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Mario's Italian Restaurant

1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken parm” (15 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“ziti” (4 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Pizza
1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This diner was OK. You can even say decent. But calling this place a great place for Italian would be an overstatement. The staff was friendly, but when we asked them about Lexington's Revolutionary War era history, they couldn't help us. Very disappointing lack of...More

Thank theodore150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pizza and chicken/veal parmesan in town! Great for take out. Rarely dining in, but always crowded.

Thank Customer2424
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good quality italian food, cheap eats, quick service, on main street lexington. This is a classic family italian restaurant, many steps above any chain italian restaurant, only in new england. Loved it

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very good food and serving size, good prices, friendly service. Located right along the main strip in Lexington, this was an excellent find for dinner.

Thank rakarp
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Which is classic cheap Italian food quick. Ohh and it's good to. My family can't get enough of it. I was never a spaghetti and meatballs guy until I ate here.

Thank Bhooved
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I grew up in Lexington. One place we always frequented was Mario's - slices of pizza or a sit down dinner or lunch. Went for a business trip in Burlington and just had to go back and try one of my old time favorites. It...More

Thank Cindy O
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love their sauce. Very informal always good. Also buy our food there for functions. Same owner as jimmy so in Arlington, ma. Another always good restaurAnt.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have eaten at Mario's for many years, and always enjoyed it. It is often crowded at lunch and dinner time. You write your own name on a list and wait until they call you. Nothing fancy here - just good old red-sauce Italian and...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spot for Italian food that is served quickly. We always get the same thing, don't look at menu. Small antipasto salad with house, Veal Parma and Chicken Park - take home leftovers for next day. Enjoy the meat sauce, great service. Not a fancy...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

i was so looking forward to their Baked Ziti but I think I ordered it wrong as I got it with their Meat Sauce and I didn't like it. I should have gotten their Marinara Sauce, I bet it would have been better. The chicken...More

Thank joanobie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Paula W
Is it still byob?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Recumbent_Tourist | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in August of 2016, we had their Chianti, which was good.
Diane M
Is it open today and is Mass Av the main road that the Quality Inn at exit 31B is on?
19 January 2016|
Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day and you would take Exit 31A and stay straight for for about a mile or so and it is on your left at the main intersection in Lexington Center, next door to the CVS.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-1182
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