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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

ordered a twelve inch lasagna pizza our server richard recommended to add a meat sauce for an extra two dollars so we went for it. he was right it was much better with the meat sauce. 2 iced teas and lasagna 12 inch pie 29.21...More

Thank stushu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a couple of pizzas to pick up for dinner. We had the Carnivore pizza with several different meats and the Mad Greek pizza, with olives feta cheese, spinach and onions. Both were delicious! Also picked up the tiramisu, chocolate explosion and strawberry pineapple cake...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated great food and they are open later than the other Italian restaurants. We ordered Calzones. I had the pepperoni while my wife had mushroom, onion, tomatoes. They delivered to our hotel room. The food arrived to the room hot and fresh. Yes I...More

Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Galveston awaiting a cruise and did not want Seafood prior to a week on the sea. We popped in and had an excellent time. Food was amazing (Lobster Fettuccine and Mixed Seafood). Better than the food and drinks (wine bottle prices are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood trio (with the pan seared shrimp) was amazing! Our waitress Marisol O. did an excellent job! Overall one of our best meals of the trip!

Thank Mamacitafarmgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Mario's on the way to our hotel and that fueled our desire for a good pizza. We made the correct choice because the Super Vegetarian Pizza we had at Mario's was fantastic! Actually, we have never had a veggie pizza like it anywhere....More

Thank Schlauberger1846
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I grew up in g-town and loved eating pizza here back in the day. So when I heard they had a buffet it was a must revisit! And I wasn’t disappointed. The buffet had all the Italian basics, pizza , spaghetti, carbonara, but also had...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had a long day of travel to Bolivar and just wanted to eat in. Our cottage hostess recommended Mario’s pizza delivery and she was right! We are vegetarian and they had lots of options. I can’t remember the name of the pizza we got...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had pizza (pepperoni/bacon), a Stromboli and another dish. We all liked our food. The service was good although we had to wait a little for a table. Would revisit when we need a good bite for a reasonable price on the island

Thank Bassit303
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Last weekend I ordered Cesar salad and buffalo wings for delivery from their Seawall location (and paid their delivery fee), estimated delivery time was 45 minutes. An hour and a half later a driver comes by with my order, no plastic silverware or napkins included....More

Thank Janet-of-Cleveland
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3 February 2017|
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Response from bapa11 | Reviewed this property |
11am-9pm open till 10pm on Sat & Sun I called and the Buffet lunch is 11am-2:30pm it's about $11 dollars but I am unsure if it is offered on the weekends. Remember this location is not on the sea wall and try the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-2975
It all started back in 1967 when Sicilian born Giovanni Smecca decided to move to Galveston, Texas from Patterson, New Jersey after hearing Glen Campbell’s famous “Galveston” during a card game. Giovanni always dreamed of being a professional fisherman, so he decided to give it a shot and made the drive to Galveston. After battles of sea sickness, Giovanni quickly decided that the fish business wasn’t for him.Heartbroken, Giovanni was about to move back to New Jersey when he met Mario Bonaccorso who was trying to open a pizzeria. The two became great friends, and together, these two young Italian entrepreneurs started Mario’s Flying Pizza and brought the “pizza pie” to Galveston Island.Today, we are still family owned and operated and are considered a delightful, neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We serve a wide variety of Italian cuisine and New York style pizza and strive to use fresh, seasonal, ingredients wherever possible, so come on in, sit back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful meal and a nice glass of wine at Mario’s Ristorante!
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