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Mario's Italian Restaurant

1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

we stopped in in a hurry due to taking the trolley tour and had only a half hour. the people there were very polite and efficient. We got our pie in about 15 minutes and the pie was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KG42
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have eaten here for more than thirty years and it is wonderful. Their eggplant Parm is always a favorite on mine, Small, informal, family friendly and wonderful, truly delicious food. Enjoy

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ruthhickox
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not fancy. No reservations. Very good chicken parmigiana. Pleasant, prompt service. Mario's has been serving the same menu since about 1973. I have been eating at Mario's a few times every year since then. Highly Recommended for a neighbor hood restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 946tom
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for 30+ years since I was a kid. I hadn’t been here since high school so decided to stop by with my kids and parents for lunch. Pizza is good - small pies with thicker crust. The garlic bread is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diva_Fashionista5
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My daughter and I were in Lexington for a funeral, and the night before, we looked to TripAdvisor for information on restaurants in the area. We needed something good but casual. My 14-yr-old daughter had been dressed up for hours for the visitation at the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank flygal89
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Italian comfort food in a quaint setting where time has stood still. Been coming here for 30+ years and it's a place run by nice people who just want their customers to be happy. Perfect spot for family dinners on a Friday night, whether it's...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped for dinner after a two year hiatus and were immediately reminded why we have loved this place for 30 years. We’ve moved away but every time we go back we head straight to Mass Avenue in Lexington to enjoy amazingly affordable, huge portions...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ontheroadagain449
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Mario’s is the place to go in Lexington for traditional Italian food. It’s been part of the Lexington landscape for over 40 years and locals still go there to get together with friends.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I work in downtown Lexington and Mario's is my lunch splurge on payday. Chicken parm with raviolis. YUMMO! It is always so good and the bread is the best!

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 March 2018

On our way to Ireland, we were stopped by the early March storm which grounded planes, and we found a place to stay in Lexington, MA. As it was late when we got in, we needed a quick dinner and Mario's was on a recommended...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Imelda49
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20 May 2018|
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Response from Shelly S | Reviewed this property |
They do take out but not delivery.
7 April 2018|
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Response from travelercamper | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large municipal parking lot directly in the rear (requires meter charge) . There also is an entrance from the rear directly from the parking lot.
Paula W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Recumbent_Tourer | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in August of 2016, we had their Chianti, which was good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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