Wonderful dinner in an old
Wonderful dinner in an old fashioned Italian in the Bronx. Was a marvelous ending to an afternoon spent at the Botanic Garden. Food was simple, plentiful and delicious. Our three year old gobbled up the lasagna.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best meals I've
One of the best meals I've ever had! I got the veal saltimbocca and my brother got the snapper and we agreed to split the two dishes 50/50. I was disappointed to hand over the second half of the incredible veal....and delighted when the snapper was even better! The service was spectacular, the restaurant itself was a gem, and the food was out of this world. And we brought our two-year-old and they were wonderful in accommodating him. Don't wait. Go now!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food....our waiter
excellent food....our waiter Jack made us feel like part of the family.....wonderful experience.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
MARIO'S IS THE BEST
If you are going to go to Arthur Avenue you need to go to Mario's. Everything works and the staff could not be more hospitable. From the time the hot antipasto arrives until you leave you are wanting more. I cannot wait to go back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall we enjoyed our dining
Overall we enjoyed our dining experience at Mario's very much. It was not our first time here and will not be our last. However, I booked our afternoon reservation for four on your web site, which worked fine, however I found it through the New York Botanical Garden's discount list and although I mentioned the discount on the web site when I made the reservation, I forgot to mention it when we were there and I did not notice until after we had left the restaurant that it appeared we did not receive it. Since we attend events at the NYBG often (we are members) we plan to return to the area often.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservations, Parking & GREAT Food
Went to Mario's after visiting Fordham University. Had never been to Arthur Ave area and picked Mario's because they take reservations AND they have valet parking (no extra charge!) Reservations were for 6:30 but we showed at 6:00. No problem being seated early. Our waiter was super friendly if not too attentive. Took a little longer than we anticiapted to get our food, but it was worth the wait! I had a veal chop entre special that was out of this world good. Was actually two inch-thick chops over spinach and mashed with a wine sauce. The wine list, while not top-shelf, was very very reasonably priced. Would definitely make a return visit.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old world ambiance with great
Old world ambiance with great service. We went for lunch after seeing the Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens for the second year and had a pleasant and leisurely lunch. The waiter recommended a cold antipasta platter which was a perfect starter and included a variety of cheeses, meats, and olives. We had more traditional dishes for the main course, including cappelini with white clam sauce, saltambuca, and penne a la vodka and we all were very happy with our choices. Will definitely go back!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
we've been going there since
we've been going there since the 80's...still great!!!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Live up to it's expectations.
Live up to it's expectations. Great service, good food. No one rushed us. It was crowded but we sat down immediatly. Noise level hig, but like I said, crowded and lots of large parties having a good time. If in Arthur Ave, it is a good bet.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will be coming back for more ...
I find Mario's to have great authentic Italian food just like nonna used to make. I would highly recommend Mario's to anyone looking for some great italian food...veal in champagne sauce is amazing as well as the chicken parm oh and the penne vodka !!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable. Welcoming.
Very enjoyable. Welcoming. Great having valet parking .
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd time at Mario's
All 3 dining experiences were excellent Whether with 2 people or our group of 11, everything is consistent from the food to the service to the ambience. I am sorry I forgot to remember the waiters name, he made the dinner. He knew what he was talking about food and wine. Had a good sense of humor and just the right amount of friendliness and excellent timing with the food and pouring the wine when the glass was empty. I have recommended Mario's and will continue to do so.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been going to Mario's for years and they never disappoint. Best eggplant parmigiana!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent. Food
Service was excellent. Food was fresh and very tasty. Cannoli was wonderful. Would go back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Veal Parm was delish !
