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About Mario's Tutto Bene

Mario's Tutto Bene is a restaurant that has been owned by the Garafalo family for several generations. The focus here has always been on serving authentic Italian dishes and friendly service in a casual dining atmosphere. Mario's keeps its guests entertained on the weekends, offering karaoke on Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 6:00pm. There is also separate dining rooms available to rent for private parties and events.

The menu primarily consists of Old World Italian pasta dishes as well as pizzas and grilled entrees. Appetizers include pumpkin soup, oysters tequila, Gran Marnier rock shrimp and spinach spring rolls. Entrees specialties on Mario's menu include a rack lamb chop, New York strip, short ribs, Tuscan salmon and a seafood Cleopatra with mussels, clams, shrimp, and tilapia oreganato-style in a white wine sauce over risotto. Mario's also has a full wine list of mostly Italian wines and spirits.

495 Chestnut St
Union, NJ 07083
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;
Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am;
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Garden State Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 687-3250

Website:
http://www.mariostuttobene.com/

Entertainment:
DJ Thursday
Karaoke Friday and Saturday

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mario's Tutto Bene Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for Groups (27)
Romantic (26)
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Special Occasion (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 22, 2014

We had a good meal, but not a GREAT meal. The entrees come with a salad which is nice. The appetizers tasted great but the portions were fair. When we were telling our waiter our entrees, I asked if I can change the side of potato for pasta, the waiter gave me the impression that it was difficult to make the substitution. He said that he would 'try to see if the chef would do it '. This was an Italian restaurant!!!! That surprised us. I ordered the NY Strip steak which was one of the specials of the day. The waiter kept saying that it was 'heaven'!!! For $31 it should be heaven. It was very good, but not amazing. It was very thin and pretty dry. The pasta was OK nothing special. Overall, it was good, and would go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2014

have the Veal meatball its the size of my head and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2014

Good food, good service, will be back for some more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2014

I took my mom here for Christmas and we both enjoyed the food and excellent service. I highly recommend checking this place out. I had the Grouper and it was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2013

This place is consistently GREAT!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2013

the food was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful! Me and my friend had a relaxing dinner and would definitely be coming back again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Mario's food is always good and you get a decent amount for the money. Their bread is delicious and I love the intermezzo after salad that is included with entree....something I always enjoy! I have had large parties here in the past and they were hits. Service on this particular night was a bit slow and I was surprised since it was very earlyevening. My friend and I enjoyed our chicken with spinach dish and even ha leftovers. I love their desserts, too, but did not opt for any this evening.

Very small parking lit and hard to find spot in the street....only flaw!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2013

My first time there and it was delicious! Drinks were reasonably priced too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2013

The staff was attentive but not overbearing. Our meals were very good, although one mentioned that the lobster sauce was a bit fishy tasting. The ambiance was soothing with painted murals and a fireplace. There is outdoors seating, just a shame it's on a busy street.
We look forward to come back and try some other meals, and this time save room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2013

Recently discovered this wonderful restaurant. We have been back three times. Each time, the food was
delicious and the service was exceptional. We dine out often and were
impressed by the reasonable prices for everything from cocktails to desserts.
It is obvious that this restaurant has many returning diners.....a true neighborhood
favorite. By our second visit, we were treated like old friends.
It is our new go-to restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Never been there before but we took a chance, and thankful we did. Excellent apps and dinner. Stuffed artichoke was great then we moved to a chicken dish and cavatelli and broccolli, both excellent and we had plenty for the next days lunch. Service was very friendly. Try it, you will like it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2013

Excellent experience!! Will dine again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2013

Visited with four friends and lucked out with what is called "Wacky Wednesday" - all entrees half price! Selection was fabulous and portions were the same size. Everyone enjoyed the meal....always good bruschetta and intermezzo, which I like. Service was fantastic and tip included. I hope the continue this WW, but if not, would still dine here. Prices are fair. Parking is difficult, though!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2013

I have not once been disappointed by the food and atmosphere at Mario's Tutto Bene. I can't think of one favorite item on the menu because everything is so good and so is the Sangria.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2013

The food was good, not great. The portions were generous. Can't beat the price of the wine by the bottle. Service was attentive and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Excellent food.....the courses were spared apart in a very timely manner. We were there for my wife's birthday and everyone was kind and caring

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Food is delicious. I have been there many times & have tried different dishes. I have never had a bad meal there. Everything is great. My family & I have Xmas Eve dinner here. It is a new tradition we started & are going to continue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2013

Our party of three ordered the following followed by comments.

