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Mario Fazio's Italian Restaurant

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34400 Chardon Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094-9112
440-585-3883
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
choose the appetizers!

Tasty morsels on the appetizer menu. The specials are usually a good choice for dinner. Tell them if you are a first time customer and get a free dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
54kathy2016
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty morsels on the appetizer menu. The specials are usually a good choice for dinner. Tell them if you are a first time customer and get a free dessert.

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Thank 54kathy2016
The Villages, Florida
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes there are big portions, but that isn't that important is it? The restaurant is really quite brite...everywhere. I had ravioli, but the dough was heavy and not much taste to it. For Italian I would have rather gone to Brio in Beechwood, or down to Little Italy in University Circle.

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Thank Deb1028
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I dined at Mario Fazio's for the first time today and experienced their New Year's Eve special dinner. The pizza was great, the Lisa's salad was incredible, and ALL of the entrees including the Lemon Chicken and Roast Beef Marsala was scrumptious. I am not a red meat person, but their roast beef was tender and well cooked. I will... More 

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Thank Grantlady2245
Willoughby, Ohio
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Those that know me know that I believe that the best place to dine Italian is Italy. There is an exception to this rule in my own hometown and I can't believe I haven't reviewed Mario Fazio's yet. The restaurant is always full. Maybe I just wanted to keep this gem to myself. I've been eating here for 25+ years.... More 

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1 Thank mikelcesc
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Excellent salads, delicious pizza with a wonderful thin tasty crust. The variety of pizzas is terrific. Pastas were also very good. Portions are large. They also have lovely baskets of gift items for purchase and don't skip the cassata cake!

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Thank Sue D
Advance, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Came in for a snack, but didn't have my wallet with me (had some cash). Still, the staff was friendly and excellent. Marianne made the kids feel comfortable and welcome. Plus, the food was top notch. Well worth the trip.

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1 Thank Kabealo
Northfield
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The food is always delicious and the servers are alway attentive. Family style is a great value for a larger gathering. Lisa's salad is a must try - it won't disappoint! Good place to eat for the heartiest of appetites.

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1 Thank 771marlenev
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. It is always busy, but they do take reservations. It is a not so well kept secret on the east side. Did you ever hear of free dessert? They do that here!

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1 Thank jonilou2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You can expect delicious home-style Italian food, very fair prices and very personalized service ... almost like having dinner at Mom's.

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1 Thank Marie S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had Mario Fazio's cater a party for us. We hosted 30 people at our home. They were professional, courteous and very helpful. They went out of their way to make it easy for us, even allowing us to take our food home in warmer bags on loan. But most important, the food was fantastic. We ordered Lisa's Salad, cavetelli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34400 Chardon Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094-9112
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Willoughby
  • Phone Number: 440-585-3883

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?