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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61ST St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
409-744-2975
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Ranked #26 of 257 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had the eggplant which a side of alfredo pasta. It was fabulous. I could taste the real butter and cream in the alfredo sauce. If I'd been at home I would have licked the plate. Be warned, this place will bust your diet plans. My only regret was that I was so full from the rich, delicious meal that... More

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Dallas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went here on our last day in Galveston. If I could recommend anything, try the spaghetti and meatballs, or the meat lovers pizza. The meatballs were large and they didn't skimp on sauce. The toppings on the pizza were delicious an fresh and the crust! Oh God the crust! Chewy and soft. Like I said I'm coming back just for... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I took our daughter and son-in-law there to celebrate a major victory in there lives. The food was fantastic, service was friendly and quick, we didn't have to wait in a long line, and we were seated near the beach-side windows. The prices were average for this type service. We paid about a $100 for 4 of... More

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college station
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a group of around 25 and the Mario's had a room set up for us. They allowed us to order off the menu and had separate checks for us. Great food!!!

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Houston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Restaurant claims to have the best pizza in town, but it wasn't that great. The cheapest pasta dish was $15 and upward from there. Don't order the Salad Caprese unless you want just mozzarella cheese and tomatoes on a plate...no salad to it. Limited wine selection. Pizza ingredients were not as fresh as other places. We would not return.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had dinner there on 8/14/14. The service was excellent, but I thought the food was just okay. I had the seafood alfredo with shrimp, crawfish and crab for $19.00. I thought the portion was average or on the small side. What was strange was the amount of sliced garlic in the sauce (huge hunks about 4 cloves). I was very... More

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Beaumont, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always get the Seafood pizza, fun to watch them toss the dough, nice to be able to see beach while you dine

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Rosharon, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've been coming here for years, and until today have always enjoyed the beef ravioli meal. We were told today that it is off the menu along with other very Italian items, ie, bruschetta. Seems strange, and there doesn't seem to be much rationale for the decision.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you like spaghetti you will love Spaghetti Mario. First time @ Mario's and I will make sure to frequent when visiting. Good size portion and the homemade Italian sausage was special.

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Dickinson, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love their homemade hand on whole wheat crust with great toppings. Kids love their plain cheese and meat lovers pizza. service is great! takes a while because it is home made.

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Additional Information about Mario's Ristorante

Address: 2202 61ST St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
Phone Number: 409-744-2975
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Ice Cream, Pizza & Pasta

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