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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was fabulous has been there forever and offers a great meal for little money. No beer or wine so byob

Thank eddieg11
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent pizza... chik parm.... meatballs. Never had a bad meal... great place for takeout! The servers, both the teenagers and the older women are very nice and attentive... always a smile on their faces.

1 Thank Frank5588
Hilo, Hawaii
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399 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Mario's is the kind of restaurant that serves excellent, delicious, comforting and reasonable pasta and pizzas. We stopped here to eat because of the TripAdvisor reviews. Not familiar with the restaurant we asked the waitress about the menu and what was good. She recommended the Baked Ziti and my wife tried that. I had the Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli. The... More 

1 Thank Michael R
Lexington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

1 Thank matthausmann
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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!

1 Thank jmb96
Conroe, Texas
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Lisa L
Groton, Massachusetts
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418 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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 

1 Thank Alan P
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

1 Thank 19plainview36
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank RON D
Puget Sound
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

1 Thank Recumbent_Tourist

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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?