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Mario's Italian Restaurant

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1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Place is extremely small and the chairs are very uncomfortable. BUT...the food was very good. There is a limited menu. The prices are very reasonable. I had veal parm, which was a good size, but the portion of pasta was extremely small (only a saucer full). My husband had eggplant parm and said it was the best he's eaten. The... More 

Thank Bryna289
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

As others have commented this is a good standard Italian shop. All the food we had was great, it was the cheapest meal of our trip and we walked away with leftovers. Can't ask for much more when traveling with the family!

Thank Tangletown
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Lunch at Mario's --food was excellent. I had pizza and my mother and cousin split a chicken parmigiana dish (it was huge). Quaint restaurant, friendly staff. Would recommend over and over.

Thank mrw42164
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

If you ever happen to get stuck in Lexington, like we did, and you are looking for a non-pretentious place where they serve decent meals, Mario's is the place to be. It is good Italian food for a reasonable price. The waitress Eliza is lovely.

Thank BartvK
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Our fantastic waitress, Eliza was fantastic recommending the baked ziti which I wish I could drive the 12 hour drive back to Lexington everyday to eat some more. If you go to Lexington. go here and try the baked ziti.

Thank Ryan S
Lexington, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is a very informal, cozy restaurant downtown Lexington. Nothing fancy but the food is good... not extraordinary, but it's good food at a reasonable price. Not a special occasion place, but it's great if you just want to get out of the house for dinner without spending a lot.

Thank herzoke
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185 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Awesome food! Red sauce was delicious! Basic menu of pasta, pizza and perm. that is well executed. Servings are large and easy to split between small kids. Highly recommend.

1 Thank deeter123
Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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344 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and it was good. Loved the Italian salad dressing. The spaghetti and meatballs were a hit for my husband and the baked ziti was good but very different from what I am use too. Either meal could have been split between people.

Thank mmccauley2006
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a small Italian restaurant in Lexington,MA. No need to book, just walk in, the Pizzas are great, my wife had a Margharetta and I had Italian Sausage and Meat Ball, we both had small sizes and both took home a doggy bag! The service is efficient and friendly and helpful so all OK there. The prices are inexpensive... More 

Thank SimonSaint
Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We had great food and the service was fantastic. The atmosphere was perfect, the red and white table cloths added to it. Go, you will enjoy it.

Thank Ray W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-1182

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Wallingford, Connecticut

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