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About Mario's Table
LOOKING FOR THAT
COZY ITALIAN RESTAURANT...
YOU FOUND IT!
"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, IL 60610
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30PM - 10:30PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Clark and Division redline stop
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Mario's Table Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
The food was delicious and so affordable for the portions! The staff was so friendly and accommodating as we had to wait for friends delayed on their flight in. They made sure 3of us were comfortable and seated together at the bar on a very busy night and gave us a great table as soon as it was available. The owner came around to greet us and all the guests. It was a wonderful dining experience! Definitely go here!
Love this location. Great food. Amazing service. Reasonable prices. On Tuesday wine is two for one price. A great benefit and it makes for a busy night there on Tuesday, so it can be noisy, but it's all good. Laughter, animated conversations, and just a fun-filled evening. Love it.
Sometimes when things aren't quite right, it's how the restaurants handle the problem that make or break your evening. Mario's Table passed with flying colors. This is my neighborhood go to place. Mario is always there to great everyone. The staff is friendly and helpful.
All was well except for two things, and they were both handled the right way, so even though both issues involved the same member of our party of 5, he will definitely return. When he felt a cocktail was not made quite right, it was remade, and then readjusted until it was declared perfect. When the veal parmigian tasted like too much cheese covering up a bland veal, the item was taken off the bill.
I should note that everyone else's food was fine, as were the other drinks. Well done Mario.
From the moment we arrived at this bustling restaurant we knew we made the right choice. The hostess was very accommodating to us and provided us with an excellent table. The server was attentive and efficient, but the food was the star! The Calamari combo was delicious as were the lasagna, Caesar salad, and delectable lamb chops. They made great martinis and the wine pours (1/2 priced Tuesday - 2 for 1) were generous. Plus the owner came over to introduce himself. So THIS is out neighborhood Italian restaurant- that's for sure. Loved it!
We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Mario's. It was a fantastic choice. The food was spectacular, everyone working was very friendly and inviting, and Mario personally thanked us for choosing to celebrate there. It's the best Italian my wife and I have ever had and we will definitely recommend it to everyone we know who his visiting Chicago.
Pizza Primavera was excellent. Thin crust, super fresh veggies, delicious. Worth going there just for the pizza.
Caesar salad was very good.
Host was very friendly.
Waitress was super nice and accommodating, provided excellent service.
Bus service excellent: plates cleared as soon as we were finished; water and iced tea were replenished without having to ask.
Uncomfortably warm, seemed to be little to no A/C.
Extremely noisy; small place with lots of tables close together.
Grilled Portabella Mushroom was chopped into tiny pieces, which wasn't mentioned in the description. It was described on the menu as being served over sautéed spinach, and we expected it to be in one piece like a steak would be. The taste was just ok.
Wine selection was disappointing. Tasted the pinot noir and merlot, $13-$14/glass, and both tasted like vinegar, overly tart and acidic. Estancia cabernet was better, but at $16/glass seemed way overpriced. And one glass gave me a bad wine headache, which I only get with low-end wines.
Karen took care of our table and gave flawless service. Tried the bow tie pasta dish for the first time and it might be our new favorite, although we still love the whole wheat rotini primavera. I tried the veal ravioli Marsala which was on the specials menu and it was delicious! Mario's is our favorite neighborhood restaurant and the food and service are very special.
We had a wonderful first time experience at Mario's Table. It was easy to locate and we parked in the Indigo Hotel garage with validation from the restaurant. It is a lovely neighborhood place with delicious food!! Our group had Veal Picatta, Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna & Bow Tie Pasta...Calamari for appetizer and Tiramasu & Lemon Sorbet for dessert. We had a visit from Mario and our waitress was excellent. We would highly recommend and we will be back!!
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