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Classic Italian Meets Modern Dining The famous Mario’s Italian Restaurant was first established in 1989. Referred to as “Mario’s”, our restaurant is an icon of Broadbeach. We specialise in authentic and modern Italian cuisine. Sit indoors or dine alfresco, plus enjoy our takeaway and delivery options too.
PRICE RANGE
AU$5 - AU$52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at Broadbeach today from Sydney and whilst walking the streets my wife and I came across Mario’s and decided to have dinner. What an absolute messed up place this is with the male manager only interested in. Getting you seated,feed and out. We ordered...drinks ,entrees and mains as one would and all was going well until half way through the entree out came the main. We asked for it to be returned and then give us a break before the main and were looked at as if we came from another planet and were told but this is how the kitchen does it. The meals went back and 5 minutes passed and out they came again, it was just luke warm if even that .We asked if they could be warmed up.This obviously was not what the kitchen knew how to do and they came back cold again. Our meals were a veal boscaiola and a veal gamberi. Fairly easy and good old fashioned Italian we thought. We got however some Mario variation on the them with mounds of mash potato layered with thick slices of veal and lots of garlic to masked any faults, some well and truely cooked veal and some just not right in anyway. We were able to eat 1/3rd of the meal and it was definitely not authentic Italian as advertised. The bill was $173.00 . What a rip off. Just note the place was packed and tables filled with new eaters once people left. , so if you go past it you will think it must be good, do not waste your time or be tricked into thinking you will enjoy this food, move on and look for something elseMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had take away from Mario’s on our first night in Broadbeach. The pasta was delicious and the servings big! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. We would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Delicious food, personable wait staff and lively atmosphere. We booked ahead, thankfully, as this is a busy restaurant. Nevertheless all food came out in good time and our experience was certainly enhanced by the charming wait staff. Memorable!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Great Italian food. Great atmosphere and staff. Highly recommend the risotto fungi and lasagna. Pizza is also great as well as the calamari. A must do while on the Gold Coast.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We came to Mario’s for New Year’s Eve dinner and all we can say is these people were just amazing. They were so busy but they all managed to smile and serve us promptly and efficiently. Our meals were all bought out just the way...we wanted them and very quickly. The flavours were outstanding and presentation was amazing. We have nothing bad to say. When I read reviews of hate and disappointment those people are just haters and have no idea of good quality food and fantastic service and excellent prices. We have been to a lot of restaurants in Broad Beach and we can say that Mario’s prices are very cheap compared to other places. Keep up the fantastic work guys and thank you for a wonderful visit to your restaurant we will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Nice place! The food was good… the pizza base was not made by them but in general was everything good. We are Italian and we can’t complain. The service was perfect!!! Our waiter was Italian, Sam, he was so professional and friendly with us and...our little one. Happy to come back ☺️More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

The service is world class especially from Tina and Lola . You are treated like family members and your food experience goes to anole rl . This is true Mediterranean food and hospitality at its very best . I have been coming here since opening...and the restaurant is as good if not better than before. You are welcome to once again explore and share the food experience and you will be back again and again .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

The staff were friendly, the food came out fast but our local takeaway shop does better food. Should of gone to Valentino's. $160 for 2 adults and one child. Wouldn't go back. Sorry to leave review like that but it's the truth.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

We had a reservation for five people, but I wished I asked where they were going to seat us, as I would have cancelled the booking. We arrived at 6pm and were seated next to the staff storage room and right up against a cabinet...at the back of the restaurant. It really made for an average dining experience. I would have appreciated when they took the booking, if they could have let me know where we were going to be seated. We have been coming to Mario’s for years and recently recommended a party of 10 to attend the previous week. However, given my experience, and the lack of empathy from the maître d', I am now looking forward to finding another Broadbeach Italian! In saying this, the food was good, so compliments to the chef!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Fresh seafood , fantastic veal, wonderful service Been going here for years and it’s always superb Thank you

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Menu shows 1 doz scallops then they serve you 5! When you question it you get abused by management! The food here is excellent, the managers attitude is pathetic!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

This is a high class eating experience in the busiest spot in the Gold Coast . The best food the best atmosphere the best staff and an ambiance thst is second to none . You get the feeling you are in Italy great food with...taste send to none . Great wine list about to be even better soon with additional wines from southern Victoria all in all a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We had been travelling all day and were so glad we chose Mario’s! The staff found us a table on a busy school holiday night and provided colouring kits for the kids. Kids menu was extensive (three types of kids pizza alone ). Service was...very attentive and the owner/manager even checked in as we were leaving. We commented on the excellent kids chicken schnitzel and she explained they had gone with that over chicken nuggets. The food serves were large and tasty and my wife commented on how many prawns there were in the garlic prawns. Overall an excellent restaurant wit a well deserved reputation (evidenced by size and how busy it is)More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

This was another fantastic dining experience. We were recommended to go to Marios by another couple in the lift and we were so glad we took their advice. We started with garlic bread which was delicious and then I had a crumbed calamari Caesar salad,...my daughter had spaghetti Bolognese, and my husband had a penne bacon type pasta meal. It was all delicious. Service was great. We followed with some of their sorbet in cups to take away with. The meals are a good size and my calamari was big and so delicious! Really good!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Every time we come to Broadbeach Mario’s is a must visit. Great food and service. Had the Seafood Medley this visit going back to have it again. Great cocktails.

Date of visit: October 2023
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MARIO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Broadbeach - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Mario's Italian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Mario's Italian Restaurant offers delivery services.

Mario's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4