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Mario's Italian Cafe

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On Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of Ramon and Sunrise (a major east/west thoroughfare through Palm Springs to Cathedral City enroute... More 

Thank Davidb1057
Bourbonnais, IL
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Weyburn, Canada
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
Boston, New York
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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
Westport, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 a very friendly wait staff - Enjoy.

Thank Steven V
West Hollywood, California
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295 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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 was either severely overcooked, or cooked days earlier. Bland. I mean bland!! I tried loading... More 

Thank Jonathan V
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166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love Mario's. Today I am trying the chicken Alfredo. So not disappointed! ! It's truly the best I've ever tasted. My son is loving his kids pizza with ham, bacon, sausage and pepperoni. He says it's the best pizza EVER!

Thank Amy H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were on our way to the Salton Sea with our dog Stella and wanted to each lunch at a restaurant with a patio. We discovered Mario's and sat on the patio. Our lovely waitress brought us water and water for the dog. We ordered eggplant parmesan sandwiches, one with cheese and the other without. The sandwiches were delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?