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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pizza was awesome. I’m from Chicago and very picky when it comes to pizza. Mario’s was the real deal. 5- Stars!

Thank Odyssey786067
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a good experience and enjoyed the pizza. We went late one night and there were only a few other groups so we had great service from our waiter.

Thank Treym27573
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to leave an honest review, here it is. The place is close to the shore. My family and I hat to wait at the entrance before someone would come and great us. Mom, who likes Italian sparkling water, asked the server Gloria what...More

Thank Mikhail B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We scheduled our Arena football league annual conference in Galveston and stayed at the Victorian Condo-Hotel. We made reservations for 25 and when we arrived, we felt like royalty. Our tables were set and ready for service. Really good food. Fun staff.

Thank thomh235
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Mario's has been on 61st since our college days- a long time ago. The staff was friendly, but to be in a beach town, the ambiance is really dark and old school. The food was tasty, and portions were big. Our server was friendly, but...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner while on vacation with a group of 10 people after it being recommended by many friends and on the top restaurants in town. Not a single one of us was disappointed! The pizzas were perfect! We had 4 different ones and...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I throughly enjoyed a late dinner of salad, lasagna and wine - Delicious!!! We shall return!!!

Thank vrdiaz
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We ate here as a suggestion from our AirBnB host. It was so amazingly good!!! The seafood tasted so fresh! The Cesar salad dressing tasted home made. Every one of our dishes was amazing!!! And the deserts where to die for!! 4 stars for lack...More

Thank 23devinb
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We stopped at Mario's Ristorante on 61st late on a Saturday during a holiday weekend. Place was very busy. Luckily for us, we were a party of 4 and were seated relatively quick. Our waiter saw us in a timely manner. Everything was just as...More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Went in about 7:30p for dinner. Seated immediately but waited over 15 mins for our drinks, dinner took much longer. We walked out at 9p. We took an Uber to the restaurant because I had intended to have a few drinks. Turned out we didn't...More

Thank Eric T
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Response from bapa11 | Reviewed this property |
11am-9pm open till 10pm on Sat & Sun I called and the Buffet lunch is 11am-2:30pm it's about $11 dollars but I am unsure if it is offered on the weekends. Remember this location is not on the sea wall and try the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2975
It all started back in 1967 when Sicilian born Giovanni Smecca decided to move to Galveston, Texas from Patterson, New Jersey after hearing Glen Campbell’s famous “Galveston” during a card game. Giovanni always dreamed of being a professional fisherman, so he decided to give it a shot and made the drive to Galveston. After battles of sea sickness, Giovanni quickly decided that the fish business wasn’t for him.Heartbroken, Giovanni was about to move back to New Jersey when he met Mario Bonaccorso who was trying to open a pizzeria. The two became great friends, and together, these two young Italian entrepreneurs started Mario’s Flying Pizza and brought the “pizza pie” to Galveston Island.Today, we are still family owned and operated and are considered a delightful, neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We serve a wide variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients wherever possible, so come on in, sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante!
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