Mario's A Taste of Italy
Mario's A Taste of Italy

Mario's A Taste of Italy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mariospizzatasteofitaly.com/
  • Phone: 9497227151
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jose vivas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a very reasonable catering Menu ...food is served in 1/2 trays that serves 10 or full trays for 20 . Chafing dishes keep our gourmet foods warm for hours. Our lasagna , chicken cacciatore and raviolies with peppercorn brandy are among the favorites ....

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Balboa Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Plenty taxes and also metro bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in the shopping center.
A word from Mario's A Taste of Italy
For more than 24 years we have been serving gourmet Italian food , sandwiches and and assortment of salads with house made dressing. Our pizza is freshly made 2 tymes a day and is made to order or ready served by the slice. We offer Italian and local wine....we cater for all occasions and deliver your order within 3 miles. We are famous for gourmet food with fast food prices.
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Mario's A Taste of Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Good food at a fun place
    RickE
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our first impression of Mario's, from the parking lot, was small and inauspicious. While the decor was lively but unremarkable, the menu was expansive and food very good. Spaghetti with meat sauce was tasty and contained a satisfying amount of meat sauce. The shrimp parmigiana, served on a bed of spaghetti with meat sauce, was good but the shrimp were just slightly tough. The spumoni gelato was very good but different from past experience with many small pieces of fruit. After we were seated a local group arrived, 6-7 adults and 12-15 children, and the ambience got lively. They included us in a bit of conversation and, while expectedly noisy, the kids were well behaved. Our service did not suffer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This shouldn't be on OpenTable
    MontageLagunaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This place is not for OpenTable. I am customer of Open Table for many years and i rely on this website to find new and exciting places for lunch, dinner, breakfast. Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is great, sometimes not so, but ... i do not expect to use OpenTable, to drive 1 hour to visit local fast food establishment. It is simply local pizza with delivery services. Pizza is ok, pasta is ok - but it is NOTHING spectacular, the quality is just not there, it is just one more pizza place. Fast food pizza. OpenTable, please take a note! If i will get into some fast food by using your reservation services - i will simply stop using your services. Thank you
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Mario's A Taste of Italy reviews archive.
  • First time there but not the last
    Kilted1
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Had friends in from out of town and we were looking for a place that their 2 year old would not be out of place - well Mario's was the choice and I had never been before. Extremely friendly service team - had the owner chatting with us throughout the night, the food was dynamite, the selection diverse and overall the place was fun. It is not a 'full service' concept - you are meant to order at the counter then sit, but the owner was constantly stopping by the table and checking in and never hesitated to offer help....really wonderful night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, reservations irrelevant
    rninin
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Not knowing the quaint character of this restaurant (read "small"), we made reservations, A large group of 12 or so arrived right before us, and the tables were completely full. When I told him we had reserved, he said, yes, but he couldn't turn away all those people. The patrons were very kind and directed us to an open but dirty table, which was quickly cleaned off. We ordered slices (which were delicious) from the counter so we wouldn't have to wait, and the staff delivered them to our table. Looking at the plates of food around us, I have to say I would go back to try the pasta or salmon I saw others enjoying. It was obvious why they were so busy!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katie
    Cherie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If you are in the mood for a great home made Italian meal, this is the place. Every meal is prepared to order. Nothing is pre made. The first bite will take you back as if you are dinning in Tuscuny, Italy. The chicken cacciatore (my favorite) is to die for. They have a great wine selection, and the prices are very reasonable. The food is outstanding , and the atmosphere is very friendly. It truly is a favorite "go to" spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.