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Mario's Ristorante Italiano

12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
+1 619-443-2165
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
15 Jan 2016
“The food keeps getting better.”
14 Oct 2015
“Good Italian food”
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Italian, Pizza
12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

The food has improved so much with these new owners that it is frequently busy. We still have our old favorites, made better, along with some new menu items. The servers are quick and get it right. The bistro atmosphere can be a little loud...More

Thank LakesideLNJ
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The food and service are good at Mario's. It's quite noisy although they have been working on that. Good family restaurant.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Great service, we were quickly seated and brought drinks, bread. The breads are great, of course a secret family artisan type. The atmosphere is modern baseball, Frank Sinatra, yet low key. Friendly smiles and quick response. Food preparation was a little timely, both times we...More

Thank agrexbo
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This restaurant is now under new ownership and name changed to Ottavio's. The food is very tasty and the prices are fair. They do a lunch buffet during the week but we ordered off the menu and the spaghetti with meatballs (huge ones ) was...More

Thank VirginiaRose
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This restaurant used to be part of a chain and is now a one of a kind. Not a very large place but it is clean and has great service and food. I highly recommend the Calzones. You won't be able to finish it. And...More

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Mario's is a very nice Italian restaurant in the heart of Lakeside. Serving good food with good service is their trademark. I like their open-hearth wood-fired oven where the great tasting pizzas and excellent foccacia bread is made. They offer a wide variety of Italian...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Mario's food was good, but little charges for everything kept appearing. If you wanted the soup of the day ( fish Chowder that day) instead of Minstrone soup $2.00 extra. White sauce instead of red on side pasta $2.00 extra. Vegetables on side instead of...More

1  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 27 March 2012

If you're a fan of really good bread then head on over to Mario's. The one really outstanding item that was brought to our table was the bread. We couldn't get enough. It is simply addicting. Mario's provides large portions of good quality food. The...More

Thank SheQwolfe
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We go to Mario's often for the M-Th Special: salad, bread, pasta, lasagna and a small pizza for about $21- the best deal in town. The house wines are fine. Other menu items are also very good. The baked ziti is excellent. Salads are large...More

Thank Lakeside31
Reviewed 6 September 2006

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the moderate price range. The service is very good, friendly and personable. The food is plentiful and delicious. Everything is hot and fresh when served. The bottomless bread basket is a treat as the foccacia is made fresh...More

Thank California_Dave
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Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Address: 12440 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040-3018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-443-2165
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