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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (177 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“spaghetti” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We came for lunch and were not in a hurry but felt like we were being rushed from the moment we walked in. The pizza however was really good.

Thank lovedsd
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

normally, i would give a better rating but just a lil frustrated. My wife and i enjoy comings hete often for the pasta dishes. But EVERY TIME we come here, my wife attempts to order a glass of champagne, and you'd think she was asking...More

Thank rickkcir
Reviewed 29 December 2017

My in-laws were in town for the holidays. We decided to try the lunch buffet. There was a nice variety of food. The pizza was very good, but I was also impressed with the pasta. If it is good on a buffet, then it must...More

Thank Scout223
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

GF thin crust Italian pizza is best we ever had. We came back next night for GF shrimp - outstanding! Our waitress Aleyda made us feel at home and was very prompt and knowledgeable. We drive all the way from Katy to eat here; the...More

Thank r2long2
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Literally the best place for kids, we spun pizza, built our own pizza, and played with dough... Good food

Thank marcschneidermail
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Not fine dining, though we've had dinner there. The lunch buffet was perfect. Pizza hot and fresh. Good salad bar. Great service. What more could you ask for!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife's been eating here since she was a child in the 60s. I started dating her in the early 70s and when we lived near Galveston we ate here when on the island. We not get back to the area a couple of times...More

Thank jpt51
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The sign on the building says "We speak very little English, but we make the best pizza." Try the Mario Special, a combination of meat and veges. The crust is hand tossed and fabulous. We had side salads, the ingredients were fresh and very appealing....More

Thank lakelady924
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have been ordering pizza from this location for the past ten years. We never had a problem with service, reaching the location by phone, placing our order, and least of all, with the quality of the pizza..... typically, we order pizza every Friday by...More

1  Thank Maurice481
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We went here after our land/boat duck tour. The driver said bring your duck boat receipt here for 10% off. So glad we did. Loved the spaghetti and meatballs with meat sauce. I usually won't order this from a restaurant knowing it's always best when...More

Thank ginamarigenevieve
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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, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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