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Mario's Italian Kitchen

201 Lewis Ave S, Watertown, MN 55388-4503
+1 952-955-2115
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good4%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tortellini” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
201 Lewis Ave S, Watertown, MN 55388-4503
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Mario's is gem in the heart of a small town. Authentic homemade Italian dishes and pizza. White linen food in a casual family atmosphere and friendly prices. If haven't been here you need to make a point to stop in. The food is great the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve A
Mario C, Owner at Mario's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Steve, thanks so much for your review! Looking forward to “wowing” you again in the future! Chef Mario and Team

Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were with extended family and ordered two pizzas from Mario’s. We were told the chef was from Italy and these were better than run of the mill pizzas. My wife and I are not from this area and thought there was nothing special about...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John_Go_Bucs
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Great food and a super friendly atmosphere. We live in Excelsior and had been hearing about this great place in Watertown, so last Thursday after work we stopped in for dinner. I made reservations over the phone with a very friendly young lady named Anna...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LuP1000
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I love their pizza. They have pasta dishes too, but you have to try the pizza. It's made with all the freshest ingredients including beef from the local ranchers. Mario himself went to the local ranchers to get the best. The crust is thin and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Mario's is a small town gem, in heart of Watertown MN.A great variety of home made pizza and pasta dishes. The staff is friendly and professional. Our personal favorite is Laura, Mario himself comes out to greet his customers, it gives a feel of going...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Steve A
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Something positive, the pizza is good, but roulette in Victoria is better, but definitely better than dominos. So in a pinch, it's good and better than most of the alternatives out there. The negative, we went to sample the Italian cuisine. No. And i mean...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Note: this place gets busy...make a reservation. How Mario ended up in Watertown I will never know, but what a gift to the community and to Minnesota! My gal and I went there early on a Friday when it just opened to try their pizza....More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank heavytraveler2017
Mario C, Owner at Mario's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

I don’t even know where to start, thank you seems to little of a word that expresses my complete gratitude for your kind words. We pride ourselves in ensuring that all our customers have the same feeling you did when you enter the restaurant. It...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Wow!!! This place has it all; small town charm with a big time atmosphere, not to mention the oh so delicious food. The food: I ordered the Totellini di Venezia and it was wonderful, perfectly stuffed tortellini with a white sauce (and just the right...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank markntina
Mario C, Owner at Mario's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi there, sorry so long for the response I don’t get to TripIt visor reviews that often since it doesn’t remind me. It was a pleasure having you at our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Ciao! Mario

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our son and daughter-in-law said we "had" to dine at Mario's. They were right ! A small, intimate venue in the heart of Watertown that offers immediate comfort upon entering. I could go on with many adjectives but it wouldn't be the same. Mario offers...More

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank CruisingDJ
Mario C, Owner at Mario's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again next time. Ciao! Mario

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My son and I had lunch here today for the first time, it won't be the last! Mario's Italian Kitchen is a small place, but the flavors are huge! We shared a 14" Royal and that was more than plenty to fill us! We met...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank traveler_1961_Bill
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Lewis Ave S, Watertown, MN 55388-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 952-955-2115
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Mario and Allie welcome you to Mario's! Amazing pizza, pasta & more! Don't forget Coffee, Espresso & Cannoli! See you soon...Ciao!
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