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Mario's Place

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRIMI / FIRST COURSE
Bread Service Will Begin After Order is Taken, Unless Otherwise Requested
Dungeness Crab
with avocado, micro greens, citrus-ginger citronette
USD 18
Calamaretti Fritti
with tomato-basil vinaigrette
USD 15
Carpaccio of Beef
thinly sliced raw Prime Angus beef hammered flat with wild arugula, slivers of Grana cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
USD 16.5
Crispy Squash Blossoms
filled with goat cheese, tomato-basil sauce
USD 14
Saute'd Day Boat Scallops
with caramelized fennel & basil-orange citronette, asparagus tips
USD 18
Spicy Ahi Tartare
with cucumber coulis, wasabi tobiko caviar, Hijiki seaweed
USD 18
Sweet Corn Soup
with wild prawns, pancetta & cilantro
USD 16
SALADS
Arrigo Salad
with wild arugula, shaved fennel, orange sections & balsamic-extra virgin olive oil
USD 11
Purple Haze Salad
with field green, goat cheese infused with fennel pollen and lavender, pistachio, Asian pear & balsamic vinaigrette
USD 12.5
Classic Caesar Salad
with garlic croutons & fresh Parmigiano cheese
USD 9.5
Leone Salad
with field greens, roasted red bell peppers, Drake's Farmstead goat cheese, pine nuts & balsamic-extra virgin olive oil
USD 12
Smoked Salmon & Mascarpone Terrine
with field greens, herb sauce & toasted Ciabatta crostini
USD 14.5
FROM OUR WOOD BURNING OVEN
Basil Pesto Pizza
with sundried tomatoes & mozzarella
USD 13
Checca Pizza
with Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil & Drake's Farmstead Goat Cheese
USD 13
Pancetta Pizza
with Italian Bacon, Shallots, Shiitake Mushrooms, tomatoes & mozzarella
USD 15
Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza
USD 13
Prosciutto, Arugula & Mozzarella
USD 15
PASTA & RISOTTO
Bucatini Amatriciana
long hose-shaped pasta with sauce of tomato, red onion, garlic, red chili & La Quercia guanciale, pecorino Romano
USD 22
Linguini Checca
with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic & Drake's Farmstead goat cheese
USD 19.5
Penne Rigate
with oxtail-Chianti ragu (rich, earthy, rustic)
USD 22.5
Risotto di Agrumi (Citrus)
recommended split
USD 19
Risotto of Porcini Mushrooms
with fresh thyme
USD 20.5
Spaghetti Bolognese
classic meat sauce, Parmigiano
USD 19.5
Butternut Squash & Ricotta Tortellini
with sage butter & slivers of Parmigiano
USD 22
Wild Mushrooms Ravioli
with Cream Sauce of local organic Shiitakes
USD 21
MAIN COURSE
Seared Rare Ahi
with citrus ponzu, ginger, sugar snap peas, garnished with wasabi infused tobiko caviar
USD 39
Loch Etive Steelhead Salmon "al Cartoccio"
cooked in parchment envelope with citrus sections (orange & grapefruit), ginger, extra virgin olive oil & coriander, served with sugar snap peas
USD 33
Grilled Line Caught Pacific Swordfish
with "peperonata" (compote of sweet onions, bell peppers & thyme), Cerignola black olives & oranges zest-black pepper jus
USD 34
Pan Roasted Shelton Farm's Free Range Breast of Chicken
with soft polenta, portobello mushrooms & sage-mustard sauce
USD 24
Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin
with caramelized red onions, 15 year old balsamico, herbed extra virgin olive oil & pommes frites
USD 45
Pan-Roasted Australian Lamb Chops
with zucchini & eggplant, tomato confit, oil cured black olives & basil pan juices
USD 40
Pan-Roasted Veal Chop
with broccolini saute'd with ted chili & garlic and lemon zest pan juices
USD 40
SIDE ORDERS
Roasted Garlic Potato Puree
USD 5.5
Cipollini Onion Agrodolce
USD 5.5
Saute'd Spinach
with butter & garlic
USD 5
Broccolini
with garlic, red chilli & extra virgin olive oil
USD 7
DESSERT MENU
Caramel Budino
With crème fraiche & fleur de sel
USD 9.5
Caramelized Banana Napoleon
With mascarpone, hazelnut fillo layers & coffee sauce
USD 9.5
Chocolate Valrhona Trio
Bitter chocolate sorbet, Pot de Creme & crunchy Gianduja chocolate triangle
USD 9.5
Coconut Panna Cotta
An ethereal Italian custard with pineapple-vanilla bean confit & mango coulis
USD 9.5
Grandmother's Cheesecake
our Nonna's recipe with strawberry coulis
USD 9.5
Homemade Ice Cream & Sorbet
with cookie cup & fruit coulis: Caramel, Hazelnut, Passion Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Coconut, Green Apple with Calvados, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry
USD 9.5
Millefoglie of Lemon Cream
Tangy lemon cream layered with thin delicate cookies, garnished with raspberries & raspberry coulis
USD 9.5
Tiramisu'
Lady finger cookies soaked with espresso with layered with Mascarpone & Zabaione topped off with bitter-sweet chocolate
USD 9.5
Warm Valrhona "Manjari" Chocolate-Polenta Cake
with preserved Marasca cherries (+15 minutes baking time)
USD 9.5
CHEESE SELECTION
All cheeses are only served properly ripened; please forgive any shortage due to under-ripeness. Ask for pricing
Alta Langa "La Tur"
Creamy, tangy, soft blend of goat, cow & sheep milk from Piemonte
Beemster Gouda XO
Cow's milk, toffee-like color & flavor, very firm, complex texture
"Harbison" Jasper Hill
soft camembert-like cow's milk cheese from Vermont
P'tit Basque
Basque sheep's milk cheese from France: rather firm yet not crumbly, intensely fruity
Pecorino Toscano "Pepato"
aged, crumbly Sheep's milk cheese with black peppercorns from Tuscany
St. Agur
creamy & mild blue, luscious, more "sweet" than salty
Taleggio
soft & creamy, nutty flavor moderate strength, elegant, silky texture, cow's milk cheese from Lombardia
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know that memory of your early years when you felt secure and comfortable at your mothers table on a special evening celebrating being together? The experience brings to life what you’ve yearned for in gastronomy. An iconic establishment on the Inland Empire for years...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank GAPonce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always good and with decent portion sizes. Been there for dinner with family a couple times now. It is a perfect set up to have dinner at, as it is directly across the street from the Mission Inn if you are there to...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank WhereIsWilson
Reviewed December 26, 2019

