Da Mario Restaurant

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Italian

Italian food that is true to our home. Settle in at a real Italian table, where rib eye comes after your pasta, ricotta pairs perfectly with chocolate, and nine servings are par for the course. Everyone is la famiglia. Every serving has family style. And gestures speak louder than words. At Da Mario, the meats hang high from the ceilings. Vino drips from the vine. Fromaggio flies fresh across the Atlantic. Our meals are made with spoonfuls of olive oil and dollops of magic. Clink a glass. Pass a plate. Share secondos. Time well spent is time well fed. Il dolce Da Mario!
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed. The restaurant has changed. Service, food quality, ambiance all have been affected. It’s too bad. It started out great but my sense is it’s on the way out. Maximizing profits with lower end food and increased prices. Service was just bad, period. We won’t be back.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

We apologize you were disappointed in some way, but your anonymous review is unfounded and your assertion that Da Mario is "on its way out" is inaccurate. Chef Luigi Iannuario never compromises on the authentically Italian ingredients he procures, prepares, and serves. Food quality is his highest priority. Other than new summer items, the menu is unchanged, as is Da Mario's casual elegance. We hope you spoke to a manager so we could address your concerns.

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w
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was accomadsting when ee sasked to change tables. Food was very good! Server was attentive and manager spent quality time at table. Wine steward was also good. S bit loud and pricey but decent value. Would return and recommend.

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RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Our waitress was clueless. Not only was she unable to give any direction on the wine list which was mostly Italian, she tried to convince us that the red wine she poured was rose ("Some are dark red", she actually said.), she brought our daughter the wrong meal. My Linguini with clams was, at most, meh.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Robert, we apologize for the experience you encountered regarding your wine service. Generally, our sommelier, Jaycen Woods, or our bar manager make recommendations regarding wine. Our manager has addressed your experience with the server involved and she is being retrained. We hope you accept our apologies and will allow us to make this up to you on your next visit.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't go wrong with homemade pastas, great staff, wonderful drinks, and an elegant atmosphere. We celebrated our anniversary here for 2 years in a row, now.

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. The waitress was foreign so very hard to understand with the noise level.
Overall it was a nice evening and we will be back.

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JD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

4th time to Da Mario. The first three were excellent. This time was not good. Not one of our three meals were cooked to order. After spending $450 on a bottle of wine, one would think we’d get excellent service but it was so-so. They did comp our desserts but damage had been done by then. I do think Da Mario’s wants to differentiate themselves but inconsistency won’t cut it at their price point.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

We appreviate your candor and input. We are concerned about your food experience and we hope that you will notify our manager and remind him of your concerns when you next visit. We sincerely apologize that your were not completely delighted on this visit.

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h
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were satisfied with the high-class atmosphere, excellent food, and courteous services.

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JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, my favorite Italian restaurant! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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f
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We had horrible service. And the managers were of no help. They were too busy swooning over a 5 year old boy wearing sun glasses. We couldn’t get a bus boy or girl to clear our table. Our waitress had too many tables so we didn’t blame her. It was more on poor management of the place.

Our appetizers were good and my husband had a wonderful branzino dinner. I ordered the linguine with clams, it wasn’t very good.

We ordered a bottle of wine however we were told it was the only bottle of that type of wine so we were disappointed. We would have ordered more but we never saw the sommelier, apparently our bottle of wine wasn’t expensive enough for him to serve us.

This restaurant could have been so much better but if they don’t get the service fixed people will stop going. There are too many options in a town like this.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

We thank you for your review and we are sorry that you felt that you were underserved. We recognize that you have several fine dining options, but we hope that you will return to offer us another chance to delight you.

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PC
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, superlative. What do you do when a restaurant this good opens near you? Take advantage of your luck!

This time the excellent porkchop and the Dover sole again. Both brilliant. Asked Jaycen for a wine pairing and he picked a lovely, light, tangy red from Northern Italy.

The dessert special was a chocolate and caramel budino that was spectacularly scrumptious.

Such skill and pride, so close to us!

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WD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance, however food is not up to the same level.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Giulia was amazing, she suggested the perfect dishes, my sister and I fell in love with the place

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TO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Subpar Italian food. Calimari tasted like rubber, tomatoes in Caprese were tasteless and lamb was undercooked and simply OK. With the prices they charge you wood expect way way more. Also no bread for table and no free water (they push and keep automatically filling bottled water which continues to drive up already expensive prices). I don’t mind paying for good good but this is simply not worth price.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2019

We are sorry that you did not find the food to be to your taste. We always offer complimentary bread selections and a choice of tap or bottled water. We hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of our manager so that we might have tried to address them. We hope that you will reconsider and try us again.

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K
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They didn’t have the table side cheese wheel available and nothing was said until we went to order. That was one of the main reasons to dine there for the experience of that service and flavors. We had first time guests with us and it was not handled very well. Also we were told there was not coverage at the bar to do the bar cart. Overall seemed like poor planning and unorganized especially for the bill.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on June 3, 2019

We are sorry that you are disappointed in missing out on a portion of the Da Mario experience that you had hoped to enjoy. For now, the fettuccine fiamma is prepared in our kitchen to expedite our table service. Also, for the convenience of our guests, we prepare all beverages at our bar rather than tableside. We hope you will try us again, so that we may provide you with a more memorable visit.

