Mari byo

4.7
84 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Sicilian-inspired seafood BYOB focusing on fresh, local, and traditional yet modern dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 84 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlexanderRivera
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! You should definitely go try it. Also, the service was on point and super friendly. Highly recommended!

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vipTeddyz
Philadelphia
135 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tried Mari as a last minute dinner. Loved the former occupant Dmitri’s for sound, flavorful and good value dinners. Mari fits the same bill. Although a different slant on Mediterranean cuisine, the food was plentiful, tasty and a good value. The crab and linguini was delicious and plentiful with soft shells, blue crab and pomodira sauce. The Caesar salad was good and the calamari app was prepared perfect and not the usual over breaded apps. My seafood over pasta was awesome.
The prix fix if $40 includes any app, enter and dessert is a deal with a byob. Can’t go wrong here and will be back.
Only downside is the inside is small and the sidewalk dining isn’t the best but worth the trek!

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CaylaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and service here! Great food as well and can’t wait to come back

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vipcg16
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pasta Nero was delicious! We always enjoy ourselves at Mari.

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KahfiiK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a treat! Mari is compact, fresh, and simply delicious. The menu is simple but you can’t miss with anything that you chose. We chose the prefixed menu (three for $40! Such a value and worth every penny!) Every dish we had was bursting with flavor and the presentation was beautiful. It was little bit noisy due to the kitchen being on the outside, but I suppose that lent to the vibe of the restaurant. If they were able to have an indoor/outdoor situation it would be perfect! It’s also BYO, so don’t forget to bring your favorite wine to accompany your dish. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Mari

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing seafood dishes everything was DELICIOUS

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing for the main dishes. I was a bit disappointed with the calamari, spices were good but it was too over cooked. The service wasn’t anything special, we had two servers and one was a bit pushy with ordering but I think that was due to the time limit on the table with covid restrictions. Either way we had an amazing time. They accommodated a table of 8 which is hard to find right now. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another small jewel in Queen Village. Delicious fresh seafood Sicilian Style. BYO and cash only. Prix fixe is a great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

One of worst food dining experiences in a while. Calamari was dry and chewy. Main course left a lot to be desired .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was so pricey,food wasn’t good service was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food overall. B

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vipvamosrafa04
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall experience was mediocre. Food was average at best an extremely slow service. Made reservation for inside, seated outside, which at first was fine because it was beautiful. The weather turned quickly as it got later in the evening. Only one heat lamp for all of the outdoor tables.

Must say we were disappointed after reading such wonderful reviews!!

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
160 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Has some really good and creative seafood dishes, nice staff. If its warm enough try to get a table outside, the indoor dining area is very small and the acoustics are terrible, which makes it hard to understand even those at your table. 1 warning: it is cash only, but there is no mention of that on OT, Mari's website, Yelp, or the menu. Only "notice" is a small sign slightly larger than an index card taped to their front door.

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DawnC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible — it took almost 3 hours to complete our dining experience. The server came by our table maybe 4 times total and seemed totally disinterested in providing service. The food was okay — nothing remarkable and my medium rare steak was well done. Won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, small house restaurant, tasty food, good service

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vipJazz
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

This was our second time at Mari. The food is consistently good. Last night unfortunately the service was not. Two servers covering indoor and outdoor diners. My entree was cold. I sent it back. The sous chef came over and served it. I saw that twice. The servers just couldn't keep up. Took a while for them to pick up our check.

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vipJustinR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They made a custom entree for my daughter and she loved it!

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JordanO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the staff is always so pleasant! A must visit.

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joeE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mari is back! Great foo, wonderful service and a lovely evening to take advantage of the outdoor seating. Don't miss the scallops, and save room for dessert as all of them are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place been there a few times with no disappointments

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with amazing food and service. Almost want to keep it to myself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been but will definitely go back!! The food was amazing and you can tell lots of love was put into all the fresh ingredients and dishes. Love a good BYOB

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EllenD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Mari. Innovative menu, great service and food was excellent .

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Veronica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, as always. Reasonably priced and decent sized portions too. The service was a little slow but it was a nice day and they were completely full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional, and the service was excellent.

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Emcisme
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 2nd meal at Mari. Every bite was an exquisite delight. Service was relaxed yet attentive. It was a chilly night and we sat outside so hard to judge ambiance and noise.

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vipMorganV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We did the pre fix meal. It was awesome! Great value

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DanielG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience beautiful people love the food great atmosphere ,Would recommend.

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MattK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner, great food. Enjoyed and will be back.

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DevanR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great- service and food were really good. I will definitely return.

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LizL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant isn't actually open, don't make a reservation! I found out by calling day of trying to confirm reservation and the number is disconnected so we went somewhere else. I got a call about 5/10 minutes before the reservation while already at the other restaurant with an employee from Mari Byo saying that they are closed but the chef has another restaurant.... a little to late for that. People shouldn't be able to make reservations if they are closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I showed up at the restaurant with my date this last Saturday at 7pm after I made the reservation on Open Table and the place was closed! Tried to call and nobody picked up. I left a VM asking for an explanation so maybe they will call. Luckily, there are other restaurants on S. 3rd Street in Philly, so my date and I went to Cry Baby.

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LatanyaW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food everything was a 10. Thanks FYI philly for making me aware of this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. Outstanding service. Kevin is the best!

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vipcg16
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at this restaurant and it was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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vipPQuiz
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening with incredible food and excellent service! We will frequent this neighborhood gem often.

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vipEpicurian
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a terrific seafood dinner outside. Service was earnest and attentive. Monkfish and Frutti Di Mar highly recommended. Key was the fish was not overcooked. Lots of repeat neighborhood diners. We do not usually have desert, but tested the marscapone cake. Will order again. Will definitely go back.

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vipCharlesB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress on October 31 was fantastic!
She gave us a space heater by our table.
It was a memorable experience.
Thank you to the wait staff and chefs!!!
FANTASTIC!

FAQs

Mari byo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 239-2126.

Mari byo is rated 4.7 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.