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“Always Geat Food”

Mario's Italian Cafe
Ranked #7 of 146 Restaurants in Indio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We have been here on several occasions. Food and service is always great! Portions are extremely generous; so we have learned to order from the daily specials menu on the back. Portion is more than adequate. We have sampled several different items and are never disappointed. Highly recommend for a great Italian meal that is served quickly. Love the red checkered tablecloths:-). Only thing missing is a Chianti bottle w/ a candle. Think of "Lady and the Tramp" every time we go there:-)

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stopped here while traveling from Phoenix to California. So did not want a substandard "on the road" meal -- thank you TripAdvisor members for recommending this place!

Besides the osso bucco, we had lasagna, chicken alfredo and steamed vegetables with pasta. First the osso bucco - my husband hasn't stopped raving about. It was so tender, it fell off the bone. It was served with pasta.

I had the lasagna. It was very heavy on the meat sauce. I like a lot of cheese on my pasta dishes though, so I asked for a dish of cheese to add to it. It was tasty and filling. I probably left about a third of it, but since we were traveling, we couldn't get doggie bags.

The alfredo sauce was okay - my husband thought it was a little overspiced. It also didn't have lemon in it which is our culinary preference with alredo sauce.

My son is on a restricted diet (no tomatoes, no cheese), and they were very flexible with accommodating him.

The wine glasses were large and full! Mmmmm!

For 4 people and one glass of wine, the meal came to $84 with tip.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Nice antipasto, plenty for two. A bit odd for a pasta entree to not include at least a house salad but they make up for it by serving you more spaghetti then most people can eat at one time. It heated up just fine for lunch the next day and the waiter generously added some extra sauce. Atmosphere is nice and wait staff was friendly. We will go again, it was worth a little extra drive.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

No wonder this place is so popular with diners of all types and ages. Great menu, great service, great value: what more could you ask?

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have been going to Mario's (50th Street location) for a number of years. The food has always, been good, served hot and a great value. Their portions are huge so get the lite eaters selections.

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