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Mario's Table
Mario's Table
  • Address:
    21 W. Goethe Street
    Suite 1-A
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Mario's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mariosgoldcoast.com
  • Phone: (312) 944-0199
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn
  • Public Transit: Clark and Division redline stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking at 1250 n Dearborn Garage. The lot is a half block from the restaurant and rate is $10 for three hours with restaurant validation.
A word from Mario's Table

"Even though it is nestled in a gold coast highrise and sounds high style, Mario's Ristorante exudes more warmth than a convention of Italian grandmas. The friendly staff aims to please, and so do the pastas, salads, and boneless chicken vesuvio…"
-Chicago Magazine
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Mario's Table is just what the restaurant name says: you feel like you've walked into Mario's home and sat down at his kitchen table. In a neighborhood of touristy restaurants, this is a place for those who live in the Gold Coast: you'll probably see someone from the building where you live sitting at the next table. The food is consistently excellent, and includes the standards like spaghetti and meatballs and the not-so-standards like white pizza. The service is always warm and friendly, probably because Mario is there virtually every night, greeting you and checking to see if you are happy with your meal. There are half orders on some menu items which is a nice option when you're not too hungry. The wine list is excellent and affordable. Dotty"
    Dined on 11/18/2014
  • "We always have a good meal there. Very consistent. Mario is always there and very friendly. A great place to meet people for a fun and enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 11/10/2014
  • "The service was "turn-this-table-over-as-fast-as-you-can" oriented. Multiple servers/bussers would literally swoop in from all angles to clear a dish as soon as it was empty. The food was AWFUL. My father even said he had, "had better food at Olive Garden." It was so bland and lukewarm I couldn't even finish my meal. The restaurant was fairly busy, but I was shocked and perplexed as to why. I was so embarrassed to have taken my parents here, and would never return. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "This is our 6th time here. Food was good as always. Service was lacking. Received my salad and 3 minutes later, the entree came. This is not acceptable."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "When ordering whole wheat pasta be advised it is sea shell pasta.. Waiter didn't inform us of that."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere, and service were all top notch. Mario personally makes sure everyone is satisfied! This was our first visit, and we will be back son! Don't miss this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Mario and his staff always make us feel as though we are coming home! Wonderful feeling."
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "I guess the chef who received good reviews online must have had the night off! Our food took a long time to be served and once it arrived it was no better than hospital food, lacked seasoning and presentation!"
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "I highly recommend Mario's. It has great food with friendly service in a casual setting. They offer half portions of most entrees. It is a true neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 9/29/2014
  • "A great neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is great. They have half portions of most entrees and even the half portions are ample. Try it once and you'll be back."
    Dined on 9/22/2014
  • "I have been here twice in one week because we enjoyed it so much. The atmosphere is vibrant and even on a Tuesday night was hopping. The grilled calamari is so delicious, we had to have it twice. The grilled veggies that accompanied it were also delicious and so char grilled it was a summer celebration of flavors. Next time, I will try some of the other entrees because everything looked enticing."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "i went with my friends for a girls night out and we had a fabulous experience with wine and food that made the evening even better than expected. the waiter and the owner were amazing."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Mario's has been consistently excellent every time I have had the pleasure of eating at this neighborhood gem. Service is fantastic and staff makes you feel welcome! Mario always makes an appearance and is always friendly, courteous, and warm. Our food the other night was fantastic. My fiance and I split a Caesar Salad and Sausage and Peppers, both delicious. For entrees I had the large portion of Chicken Milanese and my fiance had a Margherita Pizza. Both of us were very happy with our dishes! The Milanese was served with a delicious salad with a balsamic dressing and complemented the tender and juicy chicken perfectly. I would highly recommend Mario's to anyone in the Gold Coast area!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "A very nice neighborhood place with great food and ambiance."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "The food was wonderful! The restaurant was so hot and loud with a screaming baby who never shut up."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We had heard the sports casters for the Reds talk about Mario's. They said they eat there everytime the Reds are in Chicago. It's by far, by far, the best italian food I have ever eaten and we eat out a lot. We were in town to visit our daughter and it's just 3 blocks from their place; they had never tried it. We will all be making it a must now. I had the best chicken parm Ive ever eaten. The antipasta salad was fresh and outstanding. Big chunks of mozzarella and salami, marinated red pepper. They also have gluten free pasta which excited our daughter. The bread was delicious. Mario himself came to our table to inquire. Hands down one of the best meals ever."