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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (187 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
“spaghetti” (15 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2202 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-1405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great surprise to have this excellent restaurant in Galveston. The food was delicious. The soup tastes like grandmother's, the calamari was superb, the calzone delicious. The place looks more like a family dinner and not an Italian but the food overcome that. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Lunch there is no better. Great service, great selection of food on the buffet everything from pizza to seafood to crab bisque stuffed peppers at a good price, good people its my all time favorite place to have lunch

Thank Tag4108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't imagine the 61St Mario's has anything but great reviews. I haven't read any others, but noticed some 2-stars so I felt like I needed to speak up. My family has been ordering food or visiting Mario's as long as I remember and I...More

Thank 490lynnm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was awesome. I’m from Chicago and very picky when it comes to pizza. Mario’s was the real deal. 5- Stars!

Thank Odyssey786067
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a good experience and enjoyed the pizza. We went late one night and there were only a few other groups so we had great service from our waiter.

Thank Treym27573
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I wanted to leave an honest review, here it is. The place is close to the shore. My family and I hat to wait at the entrance before someone would come and great us. Mom, who likes Italian sparkling water, asked the server Gloria what...More

Thank Mikhail B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We scheduled our Arena football league annual conference in Galveston and stayed at the Victorian Condo-Hotel. We made reservations for 25 and when we arrived, we felt like royalty. Our tables were set and ready for service. Really good food. Fun staff.

Thank thomh235
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Mario's has been on 61st since our college days- a long time ago. The staff was friendly, but to be in a beach town, the ambiance is really dark and old school. The food was tasty, and portions were big. Our server was friendly, but...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner while on vacation with a group of 10 people after it being recommended by many friends and on the top restaurants in town. Not a single one of us was disappointed! The pizzas were perfect! We had 4 different ones and...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I throughly enjoyed a late dinner of salad, lasagna and wine - Delicious!!! We shall return!!!

Thank vrdiaz
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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