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Mario's Italian Restaurant

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1510 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3152
+1 609-398-0490
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Mario's with friends. We had a large party but had called ahead and they were ready for us. Service was friendly and well intentioned but ultimately less than good. There were 15 of us and each dish was "auctioned off" by the server who took our order. The food was ok. Very large portions. Very little flavor. Nothing tasted... More 

Thank Linda F
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing service with food to match - wide variety of food from hoagies and pizza to dinners and salads - I've been many times and always worth the visit to 15th and Bay!

Thank Caldutti
Cloquet, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When we travel we enjoy finding and eating at local non franchised cafes and restaurants. Usually we rely on TripAdvisor and the reviews we read; Mario's Italian Restaurant was found this way. As soon as we walked into Mario's we could tell it was our kind of place. Luckily for us we visited Ocean City just after the busy season... More 

Thank bsmith237
Ocean View, Hawaii
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Wow! We had more than we could possibly eat, and it was good too. The pizza looked good, but all of us ordered off the extensive menu. Wonderful stuffed pastas and a great "fra diablo" sauce. Salad and bread basket included. Had to use the take home boxes as we couldn't finish.

Thank BobZeller
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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728 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mario's makes real NY style pizza and they offer vegan cheese. Mario himself came out and talked with us and he was very excited about the vegan cheese offering, as he gets a lot of customers who request it. The pizza was excellent - our friend had traditional pizza with real cheese and sausage, and we had veggie pizza with... More 

Thank 3RedDoxies
Long Island City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Mario's on Bay Avenue in Ocean City NJ not only has great pizza, but great sandwiches too. I tried the roast pork sub on Saturday and went back for their chicken parmesan sub on Sunday. Both very good. I recommend Mario's.

Thank 27VMG
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mario's has been around for a while in several locations in Ocean City. I used to eat there when they were in a small strip mall off of 16th street 35 years ago and they had the best pizza then and they have the best pizza now! Of course there are hoagies and cheesteaks and all sorts of Italian fair... More 

Thank Bob F
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've always had a great meal here. Open year round, with authentic Italian food. Large portions and specials every night. Try the rice pudding for dessert.

Thank booma143
Auburn, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian food! Good service and decent pricing. I had the shrimp and scallop primavera and it was enough for 3 days; same with my husbands seafood dish. So yummy!

Thank kathys009
Villanova, PA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I had take out so I can't comment on the service or ambiance but the take out was very good. I ordered plain spaghetti and meatballs and fried calamari, my normal test of an Italian restaurant. The calamari was one of the best I have had. The spaghetti and meatballs were also good but I didn't realize how good they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3152
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-398-0490

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