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KC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite Italian food.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on June 5, 2019

Grazie! Come again!

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DT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love eating at Da Mario. I felt there were more pasta dishes previously, however we greatly enjoyed what we had.

One of the several standout things with Da Mario was that when you had leftovers, the staff would box and store them up front. This time, we were given the leftovers at the table while still eating and it made DM feel less special. It’s the little touches that make a great difference and I hope it was just a one time thing instead of the new normal.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with out of town guests

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t
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food here are fantastic - as many would I highly recommend the fettuccine though I was sad to see they dropped the table side service due to the cities concern.

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SH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite stops. The food is outstanding and the staff is professional and friendly. Never disappoints!

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KF
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Jacquline (bartender) and Julia (wait staff) provided excellent service!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and service were wonderful. We took our 9 and 12 year old for our anniversary dinner and it was a perfect spot. They loved the food as much as we did. Thank you and we will be back!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 26, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to share your special celebration!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!! Great chef, accomplished and knowledgeable staff, scrumptious food and wine, elegant atmosphere and all at the same time down to earth!!! Will be back again and again!!! Fresh truffles were awesome!!! Not to be missed !!!!

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C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This should be on your list of must try restaurants. It’s easily the best Italian food I’ve had in Texas, and I’m Italian and from New York/Philadelphia where there’s no shortage of awesome Italian restaurant options.

Great ambiance, wait staff, awesome wine list and the chef is an active part of the dining experience.

Love that they opened in Frisco!!!

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DM
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality has changed at this restaurant. Used to be delicious. The service is very good. We love the mussels and the sauce they are using now is very watered down. Very stingy with bread and the actual dishes in the table were dirty. We were a tad disappointed and will probably not go back. It was one of our favorites for two years now. Love the setting in the restaurant but the food has gone down hill.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 26, 2019

Doug, we appreciate your review. We are pleased that you previously have enjoyed Da Mario during our year of serving Frisco. I'm sorry you weren't delighted during your last visit. I trust that you spoke to a manager so that we could immediately correct anything that kept you from enjoying a wonderful experience. Please visit again and let us delight you. -Luigi Iannuario, Executive Chef

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TG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It is not worth the cost. The experience was nothing special.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 26, 2019

We are sorry that you did not feel that our authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality were less than an exemplary value. We hope that you will message us to let us know how to improve your next experience with us.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was slow and the food was cold as was the coffee. Not one of our best experiences

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 20, 2019

We are sorry that you were displeased with your experience. We hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of our managers before you left the restaurant. We also hope that you will try us once again, so that you may enjoy the type of 5-star experience for which Da Mario is known.

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p
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anulatti was the best pasta I have ever had. Service was excellent. Noise was a little high.

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JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and the service was incredible! We have been there twice!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 26, 2019

Grazie! We look forward to your next visit.

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PC
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sixth or seventh visit. Outstanding, again, as with every time before. An oasis of fine dining that stands above the many $$$ and $$$$ restaurants in the area.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 26, 2019

You're very kind and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience.

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N
Dallas
108 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were so delicious and good sized. Love the sides. The service Dana provided was so personable.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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DI
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent as usual. We have come here several times and they are yet to disappoint. It is my son’s favorite restaurant. The pizzas are divine.

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RS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food, and the staff is always amazing!

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife for our 10th anniversary. The service was phenomenal. We were well taken care of by multiple people, and at the same time we never felt rushed. My wife and I both chose a different hand rolled pasta dish, and they were both delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!!

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SY
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I marked on the reservation that it was a special occasion but no one asked us about it or made us feel special. We tried a cocktail we’d had at Da Mario before and liked, but this time it was way too strong and did not taste good. We had to swap it out for a more expensive glass of wine, but after that happened our server started coming over very infrequently and seemed to be staying away on purpose. Our salad was brought over but no one offered to pepper it and we had to wait 10-15 minutes before we could finally flag our server to come over. We also did not receive our bread until then. We decided that for the cost of Da Mario, we were not getting the experience we had come for and so forewent dessert and any dessert drinks we would have had. If tonight had been our only experience, we would never be returning.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We were very disappointed that they did not have the Parmesan wheel for their signature dish. Our waitress did not advise so the food came out and we were very surprised. She wasn’t very helpful even though we were trying to get her to help us find the best options for a group. Needless to say, we left hungry and let down.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

We are very sorry that your Da Mario experience was not perfect in every way. Although the fettuccine fiamma was not being prepared tableside during your visit, it was lovingly prepared in our kitchen, in an 85-pound wheel of three-year aged parmesan cheese. Please try us again in the future. Ask for me and I will make suggestions that are suited to your every desire. Thanks for visiting. - Luigi Iannuario Executive Chef

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for the quality of food they serve, Not inpresed at all

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DR
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food

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JD
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I didn’t look close enough at the check, but $15 to add chicken to fettuccine is insane, and I have no clue what 2 btl frizzante is. I drank tap water.
I got ripped off by this place and I think there was something bad with the food because I got violently ill as soon as I got home.

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