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“Rude & unprofessional” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Mario

Ristorante Mario
4-11 Nakajima-cho | Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
+81 82-248-4956
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Ranked #29 of 1,470 restaurants in Hiroshima
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Rude & unprofessional”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My wife and i were in Hiroshima last Sunday (10th June 2012) and after some lunch. We'd just finished up in the Peace Park so went to Ristorante Mario a place we had heard good things about. It was towards the end of lunch, that is true. But we walked in, two staff ignored us and nodded to a third. He ran past us crossing his fingers saying 'closed' and picked up the closed sign which to that point had been nowhere near any of the wide open doors or windows. For whatever reason they didn't want to serve us despite their opening hours apparently being all day. Ten minutes later having found nowhere to eat still we found ourselves walking back past the restaurant. Doors wide open, closed sign nowhere to be seen. Why did they not want to serve us? I won't guess but whatever the reason it made us feel very upset and soured that day.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

I am giving Ristornte Mario a 4 star for overall appeal. The food was pretty good (though they do not serve Pizza, as reviewed here previously- it may be something they recently removed?), and the wine was great. The location, right across from the Peace Memorial Museum/Park, was very convenient. The only issue was the communication part- the English menu is great, though there is very little understandable English spoken by the waitstaff, so communicating was a little bit difficult (we ordered 3 of one type of food, and ended up with one, and 3 bowls- so we ended up waiting quite a bit for everyone to get their food). Overall though, a good place to take kids!!

Visited November 2011
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Hawick
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent, friendly staff, understand & speak English”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Had a great Italian meal, reasonable prices, nice menu. definitely recommend
and on Peace Boulevard near Peace Park.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A bit of Italy in Japan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011 via mobile

It was raing so we planned to eat at the hotel, the Sunroute, but were too late so walked the short distance to Marios. Menus are in English although waiters speak little English so we had to rely on pointing to what we wanted. Very good Italian dishes with a Japanese twist. Not expensive by Japanese standards. Great atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hiroshima, Japan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Hiroshima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

If you are in Hiroshima, make a trip to Mario's Peace Park.
It is overlooking one of the most solemn sites in the world.
They deliver great Italian food and fabulous service.
English food menu and great and accomodating staff close the deal.
Try the Ox Tail red sauce and you will not be disappointed.
Short wald to Peace Park and marvel at the Japanese-way of honoring destruction with one of the most solemn sites in the world.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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