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Mario's Place

3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
+1 951-684-7755
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3646 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3309
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Located right across the street from the Mission Inn and with excellent food and a non tourist ambience. Italian food is excellent, atmosphere a bit funky with locals enjoying themselves and their meals. Reservations a must especially during the Mission Inn's Holidays Lights.

Thank pattyperfect9
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We have eaten here many times, usually for a special occasion. We actually dined here 3 times in December, all special nights. It is a wonderful place to eat, everything on the menu is absolutely delicious, the service is flawless, and the ambience is great....More

Thank cindylane123
Reviewed 19 December 2011

This restaurant is wonderful to visit and has great food and wine selections. They have a great assortment of cheeses, but it is only visible on the dessert menu (like in Europe). I would recommend getting a cheese plate to start and the Cesar salad...More

Thank CrestlineMD
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This Italian restaurant is well known, but when we went for the first time, the menu looked almost french but with italian names. First, when we told them we were celebrating our anniversary, they gave us a romantic window table. Next, the knowledgeable and friendly...More

1  Thank VacationsAreSoFun
Reviewed 11 June 2011

I just visited Mario's Place with my 24 yr old daughter. We wanted to go somewhere elegant - where we could have fun visiting, eat great food, and try a new/unique cocktail and/or a perfectly paired glass of wine (we had both). Mario's Place is...More

Thank LisaNRiverside
Reviewed 20 May 2011

I have eaten all over america, and other than finding some good sushi bars about the place, have never eaten what I would consider to be a quality meal. Mario's was fantastic, the waiter had impeccable knowledge of the menu and ingredients for dishes, and...More

1  Thank bels5
Reviewed 1 February 2011

A business colleague and I went one evening about 2 weeks ago. When we first got in asked the Bartender to see if they had a Martini menu he answered no and then was quiet... REALLY perhaps you should at that time suggest some that...More

1  Thank Psboston7
Reviewed 19 January 2011

We come here for Valentines Day and all I can say is that it is so worth every penny. The romantic feel, service on point, food is bliss. My hubby proposed to me here 12 years ago on Valentines Day. This may make me bias,...More

1  Thank Queanie2
Reviewed 9 October 2010

Without question, Chef Leone Palagi runs the best restaurant in Riverside, CA. The ambiance is elegant, but comfortable. The service is impeccable. And the food - the food is fabulous. It is very fresh, and frequently local - we see Chef Leone at the farmer's...More

2  Thank 2Finicky
Reviewed 3 October 2010

To start with a positive the atmosphere is excellent. Located directly across the street from the Mission Inn, Mario's Place is definitely a prime place for a romantic elegant dinner with top notch service. (Side note: be sure to walk around and explore the Mission...More

Thank rcondron
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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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