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Mario Mare

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1902 Kisami, Shimoda 415-0028, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 558-23-2039
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

What a Magical Spot! if you are to someone that appreciates the value of location, White Beach Hotel could not be better! Just a stones throw from what has to be one of Japan's most picturesque beaches. The highly personable and outgoing customer service is impeccable, and if like me, you crave a change in cuisine the pizza and pasta... More 

Thank Harold W
Champigny-sur-Marne, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Great restaurant, don't miss it! Very nice location, just by the beach, with a great view. Very good pizza and pasta.

Thank Emmanuel D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stopped by for lunch a couple of days ago. A couple of calls for instructions were met by very nice and patient staff giving directions. We had a perfect anchovy black olive pizza, acvocado salad and drinks and coffee. A perfect lunch on their deck. Very cosmopolitan-a group of ten French girls, a German/British couple and children and Japanese. Service... More 

Thank PeterRipley
Blakely, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We ate here one evening on our recent stay in Shimoda. The staff was courteous, even to my irritable toddler. The food was great. The chef was not happy with the pizza dough and he insisted we not pay for the pizza, but we thought it was incredible. The owner/staff spoke perfect English as they were Australian (I think). The... More 

Thank claymac
Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

The pizza was delicious! I ordered the Margherita with mushrooms and ricotta (a random creation). I was told the brick oven was imported from Italy and had to be installed through the roof, after which it was closed in with the completion of the roof's construction. I also ordered the restaurant's homemade muesli with honey, yogurt, and banana. It was... More 

Thank Kay Y
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Great food, especially the wood fired pizza and calzones! They have a nice outdoor dining area. Interior is the bar is very cute, service friendly.

Thank Vealsky7
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

The food is excellent. Surprising to find such a good Italian here, but it really is excellent. This is due to the affiliation with (ownership by) a famous Italian chef based in Nishi-azabu. Slightly pricey, but delicious.

Thank frequent_tripper1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Being of Italian descent, I'm very picky about my Italian food.... Mario Mare definitely met and exceeded my expectations. The tomato sauce (gravy) was like my grandmother's, and the pizza and calzone crusts fresh and delicate. Salads were full of subtle flavors. I also enjoyed one of the grilled dinners. Ambience is great.... you can sit outside on the candle-lit... More 

Thank Tokyobananapancakes
jwfaller, Public Relations Manager at Mario Mare, responded to this review

There is no greater compliment than being told that Mario Mare's tomato sauce is like your grandmother's. We are pleased that our food exceeded your expectations and that we could transport you to your grandmother's table. Come again soon - the chococello awaits! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$62
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 Kisami, Shimoda 415-0028, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Shizuoka Prefecture  >  Shimoda
  • Phone Number: +81 558-23-2039
Mario Mare offers a relaxed al fresco atmosphere with imported rattan dining furniture from Bali. We know you will love our pizzas which will be delivered to your table piping hot from our wood fired oven, imported from Modena, Italy. While enjoying the fresh sea breezes and sounds of crashing waves you can begin your dinner with proscuitto and melon or a mixed Toscana appetizer. Follow that with a plate of gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce or penne arribiata with seafood. You have a broad selection of grilled main courses which include lamb or pork chops, a beef rib eye or scampi. Delicious panna cotta or tiramisu, paired with an espresso, provide the finishing touch to a truly memorable dining experience in a relaxed Mediterreann atmosphere.

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