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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (169 reviews)
“spaghetti” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

we went to a different t Galveston pizza place last night...Marios is so much better! we had pizza and cheesy bread. amazing! Teresa was a great server too.

Thank janet g
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted so badly to give this place 5 stars. Food (pizza, eggplant parmagiana, mild chicken wings) was amazing and portions were generous, our server and another who helped us (both young ladies) were very nice and courteous, prices weren't outrageous like Italian places can sometimes...More

Thank cellison77
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for dinner on our last night in town and absolutely loved it. It's probably our favorite meal from our whole trip. They serve yummy warm bread with our meal. The Alfredo sauce is to die for and the chicken parmigiano...More

Thank Danyalle S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It was late on our first night in town. Rather than hunt, we took a chance on this place near the big grocery stores, thinking it might be another place with great reviews. Wrong place, but wonderful meal. Spacious, lovely but unpretentious decor, delicious dishes...More

Thank pturner4
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for a family reunion and were searching for a non-touristy restaurant during a crowded 4th of July week. My husband's Veal Parmigiana was the best he has had since we lived in New York 45 years ago!!! During that time...More

Thank CaroleKnapp
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I went with my family during lunch and decided the adults would do the buffet while the kids would order a large pizza. When I got to the buffet they really only had a few things besides pasta all which looked like they had been...More

Thank ivycC658YD
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We went here two nights in a row, it was so good. The atmosphere is charming and the staff is friendly. The food is delicious. We ordered two different pizzas and some pasta and salad. All wonderful. I recommend the meatball pizza--it was my favorite.

Thank Starr F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I placed an order at approximately 5:45p.m. (6/24) and was quoted a time of 45 minutes for delivery. After 2 hours of no order or notice, I called the restaurant to see why it was taking so long. I was told that since I did...More

Thank jharper16
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sahooma
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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