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Mario's Ristorante

2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
+1 409-744-2975
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to order a pizza and mozzarella planks since it was my birthday. This is the second time we have ordered pizza from here. Both times, the pizza has been delicious. The toppings are plentiful. The first time we ordered pizza, we also ordered...More

Thank Scout223
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We came for lunch and were not in a hurry but felt like we were being rushed from the moment we walked in. The pizza however was really good.

Thank lovedsd
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

normally, i would give a better rating but just a lil frustrated. My wife and i enjoy comings hete often for the pasta dishes. But EVERY TIME we come here, my wife attempts to order a glass of champagne, and you'd think she was asking...More

Thank rickkcir
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

GF thin crust Italian pizza is best we ever had. We came back next night for GF shrimp - outstanding! Our waitress Aleyda made us feel at home and was very prompt and knowledgeable. We drive all the way from Katy to eat here; the...More

Thank r2long2
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Literally the best place for kids, we spun pizza, built our own pizza, and played with dough... Good food

Thank marcschneidermail
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Not fine dining, though we've had dinner there. The lunch buffet was perfect. Pizza hot and fresh. Good salad bar. Great service. What more could you ask for!

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife's been eating here since she was a child in the 60s. I started dating her in the early 70s and when we lived near Galveston we ate here when on the island. We not get back to the area a couple of times...More

Thank jpt51
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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, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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