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“Very overrated” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mario's

Mario's
Ranked #12 of 79 Restaurants in Madeira Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very overrated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2008

We ate at Mario's last week because of the favorable reviews on this site. The place is cute and the service was good but the food was similar to Chef-boy-ardee. We arrived around 6:00 p.m. and were told there would be no meat sauce for any of the dishes that evening. This is rather unusual for an Italian restaurant. I had the lasagna and my husband had ravioli. Both had marinara sauce that looked and tasted like Campbell's tomato soup. Bland and no depth. The bread was good but that was all I could recommend. We were extremely disappointed and won't go back.

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English first
Commerce Township, Michigan
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Italian I've had in years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2008

Just returned from Florida and used TA for suggestions. Glad I did. This was a superb meal. Just in a little strip mall. Once inside, you will be delighted with the food. Don't drive by this one.

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Toronto
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simple but super”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2008

Not a classy location, but really great food at reasonable prices and friendly staff!

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Maderia Beach
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to eat !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2007

Marios is the best kept seceret on the beach. It a quaint little restaurant with about 10 tables. The food is wonderful, the people who work there are super friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great home made meal!

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Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mario's, a great little Italian restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2006

Mario's is a great little restaurant serving fantastic Italian food with great service. It's small, only seating about 40 customers at one time, but that's part of the charm. The service is fast and friendly and the food is outstanding. I would recommend it to friends, but I would rather keep it my own little secret.

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