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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't eat the fried spaghetti sticks at your table!

We were seated promptly and courteously by the hostess at our reservation time. She took great pains in describing the fried and salted spaghetti filling an open goblet on our table. We sampled it and it was delicious. It wasn't until later, when we watched staff clear two nearby tables that we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
GDNY87
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were seated promptly and courteously by the hostess at our reservation time. She took great pains in describing the fried and salted spaghetti filling an open goblet on our table. We sampled it and it was delicious. It wasn't until later, when we watched staff clear two nearby tables that we noticed that the goblet wasn't replaced for new... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a great brunch! Omlettes made to order, fresh sliced meats, crepes, waffles, plus a huge assortment of other delicous foods were set up for the buffet. Mimosas are offered after noon which is included in the price. Our server was very efficent and someone was going around to each table with a carafe to refill coffee. We throughly enjoyed... More 

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upstate new york
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Cold food which should have been hot. Poor service. Noisy and too crowded. Empty serving trays which remained empty far too long.

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Pittsford, NY
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food was good but not particularly memorable. We had an early seating and almost all of the food was cold. That makes me think that most of it was prepared the night before and warmed up quickly. The omlette bar was good but you can that almost anywhere. Service was excellent with three people taking care of our table.... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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
Senior Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?