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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
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Tucked away in the thick of seafood restaurants, you will find all the romance, fun and tradition of Italy with a Texas-size seaside view to compliment the richness of Mario's Seawall's pastas and pizzas and seafood. Experience authentic Italian cuisine at its finest, in Galveston's oldest Italian restaurant. Enjoy our Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here recently and it was delicious. The fish was fresh and expertly prepared. Friendly staff. Clean restaurant. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2020
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185christyl, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Linda! We are always happy to hear our guests enjoyed their meal with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Galveston on a get-away/business trip and needed something good and different delivered to our room. Well Mario's did a great job. The food was fantastic. I got the Viva Galveston which was a great portion and the alfredo sauce is so creamy and smooth....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great chicken parmigiana, red fish pasta, and deep dish pizza. Wasting space now because trip advisor character limit is dumb.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that your meal with us Grant. We have been cooking our family recipes for over 46 years, and we are always happy to hear that our customers enjoyed their meals with us. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for an early dinner after a full day at Moody Gardens and enjoyed our view of the Gulf from our table by a window. Our waiter brought us our drinks and a large piece of French bread with butter very...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meal with us, Darlene. We will look forward to your next visit to the Island.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here twice ... the first time was yummy and excellent. The second was ho hum. My shrimp was WAY overcooked in my pasta... also a lot of swimming pasta In Sauces at our table. But it’s on the Seawall and I’m anxious to...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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marioss275, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Relax! Thank you for the rating. We are a family-owned business and have been at this location for 47 years. We love what we do. Please join us again as soon as you can. Thank you again. We'll see you soon. Gail Peterson

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all we have come to eat here for years whenever we are in town and it’s been amazing. This time however we found the some staff were very rude and not welcoming at all! Our visit on July 8th, 2020 left us never...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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marioss275, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello sbeagle52. Thank you for your input. I will forward your review to our management team. The pizza was excellent! Thank you for the review! I hope we will see you again soon. Gail Peterson

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to many Mario's places before and the ocean view and courtyard of this one is beautiful with the giant turtle sculpture. The pizza was just okay, nothing great and usually it is much better than this visit.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad that you enjoyed your overall visit with us Doug, and we will look forward to your next visit to the Island.

Reviewed June 27, 2020

We first visited Mario's in 1980. We were two kids from Ohio, homesick for a good Italian pizza. Walking down the seawall we smelled pizza, real Italian pizza. We found the restaurant and were greeted by a grandmotherly lady in Italian. We knew we were...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2020

We are glad to hear that we could give you a taste of home all these years Seren. We will look forward to making you another of our family recipes soon.

Reviewed June 13, 2020

What a great experience we had! We should up for dinner. Bradley was our server and I can't say enough amazing things about him!!! I run restaurants for a living and I would be proud to have him on my team. Thank you for your...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2020

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, Mary. We are proud of our staff and we are glad that they could make your experience even better. We will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed June 11, 2020

Our family visited Mario’s Seawall Restaurant recently. The restaurant was extremely clean and staff routinely sanitized table, chairs and common spaces. Our waiter Bradley provided the BEST service. He is so friendly and responsive to our requests. Excellent service from Bradley will have us return...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Nicholas_Landriault, Marketing at Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2020

We're always happy to hear that we could provide excellent service, Lori! We will look forward to your next visit.

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U1379WMtonyl
February 5, 2019|
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Response from John C | Property representative |
We have a full bar, liquor, bottled and draft beer, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list. We hope to see you soon. ~ John
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from pizzauomo | Property representative |
Yes, Our open air pizza kitchen has been flying pizza's for 45 years.
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from John C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Kenneth, thank you for asking. Our happy hour is available at the bar or on the patio, Monday thru Friday from 4 to 7. We have $3 Bud Light draft, $4 premium draft, $3 domestic bottles and $4 import bottles. $3 well drinks... More
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