Escarole & Bean soup - bland, nothing special

Clams Casino - clams so small they were lost in the breading

Veal meatball - Meatball was the size of a softball, way too much to eat. It was tasty, but had to order extra sauce as it was dry. The pasta was tasteless and the ricotta cheese was just yucky, could not eat.

The shrimp scampi was tasteless, however, the shrimp were large.

The Chicken Murphy should have been labeled Onion and Pepper Murphy.

All the entrees were large, apparently emphasizing quantity over quality. None of the three of us could eat half our meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2013

First time I have ever been to Mario's for dinner. A very nice dining room (off the bar), excellent service and food. Prices are very reasonable for what they deliver. We were at Mario's celebrating my guest's 21st birthday. Mario's went the extra mile and brought out cake and sang happy birthday to her and I didn't even ask them to do this. I didn’t try the bar but it looks very nice too. They have a few table outside (and a tv) if you prefer more casual dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2013

Overall it was a fine restaurant nothing out of the usual

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2013

Glad to have re-discovered this restaurant after a long absence. The food was wonderful as were the drinks and wine. No complaints-- will definitely return !!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2013

Authentic Italian food. I am French and I felt in Italy for a few hours. The services was exceptional. The Oslo bucco was the best I had in years. The meat was so moist and falling from the bone. Very high quality cuisine.
I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Love Mario's- always have and always will. The food is great, as is the service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2013

My wife, daughter and I have driven by this restaurant 20 times before and never went in. This weekend, we decided to give it a try. I have to admit the meal was wonderful. The food from beginning to end was great. We had jumbo shrimp and calamari as our appetizer and both were fantastic. Our main dishes were all great. To top it off our waiter was a very nice gentleman and the busboy was there at just the right time. We will definitely be going back. Oh and one more thing, the tiramisu desert was a great way to end a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 5, 2013

This meal was one of my worst! The wait for the food was terrible 45 mins to get a salad and the place wasn't even crowed. I went and took my mother her and she couldn't even eat her food it was either over cooked or under cooked! Nothing was good but the ambiance it had a look that drew me in but everything else told me not to come here ever again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2013

I enjoyed a wonderful meal with old friends at this restaurant. The food was delicious; all five of the guests at my table were pleased with their entrees. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly and made us feel comfortable and at home. I look forward to going back to this restaurant with my family.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 7, 2013

We are new to the area and were looking for a nice restaurant to eat at on our Friday night "date night". We were hoping for a restaurant with ambiance, great food, and service. Mario's exceeded our expectations. We were greeted by the hostess who was warm and friendly. From the crisp white linen table cloths to the wall murals to the level of lighting, the ambiance was perfect. The staff were courteous, fast, and efficient. But the proof is in the food and the food at Mario's in a word is great. My wife had ziti and I had shrimp scampi. We both agreed that our meals were excellent. I also highly recommend the fresh strawberry pastry for desert. We both enjoyed our experience and put Mario's on our list of "must go to" places to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2013

This was a last minute pick for us and we had a great meal, and a lot of fun. It wasn't noisy but the bar was hopping and there were families with small children. The menu was straight forward and well executed with some more adventurous specials. I'm kind of a food snob and I was happy and my less patient son was also pleased. Service was prompt and pleasant. Miniature sorbet cones served as pallet cleanser, fun touch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2013

Wwe live locally and have been to Tutto Bene several times. I go back for the food, my wife enjoys both the food and the karaoke on the weekends. I went for the soft shell crab over linguine in lemon sauce, my wife has the tilapia. All meals include a salad and a - we both had caesar salads, as well as a palate clease. We both enjoyed our dinners, service was good without hovering and dinner including wine and tip was under $80. Consider Tutto Bene for a good local meal !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

food is great, love the black n red room, waiters r great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I went to Mario's for Mothers day dinner. I must say I have been there several times and have never had a bad meal. The Steak italiano was cooked to perfection and the Mozzarella appetizer was great. I would prefer them to serve the olive oil dipping sauce instead of butter with that great bread like they usually do instead of changing it for the holiday. The service is a little slow but the food more than makes up for it. This is a must go to place for amazing food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2013

little pricey for area, steaks were very exspensive

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Make sure you get the Giant meat ball. It's to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2013

Always a favorite of the White Sangria. Enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

First time there and we would definately come back!! Loved it!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2013

The staff was very nice and food good overall . It was very busy so it was slow. Took about 45 minutes for the appetizers.. Overall about 2 hours. Some may like a slower pace, but I was getting a little antsy.In general, I would recommend.

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