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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

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Casual (28)
Comfort Food (24)
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Authentic (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food5
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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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food4
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overpriced for what we ate won't go back too noisy too

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service, great food - took a friend here for her birthday and she really enjoyed it. I'll definitely go back again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Mario's was a delightful find during our visit to Chicago. Food was delicious, service was excellent and prices were reasonable. Off the "hustle and bustle' of the busy restaurants on Rush Street.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Mario's has quickly become the go-to spot for us in that area. Great wines, great food, and amazing service (Karen should be commended for her attentiveness) combune for a delightful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a great time at Mario's! Great service, wine and food! Would definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waiter was helpful with one guest's special diet requests. It was much appreciated.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had had a great time dining @ Mario's Table. Our waitress was very patient with us and would check occasionally checked on us . The tiramisu was DELICIOUS! Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I would come back without a special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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