Although I usually prefer Southern Italian food, Mario's did not disappoint. We had tried for a restaurant at the Mission Inn and were lucky to get a table at Mario's. We sat in their private room...highly suggested if you prefer to dine quietly. I had...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Janet S
Reviewed December 22, 2019

Located across the street from the Mission Inn. Service overall was excellent particularly our server whose name was Daniel. He was super knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. As for the food we shared the mushroom ravioli as a starter, excellent! I had a special salad with...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner here at the suggestion of a few people and I was disappointed . The positive is that it is located across from the Mission and the lights are amazing . However, it very noisy and we had a lengthy wait for our...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank 453dianner
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

Knowledgeable servers, gourmet Italian cuisine, beautiful decor, quick service- and right next to the lovely Mission Inn! Loved this place. They even let you split orders or order half sizes. Half size is the perfect amount of food if you’re trying to keep your carbs...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank MBN134050
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner at Mario's to celebrate a special family occasion. As usual, the appetizers as well as the individual entrees were delicious and the service was excellent. We will continue to patronize Mario's and recommend it to others.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank knivesforksndspoons
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Made reservations the night of visit; impressed by a “real waiter” that was competent and recited about 12 specials eloquently; waiter was quick and efficient in taking our order and bringing our food; water glass kept full; Husband had mushroom ravioli with abundant portobello mushrooms...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank SunCitySenior
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

We love Marios Place! The Calamari appetizer is the best ever...I certainly hope they are adding this fave to the New Years Eve Menu this year! NYE is a time for a restaurant to show its true colors, I cannot wait to ring in 2020...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank ontheqt2017
Reviewed September 25, 2019

Only been here one time with my husband, had the sweet pea ravioli. Excellent, very fancy restaurant. Will definately go again

Date of visit: January 2019
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