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“AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Bei Mario

Ristorante Bei Mario
Adalbertstrasse 15, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
089/2800460
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Ranked #847 of 2,822 Restaurants in Munich
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A den of thieves. All are in cahoots (a mischievous coordinated behavior), beware both locals and tourists alike. This was one of very few restaurants open on January 1, and the hotel we stayed in in Munich recommended it. The attitude of the waiters was immediately suspicious. They wanted to "read" the customer, and they "read" us well, as tourists....but not average ones. We know a good place from another. The way several of the waiters behaved was very suspicious, telling. We asked for risotto... yes.. what a crazy idea, no? Risotto in an italian restaurant? Well, when we returned the plate because it was a "mass of flavorless rice", the experienced waiter had the nerve to say: "Well, a risotto takes 20 minutes to make..... and this one only took 10". What????! To make a long story short, when the bill arrived, we were charged EUR4.50 for a sliced tomato!!!! The waiter recommended a wine that was not on the wine list, he was very pushy, and I yielded to his suggestion. A sweet, poor quality wine supposed to be the "best in the house". It was again, a trick. It was very likely a very cheap wine for which the margin is huge. Deceiving and intentionally wrong-doing. Again, when paying the bill, we left the tip in the voucher. The waiter came back with an unintelligible argument saying that he had "cancelled" the tip or something of the sort.....all to "try" to take advantage of us. The "manager" or "owner" was sooooo surprised..... BS. He was well aware of the shoddy, shady, tricky ways of the waiters. Therefore, a den of thieves, they are all involved. If you want a pizza and nothing else, it may be fine. But NOT A RESTAURANT. Period.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, great patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We ate at Bei Mario twice while visiting Munich, which underscores how much we enjoyed the experience. We were there during summer, so being able to sit in the spacious patio was a plus.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian pizza.. From Naples with love!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011 via mobile

Really good food, not only pizza. Prices are ok. From outside it does not look good but it is one of the best Italian restaurant in Munich. Really good quality price ratio.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CHICAGO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food and pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This family friendly restaurant is the oldest Italian restaurant in Munich. You will find simple, but good Italian meals along with pizzas made in a wood oven. You can always count on a good meal here. Nothing fancy or complicated - just plain good food. Service is friendly. There is a nice garden space with a fountain.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MUC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Typical Italian Pizzeria in Munich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Mario is the place to be when it comes to italian pizza in Munich. Being the oldest traditional pizzeria in Munich they offer a great choice of napolitan pizzas. Prices are slightly above average but the food is definitely worth it. Apart from pizza nearly all typical italian meals are available. The restaurant also offers a great take-away service.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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