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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Huntsville, Alabama
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to this restaurant not knowing what to expect. It's a upscale, white tablecloth restaurant and we came in around 8:30 pm on a Thursday night. Atmosphere was ok, and being that they were about to close the food was just ok. Wife order Cesar salad and I had the baked chicken. It was ok but nothing stood out.... More 

Thank ecoita
Riverside, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Servers are attentive and well educated on the menu. Everyone in our party was pleased with their order. Would recommend if your looking for thoughtfully prepared food with attentive staff. Reason for four star instead of five: restaurant was noisy which made conversation difficult, and seating and dress code seemed informal by customers.

Thank Pokeymcfuzzbutt
Hadera, Israel
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deffinitely one of the best Italian restaurants I've been into, Great dishes, feel very fresh. Excellent service and an outstanding wine's chart

Thank Dov A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I decided to have dinner here when we were staying at the Mission Inn for the weekend and we were not disappointed. I had the Linguini Checca which was delicious and my friend really enjoyed her prosciutto pizza. We were seated quickly and our waiter (can't remember his name) was very friendly and efficient. The bathrooms... More 

Thank melanieamullen
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It was our 31st wedding anniversary and we went to dinner at Mario's Place last night. My boyfriend back then took me here for my birthday before we were married 5 months later. I remember then Mario's was in a little converted house on a back street and I fell in love with it. Since then they have moved several... More 

Thank Denise R C
Riverside, California
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

For over twenty years Mario's has been best high-end restaurant in Western Riverside County. Besides excellent Northern Italian quisine, It has four outstanding features; a very deep wine list, a pleasant bar, live jazz on the weekends and proximity to the Mission Inn and the Riverside Fox. It can be crowded on the weekends, requiring reservations. Perfect for business lunches.

Thank eahjob
Loma Linda, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I had the mushroom ravioli and tiramisu. I love this place for lunch or dinner. The ravioli was rich and filling.I'm a vegetarian and this was a great meal. They also have an extensive wine list and a great bar. The dessert was light and delicious.

Thank Dpat75
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

very bad service tonight, dinner was organized to start at 6 PM , It was not ready to be served at 8 PM! I left the restaurant without food while other guests waited for take out boxes

Thank Alex r
Riverside, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

They had loud music coming from two different sources. Forget about anything resembling a conversation. The service was probably OK but who could tell if you can't communicate with the waiter. The food was unremarkable. I would never consider going back to this restaurant unless we could get a reserved table outside for the lighting of the Christmas lights.

Thank Jim K
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Wow, I didn't think I liked tomatoes until I went to Mario's and tried it on their bruschetta. I was so impressed this is not Olive Garden Italian food, it is fine dining like you get in Italy!!

Thank Jaime V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 951-684-7755

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