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Mario's Restaurant - Arthur Ave.
Mario's Restaurant - Arthur Ave.

Mario's Restaurant - Arthur Ave. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mariosarthurave.com
  • Phone: (718) 584-1188
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Migliucci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Privet dining rooms available, for party"s 20 to 140.Weddings,Birthdays,Anniversary,Graduations,,and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph or Regina (718) 584-1188

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 186 & 184
  • Public Transit: The number 2,4,5&D trains. Then the #12 Bus Fordham Rd to Arthur Ave.
    Metro North train to Fordham Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our privet parking lot opens at 11:30AM.
    Valet parking available at 5:00pm daily and all day on Sunday.
A word from Mario's Restaurant - Arthur Ave.
World famous Mario's Restaurant, the only New York City area restaurant to win America's Regional Classics 2000 James Beard Restaurant Award. The Five Generations of the Migliucci Family have been serving the people since 1919. They have indeed, built up a reputation to be enviable; not only from among their many regular satisfied customers who come here often with there family and friend. We have earned the admiration and respect of our competitors as well. When you arrive at Mario's you will be warmly greeted by Joseph Migliucci,my wife Barbara or daughter Regina and our gracious staff. Our wait staff will help you through our extensive menu, daily specials and our award winning dishes. All the food is made to order, prepared by. Master Chefs Michael and Mario, using only the purest, freshest highest quality ingredients. Our old world recipes that truly bring out the delicious flavors of the food. Your experience will be a memorable one.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Been coming here for ages because the food (especially the thin crust pizza) is that good and because my parents met here in the 30's but not for the service. We had the same waiter as last time and while he was better, he is never in the moment. I'd like to have a different waiter so I can rate the service better but it just doesn't seem to happen. I'll be back...for the food."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "WE (party of 6) arrived on time for our 7:00 PM reservation. There were approx 6 tables filled of the 30+ avbl. We were served our beverages immediately. Appetizers appeared in appropriate time. Dinner was REQUESTED at 8:45 PM where tempers flared because we waited so long. When dinner arrived, one entree was so overcooked it could not be cut. The others were mediocre, and no one finished their meal. Our waiter was very apologetic and understanding. It just appeared that there may not have been a kitchen staff as the normally busy, full Mario's Restaurant was empty on a Wednesday night. This was unusual for the normally great Mario's. We were very disappointed for our out of town guests!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "From thge moment we walked in we felt welcome. The food as excellent! One of the rare times I ever order Lasagna out and Boy! an=m I glad I did."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "a REAL italian restaurant with great really italians meals! bravo!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Mario's, overall, is definitely worth checking out. The ambiance is nice, the service is great, and for the price, the food is good. Nothing here will blow you out of the water, and this might not be the place to go if you're looking for your new favorite dish, but Mario's is definitely a place to check out if you're in the area. Very good date spot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always an experience, old fashion, family fun, great Italian specialties. Arrived early, 5:00' best time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lunch during the week is a really good deal even though the portion is much smaller than the regular size. Food generally is good but nothing special. Fine if you are in neighborhood but not worth a special trip. Be aware of the wine, they gave us a corked bottle in two different occasions. We have to send them back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent.....great hot antipasta......fried calamari had a nice bite, fresh. the linguini w/white clam sauce was fresh, tasty....could have used a bit more garlic. The carrotts were "to die for", complimentary for every table. Delicious!! i was stuffed but could not resist the cannolli....joe the owner makes it himself (the waiter said so), one was not enough...i had to order a second. All in all a great experience, also met a wonderful couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary sitting next to me. They had gone there for dinner on their wedding day (eloped), and after 4 kids they still love the place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is where you get traditional, Neapolitan food in all its glory. Servings are enormous and everything is tasty. The service is fine if the waiters warm up to you. And as a bonus, the owner pipes in the best music from the 1940s."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "With the exception of a nasty woman Regina or Gina I had to deal with on the phone (who threatened to give away my table when I called to say my graduation ceremony was running a bit late), three good and service at Mario's was better than anything I expected."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had group of 7, waiter had some nice suggestions. Hot antipasta for starters family style was delicious. Everyone loved their choice for main meals only problem too full for desert!!! Next time. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We got seated exactly at our reservation time and didn't have to wait too long for that, however we waited 20 minutes just to have our order taken. We didn't actually get served our food for over an hour. The food was delicious and I would recommend it on an off night, not a holiday. There were only 2. Waiters and we waited way too long that we couldn't even egt excited about the food because we were way passed hungry."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We all have a relative who is annoying but can cook up a storm of good solid food for a mass of people. This spot reminds me of that. You have a familiarity with a great neighborhood and this is a long standing part of that hood. We were kept waiting even though we arrived on time for our reservation. The service was hard to flag down to order. The food was solid standard fare. Nothing flashy here, just old standards like your old aunt used to cook. Portion size was generous and served well when it finally arrived . Good value for the price. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Long wait for food. Never brought bottle of wine ordered"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Arthur Avenue is special for my husband and myself. We met at Roosevelt High School and always love going back to the Bronx. Mario's is great- great food, great service and always a very warm feeling upon entering the restaurant. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A true neighborhood gem! Great food and excellent service. Your meal will start with excellent warm and crusty Italian bread and end with a fantastic lemon gelato. Everything in between is just as good. