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“Enjoyable evening”
Review of Mario's Ocean Ave

Mario's Ocean Ave
Ranked #13 of 67 Restaurants in Lantana
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Delicious Italian cuisine, live music by Mario's Bru and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, and Ladies night on Wednesdays. All in the heart of downtown Lantana.
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Description: Delicious Italian cuisine, live music by Mario's Bru and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, and Ladies night on Wednesdays. All in the heart of downtown Lantana.
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

I made a reservation for 8 of us (4 couples) and we had a fab time.
The food was good, portions well sized and good price.
There was live entertainment which was very good. The songs were perfect and there was a real friendly atmosphere. They even allowed 2 of our friends to sing a song each which was very nice of them.
Definitely would visit again

Thank Lassie6872
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

I dined at Mario's for a ladies business dinner with nine ladies and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We started with drinks at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and accommodating (imagine trying to appease 9 demanding women who all needed a drink after a long day of work!) He did great.

We were seated and the waitress was very friendly and answered a bunch of questions, took drink orders and brought us the most heavenly garlic rolls.

We split a bunch of different entrees - zuppa di clams, grilled salmon, veal parm and gorgonzola salad. Everything was delicious.

The atmosphere is cozy and laidback, like eating at a friend's house and the staff including the owner are all very nice and went out of their way to make sure we had a good time.... which we did!

One tip... I didn't realize the valet is free so definitely take advantage of it as street parking on Ocean Avenue can be a pain.

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Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We wanted to meet up with some friends for dinner, and they suggested Mario's Ocean Ave in Lantana. We had passed it often since we frequent the Key Lime house down the street, but never went in. It was clearly off season in Lantana, as we found a parking spot right in front and we were the first people in the restaurant (6PM on a weekday night). The decor is nice, with white cloth table coverings and interesting artwork on the wall. The music was noticeable, but not obtrusive (oldies theme). Our friends were stuck in traffic, so we were entertained by our very attentive waiter, who made sure that our water glasses were filled, our wine came out quickly, and brought out some garlic knots (excellent!) to munch on while we waited. We asked for some suggestions on the menu and he suggested the veal chops or the pork chop. The descriptions were accompanied by him spreading his arms wide to indicate that the portions were ample. They also had a "summer menu" served until 6:30 PM which was a full meal for $19 (cash only). Our friends arrived and explained that they tried Mario's just this past weekend, and were so impressed, that they had to share it with us. The food was made to order and well prepared. I had the pork chop, which was served with hot peppers, and a mixture of onions, potatoes, and sausage in a red sauce. I ordered it "spicy", and it did not disappoint. Our friends ordered the chicken and veal francais and cleaned their plates. My partner ordered the cannol, which we finished for lunch the next day. While we were eating, other diners entered and were greeted with big hellos and hugs (obviously regulars). From the small size of the restaurant and staff, I would predict that the experience would have quite different on a weekend or during high season. If your are in the neighborhood, and want some high quality (and quantity) Italian food, I would recommend you give Mario's a try.

Thank Barry R
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KIM O, Public Relations Manager at Mario's Ocean Ave, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Barry! Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Friends introduced us to their regular spot and we are soooo glad they did! The fresh Italian food and pasta were amazing. if they have it the lemon cake for dessert is a must! But the owners, staff and even piano bar entertainment were super friendly and welcoming to one and all. I have no problem seeing why our friends have made this a weekly regular stop!

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1  Thank dwroesekejr
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KIM O, Public Relations Manager at Mario's Ocean Ave, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We enjoyed having you and hope you'll come back soon!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Eating at Mario's is always a pleasure. Fresh salads, fresh fish, and Specials every day. The sauce is to die for. The fresh soup is always delicious. The Lamb Shank is my all time favorite.

Thank jbetras
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KIM O, Public Relations Manager at Mario's Ocean Ave, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We take great pride in everything we make and are always happy to hear how much our customers enjoy dining with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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