Italians are rarely satisfied with Italian food in the States. I have never been dissatisfied at Mario's. The best test is the pasta. It is cooked right, tastes right and their sauces are all excellent. It is a small restaurant but rarely is it noisy. People are too busy savoring food and wine to talk. The service is friendly and professional. Sometime there is a little wait, but we have to remember that Italian food is prepared from scratch and it takes 12 to 15 minutes to cook good pasta. Fish plates are really good. I recommend the fish soup, calamari fritti and zuppa of mussels. Veal is excellent. Usually in other restaurants it does not taste of anything, but here is tender and tasty. For the pasta lovers, they have excellent baked ziti that remind me of Sunday at home with grandmother cooking, lasagna at its best and all the a la carte pasta. They have a good and reasonably priced choice of wines, I prefer their Chianti.
I visit Mario’s pretty often and whenever I have visitors from the old country with pasta nostalgia I invite them there.