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Swell place. Delightful, personal service. Excellent food in every respect. Broad and energized menu. Fun."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food isn't nearly as good as it used to be, red sauces were fairly tasteless and entrees weren't up to snuff. Even the baked clams appetizer was all bread, no clams, minimal garlic sauce."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service and food were topnotch! I was immediately impressed when I expressed a desire to be seated in an area that was not initially offered nor available but somehow became available upon asking! The marinated carrots that were served along with an awesome tasting bread basket were amazing! Never tasted anything like it. The calamari was delicious - light and tasty - didn't even need the "spicy" sauce it was served with and enjoyed it both ways. We enjoyed fresh fish specials for our meals that surpassed our expectations. The staff was friendly and made you feel right at home."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "One of the two best restaurants in New York City, They go out of the way to make you welcome."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had been to Mario's years ago and had a good experience. It seems to be the only Arthur Avenue restaurant taking open table reservations, so I gave it a try, not wanting to wait long for a table. The service was excellent, but unfortunately the food was far from it. Calamari app was very good. I've never experienced tough chicken scarpariello. I could barely cut it and chewing was quite a chore. I'll wait for a table somewhere else next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ordered some of the recommendations from the waiter, and they were excellent! Very delicious Italian food, with a friendly, old world atmosphere. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Mario's never fails to please. Not only is the food so good but there is valet parking. Two in the party had the fish special and LOVED it. The fried Calamari was cooked to perfection. The portions are generous. They are well organized .....everything arrived at the tale at the same (approx.) time. We came with friends and felt relaxed and did not feel rushed. Parking is CRAZY in the area. Oh....and they accept reservations and are very friendly. One of the other popular restaurants does not and we waited ONE HOUR after arriving at 5:20pm on a very rainy night."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal here. They give you carrots and warm bread with butter and oil on the table. The calamari appetizer was quite a large portion and very tasty. I had chicken francese that came with a side of pasta which was very good, but I was so full from the calamari and the bread that I couldn't enjoy it as much as I would've liked to. I wish I had room for dessert because they had a rainbow cookie cake that looked so good. My friend had rigatoni stuffed with ricotta which was kind of like a small manicotti or ravioli. She thought it was really delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Have dined at Mario's many times over the years and this is the first time I was heavily disappointed. Food had little taste and no flair. Entrees were over-sauced to the point that the food was almost swimming. Had the sauce had any flavor, that might have made up for it. Would try another restaurant on the Avenue before going back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because of "free parking". We felt welcome and at home in this warm family style restaurant.. The food was fresh and wholesome but nothing special; service friendly and professional."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We returned to Mario's after a 20 year hiatus to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday. We had an awesome time. The food was plentiful but more importantly scrumptious!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A very warm and cosy mom and pop old school italian restaurant with very good food and great service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service at Mario's was exceptional! It felt like the waiters were the chefs because they truly knew the menu choices that would satisfy my insatiable appetite. In addition, this is truly authentic Italian food! Every flavor caressed my palate and the wine pairing was noteworthy! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely dinner. It started out with warm and delicious bread. You could have it with either olive oil or butter. They also included some kind of cured carrots. We both had an appetizer, main entree, and a glass of wine each. The total bill was reasonable for all of that. Overall, I would go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on short notice on open table and took a chance. Did not dissappint. Excellent food, outstanding service and great prices. And local in the Bronx. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Super!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Fun place for a large party. Food good but it great. Go there once and walk around Arthur also. Wine list is reasonabie and portions are nice sized. Enjoy"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was great, service impeccable, and warm atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Mario's will not disappoint.....the service was awesome and the food was to die for. The veal was amazing and crazy flavorfully... Def would recommend Mario's"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This is the place. Mario's didn't disappoint, either with the food or service. I'm looking forward to going back again very soon. Happy Holidays."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I was there for a birthday celebration and was surprised to find how great this restaurant is. It was our first time and we congratulated each other on the wonderful choice we made in selecting a place. The food was very good. Our waiter was terrific. The owner gave us a warm welcome. I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Everything is always top notch at Mario's. We love it !"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "A busy restaurant with good food and service. A flash back in time for former Bronxites. Reservations and valet parking a definite plus(really a must).Enjoy!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "very accommodating to kids and groups. large restaurant and somewhat loud but too loud that you can't enjoy your night. very central location on Arthur ave with valet and lot across the street."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I would not recommend going out of your way to eat at Marios, as the food is unremarkable. The ambiance is kind of nice and the service is attentive, but again, the food is not impressive. I had the rigatoni special with broccoli rabe and sausage and it was good, but I could have made it just as well at home. Another person in my party had one of the fish specials, which did not taste fresh and lacked seasoning. I would say the best part of the meal was dessert. This place has been around forever, but things change over time and in the case of Mario's, the change has not been for the better."
    Dined on 11/16/2013