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Mario's Italian Restaurant

1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken parm” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
“ziti” (4 reviews)
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1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a little restaurant yet obviously popular with the locals. It was a bit of a wait for our table, 20-30 minutes on a Saturday evening, but totally worth it. While we waited we chatted with someone who comes here on a regular basis...More

Thank Diana F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food, portions were quite large. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Reasonably priced restaurant. The weather outside was sunny and the restaurant was very dark.

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, the prices reasonable and the portions large. I have been going to Mario's since the late 70's and I have never been disappointed. there are no reservations taken but when you get to the restaurant you write your name in the...More

Thank helenad346
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a gem in downtown Lexington, MA. Small and intimate, but that is the charm. Food is excellent!! Chicken Parm is a must as well as the Spaghetti and Meatballs. Enjoy!!

Thank cwhite8181
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This has been a staple for locals for years. Growing up in Lexington, I came here quite often with friends and families. I also eat here almost every time I come back to visit. Cheap no frills Italian food in the town center. The chicken...More

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

What a cute Italian restaurant! The pizza was thin crust. We had the meatball and pepperoni. I wish we had a restaurant in our town that made pizza as good as this. The wait staff was very attentive and the prices were very affordable. Not...More

Thank 925beth
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We've been going to Mario's when in Lexington for over 30 years and it is a little gem of a place! Seating about 60, it is charming and perfect for friends or families. All their menu items are fresh and delish whether it be their...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and our grandkids, 6 and 4, dined at Mario's last night. Until recently, Mario's didn't serve alcohol and my wife and I needed a glass of wine after a long day with the kids. We opted for pizza, cheese for the kids and...More

Thank palehose
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Cute little place! Excellent chicken parm! Loved the marinara sauce. My wife had a pepperoni pizza which was also good. We would come back!

Thank Mayerfan101
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Lexington and the family we were staying with they recommended Mario's. We had the signature dish Baked Ziti... First time, we enjoyed it. The dish was big we shared it with a Mediterranean salad... The waitress was nice and friendly... Nice...More

Thank Pavon S
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Paula W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Recumbent_Tourist | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in August of 2016, we had their Chianti, which was good.
Diane M
18 January 2016|
Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day and you would take Exit 31A and stay straight for for about a mile or so and it is on your left at the main intersection in Lexington Center, next door to the CVS.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-1182
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