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“We drive in just to eat here....”

Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pasadena, Texas
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35 reviews
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“We drive in just to eat here....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We often drive in just for a nice dinner with friends here - staff is wonderful and ready to please - there is a hidden gem of a private room upstairs for parties - oh and the food is wonderful - have a pizza any pizza, you'll love it.

Visited May 2012
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Galveston, Texas
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food great view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Mario's is just across Seawall Blvd from the beach. The window seats have a great view of the surf and the Seawall. The food is quite good, I have always enjoyed it. If you are diabetic try the antipasta salad which never spikes my blood sugar. If you are not diabetic save some room for the gelato. Johnny Smecca runs a nice family restaurant and it is well worth the visit.

  • Visited May 2012
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or money!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

The food is poor at best, thank goodness for the bread! Oh, and the Sangria was good.

  • Visited May 2012
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“Don't miss this Galveston icon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

This is the only Italian restaurant that reminds me of my grandmothers food the Smecca family and staff treats everyone as Family

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Houston
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“Try it - judge for yourself”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and 28 friends had the Sunday brunch on 1st April 2012. With that amount of people one would imagine confusion and problems - not with this staff.
From the moment we arrived - not all at one time I might add - the attention could not be faltered. Our server Julian was friendly, efficient and attentive but never overbearing. Nothing was too much problem for him - initially taking our orders for drinks - which arrived in minutes - then taking orders for eggs of your choice - prepared freshly out back and delivered to table promptly and hot where we enjoyed them with bacon and biscuits and all the usual items. The rest of the buffet - mention only a small amount - included shrimp; fish; steak; pork and, of course Pizza. A personal choice - I would have liked more pasta and sauce variety - but that's just me. An array of "afters" were enjoyed by all. All this washed down with mimosas - or whatever your choice - made it a great Sunday Brunch and great value for money. We will definitely go back so try it and judge for yourself

  • Visited April 2012
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