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Business Description
Established in 1981, Mario's Place Restaurant is a restaurant that offers Italian-style cuisine. Its lunch menu includes smoked salmon, bruschetta, ravioli, fried calamari, sausage, soups, salads, pizzas and saut ed mushrooms. The restaurant s dinner menu features grilled swordfish, seared ahi tuna, saut ed chicken breast, pan-roast lamb chops and pork tenderloins. Mario's Place Restaurant s desserts include tiramisu, ice cream, cookies and sorbets. It offers a variety of wines, such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinot noir, Bordeaux, Semillon and Champagne. The restaurant is located in Riverside, Calif. Mario's Place Restaurant also publishes a newsletter that provides information on upcoming events.
Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Extra Phones

Phone: (951) 684-3808

Phone: (951) 684-3802

Fax Number: (951) 684-3808

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, master card, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Mission Inn Historic District, Downtown Riverside
AKA

Mario’s Place

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Categories
Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Mediterranean Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

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

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05/10/2014

Overall

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.

01/22/2009

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Overall
The best!

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 :)

09/09/2008

Overall
Romantic and Good!

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 :)

06/19/2006

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Overall
Good, but not for Me

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

02/22/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Mario's Place

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!

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