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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (161 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We ordered take-out, but the place has lots of room, and if we had not been so tired we would have eaten in. Pasta Primavera had a ton of vegetables (very favorable vegetable to pasta ratio).

Thank Hugh P
Reviewed March 19, 2017

OK Pizza, ok atmosphere, ok service. That's about all I can say, will probably try a different pizza place next time we're in Galveston.

Thank J N
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very, very good lunch buffet. Salad bar, two soups, 5 meat selections, vegetables , homemade pizza and of course dessert. Plus drink. All for $10, now that is a deal.

Thank F8550JXjamesd
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Cannot go to this restaurant and leave without pizza! Knowing that we will only be here in Galveston for two more weeks (and the last week doesn't count because we will be on a cruise) nearly drives me crazy! Their marinara sauce is awesome. It...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Place had decent reviews, but it was that appetizing for me. My friend enjoyed her meal, I'd come back and try their pizza pies but the stuff chicken Daniela was a disappointment

Thank Mediconfyre
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We had a great lunch at Mario's and the variety of entrees was great! We originally went for their pizza but found out about their buffet for $10.99 all you can eat. I recommend the chicken dishes and their lasagna was awesome. The staff is...More

Thank Brook F
Reviewed December 31, 2016

First, we all loved the bruschetta; I would come back just to order it, but the service was beyond bad. There were 8 in our party. However 3 people, after a very long wait, received their food. Over 30min later the other 5 received their...More

Thank bapa11
Reviewed December 25, 2016

I took my family a few days before Xmas. Ask to sit at one of Ana's tables. She will take great care of your service. She is a sweet, hard-working, professional kid. She will keep an eye on what you need, without interrupting your conversation...More

Thank descentbrother
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch today after a tiring day in water park... This was our first visit and thanks to TripAdvisor reviews this is the best Italian restaurant I have been to, their baked ziti, pizza and cannoli are great, will be back to try other...More

Thank Hari R
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday. The Marios Special was excellent! I also had a locally brewed beer that was pretty good. The service was also good. I would definitely recommend Mario's for pizza and I'm sure the other dishes are quite good as well.

Thank Mike A
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How much the cost for open buffet lunch and the working hours
February 3, 2017|
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, 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
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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!