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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (185 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
“spaghetti” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sister and her BF ordered Togo 6/20/2018. She got home and started eating when she saw there was a roach in her food. She’s reporting them to the health department. Unexceptable!

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came in on Saturday Night, June 16th 2018. Our server told me his name twice and I did everything I could to remember it to no avail. It was a unique name. I tried to remember because he did an awesome job. We were...More

Thank Don O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the Carnivore pizza to go. Staff was friendly and my order was ready. The pizza was very good-not great. I would order from them again.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

As always, very good food. This time the difference was the hostess Jewel (unsure of spelling). She was entertaining, funny, sassy and friendly!

Thank cfandsf
Reviewed 22 April 2018

ordered a twelve inch lasagna pizza our server richard recommended to add a meat sauce for an extra two dollars so we went for it. he was right it was much better with the meat sauce. 2 iced teas and lasagna 12 inch pie 29.21...More

Thank stushu
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered a couple of pizzas to pick up for dinner. We had the Carnivore pizza with several different meats and the Mad Greek pizza, with olives feta cheese, spinach and onions. Both were delicious! Also picked up the tiramisu, chocolate explosion and strawberry pineapple cake...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 13 April 2018

As stated great food and they are open later than the other Italian restaurants. We ordered Calzones. I had the pepperoni while my wife had mushroom, onion, tomatoes. They delivered to our hotel room. The food arrived to the room hot and fresh. Yes I...More

Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We are in Galveston awaiting a cruise and did not want Seafood prior to a week on the sea. We popped in and had an excellent time. Food was amazing (Lobster Fettuccine and Mixed Seafood). Better than the food and drinks (wine bottle prices are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Seafood trio (with the pan seared shrimp) was amazing! Our waitress Marisol O. did an excellent job! Overall one of our best meals of the trip!

Thank Mamacitafarmgirl
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We saw Mario's on the way to our hotel and that fueled our desire for a good pizza. We made the correct choice because the Super Vegetarian Pizza we had at Mario's was fantastic! Actually, we have never had a veggie pizza like it anywhere....More

Thank Schlauberger1846
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3 February 2017|
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Response from bapa11 | Reviewed this property |
11am-9pm open till 10pm on Sat & Sun I called and the Buffet lunch is 11am-2:30pm it's about $11 dollars but I am unsure if it is offered on the weekends. Remember this location is not on the sea wall and try the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2975
It all started back in 1967 when Sicilian born Giovanni Smecca decided to move to Galveston, Texas from Patterson, New Jersey after hearing Glen Campbell’s famous “Galveston” during a card game. Giovanni always dreamed of being a professional fisherman, so he decided to give it a shot and made the drive to Galveston. After battles of sea sickness, Giovanni quickly decided that the fish business wasn’t for him.Heartbroken, Giovanni was about to move back to New Jersey when he met Mario Bonaccorso who was trying to open a pizzeria. The two became great friends, and together, these two young Italian entrepreneurs started Mario’s Flying Pizza and brought the “pizza pie” to Galveston Island.Today, we are still family owned and operated and are considered a delightful, neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We serve a wide variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients wherever possible, so come on in, sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante!
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