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“cool atmosphere ok food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mario's

Mario's
4222 Second Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
313-832-1616
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Ranked #153 of 974 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This isn’t retro, this is real. We’ve been around since 1948. There aren’t many restaurants with this kind of character. One step inside and you’ll see that Mario’s is a place rich with tradition and we like to keep it that way. From our service to our cuisine, you’ll feel right at home while enjoying our elegant and traditional atmosphere.Mario’s believes…A restaurant has a personality; a flavor all its own; a character created by its people. There is a ritual of elegant dining, be it a business lunch or private dinner. The enjoyment of food is one of life’s great pleasures. We measure our success by the degree of esteem and pride gained in the guests’ mind and heart.We can accommodate from 10 to 400 people. You provide the guests and we’ll handle the rest. From intimate to elaborate we can cater weddings, showers, birthday parties, or any other reasons to celebrate life. We’re here to help make enjoyable memories. We can also handle a short notice wake.We also offer complimentary shuttle service and valet parking for all functions scheduled during regular restaurant hours.Please call one of our catering specialists to discuss all the details of your event.
detroit
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“cool atmosphere ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Good - Old school restaurant in an old school neighborhood in the D. Waiters in tuxes, 5 course meal. Service was good. valet parking house salad delicious
Not so good - way too many things on the menu to think that food will be fresh. The food was just ok not real warm kind of bland. Drinks 8.75 no nightly specials The courses are kind of drawn out so you buy more expensive drinks

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We've been comming here for over thirty years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

And it isn't quite the same.Food is still very good, but portions have been cut back. I know none us need to eat that much, but the best thing about Mario's was you use to brag to your friends about how much food there was,and you had to take half of it home with you. Prices I feel are a little higher then before, with less food. Come on guys you could make the salads on the bigger dishes at least. What the H----- is salad going to cost you !!! Over all we still love the place we just go there less often.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Mi
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit-Exceptional experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our party of 20 visited Marios for a business dinner last month. We landed here after a nearby Italian restaurant completely botched our reservations in an unspeakable manner. i was on the phone frantically looking for another restaurant who could accommodate our party on such short notice. Mario's staff person on the phone graciously invited us over and was prepared for us when we arrived 20 minutes later. The meeting room was superior. The staff was top rate. This establishment definitely knows how to render top notch customer service. Our entire party was satisfied and we have some staffers that can be extremely particular. The food was delicious. I honestly cannot keep track of the number of courses. Let it suffice to say that most in the party took home 1/2 or most of their entrees. There were very affordable options on the menu for the anniversary special. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised to see that. i had always associated Mario's with unacceptably high prices. That is not the case. They have generous, varied and delicious entrees for a variety of price points. This place saved the day for our meeting on very short notice and offered exceptional service. Make it a point to visit this Italian restaurant over any others in the area. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Enjoyed our night out with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered, except for the Alfredo. the sauce was very good but the fettuccine was over cooked. Our mistake, we should have told our waiter. Service was great. Love the relaxed atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic experience and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic experience and great food. My wife and I dine out frequently and decided to rendezvous after work at Mario's downtown. Our waiter Mike was attentive and friendly. Vince the owner was making the rounds ensuring his guests were well taken care of. Our appetizers and dinner were absolutely top notch and cooked to perfection and I'm pretty particular about my Italian food. We have gone there for wine tasting events, private parties and their dinner theater packages. Marios has charm and class and they understand the meaning of great food and excellent customer service. Whether with friends or business associates Mario's ranks very high on my list of choices. If your a wine drinker they have an outstanding selection of California and Italian wines.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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