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“Great Little Italian Place!”
Review of Mario's of Neptune Beach - CLOSED

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Mario's of Neptune Beach
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This one is a real keeper. Very good food, creative local decor, not a chain, original recipes, good ingredients and, hey, guess what? If you ask them to, they will make you a nice lasagna or manicotti in a dish you provide so you can serve it to family and friends at home. It's so nice to go to a place that has a home grown feel. The staff remembers who you are. There are no televisions blaring and no noisy bar. You can actually have a conversation in the restaurant. There's not a bad dish on the menu. It's one of the best kept secrets at the Jacksonville Beaches.

Thank chellyfla
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I dine here on a regular basis. Both lunch and dinner. If you want great service, great food, and very reasonable prices this is your home. If you don't like such menu items like Mathews Choice there is something wrong with you. Give it a try! Salads are very fresh and colorful.. Not pre-packaged... Home made garlic rolls are out of sight! Pizza has a great crust and their choice of toppings is awesome ..
All meals are very generous portions. We both always leave with a doggy bag.
Give it a try if you have not yet discovered this beaches treasure..

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Thank luv2dinealot
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Not to be confused, there are two Mario's along the beach on A1A: the original in Jacksonville
Beach and the newer in Neptune Beach.

Mario's in Neptune Beach, by far the more interesting, offers a unique European experience. Run by Chef Florio, originally from Northern Italy, this establishment has all the same menu items as the other one. Folks used to New York style Italian fare will not be disappointed. However, if you take time to venture off the familiar, you will be rewarded. Try dining European style and ask the Chef what he might do for you.

This Mario's has the finest seafood salads along the beach. If you are adventurous, ask for the Pescatori Salad. Expect only the freshest seafood which means that you may be disappointed on some days when they are not absolutely fresh.

Dinnertime brings all sorts of specials... I still think of the spinach and chicken lasagna.

I know this is a glowing review and no, I am not the owner or employed there.

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