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“Surprisingly genuine Italian”
Review of Ristorante Mario

Ristorante Mario
Ranked #23 of 6,137 Restaurants in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Zurich, Switzerland
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267 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Surprisingly genuine Italian”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

After lots of Japanese specialities it was a good break to have good and aldente pasta and salad with fresh olive oil dressing. their wine selection was also acceptable.

Visited July 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Rude & unprofessional”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

My wife and i were in Hiroshima last Sunday (10th June 2012) and after some lunch. We'd just finished up in the Peace Park so went to Ristorante Mario a place we had heard good things about. It was towards the end of lunch, that is true. But we walked in, two staff ignored us and nodded to a third. He ran past us crossing his fingers saying 'closed' and picked up the closed sign which to that point had been nowhere near any of the wide open doors or windows. For whatever reason they didn't want to serve us despite their opening hours apparently being all day. Ten minutes later having found nowhere to eat still we found ourselves walking back past the restaurant. Doors wide open, closed sign nowhere to be seen. Why did they not want to serve us? I won't guess but whatever the reason it made us feel very upset and soured that day.

  • Visited June 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Decent food”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

I am giving Ristornte Mario a 4 star for overall appeal. The food was pretty good (though they do not serve Pizza, as reviewed here previously- it may be something they recently removed?), and the wine was great. The location, right across from the Peace Memorial Museum/Park, was very convenient. The only issue was the communication part- the English menu is great, though there is very little understandable English spoken by the waitstaff, so communicating was a little bit difficult (we ordered 3 of one type of food, and ended up with one, and 3 bowls- so we ended up waiting quite a bit for everyone to get their food). Overall though, a good place to take kids!!

Visited November 2011
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Hawick
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent, friendly staff, understand & speak English”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Had a great Italian meal, reasonable prices, nice menu. definitely recommend
and on Peace Boulevard near Peace Park.

  • Visited November 2011
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Detroit, Michigan
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Hiroshima”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

If you are in Hiroshima, make a trip to Mario's Peace Park.
It is overlooking one of the most solemn sites in the world.
They deliver great Italian food and fabulous service.
English food menu and great and accomodating staff close the deal.
Try the Ox Tail red sauce and you will not be disappointed.
Short wald to Peace Park and marvel at the Japanese-way of honoring destruction with one of the most solemn sites in the world.

  • Visited August 2011
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