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "consistently excellent food and friendly service and conversation friendly"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Good, consistent Italian food with great service. A great place for a quick meal with family or a significant other. Mario is very friendly and has stopped by our table every time we've been to make sure all is well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is one of those places you can always rely on to be superb. The menu is broad enough to please everyone and the staff is attentive without hovering. Good drinks, good wine , good food. It doesn't get any better on a crowded Friday night on the Gold Coast of Chicago."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Skip the chains and go to Mario's but you'll need reservations, or you can sit at the bar. We returned to Mario's not to be disappointed. EVERYTHING was wonderful and sooo delicious. We felt like we were back in Italy. Amy, our server, gave outstanding and friendly service. She even brought us serving utensils so that we could share each other entrees! Wine was excellent. It's like going to a neighborhood restaurant. We walked because we weren't too sure about parking, but looks like Hotel Indigo nearby has a parking lot. On the street parking, if you're really lucky. The best, best, BEST is the calamari combo appetizer. The only downside is that we were too full for dessert. Ciao!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Mario's is simply a delightful neighborhood dining spot. Excellent meatballs and all the classic Italian dishes."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Mario's is a neighborhood restaurant that is refreshingly creative in their menu and specials while maintaining a comfortable, friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have walked by this restaurant for years, and finally tried it last Saturday night. The service was excellent, the server extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Better than that, the food was delicious. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Welcoming environment, great food and service. We love this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Mario's is a very consistent local spot. Their food is very good, especially the flat bread pizzas and the pasta dishes. They also have a great selection of wines and other options from the bar. We go there often."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Solid, often savory Italian food. Great service and Mario makes every customer feel special. My favorite North Side joint in the Gold Coast of all places."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food is good but not enough of it and ir is too expensive. Noisy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Mario's. The food was wonderful. We would definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great authentic cuisine, very impressed by wine list. Just the right amount of light, just the right level of hand picked Pandora music, interesting decor. Everything fit together nicely for an excellent dining experience. We have already referred other family members here. the staff are friendly knowledgeable, and accommodating. There are lots of regulars and special occasion gatherings here. So refreshing to have the owner of the establishment come to our table and ask us how our meal was! Turns out we were waited on by the General Manager, have no idea how that happened, but Drew, you are the man! Thank You!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went with my boyfriend because Mario's is close to our apt. I hate writing bad reviews, but this place is mediocre at best. Our server was socializing with the table next to us while we waited for him. The food lacked quite a bit in seasoning. $50 for two sodas and two bowls of pasta. I wouldn't recommend nor go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was disappointing. Tried to mask mediocre sauce with too much cheese on the baked cavatelli. Disappointing based on the other reviews."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was the first time that I have had a bad experience here at Mario's . It was obviuous the waitress was new and could not keep up, had to wait for drinks. Finally ordered and one person asked for Alfredo sauce on their meal and everybody got Alfredo sauce. No offer of a free drink or comp on dessert or anything. One of my main issues with Mario's is when you get there they do not split up the wait staff and it seems you have one running around and others just standing there waiting for clients. I brought some friends her and was embarrassed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Neighborhood gathering place. Place to meet friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "always lively friendly staff. neighborhood standout"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Found Mario,s while visiting Chicago. Sorry we could only eat there once, the evening was wonderful and would love to go back on our next trip to Chicago"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Mario's is a really good place right in the heart of the Gold Coast. His thin crust pizzas are the best around and the Mario's (chopped) salad is a real winner as well. Dishes include many pasta choices along with veal and chicken. Service is very good and Mario himself usually briefly visits each table to insure everything is satisfactory. We visit often."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I love this place, it is a friendly place with great food. The service is good and attentive. I highly recommend Mario's."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Went for soft shell crabs, usually delicious but these were fishy"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner there and really enjoyed it. Everyone loved their meal. Two of us had shells with broccoli and shrimp which we thought was exceptional. Wine was also excellent. The price was very reasonable for Chicago and the servings were healthy. The owner Mario was working the restaurant and came by to welcome us and check on our meal. Great guy. We will return and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We loved this place we sat down order off the wine list and had some home made bread and wonderful Olive oil brought to us. The owner of Mario's came and welcomed us."
    Dined on 6/7/2014