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“Best Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
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Marios
1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA
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Ranked #34 of 161 Restaurants in Dubuque
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dubuque, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Mario's has been voted the best Italian food in Dubuque for many years. A family run business that has a great menu.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1 review
“Loved it !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The food was great, Mario makes you feel like part of the family.
When I want homemade Italian food that's where I will go.

  • Visited March 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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Maribel, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The locals all know this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Nothing outstanding, nothing bad, I'd like to give it another try since I was a little disappointed based on an awesome menu and a 20 minute wait for a table. Maybe I picked wrong, worth another shot...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubuque, Iowa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Marios, Need I say more....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Marios is from scratch cooking. It is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever ate at, if not the best Italian restaurant. The quaint little corner restaurant/ bar with the red checkered tablecloths says Italy all over it. The panzerotti, served with side salad and homemade french bread, comes out of the oil all crispy and golden brown (I'm guessing around 2000 calories per order). I order mine full of vegetables and the real mozzarella cheese with the homemade marinara on the side. I eat half there and take the other half home. Make sure to get a side of marinara to dip in at home. I'm getting hungry thinking about it right now.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“These are good people making good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a family operation, first generation Italian who cook for an American palate. Sicilian salad with pizza bread is my fave, but it's all good. No nouveau presentation here. Try the "bear" wine - nice red. Mario will be at the bar, say hello, it's like being at his and Angelina's home.

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