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Pizzeria Trattoria Mario

#143 of 465 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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103 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HU, England
+44 1865 722955
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and thought we'd try it. Booked a reservation over the phone and 30 mins we were in and seated. Quirky, relaxed place with seating over various levels. Pizza oven is at the front so you can see the pizza being made. Great service. Pizza's are fabulous. Pasta dishes are amazing. Reasonably priced, and the... More 

Thank Johnm0773
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it. My wife and I taken by son and daughter in law, it is a favourite of theirs. Reading the reviews this place really divides opinion! It is small, not smart, simple decor a little rough around the edges but absolutely bustling, great atmosphere. We loved all the food and tried a lot of it, wine was ok.... More 

Thank ian w
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service! Great value! Mario's is always my restaurant of choice if I fancy good, homely Italian food. I've been a regular for years and have never had a bad meal. The staff are always amazing and can't do enough for you. I would highly recommend!!!

Thank India V
New Forest, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and boyfriend love coming to this little restaurant situated on the cowley road. It's simplicity is what makes it unique in a way, the restaurants has some homely touches to add to the nice atmosphere. We would highly recommend the Palma ham pizza, never fails to disappoint. This will always be a special place for us, as it marks... More 

1 Thank OliveVino
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's small, family-run and serves authentic Italian food. Best lassagna ever and garlic bread to die for!

1 Thank Tatia V
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The service was good. The food is average, I think La Cuccina is more authentic than Mario's. But it is located in a good place and is quite cheap.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

As Italian, I was really concerned about the quality of an "Italian" restaurant/pizzeria in Oxford but I went here several time and I've never been disappointed! Waiters are nice and the food is really good (especially the pizza). Nice place to spend a nice evening in "Italy".

2 Thank Parideca
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Italian is not my preferred cuisine, but I was very impressed with the Seafood Tagliatelle. Definitely one of the best seafood dishes I have eaten anywhere, and on the Cowley Rd we are spoiled for choice. The service was innocuous, prompt and unfussy which in my book means excellent. Needless to say in an Italian restaurant, coffee to die for... More 

1 Thank Trishulananda
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There is definitely something for everyone at Mario's! It might not be a fancy 'fine dining' experience but the food is good, the atmosphere and staff are terrific, and the pizzas are sumoly wonderful!

Thank willt977
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I can totally forgive ugly service and poor front of house IF they offer me something special when it comes to the food. This place does not even try to offer good food and the service was just as bad. Insipid little dry meat balls straight from a cheap frozen supplier, Dolmio sauce, and overcooked cheap pasta... Yuck. I felt... More 

3 Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 22
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 722955

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