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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall experience - it's almost a really good restaurant. Many dishes are solid, even fine dining level. Some are pedestrian, so be ready for inconsistency. Drinks are good, although sitting hear the bar is chancy since, per various waiters told us, there's a chronic sneezer there (kid you not). Right across street from Mission so, if you are there for... More 

Thank LivingstonAve
Agana, Guam
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

After 30 plus years (several locations) Mario's Place continues to be our go to place for special dinners. We have engaged their semi private alcove for 20 people several times. They never disappoint . The food is great, especially the veal chop and the linguini with checca. I hope they bring back the celery root pure side dish as well... More 

Thank lkcguam
Riverside, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited as members of a large party with a total of maybe 18 people. We enjoyed a special 6-course meal prepared by the chef at the request of our hostess. Those interested were treated to a wine pairing and by all reports, were very impressed with both the wine and the fantastic food. While I enjoyed all 6 courses,... More 

Thank Sarge197
Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We held a family reunion in a private room here in July. Excellent food, service, and room. Highly recommend.

Thank fwtexastraveller
Los Angeles
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had a group of 40 for a wedding rehearsal dinner here and I can't say enough about this place. The food was delicious and the service was amazing for a group our size. Many people in our party had the steak and raved about it. I had the salmon and it was incredible. I highly recommend this place as... More 

Thank TravelisMe
Riverside, California
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We love Mario's Place, and go there quite often. Their happy hour in the bar is weekdays 4-6, with dinner service starting at 5:30. Glasses of wine are half price during happy hour, which provides an opportunity to experience some great wines and save money. Last evening we shared one of their fabulous caprese salads: heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil leaves,... More 

Thank cyndyd860
Paris, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

It's not easy to find Italian restaurants where you would feel the spirit of Italy in the food. Here we did. Food was great, service attentive and accommodating, location not far from the Mission Inn was perfect. Smoked salmon terrine, risotto, pizzas - everything was delicious.

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Riverside, California
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Just beautiful dinning ,it's Italian,French,delicious desert, Can't say eough,service is great tuxedo service....try the veal,it Melts in your mout....don't forget the French pastries for deserts

Thank mmssht
Huntsville, Alabama
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 Christine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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?