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Mario's Italian Restaurant
Mario's Italian Restaurant

Mario's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.2711111.com
  • Phone: (585) 271-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday Brunch / Buffet: 10:00am - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef James Dean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service and delivery of catering for off-premise events available, offering Rochester's best culinary creations, prepared for your home or office. Our Sales Staff can assist you with arranging all of your details, including tent rentals, china/glassware/silverware and linen needs, the decor and staffing.
  • Private Party Facilities: Full service facility for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with full audio & visual capabilities. Space available for groups of 10 to 300, depending on style of event. Specializing in Corporate, Wedding and Social Celebrations!
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Gardner - Catering Sales Director (585) 271-1111
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special Holiday Brunches and Dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-590
  • Public Transit: RTS Bus #7, within 400 feet
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large well lit lot, free parking
A word from Mario's Italian Restaurant
Experience a true taste of Italy tonight. Voted Rochester's best Italian Restaurant and Rochester's best brunch. At Mario's you are not just a customer, you are our special guest.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed outstanding food and a great private room for our group. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Mario's never disappoints. Great carving station, wonderful pasta, endless Mimosa's. Something always new, a sinfully rich tortellini Alfredo with a smooth blend of cheeses and a note of an aromatic taste I still can't place; a tender seafood salad with tangy olive dressing. For dessert area. Amazing small canolli and other favorites. You can easily enjoy a more healthful set of dishes and dessert. There are wonderful salads, lean carved meat, and lots offresh fruit for dessert."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch to celebrate our one year anniversary and found it to be a great combination of high quality food, classy atmosphere and quick service! We certainly will come back soon!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I've been traveling to Rochester for 3 years now and look every time for an outstanding restaurant. Mario's fit that bill and went beyond. Our waitress Amy was delightful and one of the best waitstaff I've had in years. She helped with our food picks and made suggestions that enhanced the experience. This restaurant is well run and the food is uniquely outstanding beyond most Italian restaurants even throughout NYC. They turn simple and basic into extraordinary. I finally found my go-to spot in Rochester!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We travel from Buffalo to Rochester as often as we can for dinner or brunch at Mario's - one of my favorite places- love their Lobster fest"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Mario's for our anniversary and my birthday. The entire experience was amazing. Each employee we encountered was friendly and more than willing to help us in any way. My husband had the lobster and crab bisque and then we each had the home made gnocci. Everything was delicious! We would absolutely go again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "From the Pretzellini to the honey butter you put on your rolls to the main dish to the desert they really keep the food coming. By the time you get to the desert you are probably so full you'll get it to go. Everything however gets 5 stars. The food was incredible. I have to say this restaurant has the best fettuccine alfredo I've ever had. But it also had a great upper class atmosphere. It's definitely a place to go if you would like a larger and better quality meal. Make sure you go hungry."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My friend and I took our wives there for birthday dinners. I made an online reservation and noted that it was their birthdays, and asked in the "comments" field that they arrange a birthday cake, something chocolate, and no singing waiters. Not only did they remember all of this, but as soon as we went up the hostess she recognized my name and knew it was a birthday party. Asst. manager came over to wish the girls happy birthday. The staff made it a very special night and as always the food was terrific. This is definitely the place to go when you want to get dressed up and get fantastic Italian."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I went here for their Sunday Brunch. It is a brunch, some of the buffet is good some of it is mediocre, I don't believe I had anything that was great aside from the mimosa's that are included, those were delicious."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Marios used to be my favorite spot to go, but latley it has gone downhill. The brunch was not spectacular, as it was last year, and the pasta tastes like you could buy it from a box, heat in the microwave, and pour the sauce out of a packaged baggie. Not the best food I have ever had. They need to work on their customer service a lot- at least up to Cheescake Factory level."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Started going to Mario's last year. Had been there for banquets in the past but not for dinner. Every dinner I have had has been excellent and the service has been great. Excellent happy hour at the bar Monday-Saturday too."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had our first date night since our son was born 10.5 months ago. We had the opportunity to go out for our 5 year anniversary dinner at Mario's. We had a wonderful dinner and the ambiance was romantic and provided a great private spot to sit and talk. When we ordered dessert the waitress had placed a lit sparkler in it knowing it was our anniversary and wished us a happy anniversary."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We didn't LOVE the grilled calamari, so the manager took it off our bill although she didn't have to. The wait staff was attentive, the environment welcome, friendly and great for our date night. Overall, a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Mario's is among the best restaurant in the Rochester area. Their food selection is excellent and they have an outstanding wine list. Their staff is well trained and very professional. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food is attractively presented, great quality, innovative and inventive preparation, good value, motivated staff, easy parking, great ambience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The waiter wasn't told we were there and after 15 minutes he apologized and offered us a drink. The manager also gave his apology's. Both were very cordial and provided good service. The food was fabulous for the lobster fest."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The service was great initially, I guess we stayed longer than the time frame they expect. We were just having a good time and chatting without husbands, just a girl's brunch. The beverages stopped as soon as we paid the bill, no one offered even fresh water after that. Sad because that is certainly not Italian courtesy at one's home. The food was very good, the dessert's a little disappointing, I make my own cannoli's so am a bit of a snob but the ones they served had no crunch at all which to me means stale dessert."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Superb service and big portions of food served mark Marios' as a place to go when hungry for tasty, lavishly seasoned meals. We did not want to stop even though we were stuffed. Would love to return for more. There was a wedding party and large families around but it all added to the festive ambiance. The wait staff was handling the crowd without difficulty."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant, always good food, and good service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife, adult son, and I ordered the 4oz lobster tail and filet mignon special. All of us enjoyed our meal. Preparation was excellent. Our server, Shaun was very good - attentive but not intrusive. Price was a good value."