Mario's Table

4.7
698 reviews
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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
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R
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Food consistently good! We go there often.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this as our neighborhood restaurant and will return time and time again. Thank you, Mario!!!

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MC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We went to Mario's to celebrate a special occasion. The food wasn't impressive, the staff was nice enough, and the ambiance was not what we expected. I got the Steak Vesuvio and for the price, the quality of the meat was a little disappointing. The presentation was lacking. My husband tried the swordfish special and also was not a fan, the fish was on the salty side. Mario came by our table twice which was a nice touch. We really wanted to like Mario's, but it just wasn't for us.

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NJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful little neighborhood place! The service was excellent from the moment we were greeted by the host and throughout the entire meal. I had the Italian sausage with peppers, onions and potatoes which was thoroughly enjoyable. I only wish I lived in the city so I could visit more often!

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome neighborhood restaurant where it’s just plain cozy and easy and dependable! Can’t beat this neighborhood “GEM”!!!

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I
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Look. Lots of fancy Italian places from which to choose ( and we go to many of them) BUT for great Italian like Nonna used to make, a cozy setting, a friendly host who genuinely cares about his customers and the best bartender around(Andrew). You just cannot beat Mario’s. BTW their calimari two-ways( grilled and fried) with a little marinara for dipping on the side is wonderful. Twofer tuesdays on wines gives you a chance to have a nice barolo, super tuscan or pinot at half price.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent as was the service. Mario made sure to ask how our experience was and we will definitely be back!

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p
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Basic food. Heavy red sauces. Not at all creative. Just local.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were both good and we would return to this restaurant.

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D
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It remains the most popular restaurant with locals in the Gold Coast. Mario is always there, ensuring that everyone is having a good time—and a good meal.

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S
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a lovely evening. Great food and service in a neighborhood gem.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mario and all the staff!!!

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l
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Read the reviews. Decided to go. Regretted the decision. Nothing about this place is special except maybe it's "coziness" (read: small, cramped, noisy). Food was basic "red sauce" Italian with absolutely no finesse--pizza parlor stuff. Server didn't know what she was doing. I expected something really special because it was touted as a great neighborhood restaurant, one of the few left in the city. Not so. There are far better spots in Chicago.

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m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Mario’s and loved it! We had dishes ranging from Veal Saltimbocca to Chicken marsala and Pasta Jumbalaya. Loved it, great portions and plenty to take home. Will definitely go back!

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TJ
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this was fabulous. Although it is not necessarily a place for families, they were wonderful and catering to our 1 and 2 year old.

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a friend birthday we had a great dinner and the food was great and service fabulous they gave her a nice dessert with candle for the occasion

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A touch of Little Italy in the Gold Coast. Great food and ambience with the best service in town. I have no connection or affiliation with this restaurant. This is just an objective assessment of this excellent restaurant.

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SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A 65th birthday. Karen was our waiter and she was great, so attentive and congenial. Food was very good and the birthday tiramisu was special.

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C
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. They have a small staff who really work hard. Mario comes by and talks to customers. Food is wonderful

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CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
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
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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 on December 7, 2018
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
8 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
5 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
43 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
34 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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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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VK
Chicago
20 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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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
22 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
297 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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