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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    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
Great buffet on Sunday

Love the buffet on Sunday. The entrees are above average quality with a plethora of choices. I love the pasta bar with your choice of sauce. The shredded pork meat sauce is delicious. Really nice and clean inside. Very comfortable booths. Only thing I would change would be adding a free glass of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Molly C
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I went to Mario's to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We have been to other brunches around Rochester that just have been terrible. Mario's staff was so friendly and wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival. It was very clean and we were seated and served right away. The brunch was wonderful. The fruit was very... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mario's was recommended to us by someone who grew up in Rochester. We were visiting to drop my son off at college. Mario's food and service was excellent! Would highly recommend.

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Staten Island, New York
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

About a ten minute drive from downtown...we were there for a convention and looking to get away from the hotel for dinner. Great choice. My wife's pork dish was not exactly what she expected...very fatty (it was prepared the way it should have been, but the menu description wasn't clear...we thought it would be more like a pork chop but... More 

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Fairport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Save your money. With all the great Italian Restaurants in Rochester you don't need this one. The service is poor. The entire staff has no energy. No welcome, no have a nice day when you leave, actually they don't even look at you. The food for the money is not good. The sauce was dark and looked and tasted like... More 

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Bill B, Manager at Mario's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your visit with us. I'm disappointed that we missed the mark so poorly. We take pride in offering a warm, welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and great food and we routinely create an experience that compells guests to come back. Naturally I would like to know more. May I ask you to email me with... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I have been coming for years but hadn't been here in a while. We had our first date here. I proposed here. We had our reception here. I think they have lost a lot. Other than our server Crissy, who was awesome, it was nothing to write home about. I made my reservation online and added a... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There was nothing to dislike about this restaurant. The brunch food was fantastic. Being gluten free, many items were grilled instead of breaded and fried, making a good selection available to eat. We had a large group and they had a room set up with large round tables to accommodate us (and several other large groups). Our waitress, Sarah, was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and I went here for our 10th anniversary dinner. We had reservations, and were pleasantly surprised when we were able to get in prior to our 8:00 time (our bad - we were early and figured we'd have a drink at the bar). As our host showed us our table, he asked if we were celebrating anything and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Love the buffet on Sunday. The entrees are above average quality with a plethora of choices. I love the pasta bar with your choice of sauce. The shredded pork meat sauce is delicious. Really nice and clean inside. Very comfortable booths. Only thing I would change would be adding a free glass of champagne with dinner, and adding lasagne, and... More 

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Hornell, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Mario's has to be one of the better restaurants in Rochester. Huge, roomy restaurant and great service! Miles is a great waiter. Have to recommend the Parmigiano Board as an appetizer, and the Delmonico steak with the Mario's version of french fries!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to Mario's for brunch many times, but last Sunday we brought a large family group,complete with a toddler and two children. Everyone was thrilled not only with the fantastic food, but the attentive service. Mario's brunch was a highlight of this family visit.

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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?