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Mario's Restaurant

) #205 of 976 Restaurants in Detroit €€€€ Italian
4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
+1 313-832-1616
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, for history, the old world Northern Italian ambience and cuisine, the wine selections, the knowledgable wait staff and the reasonable price; considering all the food that comes with the meal, Mario's on 2nd Avenue in Detroit is one of the BEST in the city....More

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service and old world decor. Reminds me of Italy. Located in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Valet parking available for a minimal charge. Free shuttle to downtown events. Specials with dinner and tickets to plays, baseball games and sports events. Graet for adult...More

Thank karlcat2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the night at the El Moore Lodge and had a late dinner at Mario's just across the street. The meal was fine and the portions were great, we had to take some of the food back to our room. It's look like they are...More

1  Thank Cowboy1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is Detroit--wonderful place--they are remodeling the outside so it does not look too good--we were there for dinner last night--saw a great band intrigue that has been around since 1983--denise-stella & mark were playing--Shannon was our fun waiter--he has worked here for 21 years--met...More

1  Thank al-diana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So there is the pictures of local and national celebs, the wall of wonder why they were there as it were. There is the off odor, not quite bad but won't get your taste buds watering, when entering the restaurant. There is the extensive Italian...More

1  Thank fmiller100
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We truly enjoyed our meal(s) at Mario's! The food and service was wonderful! Very Attentive Staff catered to our needs. Our food was delicous and abundant at a very resonable price. We also enjoyed the live music duo that sang on Friday night 7/7/17. Recommend...More

1  Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

First time diner to Marios. We got the Dinner and Tiger Game package. We found the restaurant to be very disorganized, no one approached us to seat us. Asked the bartender - he told us to go around to the room behind the bar and...More

Thank AncanMorgans
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to a nice evening of fine dining...made the reservation, got dressed up and headed out. The service was terrible. The restaurant wasn't full, yet we were seated outside of the main dining area at the table next to the kitchen entrance...More

Thank Ria S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I will NEVER visit Mario's again! Basically, this restaurant pulled the old "Bait and Switch" routine to lure unsuspecting patrons in for a fictitious $14.99 lobster special. Our party of four (senior ladies) had a 7 pm reservation for the advertised lobster special. After placing...More

6  Thank IzettaDiiane
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for dinner after seeing a show at the Fisher Theater. Everything was superb, from being seated quickly to excellent serving staff. The meal was inclusive, starting with a fresh antipasto plate and a basket of breadsticks and fresh Italian...More

1  Thank Bill C
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Aaron G | Reviewed this property |
My vegan associates will not eat in an establishment that serves meat so this would disqualify Marios.
Becky W
29 November 2016|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.
31 January 2016|
Response from 61teresaf | Reviewed this property |
You should address your questions to the restaurant, I was just a customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-832-1616
This isn’t retro, this is real. We’ve been around since 1948. There aren’t many restaurants with this kind of character. One step inside and you’ll see that Mario’s is a place rich with tradition and we like to keep it that way. From our service to our cuisine, you’ll feel right at home while enjoying our elegant and traditional atmosphere.Mario’s believes…A restaurant has a personality; a flavor all its own; a character created by its people. There is a ritual of elegant dining, be it a business lunch or private dinner. The enjoyment of food is one of life’s great pleasures. We measure our success by the degree of esteem and pride gained in the guests’ mind and heart.We can accommodate from 10 to 400 people. You provide the guests and we’ll handle the rest. From intimate to elaborate we can cater weddings, showers, birthday parties, or any other reasons to celebrate life. We’re here to help make enjoyable memories. We can also handle a short notice wake.We also offer complimentary shuttle service and valet parking for all functions scheduled during regular restaurant hours.Please call one of our catering specialists to discuss all the details of your event.
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