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“Happy Hour”

Mario's Italian Cafe
Ranked #7 of 141 Restaurants in Indio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Indio, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Happy Hour”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for a wide variety of Italian food and generous glass of wine. Easy to get to, cheerful waiters, crowded but not a problem. Also has good salads.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Indio, California
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful local restaurant”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mario's in Palm Desert (located by Del Webb Sun City, Palm Desert) is Wonderful.
The service is great, the food choices are many. The Lasagna is very meaty and more than enough to take home a tasty bite for later. The BIG glass of wine is always welcome, even if it isn't at Happy Hour.
The ceiling of the restaurant is painted with clouds and mystical beings - very different for a local restaurant.
The table and booth seating is sort of small, so get there early and enjoy. Love this place!

  • Visited May 2014
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Diamond Bar, California
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Nice Lunch”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Located in the Home Goods/Wells Fargo shopping center, this is a great place to stop for lunch. The service is excellent and the hot subs can't be beat. Better quality sandwich for the same price as a Subway or Quiznos.

  • Visited May 2014
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El Cajon, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We really liked this little place in Palm Desert. Great service, good food and reasonable prices. And cool! It was pretty hot in Palm Desert that weekend.

Visited May 2014
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SO. Cal.
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A WOW EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you want to see how a wait staff efficiently "runs" a restaurant, visit Mario's. We were seated immediately (with menus), drink order were taken right away and our server checked back right at the "give us 2 minutes" mark to take our order. Our dinner was delivered very fast - freshly cooked and hot. We were in and out of there is near record time - yet never for a second felt rushed. Excellent job - others should visit you for a lesson.

The food was very good - and plenty of it. Pasta and seafood dishes were cooked to perfection without an overabundance of garlic as seems to be the custom these days.

I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good old neighborhood Italian food in a pleasant and efficient atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
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