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About Mario's Table

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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

21 W. Goethe Street
Suite 1-A
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 10:30PM

Cross Street:
Dearborn

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 944-0199

Website:
http://www.mariosgoldcoast.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Clark and Division redline stop

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Mario's Table Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Casual (32)
Comfort Food (26)
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Authentic (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Fun (16)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and conversation is always good at Mario's.
This is a nice neighborhood spot which always is busy and delivers friendly Italian fare in a cozy setting. Mario is always present to welcome guests. I recommend this highly for weekday dinners and weekends with friends in a lowkey environment.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

First time and found it to be delicious, cozy and friendly! We will be back! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our go-to spot for not-too-heavy, but delicious Italian. We've tried so many different items on the menu and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Consistently excellent and an owner who is present and cares!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great time at Mario's, and our group outing this year was no exception. Food excellent, friendly people, parking in the lot just to the east. .......... see you there in 2018.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful food. Excellent Negroni from the bar. Chicken Vesuvio was outstanding. Nice chatting with Mario. I would definitely repeat this experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had another great dinner at Mario’s Table tonight with friends. The food & Servicio is always good here. We’ve always had a god time here the owner is very nice comes by our table to see how we’re doing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

There's a reason that Mario's is the favorite restaurant of Gold Coast locals--it's a delightful place, with authentic Southern Italian cooking. If you tell Owner Mario that you liked a particular dish, you will often hear, "I'm so glad you enjoyed it. That was my mother's recipe." Mario pays close attention to how his food is received by his customers. He stops at the tables, asks what you ordered, and if you liked it. And he is there virtually every minute the restaurant is open. He is caring about each and every customer. And he must be very caring about his staff, as well. He has a group of employees who have been there for a long time. The service is excellent and they are a happy, congenial group. Hope Mario's Table will be there for a very long time.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

top notch as always. a good spot away from the crazy suburbanites.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just excellent food and fantastic service. My go to place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Mario's is a great neighborhood go-to restaurant. Italian comfort food done right. It's a place where the owner, Mario, comes and checks on the diners.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I usually enjoy coming here although this trip was different. The host would only seat me if I promised to leave by a certain time. I understand I was early to my reservation but I did not like to feel rushed. I felt as though I couldn’t truly enjoy my dinner

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Mario's always has great food and is reasonably priced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The owner Mario is always a generous host and opened his venue for annual "Joy of Toys" that brought in neighbors and toys for those children in need.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This long-time favorite of Gold Coast residents features wonderful Southern Italian cooking. Their small orders of pasta are a full meal for most people. The salads are fresh and lovely. Because Mario's himself is there almost all the time that the restaurant is open, the standards are high and the standards are met. When Mario asks what you had for dinner and if you liked it, he really cares. The food is consistently good--because Mario keeps a sharp eye on the kitchen. Many of the recipes are from his family--and apparently his family was comprised of very good cooks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great good and service! Prices are very reasonable for the dishes served. My only complaint is that it is such a small venue that it gets very loud and it's hard to have a conversation when the restaurant is at max capacity. That said, I would definitely visit again!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Have been to Mario's Table several times & it has always been enjoyable. The pasta is fantastic, the martinis are great & loved the montepulciano wine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

First time diner at this terrific gem of an Italian restaurant in the heart of The Gold Coast. Casual, welcoming neighborhood spot. Not pretention here. I ordered the boneless breast Chicken Vesuvio and it was very good. My friend had one of the Veal dishes and she said it was excellent. The prices were very reasonable. Service is professional. I would go back again to try the Caesar Salad and one of their pasta dishes!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Although I had an Open Table reservation, I was told that I could not be seated in the main dining room. I was seated next to the bar. It was noisy and uncomfortable. The bartender served me and gave me a free soft drink and dessert for my trouble, but the owner never spoke to me and I felt disrespected by the host who seated me. The food was beyond delicious.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A neighborhood place that is always good.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of those places where the owner comes around and greets you warmly. Mario is a very genuine guy, and is quite obviously interested in his guests' well-being. The cuisine is basic Italian-American food, prepared well and served attractively. I go there every time I visit Chicago.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always good quality, good variation at the menu and quick and kindly serve

