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Mario's Italian Cafe

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83103 Avenue 48, Ste 1D, Coachella, CA 92236-9555
+1 760-863-1611
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carlisle, MA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portions are very generous, but the food was pretty generic. You just didn't feel, wow, this is really good sauce or something like that.

Thank wjlral
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a happy hour drink to get out of the sun. Ended up ordering some bruschetta, really just expecting average, ho- hum tasting food. Don't judge a book by its cover! This place has excellent tasting, authentic Italian food. I'd go back a hundred times!

Thank Holidaywithanne
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered food from this restaurant for an office party and were very satisfied with the food and the accuracy of our orders. The place is hidden at the back and does not have much street exposure... but the inside is clean and cool.

Thank Maria S
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403 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Every time we go to this Mario's, we experience exceptional service by friendly wait staff. Food is FAST and FRESH and TASTY. The salads are fresh and crisp and large. I do not think that there is a bad dish in the house.

Thank GPaCalgary
Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This appears to be a local chain restaurant The menu has lots to choose from Good portion size especially the glass if wine My husband said best chicken catchitore he ever had Garlic bread very yummy

Thank freberd
Draper, Utah
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494 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Didn't feel like a sit down meal or cooking so we hit upon Mario's and it was a good find. As far as the restaurant goes it offers a good menu with all the typical Italian-American offerings all at reasonable prices and from what we could see decent portions. Service was good and friendly and the pizza to go offerings... More 

Thank Jack M
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403 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Every time we come to the Coachella Valley we love to have dinner at this particular Mario's, located on Avenue 48 just off Jackson. This is a family run place. Roger does much of the cooking and many of his family members work here. The portions are huge. The service is terrific. The wine is good yet very inexpensive. We... More 

Thank GPaCalgary
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

After working at the best Italian Grinder House as a teen . . . I'd given up on finding a comparable Italian Sub or Torpedo (so many different names for the same thing). After going to various Mario Restaurants in the Coachella Valley, we visited the COACHELLA location and I took a chance and ordered the sub!!!! I was taken... More 

Thank Dlanderson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Mario's. Basic Italian/American food at a good price. Very helpful friendly wait staff. As we ate a very old looking gentleman came over and asked if we would like him to play a song on his harmonica. He did and then followed by singing the words. Only at a place like Mario's. He was 101 and comes... More 

Thank K A
Sacramento, CA
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2014

Although Mario's is known for its extensive menu and large portions, the food is very mediocre. The pasta is over cooked. It's as though they cook it earlier in the day and then just heat it up in a pot of hot water. The sauces are thick and slathered on to the pasta. It is definitely not how pasta should... More 

Thank Sally H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83103 Avenue 48, Ste 1D, Coachella, CA 92236-9555
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coachella
  • Phone Number: +1 760-863-1611

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?