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Mario's Italian Restaurant

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611 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707-3302
+1 757-673-7799
16:00 - 22:00
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Mario's has been a favorite of mine for quite a while, especially as the gathering spot for groups of old friends. It's a casual atmosphere, with a good bar, good lunches, and usually good service. Their pizzas and sandwiches in particular are always good. Tonight when I went for dinner with friends, I was surprised at what seemed to be... More 

Thank David S
Norfolk, Virginia
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864 reviews
618 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Mario's Italian Restaurant worked extremely hard to feed thousands of people for this great event. Good food very friendly.

Thank boxshop
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Took my wife there for her birthday, she ordered lasagna and I ordered the linguini with marinara, she couldn't eat the lasagna at all, I ate half of my linguini, we complained about the lasagna and they removed it from the bill, the waitress was unfriendly and very abrupt, I'll never go there again, and this review is coming from... More 

Thank Frank R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food quality has declined and the prices seem to be rising. Some specials are good but other mainstay items such as lasagna, spaghetti, etc. has taken on a flavor that could be more associated with Mexican fare rather than Italian. Used to be good--not anymore. The specials are hit & miss as well--sometimes good other times not. Only the high... More 

Thank LH R
New York
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A little too loud and a little too run of the mill but a nice option for freshly made Italian. Servers are nice but unable to answer questions about the menu.

Thank NorthernSpie
Suffolk, Virginia
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you like prime rib, make sure you stop by Mario's on a Tuesday- $16.95 including salad and baked potato. Wow, what a deal! My wife had the pollo Norfolk with linguini and crab meat. Appetizers were great: Calamari and Shrimp Cocktail. Didn't have dessert but they looked fantastic. Definitely will be back soon

Thank Jeff M
Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The service was good and friendly, and this is definitely a "local hangout." We were here for dinner Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and the place was empty except for 3 older ladies drinking at the bar. The linguine with clam sauce was excellent. The spaghetti alla Mario, though, was just ok. My step-daughter didn't like what she ordered,... More 

Thank David L
Emmitsburg, Md
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183 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Mario's is a classic "Mom and Pop" Italian Restaurant not far from Old Town Portsmouth. Their food merits a rave review. Would single out the Seafood Divalo, though even their Squash Medley was far above average. With many different rooms of varying sizes , they can accommodate crowds or couples. Nothing seemed too much for them; their staff is up-beat... More 

Thank Michael R
Smithfield, Virginia
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237 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had a nice time out with friends. Service was good and the dinners were outstanding. Would recommend this place for great Italian dishes.

Thank Richard C
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I've lived in Portsmouth all my life, and Mario's has been our go-to place for pizza as long as I can remember. It's been in the same location as long I can remember. The pizza is my favorite, some of the best I've ever had. All their other menu items are great as well, the pasta is tender and lots... More 

Thank Amy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-673-7799

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