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Mario's Italian Restaurant

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1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is very good for the price...nice red sauce Italian place. I've never dined at the restaurant so I cannot speak to the dine in service. But the takeout service is horrendous. Examples: arriving when the food is supposed to be ready but having to wait another 30 minutes. Ordering four entrees and being give two pieces of bread...and... More 

Thank matthausmann
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the staff here and the food is some of the best in the suburbs. I've been going here since I was little and now love taking my kids as well!

Thank jmb96
Conroe, Texas
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a rental walking distance to Mario's and decided to try it out, and I'm so glad that we did. We even went back for dinner the next day. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are big enough to share, if you want. This was a very nice place to find being tourists. They recently... More 

Thank Lisa L
Groton, Massachusetts
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402 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's not at all fancy and probably hasn't changed much in the 45 years its been around but this is a good and honest place to get lunch or dinner. It serves the Italian basics or rather the American/Italian basics of lasagne, pizza and pasta with meatballs. Friendly service and fair prices make it good choice of your hungry and... More 

Thank Alan P
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a fun small Italian restaurant. They have been around for 45 years so you know they're doing things right. Really good food for a good price. Super staff.

Thank 19plainview36
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Been to Mario's 4 times now, doesn't seem like a whole lot but I live in New Mexico. Last visit to Mass. in Sept. we went twice, couldn't get enough of the excellent food and the service of the staff is outstanding and the prices are reasonable, Cant wait until I return next year. Thanks to our good friend Bob,... More 

Thank RON D
Puget Sound
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Three thousand miles from home, we used Trip Advisor to choose Mario's. We were primarily interested in good food rather than atmosphere. For us, Mario's was a perfect experience. First, a practical detail: there is extensive parking behind (to the north) of Mario's. Mario's staff are both friendly and efficient. We were seated as soon as we arrived and our... More 

Thank Recumbent_Tourist
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Driving through Lexington and googled Italian food.. Walking in I was a bit hesitant we waited about 5-10 minutes to be seated...once seated the waitress Catherine was very nice, my husband ordered a beer and she carded him joking about the salt and pepper beard threw her off... Very charming. The food was delicious, simple and very tasty. We had... More 

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Lexington, MA
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Mario's has been serving good simple red sauce in Lexington Center for many decades--nothing fancy, but reliable, consistent Italian American food at affordable prices on a friendly, lively environment. Also great for takeout subs or pizza and very child friendly. Service is also friendly and helpful.

Thank WellTraveled3
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, when I first stepped into Mario's I thought it would be a dingy Italian pizza place with bad cooking. But looks can be deceiving. The food here is very good but it is more Iike a 70's family pizza place than a fancy Italian restaurant. The Mediterranean salad was very good with crumbled feta cheese and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-1182

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