3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 684-3808
Phone: (951) 684-3802
Fax Number: (951) 684-3808
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Casual, Informals, Marriage Ceremonies, Wedding Day, Wedding Ceremonies
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, European
Good For Groups: Yes
I know that everyone raves about this place, but my experience wasn't so good. I am allergic to black pepper and am a vegetarian. Most of their sauces are pre-made and contained either pepper or meat, so I asked them to put something together for me and they brought be a plate of spaghetti with butter. I had to ask for at least parmesan cheese to put on it and was charged regular price. I could and should have just made it at home. I figure if a restaurants chef can't do better than that on a moments notice and the restaurants uses pre-made sauces, I will go to a restaurant that has a creative chef. My daughters meal was good.
01/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I love Mario's Place! First time I went was Valentine's a few years back. We had such a romantic evening. The appatizer was prosciutto with basil and asiago. I had ostrich for my entree. It was AWESOME! It was like filet mignon, but better. It was place in celery puree, surrounded by a cherry glaze (or maybe a balsamic reduction?), dried cherries, and sage. So so yummy. The wine was great, the dessert was great, Mario's Place is always a restaurant I recommend to friends and my customers (I presently work at Cafe Nordstrom). I have since gone back, and experienced the same amazing ambiance, food, and service as I did the first time :)
This is a wonderful place to bring your Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, or Wife. Its very Romantic and the food is outstanding. The Dining Room is some what small, and therefore is often loud, but it hardly distracts from the really good food or service. This place just seems 'special'. The bar is pretty darn good too :)
06/19/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were looking for a nice place to dine to celebrate an accomplishment. After asking around, people mentioned Mario's. We really enjoyed the ambiance. The night that we went, there was even live music. And, the service was wonderful - so friendly.
The food was good. But, the portion sizes were small and it was on the pricey side - which is to be expected. While I enjoyed it, I don't think I would go here again. There are much better places around (i.e., The Mission Inn). But,I would still recommend to people who are in the mood for the whole expereince
02/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We spent the weekend in Riverside for a soccer tournament. Aside from the Mission Inn we didn't get our hopes up for anything interesting. We were happen to have walked across the street to Mario's Place for one of the best and most creative Italian meals ever!