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Mario's Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Friendswood, Texas
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place had decent reviews, but it was that appetizing for me. My friend enjoyed her meal, I'd come back and try their pizza pies but the stuff chicken Daniela was a disappointment

Thank Mediconfyre
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Mario's and the variety of entrees was great! We originally went for their pizza but found out about their buffet for $10.99 all you can eat. I recommend the chicken dishes and their lasagna was awesome. The staff is very friendly too.

Thank Brook F
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, we all loved the bruschetta; I would come back just to order it, but the service was beyond bad. There were 8 in our party. However 3 people, after a very long wait, received their food. Over 30min later the other 5 received their food. No explanations or refilling of drink glasses during this time. It even took an... More 

Thank bapa11
League City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my family a few days before Xmas. Ask to sit at one of Ana's tables. She will take great care of your service. She is a sweet, hard-working, professional kid. She will keep an eye on what you need, without interrupting your conversation every five minutes. Most of our group ate from the buffet, which had a huge... More 

Thank descentbrother
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today after a tiring day in water park... This was our first visit and thanks to TripAdvisor reviews this is the best Italian restaurant I have been to, their baked ziti, pizza and cannoli are great, will be back to try other dishes and more hungry...

Thank Hari R
Denver, Colorado
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday. The Marios Special was excellent! I also had a locally brewed beer that was pretty good. The service was also good. I would definitely recommend Mario's for pizza and I'm sure the other dishes are quite good as well.

Thank Mike A
Temple, Texas
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The best pizza in the area. It is expensive but was excellent and went back the next day and ordered a meatball sub, again exspense but it was very good. I paided $12.00 for a small cheese pizza. The secret to a good pizza is the cheese, Grande is the best cheese you can buy for pizza and 50% low... More 

Thank hanabro123
Jacksonville TX
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After being in Galveston 3 days and eating several seafood meals, we decided to stay in a night and order pizza. Large Mario's Special was very filling and a few pieces left over. We picked it up and inside the restaurant, the pizza guys were right up front, tossing dough and even threw to the kids watching. The rest of... More 

Thank GypsyGirl1971
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had the seafood mixed grill and Texas redfish. It was delicious! Will definitely eat here again when vacationing. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. We had 3 small children and they were very accommodating.

Thank Kelly T
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am new to Galveston Island, but have already been to Mario's twice for their lunch buffet. The first time, I didn't know what to expect but wasn't disappointed. the second time, I knew what to expect and still wasn't disappointed. While the buffet wasn't massive in choices, the food was delicious. From a variety of pizzas, to nice salad... More 

Thank Kelley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?