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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
+1 951-684-7755
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:30
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to dining here for sometime. Great staff. Nice place. Great service. Very good food, not excellent. Soupy polenta with chicken, weird salad that sounded promising (goat cheese, pistachios, pears, instead a bunch of overgrown leaves). Will definitely come back though.

Thank Julio B
Canyon Lake, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The best steak ever!! The service was impeccable and would go again anytime! Great wine was readily available, just a fun place to go too!

Thank vickiyoung46
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Service is ok but food is not good. Salmon is undercooked and topped with warm tangerines?!! We were not impressed.

Thank Wisam123
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Overall experience - it's almost a really good restaurant. Many dishes are solid, even fine dining level. Some are pedestrian, so be ready for inconsistency. Drinks are good, although sitting hear the bar is chancy since, per various waiters told us, there's a chronic sneezer there (kid you not). Right across street from Mission so, if you are there for... More 

Thank LivingstonAve
Agana, Guam
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

After 30 plus years (several locations) Mario's Place continues to be our go to place for special dinners. We have engaged their semi private alcove for 20 people several times. They never disappoint . The food is great, especially the veal chop and the linguini with checca. I hope they bring back the celery root pure side dish as well... More 

Thank lkcguam
Riverside, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited as members of a large party with a total of maybe 18 people. We enjoyed a special 6-course meal prepared by the chef at the request of our hostess. Those interested were treated to a wine pairing and by all reports, were very impressed with both the wine and the fantastic food. While I enjoyed all 6 courses,... More 

Thank Sarge197
Fort Worth, Texas
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We held a family reunion in a private room here in July. Excellent food, service, and room. Highly recommend.

Thank fwtexastraveller
Los Angeles
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had a group of 40 for a wedding rehearsal dinner here and I can't say enough about this place. The food was delicious and the service was amazing for a group our size. Many people in our party had the steak and raved about it. I had the salmon and it was incredible. I highly recommend this place as... More 

Thank TravelisMe
Riverside, California
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We love Mario's Place, and go there quite often. Their happy hour in the bar is weekdays 4-6, with dinner service starting at 5:30. Glasses of wine are half price during happy hour, which provides an opportunity to experience some great wines and save money. Last evening we shared one of their fabulous caprese salads: heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil leaves,... More 

Thank cyndyd860
Paris, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

It's not easy to find Italian restaurants where you would feel the spirit of Italy in the food. Here we did. Food was great, service attentive and accommodating, location not far from the Mission Inn was perfect. Smoked salmon terrine, risotto, pizzas - everything was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-684-7755

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