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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

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Casual (21)
Authentic (18)
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Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

It was wonderful! The food and service was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fan...Friggin...tastic. Great food, service, atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very warm and friendly staff. Service was excellent. Food fantastic. Love this gem in the city😊

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was a wonderful neighborhood find! Mario himself checked on our table three times! He really cares about his patrons and wanted our dining experience to be the best! I'll definitely return!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service was outstanding in spite of us being 30 minutes late due to traffic. Food was terrific and will return.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

LOVE Mario's and have had nothing but great experiences there. Excellent food - great service - and Mario makes you feel like you're a guest in his home.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 2, 2017

My husband wanted a great marinara sauce with spaghetti and he added meatballs! He is hard to please but he liked it. Ceasar dressing a little heavy but lettuce was icy cold. Tables, chairs, floors a little worn out but waiter very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and it was excellent, as always. In addition to celebrating special occasions we will stop by anytime when we are craving good Italian food.
Mario is super nice and personable and always stops by the tables to chat.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We've had dinner at Mario's several times and it's always been good. Not overly fancy but the kitchen and waitstaff do a nice job

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always good, consisent, delicious, neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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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