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Mario's Restaurant

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4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
+1 313-832-1616
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Mario's for years. The ambiance and food is still wonderful. Nabil, our waiter, who we requested, did his usual exceptional job. Five stars again. Veal & beef are top notch. Our cousins joined us, and we'll all be back.

Thank Irv P
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here never disappoints and there is always way too much to eat - this is a fun old school restaurant where they still do things the right way

Thank KS1339
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and last time at this restaurant. Went with a party of 25 on Thursday night for dinner. Two received something other than what they ordered and one received the wrong thing twice. I did not receive my dinner until all others were finished and their plates were being picked up. Sides and some of the main dishes were cold.... More 

Thank StephenC274
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I made a reservation for 3 people for 5 pm yesterday, requesting to be near the fireplace because they don't turn the heat up. I arrived promptly at 5 pm, gave my name, the hostess said "Table for seven?" NO, I distinctly made it for 3 people. I asked again about the fireplace seating. I was told they would take... More 

Thank misscind
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I purchased the theater package (dinner, transportation, tickets) to see the Thursday evening performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Opera House in Detroit. My upfront costs were $243.50 of which $178.00 were the face value of main floor seating. Since the math didn't make sense that you got a 5-course meal in a fine dinning... More 

4 Thank Aaron G
New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went there on a Thursday for lunch. There were two bus loads of us, we were short on time but we called in our order ahead of time. They did not have enough staff so it took forever. I was the last one served and only got a few bites of my dinner and had to get back on the... More 

Thank smaz438
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The chicken had to be sent back twice because it was undercooked. A manager finally came out, acknowledged the cook was new and that' s where the problem was. Finally ordered a different entrée and it was just OK. Other people also showed dissatisfaction with their service and food. It was always a great place back in the day. WHAT... More 

1 Thank lsp213
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This past week we had two other couples join us for dinner at Mario's. To my surprise neither of the other couples had ever been to Mario's before and my guess is they won't ever be back. My wife and I have enjoyed dining at Marios for decades the food has always been great but the service has been less... More 

1 Thank Rick R
Montgomery, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

On Friday, November 25, 2016, we ate at Mario's and will not return. The ambience is very nice, and it is relatively quiet. Most Italian restaurants now offer gluten-free choices but not this one. In fact, our waiter seemed annoyed that we even asked and asked us if we had ever eaten there before implying that we should know better.... More 

1 Thank Dianne S
Westland, Michigan
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great looking place. The pictures of celebrities visiting are wonderful. The service - excellent. Downside...food is so so, and is pricey. I went thinking this could be a place for New Year's Eve, but the steak was underwhelming, especially for $40+. My wife had lasagna, which was good. Nothing was great. I wanted to love this place. I wanted it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-832-1616
This isn’t retro, this is real. We’ve been around since 1948. There aren’t many restaurants with this kind of character. One step inside and you’ll see that Mario’s is a place rich with tradition and we like to keep it that way. From our service to our cuisine, you’ll feel right at home while enjoying our elegant and traditional atmosphere.Mario’s believes…A restaurant has a personality; a flavor all its own; a character created by its people. There is a ritual of elegant dining, be it a business lunch or private dinner. The enjoyment of food is one of life’s great pleasures. We measure our success by the degree of esteem and pride gained in the guests’ mind and heart.We can accommodate from 10 to 400 people. You provide the guests and we’ll handle the rest. From intimate to elaborate we can cater weddings, showers, birthday parties, or any other reasons to celebrate life. We’re here to help make enjoyable memories. We can also handle a short notice wake.We also offer complimentary shuttle service and valet parking for all functions scheduled during regular restaurant hours.Please call one of our catering specialists to discuss all the details of your event.

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