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Mario's Italian Cafe

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42104 Washington St, Indio, CA 92203-8163
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Payson, Arizona
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170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mario's was a great choice for two hungry people who wanted to enjoy comfort Italian food! We were greeted immediately by the hostess and had our choice of tables at 5:30 PM on a Saturday. Our server -- "Mario" -- couldn't have been better! I ordered a glass of Chianti filled to the brim (!) and the small plate of... More 

Thank SophieBlue09
Coachella Valley, CA
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and I absolutely love their food, especially the Chinese Chicken Salad. Everything is good and reasonably priced. Great for friends or family get together

Thank Smidty28
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mario's is our favourite place to go with another couple or just by ourselves. After a round of golf we enjoy heading over to either location nearby Indian Palms Country Club for a happy hour drink and a lovely meal! Always treated great and the service can't be beat! On the patio or in the restaurant we have always had... More 

Thank Brian W
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Steady, go to Italian. Pizza is better than most. Good value, great salads, creamy garlic is a great dressing, and the Chinese chicken salad is a regular for us.

Thank Nighttrip
Gary, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My family and I have been to Mario's a couple of times while visiting Indio (May 2015 and May 2016). Both times we all enjoyed our food very much. You get very large portions, so large in fact, that we all took leftovers home, and I have a big appetite. The restaurant is clean, the food is delicious, the service... More 

Thank Michael H
Gig Harbor, WA
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Italian food on a budget, Good size portions of food and priced for the budget minded. There wine portions are great!

Thank billheald56
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding family owned and operated Italian restaurant chain in the Coachella Valley. Features good Italian food at reasonable prices and broad take out menu with dinners priced from $10 and up.

Thank 1Golfcrazy
Diamond Bar, California
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223 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped for lunch, and tried a torpedo sandwich. What a pleasant surprise. Made with fresh bread and a lot of meat. The large is too large for one person to eat.

Thank Kirk F
United States
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The Angel hair pasta with the meat sauce is my absolute favorite dish! After tasting their meat sauce I had to go home and modify my spaghetti sauce. I've made my own spaghetti sauce for over 30 years and have had many compliments on it. Theirs blew mine out of the water. Mine is improving, theirs is still champion! They... More 

Thank JimSharonDavies
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate here a while ago for lunch, when we arrived there was nobody else eating there at the time. Which I hoped was not a bad sign, but seems that the subpar food doesn't bring people back. Out of the two entrees, appetizer, and kids food the pizza was the best which isn't saying much. I've... More 

Thank Shaun M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42104 Washington St, Indio, CA 92203-8163
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-772-6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?