Mario's Restaurant - Arthur Ave.

4.5
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704 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Celebrating 100 Years 1919-2019
World famous Marios Restaurant, the only New York City area restaurant to win Americas Regional Classics 2000 James Beard Restaurant Award. The Five Generations of the Migliucci Family have been serving the people since 1919. They have indeed, built up a reputation to be enviable; not only from among their many regular satisfied customers who come here often with there family and friend. We have earned the admiration and respect of our competitors as well. When you arrive at Marios you will be warmly greeted by Joseph Migliucci, my wife Barbara or daughter Regina and our gracious staff. Our wait staff will help you through our extensive menu, daily specials and our award winning dishes. All the food is made to order, prepared by. Master Chefs Michael and Massimo, using only the purest, freshest highest quality ingredients. Our old world recipes that truly bring out the delicious flavors of the food. Your experience will be a memorable one.

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LA
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

the delicious food, friendly service and great value make this a favorite

KH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best penne a la vodka I've ever had. The calamari was also delicious.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Terrible. Stay away!

JR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Tourist trap on a downward spiral.

n
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Arthur Avenue mainstay serves luscious food. The chicken picatta was melt-in-ones-mouth. The branzino was the best I've had. And need I say anything about a cake that is lemon AND coconut!
I love that the owners stop by tables to chat.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a lovely evening, decorated for Valentines Day with red balloons on every table. The food was great and we shared all of the dishes so we were each able to taste more dishes. Veal Saltimbocca was my favorite and the ravioli with vodka sauce was my husband’s favorite.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

EF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Well, the waiter tried to sell us the upgrade appetizer, we said yes, then 2 minute later, we told him we wanted the normal one. 40 minutes later we still didn't have it after asking him how long for 30 minutes. Always said its coming! Finally we got the manager over and she got it for us. They gave us our drinks and one dinner for free! The food was okay, the hot antipasto was eh.

VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been going here from up state for years - the service is always the highlight to the dinning experience. We love the food and their kitchen staff is always ready to adapt to new ideas of special considerations.

LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was disappointing. Shrimp was overcooked. Cocktail was not very good. Others at the table felt portions were off.

f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

If you are looking for old-school, red sauce italian, with valet parking, on Arthur Avenue, this place is serviceable, but be aware that the place is almost like a time warp (1950's), in terms of decor and menu choices.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic and plan on going back , food was excellent

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Parking is only plus I see for this restaurant. Food was ok. Service not great. Forgot to bring our salad. 6 of us served our pasta dishes but my grandsons pizza was not. We were almost finished with our meal by the time pizza served.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and from the moment we walked in felt like family. We had a lovely Christmas Eve Dinner!

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambiance was perfect for our Christmas Eve lunch with friends but some of the food was disappointing.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Waiter was extremely rude and not attentive.

F
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a pleasure to have lunch at Mario's. There are many choices for the special lunch menu, The food was delicious. The servers were attentive.

NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

If your in the mood for excellent Italian fare Mario's is the place to go.

Go hungry and be ready to put on the feed bag - you won't regret it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Felt like I was eating a tourist trap versus a true Italian restaurant....

DG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always our favorite Arthur Ave restaurant.

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J
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

It was just what I was looking forward to a traditional plate of pasta with sausage on the side
Fantastic cappuccino in the end waiter ben was really good at the start of the meal then he just ignored us had to get other waiters to help us. Looked overwhelmed sorry but it hurt you in the pocket normal a big tipper but you got to earn it !

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food I e ever had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were expecting better. Better food. Better service. Better ambiance. We felt that the place was very industrial, like a large catering hall. Food was basically thrown at us, when asked why I didn't get my side order of penne, waiter said, "everyone's getting ziti" which admittedly isn't that different - but they just wouldn't or couldn't accommodate different choices. No time taken to speak to us as a table, nobody came back to see how our food was (one order was flatly wrong, shrimp instead of chicken) and the portions were so much smaller than we'd expected. Especially the sides, they were laughably small. So would I go back? No, too many other wonderful Arthur Avenue venues to enjoy.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Appetizers - cold antipasto, small and not much meat and cheese in it. Hot antipasto - they said this took a while to prepare, but I suspect they just forgot it. When it was served, was a mess of red sauce and some kind of stuffing and eggplant. Calamari- this was ok. Dinners - the red sauce was ok. Lasagna and manicotti were the best. Anything with seafood was not fresh or good. Service was abrupt when the waiter did come by, but overall service was very slow in terms of actually getting served drinks and food. Was there 1.5 hours - no time for dessert. Have not been to other places on Arthur Avenue, but would give them a try before going here.

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great experience, nice having valet parking. Staff was friendly and accommodating as we came with small children. Fried calamari was excellent. Stracciatella soup was delicious. We had chicken parm which was very good and ordered a side of meatballs that did not disappoint. The pasta with vongole wasn’t the best. I prefer whole clams and should have asked prior to ordering. Overall a solid place and would definitely return.

LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Delicious and old school! The fish was fresh but the pasta was bit overcooked 🤣🤣🤣

1
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

When we first arrived we learned you had to check your coat, which was fine but you had to do it when you were just inside the door. It was a small space and not easy to maneuver. Food and service were very good at first. We did wait almost two hours for dinner and several items were not what we ordered. The waiter was lovely and just very busy. We watched as people were seated after us and were done as we still sat waiting for dinner.
Would definitely go back. Maybe on a less crowded night.

BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Family holiday outing after the Zoo lights. Was concerned that Mario’s would rest on its history and just go through the motions. Happy to be very pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent- clean and simple properly sauced. Atmosphere was fun and energetic wait staff kep things light if not always perfect. Fair prices good food. Nice festive atmosphere

PM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall, 3 rating, food pretty bland. Ordered veal, too greasy! Very noisy! Would not return

ER
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian I have ever rated. Must try the lobster ravioli was amazing!

SM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mario's restaurant offers excellent food, great service and a wonderful ambiance. I would recommend Mario's to anyone asking for a recommendation for a restaurant onArthur Avenue.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good old school italian cuisine.
Gnocchi that are like pillows of heaven. Delicous vodka sauce with shallots amd prosciutto. Fettuccine alfredo perfectly cooked and creamy. the best spedini we've had. Just enough anchovies in the sauce but cooked down so you get the flavor and no chunks.
Service was excellent. We had 2 toddlers and 2 babies at lunch and the staff was more than accommodating.
Looking forward to gling back.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally enjoyed the old world atmosphere and excellent food and service

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made a reservation and got in immediately...must get cappuccinos!

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and really great service. Highly recommend for all size parties and special occasions

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing beats a traditional Italian meal at Mario’s. This place is an establishment that I hope stays open for another 100 years!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration for my daughter in law.

RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Mario‘s food is always awesome the waitstaff is great. Food is reasonably priced. Only issue we were a party of two and seated at a particularly strangely placed table where weight staff and patrons had to squeeze between our chairs And the other tables just telling us every time they passed. It was a round table for two in a room full of square tables just didn’t work next time I will ask for a table for two against the wall.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere, quick professional service