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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
  • Email: daniele97@aol.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 WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent! One of the top buffet's I've been to."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had a very nice meal as we celebrated two anniversaries. Was crowded which made service a little slower than usual. I wish you had a dry reisling on the wine list. All the reislings were sweet. Otherwise the food was great. We were too full for dessert, but it looked awesome. Thanks for helping us celebrate two special anniversary dates."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had marinated pork roast with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was wonderful. The waitress was very nice and made sure we were happy with our meals and service. They even gave me a discount because I forgot to bring a coupon and they honored the discount anyways. Highly recommend Mario's for special occasions or just when you want a nice relaxing place to have dinner."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was good, the atmosphere was nice and we were able to hear each other talk - overall it was very nice dinner. The server was very pleasant and friendly and a member of management came around to each table to ask how everything was - they had a nice flow of people for a Wednesday nigth and even though they had an event going on the timing of our food and service was still good. I would recoomend this restauarnt."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Was greeted and seated promptly. The waitress was very polite and prompt. The bread was served warm with delicious olive oil and Parmesan, however, the butter was slightly too sweet. We ordered the Lobster Ravioli, a house special for the night, which was excellent. We also ordered the "Peter Luger" Porterhouse, which was slightly disappointing as it was not really served or prepared like Peter Luger's. The steak however was very flavorful and cooked properly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thought we'd try something new for my daughter's birthday, instead of just going out to dinner. We had an amazing time at Brunch and the food was just spectacular. (We sat in a booth near the windows, and we were extremely cramped. It was hard getting in & out of our seats - and we are just average sized people. Don't know what larger people would do in that situation.) That being said, everything else was stellar. No complaints about the food or the service. The desserts were our favorite!! Can't wait to have an occasion to go back again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had heard that Mario's served good food, thus I wanted to give it a try. For my mother's birthday we decided on Mario's. I'm glad we did. Mom loved the steak. My husband and I had the tour of Italy and chicken Parmesan and it was very good. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The service was excellent. Overall, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Visited for my son's 10th birthday. Though we let the server know and noted it on our reservation, his birthday received no attention more than a single, passing 'happy birthday,' by the server when bringing his cake. My son loves bread and would have enjoyed more, but the server never offered. I ordered the fettuccini bellagio ($26), which was lacking in flavor. I ate almost none of this, but was never asked whether there was a problem. My son ordered a kids meal and a slice of chocolate cake. The cake was $12.90 and was not comp'd for his birthday. In the past, I have always loved Mario's, and I've found their pricing fair, but this experience fell short on all ends. We will not be back for a family birthday anytime in the near future."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food at Mario's. Especially the grilled calamari. We have brought several friends just to try it. A nice verity on the menu from pastas to the meat dishes. The fried pasta on the table when you arrive is always great with a glass of wine."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I really enjoy the brunch at Marios. I come frequently on Sundays and absolutely enjoy the food and atmosphere. I will continue to make my Sunday reservations for brunch."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Do not miss the Sunday brunch. Selection was incredible and taste was exquisite."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Mario's menu was very pedestrian. Not many selections and everything was in a heavy sauce either white or red. Nothing different, nothing cooked with vegetables."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Overall I was happy with the service, however I had a 1:00 reservation and was not seated until after 1:30. There were 3 of us so a table should have been very easy to find. Then once we were seated we were almost at the furthest possible point from the buffet. I was quite annoyed that we had to wait, when it appeared as though there were people arriving for brunch who arrived after us that got seated right away."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I frequent Mario's with my dad for brunch and we loved it in the past. Much to our surprise there was a different set up this time. Is there less food? We were not sure. I think the set up in the past was better keeping all the alike food in the same areas. Desserts were all together and NOW scattered about. It look very different and the quality was not as good as good as it had been in the past either. I would like to continue visiting but having small children running around and having their hands and faces in the food I'm about to consume is also not a treat for us. We also noticed the volume of adults had lessoned. I wonder if others feel the same as we do? Thank you for your time and good luck in the future."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My wife and I love Mario's for brunch, someday we may actual have dinner there. We have also been here for the holiday buffet and it is also wonderful. A real treat for brunch when you are willing to splurge a little. The food is wonderful, staff attentive and a lovely atmosphere. I keep looking for another brunch alternative and end up back at Mario's."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I truly enjoyed spending time with my children at Mario's. At most restaurants you don't feel at home either do your children. Mario's was a great experience for me and my family. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "perfect food with great service, plus a free meal for my wife's birthday!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The service is incredible!. Excellent food. Fast service and friendly servers.Our experience is always excellent."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "on a Saturday night. Ordered entrees. The waiter discussed my husband's ravioli dish with him. Food came out, he had been served the veal special. The waiter apologized and said he would get the right entree out, offered a glass of wine, we declined. He should have offered a free dessert or a price adjustment on the entree. No Parmesan cheese was offered for the ravioli and they were bland as a result, it is an italian restaurant. We got the check and he charged us for the wrong entree!! I had promised my husband not to say anything throughout the meal and then we were overcharged! I asked for the price to be and to take the dessert off. For the price and reputation of the restaurant this is unacceptable."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Loved the place. Dining does not get better in Rochester! Best Italian food in town. Veal Parm to die for!!! Highly recommend. I am gong back ASAP! Great food, great service, great environment!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Planned a date night for a Friday and was able to book a reservation the same day (makes me happy) for a decent time. Food was great, though the dessert menu is a little lacking for inspired creations. Crowd was energetic but not so loud that I couldn't hear my date talk. Great overall, will dine again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We love Marios for brunch. A wonderful display of desserts along with omelet station and cant forget the chocolate fountain. Simply delicous."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Delicious Crab & Lobster bisque.Otherwise food lackluster. Server attentive but slightly intrusive."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Overall positive experience, had reservations, was seated immediately. We were seated at a table in a very busy area, which was disappointing given we had requested a booth in a quieter area. The server did a nice job though never offered salads or appetizers. Well done overall."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My friend and I had wonderful meals in a festive and friendly atmosphere. The service was excellent and all staff very friendly. I will look forward to a return visit. It is a perfect location for dinner before the RPO or theater."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great food, reliable, and consistent. Excellent service, nice wine menu."
