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“Great Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mario's Pizza Taste of Italy

Mario's Pizza Taste of Italy
4507 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2617
949-722-7151
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Ranked #96 of 360 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: Pizza
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San Ramon, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Visiting the Newport Beach area on vacation and needing some Italian food we found Mario's on a computer search. Mario's is caual and small, seating 25 people maybe, but we were amazed at the amount of take-out business they handled while we were dining. If the locals are going there to get their take-out that is a good sign. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and as first time customers, were givien a full review of the menu and some recommendations. I ordered a veal parmigiana and my wife the lasagna. Both were delicious and comparable to any we've had at fancier Italian restaurants at higher prices. The accompanying salad was superb. The service was friendly and excellent . We'll be going back to Mario's on our next trip to Newport Beach, even if it may be a year or more before we're there again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Have eaten there 3 times during our 7 day vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious. Lunch had large portions and dinner was even more plentiful. Their garlic cheese bread was very tasty. Everyone (7 of us) was very happy with their order. I had a dish with pink sauce and it was perfect( it tasted even better the following day for lunch). We had their dessert as well and the best ice cream was the turtle. Next time we come to newport we will eat there again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful Salads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Their salads are always freash and generous portions. I have also tried their spaghetti which is also wonderful and full of flavor. They have a huge menu to choose from.

Visited April 2013
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food. Clean and very nice atmosphere. Priced at $. Very affordable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

On vacation visiting the area stopped in for a bite, glad we did. Everyone of us liked it. We will be back to eat here next time in the area. Kids loved the pizza I loved the food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant. 5* food for 3* prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a very nice casual italian Restaurant which offers a large menu. You can eat great 5* rated Italian food for 3* prices. I highly recommend this restaurant to tourists and local people. They also serve good wine and beer.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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