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Mario's never fails to deliver wonderful food and a good price. The service is friendly and efficient. Mario's daily specials are great and the also offer Vegetarian Options that even meat eaters will enjoy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was wonderful! The food and service was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant wonderful food. Wonderful pizza wonderful pasta. Service very good. Great atmosphere

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It's not an accident that Mario's is packed on a Tuesday night at 7 PM. The food is predictably good, with frequent additions to the menu. And it's not just great Italian food - the grilled Salmon is delicious. It has a neighborhood vibe but it's still sophisticated. And Mario is always there. He works the room and makes you feel like you are the guest of honor.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food and service make this a neighborhood gem. Consistently a good dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

A GREAT DINNER. GOOD WINE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARIO'S TABLE TO ANYONE. VERY REASONABLE PRICES TOO...JOE D.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our third visit to Mario's Table and once again was a wonderful dinner. The eggplant parmesan was phenomenal and the Seafood Diavola was amazing. The dishes were prepared to perfection and they weren't skimpy on the serving size. The wine selections were good and moderately priced. We stumbled across this neighborhood gem and have decided it is our "go to" place when we want to eat out and not have to travel far or pay a fortune for a nice dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. It has been busy every time we have been there and Mario has been there every night ready to meet patrons. I strongly recommend paying a visit. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, good service, convenient location, what more can you ask for?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Bustling on a Friday night before heading to a show , we were seated right away and had a glass of wine in hand within a few minutes. Menu had lots of great options and we loved the bow tie pasta with peas and prosciutto.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Mario's is always consistent with great food. This time we went there for a small family get together and we are never disappointed. We are lucky to have Mario's in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our party of four had excellent service and a great menu. We all left impressed

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great neighborhood spot for Italian food, with a very nice fresh fish selection . Wonderful salads, pizza, and pasta. The bar is always busy and very friendly. The only negative is that there is no valet parking, and street parking is difficult. Best to take public transportation
Or walk.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mario's never disappoints, from the ease of reserving a table, to the service, to the amazing wine/cocktails and the food. This has quickly become the go-to place for date night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Mario's is a neighborhood favorite. Even though we don't live near, we find ourselves there frequently. Mario himself is there to greet is guests.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great homey Italian food. Fast and filling. A really great cucumber/palm salad

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I've been meaning to try Mario's for a couple years and I am glad I finally did. I had pasta with white clam sauce - which was very tasty! But the table next to ours ordered pizza and it look delicious with a very THIN crust (so not good for foodies looking for deep dish). So yes I will definitely go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband knows the owner so we thought we would try it. Food was outstanding. Very nice ambiance, however the tables are very close together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We made a reservation for Friday night after we had arrived in town...we had an appointment at the apple store before and realized we might be late and so i called Marios and they were happy i called and said they would just see me at 9:15..welll we showed up around 9:00 and they happily got our table ready and sat us. As soon as we walked in we noticed the lively dining room..the pleasant murmur of the crowd....all the smiling faces...enjoying their meals. We instantly felt at home. Plus we don't mind the casual nature...seemingly lots of locals who had frequented Marios. I think for the location, Gold Coast, this place is a gem. Any other italian place in that spot would be another Spiaggia but this place is wam homey and the prices are very good.THey feature specials nightly and all their food that we tried was excellent..from the warm bread to the caprese...the calamari...the pastas...and the swordfish. Let me not forget the pizza. The crust was a flaky wafer if you can imagine that...crispy but flaky..such an interesting texture but just so light and airy...I could eat that daily. We had the white pizza special which was proscuitto arugula with a white cheese base. So darn good. I just can't say enough. And no we didn't eat all that in one visit.. We cancelled our reservation for the next night at The Palm to return to Marios for more goodness...and will be back again..hopefully soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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