    Dined on 3/24/2013
  • "Not a very good meal. Good service and decor. Food was underwhelming, not a very creative menu, essentially simple Italian and Steaks. Food was bland, ordered lamb skewers, they were underseasoned and flavorless. Wife had the Gnocchi which was extremely chewey it came with a braised beef tomato sauce the braised beef was not immersed into the dish it was just sitting on top of the plate in a very unappealing pile. The beef was not very flavorful it did not look braised more so looked shaved like you would get at Kebab joint. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things, I would be willing to give it another chance if someone else was paying."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Mario's has become our favorite restaurant, particularly for any special occasion. Our most recent visit was INTENDED to be a "pre-Christmas" celebration, but because of some family illness, was postponed until January 20th. As always, it was worth the wait. Mario's has a very comfortable bar, with great "happy hour" prices, so we made sure we arrived early. The service was terrific, both at the bar and at our table. Our waiter, Ahad, was friendly, knowledgeable, and just the right amount of "attentive". Our filets were both done perfectly, and were VERY tender and tasty. The potatoes and asparagus were also excellent, and the tiramisu (sp?), which we took home with us, was delicious. All in all, a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Was my groups first time coming to Mario's . First impression of the place was great and very warm atmosphere. We were seated and it took awhile for a waiter to come explain to us how it worked so that was the main problem. The waitressing gets to lost in the crowd. We had to grab different waiters to come refill out drinks. And to my thoughts the only reason why a lot of people stay longer is because the waiters take a long time to bring you your check. Either than that situation the place and food was great. Would go back but hopefully to a better and quicker wait staff."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Dining here feels special every time but doesn't break the bank. Love corkage free Friday's!! Great service as always, and the food is consistently good. I wish they would bring back the 32oz Porterhouse though or at least fill the gap between the Luger and the next portion size. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed the service and ambience but the food was not up to par. My husband ordered the special (lobster ravioli) and it seems they ran out of the ricotta and replaced it with a cheese that did not work in this dish. He loves lobster and pasta but he could only eat 2 bites and ended up sending it back. I ordered the chicken parmesan and was also disappointed. My chicken tasted as if it had been overcooked or had been sitting for a while. It was a bit dry and did not taste fresh. I guess the chef was off this night but thankfully this was not our dining experience the last time we ate at Mario's. The service is consistently top notch and we love the ambience, so we would likely return."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "i told the hostess that is was my wifes b-day 'after dinner they didnt bring a thing to the table; not even a candle; it cost me 150. that night.it would have been nice if they asked would you like a small dessert not for me put for her...we hade a good time....."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Mario's is our favorite restaurant for celebrating special occasions."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I've enjoyed Maro's for meetings, dinner, brunch and the cocktail hour. It is a great place for any occasion. The Sunday brunch is amazing!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The food was okay id like to see more breakfast food. Dessert were really good and omlette station. Our server was a tall sweaty guy and talked very fast didnt like that part. For the food choices I believe the price was a little steap"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I really enjoy coming to Marios they always have a great selection of food and really good service."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We attend this buffet every year during the holidays and enjoy it very much!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This was a wonderful Brunch. This was a family Christmas get together - and we were very happy we chose Mario's. Will do again - SOON!!!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We arrived a bit early and were seated immediately. Staff members were friendly and helpful. Brunch offered a wide selection of items. Very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The food was great and the service was outstanding. We would go back again for sure."
    Dined on 12/18/2013