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“One of best Italian meals you can get......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of mario restaurant Hauppauge, NY

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mario restaurant Hauppauge, NY
644 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY
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Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Hauppauge
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“One of best Italian meals you can get......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have been to Mario too many times to count. The food is top notch and you you will not find better veal anywhere. My wife loves the fish selection which goes way beyond typical salmon and swordfish. We had St. Peters fish on one visit that took us back to the Amalfi coast. Wine selection is very good and good selections under $50. You don't see exactly what you want on the menu? Just ask they can probably make it. Service is second to none - try to get Michael as your waiter. He has been there for years and is fantastic. The vibe is traditional as is the crowd - dont expect a happening scene here. Prices are high for Hauppauge but cheaper than NYC. Mario is also old school, they will not bring the check until you ask for it, which is great if you want to linger and talk for a while. The final touch is the valet parking. The valet runs to fetch your car not strolls like he is doing you a favor. His tips reflect this. Overall one of the best restaurant experiences in the area. Enjoy!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Babylon, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Old World Italian Cooking at its finest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There for so many years, returned to a great meal, generous portions and very diverse dishes. From pasta, to fish to meats etc. no complaints as good as it use to be as years ago.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mario Restaurant Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Came to this restaurant for dinner yesterday (Easter Sunday) with my family. The food was super delicious, and cooked perfectly. Nice decor. They had a ton of specials.

Collared shirts, nice jeans or Khaki's would be appropriate attire. A fine choice to take clients or customers out to eat.

As can be expected at this type of restaurant on a mostly packed Easter Sunday - there was a little bit of time in between appetizers and the actual meal being served. Get a couple of drinks and you'll be chowing down in no time.

You probably don't want to bring young (likely to cry) children to this place. They cram many tables in not alot of space.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“As Old World Italian should be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Like stepping back in time to how great neighborhood Italian used to be. The place has a relaxed but well stated feel and it's obvious the patrons are all local and well known by the wait staff. The menu is diverse and the dishes are generous and well prepared and presented. Some dishes nightly special offerings and the waiter will recommend favorites and offer suggestions. It's a quiet refined place for an open room and the bar area is cordoned off and more casual / free flow where you can eat if you want right at the bar. In summary, well worth the visit and the effort to go. ENJOY

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hauppauge, New York
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“Old World Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The food is authentic and delicious. The service and decor is a bit old fashioned, but that may be exactly what you are looking for.

Visited June 2012
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