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Mario's Italian Cafe

) #82 of 93 Restaurants in La Quinta ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
49-906 Jefferson St., La Quinta, CA 92236
+1 760-777-4055
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“salads” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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LOCATION
49-906 Jefferson St., La Quinta, CA 92236
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was clean & the servers friendly. Tried two of their lunch specials. My husband had the pasta & I had two slices of pizza w/ a salad. I liked their small salad with their own dressing. The two pieces of pizza had a...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here for dinner and I ordered the small veggie pizza and paid extra for the white cheese sauce instead of the red sauce. It was very very good and the crust excellent. It was over $18 for a small pizza so it was...More

Thank 872Cathy
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Still very good Italian. Food is good. Very nice sized portions at a very fair price, especially for the Palm Springs area. The "small" pizza is enough to share. The small meat ball sub, 6 inch, was just right. Their Lasagna was also very good....More

Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My family has dined at Marios many times over the years. Sadly, we always forget from one time to the next how disappointing the food is. Most recently, we had marinara type dishes (eggplant parm and chicken parm). We find the sauce to be quite...More

1  Thank Jenbugs
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Mario's offers a wide variety of Italian dishes and pizza. There is a regular and small portion size for all pasta dishes and you can choose the pasta to go with dish. I love the Angel Hair Carbonara and my wife loves the Lasagna. The...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Mario's. It was pleasant enough, but not very inspired... seemed a bit prototypical "American-Italian". The pizza was typically mainstream rather than fresh and crisp as we would have hoped. Maybe the pastas and salads are better choices?

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 23 April 2016

After a long day traveling we were tired and very hungry and not knowing anything about the area we were happy to find Mario's. The service was fast and we were all happy with our respective Fettucine Alfredo, Angel Puttanesca and Gluten free Spaghetti pesto....More

Thank lancereyn0
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Good place for am inexpensive quick meal. The quality is just fair but you get what you pay for. All meals come with a very generous side of spaghetti. I had the chicken Marsala it was just ok. Thin slices of chicken breast and lots...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been going to Mario's (all the restaurants) for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience, it's always as advertised good food, low prices and the biggest glass of wine in the desert for $5. Seriously, this food is good and...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in an Italian setting. Service and food was OK, not great. We just wanted some pasta, and although the portions are huge, the taste left no lasting impression. I had higher expectations for a 13$ carbonara.

Thank CubaLibreOnCoke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49-906 Jefferson St., La Quinta, CA 92236
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-777-4055
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