best. The service was fantastic, the hostess was very friendly. I'd recommend Marios to any person who comes to Rochester.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the dinner even though they did not like the price. You pay for what you get - good food and service comes at a price:)

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mario's feels like a factory nowadays...his time has passed. The sauce does NOT taste authentic, the pasta seems drab, even the desserts seem factory made. Instead, go to Avvino Restaurant only 1/2 mile down Monroe Ave..magnificent authentic, in-house prepared food with excellent service.

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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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