GREAT!LOVED MY MARIOS EXPERIENCE. Very relaxed but nice atmosphere, food was great. The best Veal Marsala I had in years. Wine was wonderful!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMario's hospitalityFrom the moment we arrived, the owner, Mario Stefanini, made us feel welcome. He greeted us at the door, escorted us to the bar, and let us know our table was ready whenever we were. Once seated, we were treated to service that made us feel special, but I'm sure Mario is that way with all of his customers. The food was excellent, and despite the a full house on Saturday night, we were never made to feel rushed. From appetizer, to salads, to the many great entrees, and finally dessert, everything was tremendous. My guests loved everything about the experience, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to experience a great neighborhood restaurant, in the heart of the Chicago Gold Coast.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThis small restuarant is hidden away just blocks away from the chaos of Rush and Division. It is a traditional Italian reastaurant, a little more upscale than your check tablecloth type. The food was very good. We had an excellent gluten free pizza, which is always a hit and miss item at the restaurant. The lamb chops were well seasoned. The service was very attentive. A great find; look forward to returning.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMfriendly neighborhood place.friendly neighborhood place. owner and manager always on the scene. friendly help staff4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI would definitely go back.I would definitely go back. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet neighborhood option,Quiet neighborhood option, moderately priced and excellent Italian menu. Owner Mario stops by and when he found out it was my wife's birthday he treated us to dessert. will go whenever we are in Chicago.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food in my neighborhood.excellent food in my neighborhood.
Always friendly and usually greeted by Mario himself.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect EveningVisiting family in Gold Coast area from east coast and after a day with them, was looking for a nice cozy place for a nice dinner for my wife and I. Mario's surfaced in our Open Table search as close, within budget and casual since we didn't want to get dressed up. Good reviews encouraged us to make a reservation...we were not disappointed. Coconut shrimp was the appetizer presented with an exquisite dipping sauce. Great seafood with pasta for both of us, Salmon for me and Shrimp Scampi for my wife. Great wine selections and a little tiramisu to go wrapped up the perfect evening. Our only regret...is that we don't live in the area to enjoy this neighborhood gem more often. How jealous we our of the Gold Coast residents!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, INCREDIBLE STAFF!I was in town for the weekend with some friends, and we were looking for some real, non-chain italian food. We saw Mario's positive reviews and decided to give it a try! We're so glad we did, because we can't stop talking about the wonderful customer service, ambiance, and overall good feeling of eating at a place like Mario's. The members of Mario's team aim to please, going above and beyond for anyone who walked through the door. The importance of creating these memorable experiences to keep folks coming back cannot be valued enough, and Mario's puts an emphasis on ensuring regulars and newbie alike feel welcome.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs advertised! Just a simpleAs advertised! Just a simple neighborhood Italian restaurant with good food and a great atmosphere. Mario was at our table within five minutes of being seated to welcome us and he made us feel like regulars. Food was good and well executed. I'd definitely go back...1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM