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Mario's Place

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3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
+1 951-684-7755
17:30 - 01:30
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 01:30
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Moreno Valley, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very elegant ..this place gets my vote. I love italian. I love all the other foods served here as well. My husband had his company christmas party here. I would definately return to dine here.

Thank Teasha P
San Diego, CA
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family rendezvous (San Diego, Huntington Beach, Connecticut) at the Mission Inn just before Christmas and made the reservation way back in October to ensure having seats at this wonderful restaurant. The restaurant was beautifully decorated, and although completely full, service was excellent. In particular, I loved that our wait person found an even less expensive bottle of... More 

Thank LisaSanDiego_CA
Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here during the Festival of Lights across the street at the Mission Inn. We went on the later side (8:30) and were able to get seated immediately, with a view of the lights. Service was prompt and everyone was really friendly. The food was all delicious and food allergies were happily handled with great suggestions and substitutes.... More 

Thank erklein
San Dimas, California
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183 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Solid choice for Italian food. The area was super busy due to the "Festival of Lights" right across the street at the Mission Inn and we arrived at Mario's at 530p on a Thursday without a reservation and the place was packed. It was only the two of us and fortunately the hostess offered us a reserved table that was... More 

Thank RxVacation
Bonsall, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eight of us dined outside looking at the Mission Inn. We all had an excellent meal and got there early enough to get seats outside (with heaters). They have a great happy hour and the meals are very reasonably priced. The whole experience was a Christmas delight.

Thank Terri G
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will definitely go back. Old school restaurant. Great service. Super busy. Noisy. I may have reviewed this restaurant already. Do not order the salads (mostly leaves, expensive)

Thank J B
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to dining here for sometime. Great staff. Nice place. Great service. Very good food, not excellent. Soupy polenta with chicken, weird salad that sounded promising (goat cheese, pistachios, pears, instead a bunch of overgrown leaves). Will definitely come back though.

Thank Julio B
Canyon Lake, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The best steak ever!! The service was impeccable and would go again anytime! Great wine was readily available, just a fun place to go too!

Thank vickiyoung46
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Service is ok but food is not good. Salmon is undercooked and topped with warm tangerines?!! We were not impressed.

Thank Wisam123
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Overall experience - it's almost a really good restaurant. Many dishes are solid, even fine dining level. Some are pedestrian, so be ready for inconsistency. Drinks are good, although sitting hear the bar is chancy since, per various waiters told us, there's a chronic sneezer there (kid you not). Right across street from Mission so, if you are there for... More 

Thank LivingstonAve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-684-7755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?