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1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4729
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mario's has a great panzerotti they have really good pizza but you don't hear as much about they're Italian menu is excellent all food is made fresh great place to eat

Thank jim H
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We were greater by the owner in traditional Italian style! Very friendly, old school Italian restaurant, nothing fancy to look at but, good food!

Thank Colleenwis
Woodbury, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went to Mario's for some "old school" Italian anxious to try a panzarotti. We ordered one, as well as a pizza. Both would have been fine EXCEPT the mozzarella cheese had a lingering salty taste that was difficult to get by. Maybe that's what makes it authentic, but it caused both items and our dining experience to be a bit... More 

Thank vinylman625
Dubuque, Iowa
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256 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Just like real Italian from our experience having lived in Italy. Fantastic service, excellent menu, we'll prepared and presentation, 1960s decor adds to the atmosphere, family owned and operated for decades. We eat here monthly. It's different than other great Italian restaurants, better than every chain, and tough competition in town and Tristates.

Thank Robert_Felderman
Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Old school Italian restaurant. Probably unchanged since the 1950's or before. Delicious food, large menu. Very authentic, nothing modern about the menu items either. We had heard raves about Angelina's White Sauce, so we had to try it. Tortellini was very good. With the White Sauce, the Meat Tortellini was a better choice than the Cheese Tortellini, but both were... More 

Thank Liana S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Delicious food! Make sure you meet Mario! Very fun family place. Great panzarotti.... Great location.

Thank Taitaicookie123mom
Galena, Illinois
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318 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

He wife and I stopped in for a nice dinner. She had the panzeratti and I had the stuffed pasta with spinach. My wife could not finish her meal. This thing is huge. The service was great. The restaurant is slightly lost in time, but that adds to the ambiance.

Thank Burns57777
Sherrard, Illinois
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We became regulars at Mario's over 30 years ago when we lived in the area. Whenever we are in Dubuque we visit Mario's. He's always there to greet us and check up on our meals. All the food there is great, but the Panzerotti's are a must! The beef ones are our favorite!

Thank Rick P
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Went to Mario's !!The food was great . The catfish was great .A lot of food for your money . Mario came over to our table to make sure everything was fine ..,,

Thank Susan W
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a group of 7 plus a baby. Server was very welcoming and we used the back room for cover when the baby got a little fussy. Food was good. Stuffed shells are excellent.

1 Thank Jake H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4729
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque

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