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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (161 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend who used to live in Galveston recommended this place when we were planning our trip. It did not disappoint! More food than any of us could finish, spiced just right and service was outstanding! Price was a bit lower than we expected given...More

Thank Al and Valorie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having dinner with local friends. The dinner was huge, large enough for two, and in fact my friends did request to split, and the restaurant obliged, their meal. It was more than enough for them both. I, being somewhat naive, had a single dinner that...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few months in Galveston and ate here multiple times. The pizza (both normal crust and gluten-free) is really good. Portion sizes for other food were very big. We also picked up pizza to go a few times and it was always ready...More

Thank beachbreeze66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to give it one star just to post this, I was generous. Waited almost an hour for salads that were horrible. Waitress just disappeared?

Thank crxft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our last visit in December I gave this restaurant 3 stars because the bruschetta was excellent. Today (Saturday) we returned around 12 noon and although there were few people in the restaurant the service was terrible. I believe there were more people working than...More

Thank bapa11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After much delibaration on where ot eat - and we really wanted Italian food - we decided to eat at Mario's. The staff was great and the food delicious. Portion size was generous. We had pizza as we all as pasta dishes. This is a...More

Thank J4_and_P2
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went relatively late at night and we waited a long time for our food, the waiter claiming 'sorry we're busy' although we know that was not the case. Kids mac n cheese was good, but the portions were small and the sauce to pasta...More

Thank onthegogirl_2010
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If looking for a great lunch buffet,this is the place. From salad bar soups, several types of meat, vegetables, pizzas to desert, it very hard to beat this place for the all inclusive price. You won't go wrong.

Thank F8550JXjamesd
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered three different pizzas and garlic bread for delivery during our stay in Galveston. The pizza was made with fresh toppings but was warm to cool by the time the delivery came (also one pizza was delivered late). I think the in dining and...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We hosted about 75 guests for our Wedding Welcome Dinner. Our guests gave reviews about the food and the reserved dinner was attractively furnished. The staff was wonderful!!! We would not hesitate about hosting another event there, but we live in California now. We wish...More

Thank Debbie B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much the cost for open buffet lunch and the working hours
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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!