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Minor complaint was our food was cool but still very good. Excellet meal and service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were there for Sunday brunch....So many choices, everything we tasted was delicious! Must save room for amazing dessert selection!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "From the easy access of online reservation to the friendly, fun, knowledgeable staff to the excellent food, we always have a fabulous time at Mario's Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Had the Sunday Brunch at about $24 and it was not worth half the price. Nothing special....lots of ordinary pasta dishes. The beef at the carving station was tough, they ran out of salmon and substituted deep fried ravioli, very little in terms of salad items, no cheese bar, also ran out of the mussels & clams. There was plenty of bacon, sausage, and eggs but not much else after that. We were looking forward to something special for $24 but were greatly disappointed. On the positive side the service was great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined at Mario's with our son, daughter-in-law, daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was fantastic right from the start. Our table was ready as soon as we walked in but we wanted to have a drink at the bar. Bartender was attentive and pleasant. After we were seated, our server was there explaining the menu and taking drink orders. We ordered appetizers before ordering dinner and they arrived promptly at our table. The pace where the food was brought out was perfect. Food was delicious and hot. The only blip was that my filet came out and it was overdone. When I told the server, another filet was brought out to me by the manager very quickly. This one was perfectly done. A great evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went the other day for my friend's birthday. Waitress had an attitude right from the start. There were four of us, and we ordered salads and entrees. Nothing out of the ordinary. We got our salads about 45 minutes after we sat down, and the entrees didn't come til at least 25 minutes after that. I went to the manager and politely explained that things were very slow, and that others seemed to get their food a bit faster. The manager comped us for dessert, which was nice, although we had not planned on dessert. Still, dinner at this neighborhood place took 2 1/2 hours. We were pretty tired of sitting by then. Food was excellent, though, and the lobster specials were really well-priced. Loved the grilled romaine salad."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was beautiful! Great food and service! Perfect for special occasions and couples!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food and service are always of the highest quality. Servers are warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The grilled calamari is a must, salads are cold and fresh, while the main dishes offer standard favorites to inventive options. The light raspberry cookie/cream style desert is such a favorite that we had to take one to go since we were so full!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My friend and myself both had the ravioli special. It was very good! Waitress was good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 39th anniversary on June 28th, and once again we went to Mario's; it's my wife Jan's favorite area restaurant and, I'll have to say, one of my favorites as well. And, once again, we had a very fine meal. The seafood bisque is to die for, and my halibut main course was both beautiful and oh-so delicioso! Even though we forgot our printed-out anniversary email coupon, its promise of a free bottle of wine was honored with no unnecessary conversation. And, once again, we left this beautiful restaurant both satiated and very, very satisfied. Molto bene, everyone! We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We brought a small group of family ... ages 14 to 87 .... to Mario's to celebrate our daughter's Graduation. The service was outstanding. We had requested a brighter table to help my elderly father see. They placed him right under a spotlight and he loved it. Everyone had a different dinner choice and each one was superb. This was not our first time at Mario's for a special occasion but it will not be our last. We will always look to Mario's to share in our special events."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We made reservations for Sunday Brunch. arrived at 1pm, and were seated right away. Food was a let down. chicken very dry and over cooked. neither the waffle station or carving station interacted with customers, both just prepped ahead of time and then just stood there. results, food was very cold. Pasta dishes very dry from sitting so long. waitress only came to our table once in beginning to order drinks, and then to leave check.Very surprised at sunday brunch quality, since we have had dinner there before and very good quality."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a very good experience attending the Father's Day brunch. Through-out the time we were there, the service level was outstanding. Only set back was the rib-eye steaks - they were over cooked."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Father's Day Brunch was absolutely incredible! From the moment we walked through the doors, the staff was absolutely welcoming, and pleasant. Our waiter and waitress were phenomenal and attentive. The flood selection was amazing, with a variety of every type of food that I could want. The presentation of the food was outstanding! And while there were a lot of people there, it didn't feel crowded. The lines were not too long. I was excited to know that Mario's was doing a Father's Day Brunch, because most restaurants don't. My husband and I had never been to Mario's before. What a classy place!!! It was just beautiful!!! We will frequent this establishment more often. Kudos to Mario and his staff for an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Summary: this is an outstanding $25 brunch. Unfortunately it now costs $45/person. We have been coming to Mario's for Fathers Day brunch for 9 years now. The kids love it - we skipped one year, and boy did I hear about it! The wait staff is excellent and always attentive. The variety of food is amazing, and of pretty good quality. But this year it felt like they were cutting back on meat and seafood - the shrimp was obviously made and frozen somewhere else - and we missed things like the caramel fountain and bananas foster. Perhaps we were there at the wrong time (early, 10:45) for those things. For adults, this is a good option. But $200+ for a family with kids is too much for what you get."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Prompt seating on a moderately busy night. Efficient friendly waitstaff. Chef amenable to moderate alterations to menus to accommodate food allergies and preferences. Food very good. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mario's staff go out of their way to treat you very special every time. Food is superb, special requests are handled perfectly. Menu choices are a great variation of appetizers, homemade italian favorites, and luscious steaks cooked to perfection. Will always impress diners, so great place for out-of-town guests as well."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Friendly people and nice atmosphere, but the veal parmesan was very heavily breaded, a large amount of cheese, and a huge portion - that tasted ok but not great."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "A variety of foods, desserts and tasty snacks. Enjoyed a long afternoon meal and wish we had a Mario's on the west side. Enjoyed the pasta bar and sliced meats. The chocolate fountain was extra good!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We used to love marios for the buffet and general dining. Lately it has gone down hill. the food has been blah and the clientel has gone way down hill. What used to be a great meal has gone away."
    Dined on 6/8/2014