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Mario's Italian Cafe

On Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
On Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mario's is a favorite Italian restaraunt in Palm Springs. Unassumingly tucked away in a strip mall, it features delicious Italian fare in large portions served by dedicated staff. Prices are low and atmosphere is wonderful, including patio dining around a fire pit.

Thank DLATraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Busy place. Sometimes workers are overwhelmed by customers walking in; slow service. Food is good and presentation is attractive. Ample servings.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Mario’s Italian Café – Sunrise St., Palm Springs, CA – Mar 17/17 Mario’s has a few locations and this review is specific to the Sunrise St. location. Mario’s is located in a strip mall only a short distance from downtown Palm Springs at the intersection...More

Thank Davidb1057
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had the Mario's Special . Lots of toppings, cheese and medium thick crust. Stopped for a ,late lunch.

Thank retiredteacher09
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Very ample portions of food with enough for second meal. Garlic bread is to die for. Fried zucchini is unbelievably good. Wine tasty and plentiful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Mario's a couple times before, and were not disappointed this time. The service is excellent, fast and friendly. We loved the Greek salad, and the pasta ordered was tasty. The portions are very large. Highly recommend!

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Always when in in town we stop in, the food is good and plentiful. Our waitperson was busy and she had exactly what we ordered. Excellent.

Thank Bean18
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The concierge at our hotel suggested this place a cozy local Italian restaurant. We ordered a glass of wine and it was filled to the brim. Don't know about all the dishes but we had excellent salads and really enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana. They have...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I wrote a 5 star review for this place back in December, and I hate to do this, but I just have to write a follow up We had the baked mastacioli last night, and it was really horrible. The pasta was so mushy it...More

Thank Jonathan V
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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