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Mario's Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jacksonville TX
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After being in Galveston 3 days and eating several seafood meals, we decided to stay in a night and order pizza. Large Mario's Special was very filling and a few pieces left over. We picked it up and inside the restaurant, the pizza guys were right up front, tossing dough and even threw to the kids watching. The rest of... More 

Thank GypsyGirl1971
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the seafood mixed grill and Texas redfish. It was delicious! Will definitely eat here again when vacationing. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. We had 3 small children and they were very accommodating.

Thank Kelly T
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am new to Galveston Island, but have already been to Mario's twice for their lunch buffet. The first time, I didn't know what to expect but wasn't disappointed. the second time, I knew what to expect and still wasn't disappointed. While the buffet wasn't massive in choices, the food was delicious. From a variety of pizzas, to nice salad... More 

Thank Kelley C
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ive been to alot of places but hands down the best pasta dish ive ever had its the new england its angel hair pasta with crab,crawfish,shrimp mixed with lobster sauce and toped with a nice portion of lump crab meat .!!!!!!! you will love it !!!

Thank john c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I came here for the first time and the service was great along with the food. We will be back next time we're here in Galveston

Thank Xavier L
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had enjoyed our visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant several years ago and were delighted that was still open for business and very busy. We did not arrive till about 12:30 and the place was almost full of what appeared to be locals and of course many island visitors. The food selection was of the very generous buffet that... More 

Thank Anson J
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a craving for shrimp alfredo and I had been curious about this place for a while. I popped in and got the shrimp alfredo to go. I got home and opened it up and was very pleased. I have had this before at other restaurant's and they usually only put a small amount of shrimp on the dish... More 

Thank Amandaland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Should have read "certainly not disappointed" definitely a typo. Went back and had the M-F lunch buffet. Was very good also. Staff again very friendly. Can certainly see why it is a main stay in Galveston. Thanks again for helping us have a great Week. John &Joan

1 Thank mattinsonjr
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came here on a recent holiday and had the most amazing meal. The tomato sauce on the pasta was the best I had ever tasted. We enjoyed it do much we came bs k on our last night. However our meal that was not good which was really disappointing. Maybe the chef was different but it was a real pity... More 

Thank pickyAberdeen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up here by accident. Totally glad we found it. We had a pizza and the waiter recommend the angel hair pasta with lobster sauce. Incredible. Really, a total 10! The service was great. This place is not overly fancy, but extremely clean. Relaxed atmosphere. The food can't be beat. I really don't remember having better Italian. We will... More 

1 Thank Jason D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2975
It all started back in 1967 when Sicilian born Giovanni Smecca decided to move to Galveston, Texas from Patterson, New Jersey after hearing Glen Campbell’s famous “Galveston” during a card game. Giovanni always dreamed of being a professional fisherman, so he decided to give it a shot and made the drive to Galveston. After battles of sea sickness, Giovanni quickly decided that the fish business wasn’t for him.Heartbroken, Giovanni was about to move back to New Jersey when he met Mario Bonaccorso who was trying to open a pizzeria. The two became great friends, and together, these two young Italian entrepreneurs started Mario’s Flying Pizza and brought the “pizza pie” to Galveston Island.Today, we are still family owned and operated and are considered a delightful, neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We serve a wide variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients wherever possible, so come on in, sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante!

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