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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
+1 951-684-7755
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:30
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Riverside, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mario's always has an excellent selection of wine and a wonderful atmosphere. This evening did not disappoint. While I much prefer our usual night at Mario's where we are able to pick from their astounding menu items, and sometimes even make a special request, tonight's prefix menu was still a wonderful sampling of what they offer. I must say that... More 

Thank Cory C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food and ambiance. There's also live jazz on Saturdays. Their steak and calamari is excellent. This is a great place to celebrate birthdays, weddings, etc.

Thank Marion A
Riverside, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the price I would expect more. The food is just average but the location is great! Across the street from Mission Inn and right near the downtown walking area. Service is good but it is pricey.

Thank suzansuz4sure
san diego
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing food experience after being wow'ed by the stylish atmosphere and decor. Oysters were mangles with a disgusting sorbet on top, and were not even properly shucked. The bucatini was overcooked and uninspired. Even the Manhattan was ruined by a "sweet" vermouth that was anything but. I really wanted to like the place, and my server was very professional,... More 

Thank Pipcelot
Moreno Valley, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very elegant ..this place gets my vote. I love italian. I love all the other foods served here as well. My husband had his company christmas party here. I would definately return to dine here.

Thank Teasha P
San Diego, CA
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a family rendezvous (San Diego, Huntington Beach, Connecticut) at the Mission Inn just before Christmas and made the reservation way back in October to ensure having seats at this wonderful restaurant. The restaurant was beautifully decorated, and although completely full, service was excellent. In particular, I loved that our wait person found an even less expensive bottle of... More 

Thank LisaSanDiego_CA
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had dinner here during the Festival of Lights across the street at the Mission Inn. We went on the later side (8:30) and were able to get seated immediately, with a view of the lights. Service was prompt and everyone was really friendly. The food was all delicious and food allergies were happily handled with great suggestions and substitutes.... More 

Thank erklein
San Dimas, California
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183 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Solid choice for Italian food. The area was super busy due to the "Festival of Lights" right across the street at the Mission Inn and we arrived at Mario's at 530p on a Thursday without a reservation and the place was packed. It was only the two of us and fortunately the hostess offered us a reserved table that was... More 

Thank RxVacation
Bonsall, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Eight of us dined outside looking at the Mission Inn. We all had an excellent meal and got there early enough to get seats outside (with heaters). They have a great happy hour and the meals are very reasonably priced. The whole experience was a Christmas delight.

Thank Terri G
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Will definitely go back. Old school restaurant. Great service. Super busy. Noisy. I may have reviewed this restaurant already. Do not order the salads (mostly leaves, expensive)

Thank J B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-684-7755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?