Mario's Table

4.7
679 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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"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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 10:30PM
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Phone number
(312) 944-0199
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Dearborn
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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.
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Public transit
Clark and Division redline stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 679 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.4
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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Mario's Table after attending a matinee holiday show with my family. Looking for a good, casual Italian restaurant and Mario's did not disappoint. While a little distance from the theater district, I wanted a "non-touristy" restaurant to enjoy with my family. Fantastic food and better service! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing dinner with good food and conversation. Mario checked in our table a couple times and he and (what felt like) the entire staff thanked us for our patronage as we exited the restaurant. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mario’s Table is one of favorites—great food (including gluten-free options) and super service.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, authentic Italian food and wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario’s table was a great dining experience. Food was outstanding and service was great!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mario’s is always a good be!

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e
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood gathering place. Many regulars. Good food selections both for attending the restaurant and to pick up and take home.

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MI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Quick service, good neighborhood to go to place, food good as well.

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find in neighborhood across from hotel. Very friendly, excellent food and plenty, pleasant atmosphere, and owner visited each table. Great experience for 2 seventy year olds, but filled with multi age, ethnic diners.

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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meatballs were the best...and the sauce is Deliscious!!

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LI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent and our waiter was extraordinary.

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J
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly staff, conveniently located, great food at fantastic prices.

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TB
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff, location, and ambiance. So, what more can I say?

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Mario’s before and have always enjoyed their food. But the service this time was abysmal. We waited 15 minutes for a server to notice us and 20 more minutes after that before we got our first drinks. We had to flag him down to order our food after that and the next time we saw him, he had our check. Will not be going back on any remotely popular night as it seemed like they somehow couldn’t handle the Saturday night buzz.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went on a busy Saturday night, were seated promptly with our reservation but sat at our table without anyone greeting us or any water for about 10 minutes. Split a Caesar salad which was large and no complaints. I got the lobster ravioli - very small portion for what you pay (3 raviolis), lobster filling was just ok. Wouldn’t order it again. Boyfriend got the chicken Parmesan, good sized portion and the angel hair & marinara sauce was tasty. The chicken was decent but a little dry. Overall this place was pretty so/so for the price and I’ve had better Italian close by in the area. If I went back I’d try the pizza instead, looked pretty good and was very reasonably priced.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Three dinners here and three great experiences. Exceptional food, good wine list and the perfect combination of “casual foodie” atmosphere.

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ND
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local resident, go here often. Always great, always consistent and the owner works the room. Went to high school with him. The place has had a longtime winning formula.

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VK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, friendly atmosphere, good food. Good neighborhood spot or for well priced meal in a generally pricey neighborhood.

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DG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becoming our fav place in the neighborhood. Friendly service, wonderful food, and reasonable prices.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario’s Table is an excellent place to dine!
The food, service and atmosphere are exceptional.

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and nice dinner. We were a group of 5, promptly seated and served. Everything was very friendly and well intentioned

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F
Chicago
296 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly, comfortable place with great ambiance. Mario makes you glad you came

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FF
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The best Italian food in Chicago

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation we needed moved an hour earlier and a party of 8. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was great and Mario made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a great night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing! Bruschetta is to die for

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PW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Great location, would recommend.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing! We will be making this a regular spot every time we come to Chicago now. The Lasagna I had was delicious and my husband's chicken parmesan was the best he ever had he said. The servers are very friendly and the wine was very good too! If you are in the area, you have to give this place a try. You will not be disappointed!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Mario’s! Chicken Parmesan was fantastic.

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the neighborhood "Cheers" where we always feel welcome!

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Too loud. Probably would not go back

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RC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario came by to chat and thank us for visiting. Very cool. They were really busy so we also got asked to turn over the table. We got it. Great place. Great food.

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TB
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always good. Recently, the ravioli has been especially GREAT!

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FF
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food. Great service

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PH
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We loved the pizza - thinnest crust in town and wonderful flavors. The salad was soggy, old fashioned and had a bad taste. Good place if you are into ordering pizza only - or to carry out pizza.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, Crowded and worth it as the food was fabulous as always. Thanks, Mario.

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JS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a good local Italian. Plenty of vegetarian options. Food was good and tasted fresh.

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MB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. Particularly enjoyed the fried calamari!

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p
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Marios is a neighborhood Italian restaurant. It has a great variety of dishes - something for everyone. They have the best chocolate gelato ever!

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going here for many years when in Chicago. Made the trek clear across town to go there. One of our favorite spots!

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k
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHAT A BLAST! I've loved my neighborhood for decades and Mario's makes the Gold Coast of Chicago even better. I brought my dad and husband here for a late dinner to relax and enjoy company as I travel a ton and wanted someplace local. DONE! Karin our server was so much fun and attentive that we ordered another glass of wine post-dine to just sit and talk with extra dessert even. As a vegan myself contributing to mercy yet GREAT FOOD, but with others who eat everything, this was one of the most relaxed enjoyable evenings in a long time because of their genuine care. I love that Mario comes around and says hello and inquires how we like the food, as I thanked him for making the minestrone soups so awesome. The entire team seemed to enjoy working there. Anyway, just glad these guys represent Chicago because great authentic food and service are here with simple fresh ingredients that are sooo good. Oh, there's this wine that Karen suggested with my dinner after she asked what I like overall. A new grape I've never heard of but wow: Falanghina. We left with mints and a smile.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner

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