The Veal Parm was delish ! My girlfriend had the Lobster Ravioli and said it was the best she had ever had. Convenient parking around the corner just for Mario's diners and the vale parking vendor was polite and courdious. Can't wait to go back.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood with Pasta
I took my husband for his birthday. Food was excellent, service was great. The place was elegant looking and romantic. The restaurant offers valet parking. No need to worry about parking.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night on Arthur Ave
A group of six of us went to Mario's Saturday night. It was very noisy and crowded at 7 pm when we arrived but by 8pm the restaurant started to quiet down. The food was plentiful and delicious. This is basic, delicious, old fashioned Italian food. My husband's chicken parmegian was bigger than the plate it was on and he ate every bit. I had chicken francese, with broccoli rabe on the side. The restaurant serves delicious hot bread and marinated carrots to start. The owner gave us a sample of a unique pasta he makes tableside, involving flaming brandy and a giant wheel of parmegian cheese. The cannoli was filled to order and the cappucino was topped with a big swirl of whipped cream. All in all, it was a great night.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent authentic Italian food at a reasonable price..Service was impeccable, ambiance was wonderful. We wwere a group of nine and no one was left wanting anything. We started with an assortment of appetizers that should not be missed. The pulpo salad and the asparagus were outstanding. The gnocchi were light and delicious as they swam in a gorgonzola sauce with spinach. Mario's is a dependable delight, time and time again.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best in the Bronx!
My family has been coming to Mario's for years. We love the food, ambiance, and the feel at home feeling in an elegant dining area. The specials are always delicious. The friends we bring with us [from Queens, Staten Island and Westchester] are always pleased!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place never fails.Old style great southern Italian.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place to eat at if your in the area of going to Yankee Stadium for an event and are looking for a place to eat before the event. Right from the second we got there, the service was great. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the menu features a wide variety of items. The inside decor probably has been kept and still feels like its 1973 - but its nice and is a change to always dining in these modern places. Would definitely go back and would recommend Marios!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Mario's several times, it's one of the best spots on Arthur Avenue. But the dish I had this week -- spaghetti al parmigiano reggiano -- was one of the best, most memorable dishes I have had in my life. Too bad it's a special and not on the regular menu.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Arthur Ave. Tradition
The only restaurant I have ever gone to where I am made to feel like family. I wouldn't go anywhere else in the neighborhood. The clams oreganato cannot be better anywhere - you must try them.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First trip to Arthur Ave restaurant. Mario's lives up to their reputation for quality traditional southern Italian food. From appetizer to espresso it was an enjoyable feast reminiscent of my grandmother's kitchen. Joseph who is Mario's son and his staff extended themselves to make our party of eight enjoy our time together.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was delicious, service
Our food was delicious, service was very good.
Outrageously famous, delicious bread.
Don't go if you are in a hurry, be prepared to take your time and to enjoy the food and experience!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, fabulous service, awesome, lively ambience, wonderful place for Italian at an affordable price...!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and our best friends had dinner there last Sunday. The linguini & white clam sauce was excellent; and by all accounts, the eggplant parmigiana was to die for! It's become our new old favorite in Little Italy.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arthur Ave classic
This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food was very very good (other then dry veal marsala) and the service was friendly but a bit distracted at times. Lobster ravioli was delicious as was the pulpo salad. zuppa de pesce was huge and delicious as well. Definitely coming back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mario's Experience
I love Mario's. The food is great and the experience pricelist. The service is attentive and knowledgeable. A favorite.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food & friendly atmosphere
Mario's is a family favorite. From the minute we sit down and are presented with crusty Italian bread and the best marinated carrot sticks I've EVER tasted, we know we are in for a good night. Prices are reasonable and portions are generous. We had a great bottle of Montepulciano for just $20! The Veal Saltimbocca, which was on special, melted in our mouths. The hot antipasto was filled with all the things we craved; baked clams, stuffed mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato, asparagus wrapped in proscuitto and mozzeralla and of course, fried calamari. Pastas are cooked fresh and al dente. If you are in a hurry, go elsewhere. Nothing is sitting in a steamtable waiting to be ordered! Mario's is our mainstay. Consistently good!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, warm and welcoming
Excellent food, warm and welcoming service like you just entered someones home.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food and lively atmosphere
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything is always top notch
Everything is always top notch at Mario's. We love it !
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM