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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 - 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, 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
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Easter Brunch

There can not be any better place to enjoy your Easter Brunch than at Mario's! Every kind of carving station, omelets station desserts, salads, etc... Book ahead since this is one of Rochester's best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
LivinRVC
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Rockville Centre, New York
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited Mario's for my 30th birthday and our 2nd wedding anniversary celebration. We had a wonderful dinner...soup for a starter, dinner serving sizes were perfect, food was served hot and prompt, wait staff was great! Music was peaceful, lighting was romantic, grounds of the restaurant were highly maintained, beautiful landscaping, easy parking. Our waiter also gave us a free... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very very good food. They also do a buffet brunch and it's well worth it. I've never had a bad experience at this place always amazing.

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Niagara Falls, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a business dinner here recently. Our Server was excellent - very attentive. The online menu does not reflect the current menu - disappointing as there were several entrees listed that peaked the group's interest - only not to find them offered. Dinner selections were across the board - chicken dish - two different seafood dishes and a traditional spaghetti... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I went in with high expectations due to several recommendations. The service was excellent, but the food was not up to the level I had expected. The warm olives were bland and the grilled calamari was overly charred, to the point of occasionally tasting burnt. The marinara for the spaghetti and meatballs had no zest and was not as good... More 

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new york state
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had been to Mario's several times before for dinner, but this was the first time for Sunday brunch. Absolutely perfect in every way. Waitresses (we had two) were wonderful. It was my husband's birthday and they made him feel important and special. The selections on the brunch offering were wonderful. A carving station with beef, pork, lamb. Eggs benedict... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There can not be any better place to enjoy your Easter Brunch than at Mario's! Every kind of carving station, omelets station desserts, salads, etc... Book ahead since this is one of Rochester's best!

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Pittsford, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had not been to Mario's for dinner in awhile and decided to it was time to celebrate a birthday there. We were pleasantly surprised to see some changes to the menu. It was very hard to pick from the many delicious choices. I started out with the Lobster and Crap Bisque soup and followed that with the Tortellini. My... More 

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?