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Mario's Italian Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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On Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner with friends. The portions are large with lots of sauce and meat. Meatballs with spagetti are great. Lasagne was excellent. Nice atmosphere and good staff.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Palm Springs, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Mario's. Today I am trying the chicken Alfredo. So not disappointed! ! It's truly the best I've ever tasted. My son is loving his kids pizza with ham, bacon, sausage and pepperoni. He says it's the best pizza EVER!

Thank Amy H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to the Salton Sea with our dog Stella and wanted to each lunch at a restaurant with a patio. We discovered Mario's and sat on the patio. Our lovely waitress brought us water and water for the dog. We ordered eggplant parmesan sandwiches, one with cheese and the other without. The sandwiches were delicious and... More 

Thank Flibbertygibbit
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is really good, and I love the service.. the people can t be more friendly. And I also think that Mario's goes above and beyond the call of duty with all the stuff they do for schools and charities though out the valley.. I don t mind giving back to a wonderful family like that. have never had... More 

Thank Tom K
Westlake Village, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I was out with a friend and we couldn't decide where to eat. We drove by Mario's and decided to try it. Our server, Karen, was an absolute doll! She explained everything on the menu that we had questions about, was extremely patient and had a wonderful personality. The menu is very big, pizza, pasta, chicken and fish. The food... More 

Thank Cmass123
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We set out to go to a restaurant on the Main Street, but lots of streets were blocked off and there was no parking. Mario's to the rescue. Ample parking, easy to find and more important- great food and great service. My wife had fettuccine alfredo, my son had a pizza and I had the lobster and crab cantelloni. Nobody... More 

Thank ParentsOfRedheadBoy
West Hollywood, California
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279 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Just had my first meal here, and I am sure I will return many many times in the future. The staff is friendly and attentive, the food tastes great, and the prices are good. Nope, it's not trendy, or cutting edge, or chic. Just really good food, served by a great staff. I had salad with creamy garlic dressing, baked... More 

Thank Jonathan V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We ordered pizza for takeout, which can be a little dicey because it tends to get steamed and cold. What we didn't anticipate was how poor the pizza would be to start with. If your idea of a good pizza is a pre-baked crust with mediocre toppings piled on, and the entire mess heated in an apparently luke-warm oven, you'll... More 

Thank JMH1896392262
Edmonton, AB
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had an entertaining evening out. The staff were cheerful and engaging. The food was excellent and the portions were huge. Would recommend for a casual, relaxed evening.

Thank RossandJane
Hiawatha, ca
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Food is always good. Feels like it is probably not homemade but not sure....guess I'm saying that I am questioning quality level...not bad, just not best. Portions are big. Always a good meal.

Thank jghay2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-6636

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