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Mario's Italian Restaurant

1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
+1 781-861-1182
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken parm” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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1733 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-5306
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Been to Mario's 4 times now, doesn't seem like a whole lot but I live in New Mexico. Last visit to Mass. in Sept. we went twice, couldn't get enough of the excellent food and the service of the staff is outstanding and the prices...More

1  Thank RON D
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Three thousand miles from home, we used Trip Advisor to choose Mario's. We were primarily interested in good food rather than atmosphere. For us, Mario's was a perfect experience. First, a practical detail: there is extensive parking behind (to the north) of Mario's. Mario's staff...More

1  Thank Recumbent_Tourer
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Driving through Lexington and googled Italian food.. Walking in I was a bit hesitant we waited about 5-10 minutes to be seated...once seated the waitress Catherine was very nice, my husband ordered a beer and she carded him joking about the salt and pepper beard...More

1  Thank VirgoDominica
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Mario's has been serving good simple red sauce in Lexington Center for many decades--nothing fancy, but reliable, consistent Italian American food at affordable prices on a friendly, lively environment. Also great for takeout subs or pizza and very child friendly. Service is also friendly and...More

1  Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, when I first stepped into Mario's I thought it would be a dingy Italian pizza place with bad cooking. But looks can be deceiving. The food here is very good but it is more Iike a 70's family pizza place than...More

1  Thank Vivaldi5
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good, consistent food at a great price. Love the chicken parm. For those so inclined, there's the ability to byob wine or beer.

1  Thank PhilLexington
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Solid no frill Italian food that's inexpensive. This gem has been operating for well over 40 years. It's the go to family place for Italian food and pizza.

1  Thank albrazil
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I first ate here after college, while working down the street. It hasn't changed a bit, and that is one of it's great blessings. Mario's offers familiar comfort food - pizza, pasta, chicken parm, etc. It's not fancy, it's not elegant, but it's done consistently...More

1  Thank MuddyGurl
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The decor is traditional and a little tired. The menu is predictable; the food is okay. Prices are reasonable. Locals love it anyway.

1  Thank Ellen251
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We grabbed lunch here after the Liberty Tour. The prices were very reasonable and the food was very good.

1  Thank Karen T
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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.
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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