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Mario's Table

#369 of 7,663 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251 (Dearborn)
+1 312-944-0199
16:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Placida, Florida
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142 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Bustling (especially during the holidays) with good, consistent Italian dishes - always plenty of food moderately priced with two sizes for each dish. Wines by the glass are on the pricey side but at least there's a good selection. The highlight is having the owner on hand to make sure things are happening...and to shake your hand on your way... More 

Thank CiteeGirl
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

For those of you travelling from out of town, come to Mario's Table and experience how Gold Coast locals dine. The pizza has a thin crust (surprise: most deep dish is consumed by tourists). The pastas are delicious and wholesome. The wine list is accessible and tasty. Waiters are friendly, and Mario is a friendly guy who you can expect... More 

Thank Eric L
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice relaxed casual dining. Italian, for the large part. Lamb cutlets were perfectly done. One block from PUBLIC Chicago Hotel.

Thank samfont
Springfield, Illinois
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I went there on a Tuesday (Two for Tuesday wine special) and the place was packed. The staff was extremely nice and I was able to meet the manager who set up a table for me. I was there by myself due to business but the staff and the manager came around and made small talk with me. The food... More 

Thank EMcC2
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The cousine of this place is just amazing, we share a table for 6, and each of us order a different dish, we share and all the food I tasted was just amazing, highly recommended, is a gourmet cousine with a great price.

Thank Tu mero papa i
Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Service--incredible! The food--truly wonderful. I had a primavera pizza and a palm-cake salad. The pizza was fantastic--and had the thinnest crust I have ever seen (and I love thin crust on pizza). The salad was good, full of hearts of palm. Don't miss two for Tuesday--two glasses of wine for the price of one! It came highly recommended by someone... More 

Thank FetcherandWi
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Food here is straight forward - but hits the mark for "mainstream" Italian. You come here for the buzz, the sense of inclusion and being part of a bigger family. The food does not disappoint - but hard to call it ground breaking either. Mario himself prowls the floor bringing genuine good cheer. We will be back... can't wait to... More 

Thank wrigley16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are looking to experience the real gold coast neighborhood, then make a reservation to eat at Mario's. It is the neighborhood hot spot. Great Italian food, great service, family friendly, reasonably priced and a wonderfully intimate setting. A hidden gem that only the "regulars" and "locals" know about.

Thank anelu8
Quebec City, Canada
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were in town for a conference and were staying at the Indigo hotel right across the street. Upon arriving, without reservations, we were greeted warmly and told that we would have a table right away. Aftger being seated, great service with the server. She was great and fun. Selected a Malbec from Argentina, Diseno. It was great! Then Mario... More 

Thank JeanLarry
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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this while looking for lunch. After looking at the posted menu, we decided to return for dinner. The chicken vesuvio wad outstanding. The tiramisu was delicious, and the owner came by several times to discuss our choices and answer questions. This dinner was absolutely perfect!

Thank LauraAHA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 W Goethe St, Ste 1A, Chicago, IL 60610-2251
  • Public Transportation: Clark and Division redline stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-944-0199

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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?

Staying in Gold Coast

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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