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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61ST St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
409-744-2975
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Ranked #21 of 257 restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Ice Cream, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: It all started back in 1967 when Sicilian born Giovanni Smecca decided to move to Galveston, Texas from Patterson, New Jersey after hearing Glen Campbell’s famous “Galveston” during a card game. Giovanni always dreamed of being a professional fisherman, so he decided to give it a shot and made the drive to Galveston. After battles of sea sickness, Giovanni quickly decided that the fish business wasn’t for him.Heartbroken, Giovanni was about to move back to New Jersey when he met Mario Bonaccorso who was trying to open a pizzeria. The two became great friends, and together, these two young Italian entrepreneurs started Mario’s Flying Pizza and brought the “pizza pie” to Galveston Island.Today, we are still family owned and operated and are considered a delightful, neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We serve a wide variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients wherever possible, so come on in, sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante!
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I grew up loving Mario's and now that I'm gf, it's not the same for me but they are very nice and worked around what I could eat. My daughter ordered our standard for italian restaurants the "pizza bowl" where we ask them to put all the ingredients from a pizza in a bowl, top it with red sauce then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Every time I take a trip to Galveston. ... this restaurant is on my mind! I just absolutely love their spaghetti and meatballs. What is even better is after a long day at the strand or schlitterbahn or moody gardens...you can go back to condo or hotel and Marios will DELIVER! Plus they give you so much food. I could... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

From the hand thrown dough, to the custom made half & half pizza, and very friendly staff, equals five stars or circles. Ask about the hemp plant in the entrance and she's sure to giggle.

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Beaumont, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was an awesome place to eat that will not kill your pocketbook. Yummy Pizza and desserts. A must on the to do list.

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We actually had it delivered it to our hotel and they didn't take to long at all. We ordered the white pizza and added chicken and wings. It was great. We will never order pizza in Galveston from anyone else. Sorry papa johns. Try it you won't regret it!

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Tomball, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place to bring your family in Galveston- the pizza is very good! This is hand tossed pizza, and it tastes great!

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Taylor, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food at Mario's is amazing. Everything we had was perfection: homemade pizzas, shrimp alfredo, Greek salad and the fantastic cannolis!

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Buffet was great with large selection from which to choose. Everything we tried was very good. Selections included a variety of pizza slices, salad bar with good selection of extras, food bar with spaghetti, fried fish, vegetables, several other meat selections and included dessert choice and tea. So great selection of food - all good and reasonably priced.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Calamari and Pizza was amaze! So was the chocolate cake. I so didn't have room for dessert, but HAD to try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the Spaghetti Mario and it tasted nasty. I took 2 bites and I was done. It smelled horrible along with the meatball that was in it. Also the price gor it and everything else was outrageous! I regret goin' there and I will never go back!!

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