Mario's Detroit

4222 2nd Ave, Detroit MI 48201
$$$ Italian

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 4222 2nd Ave, Detroit MI 48201
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 3138321616
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Valet Parking, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER FOLLOWS BRUNCH PROMPTLY AT 4:00 P.M.
June 16, 2024 All Day 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Tuesday Hours 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
Wednesday Hours noon - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday Hours noon - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
Friday Hours noon - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
Saturday Hours noon - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday Hours 1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.77 out of 5 stars based on 602 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 30, 2024
Elissa R.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2024
Robin H.
It has been great since my first visit in 1965. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2024
Ronald Z.
Was not able to find Mario's even with Google maps. City of Detroit was terrible to try to navigate. We ended up going back home in frustration

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 10, 2024
John T.
Always perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 10, 2024
Jim C.
This is one of the most classic restaurants in Detroit and beyond! I had all first timers with me and they all talked about the place all night long as I was entertaining clients. Food was awesome as always, Mike V was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2024
Joe R.
Great Time !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2024
Ellen H.
All Ten’s! It’s been a while since my husband and I have dined there. All the above experiences were excellent. EH

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2024
Joanne C.
Always a great pre-show visit!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2024
Allen M.
Excellent service! Really appreciate the shuttle service to and from the Fisher Theater. We’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2024
Philip S.
Always good food. Service fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2024
Carole G.
Hector makes the best Fettuccine Alfredo around! We love the no fuss multi course meal ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 02, 2024
Stephanie L.
Service was spectacular. Nice people and great food, would recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2024
Kim M.
I have been there many times and loved it. Leslie definitely wasn’t the best service I’ve had.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2024
Shawn B.
Had a great experience at Mario’s and appreciated all the decor for Valentine’s Day.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2024
Beverly M.
Mario’s gets a 10 in all ratings Loved the shuttle to the Fox

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 02, 2024
John M.
our server Gino was excellent! Filet with zip sauce, minestrone and salad never disapppoints

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2024
James B.
The food was great. Our waiter, Mike, was again outstanding. I like that they hold your take home until you get back from the theatre. I love the shuttle they run to events. It sure saves the parking headaches. Mario's should publicize that more.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2024
David R.
Gino was a great server. Everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2024
Dan R.
Mario's is the best Italian restaurant in Detroit...service and good are the best hands down!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2024
Steve D.
Everything was awesome as usual. The steaks phenomenal and the wine selected by our awesome waiter was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 03, 2024
Karen L.
We had a great time with friends at Mario’s on NYE! Unfortunately, we had to send 3 meals back because they were cold. We realize that it was a very busy evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2024
Leila F.
Very nice atmosphere and food! A little pricey but worth it for special occasions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2023
Lucy O.
Amazing ♥️♥️♥️ Lucky was fantastic and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 13, 2023
Arlene H.
Mario’s is by far my favorite restaurant. When I attend events in the downtown Detroit area, Mario’s is my go-to restaurant with family and friends. I have never been disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2023
Wanda Faye T.
It was phenomenal! It was one of my birthday gifts to my sister, Margo. She always wanted to eat at Mario's and it exceeded her expectations. Our waiter was very attentive as well as the other staff. Looking forward to the next time we dine there. Detroit has a jewel in Mario's!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2023
Laura E.
Great experience as always! Enjoyed our family time with excellent food, wine and service. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2023
Nicole D.
We sadly did not get to experience the food at Mario's as we had reservations for 6 weeks and nobody was at the hostess stand to check us in or the other 50 people with reservations. We were really looking forward to trying Mario's out for our Thanksgiving dinner, but we will not be back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2023
Brian D.
Excellent service and food as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2023
Christy S.
Mario’s was a wonderful experience before going to the theater. Our waiter was top notch asking what time we wanted to be at the theater and making sure everything was on time. Food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 15, 2023
Emily W.
Service was superb. Food and flavors were divine. Malbec on the "Vince Values" menu was exceptional. We were stuffed by the end of dinner.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2023
Bob O.
This was an incredible evening. Mario’s never disappoints

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2023
Serena A.
Lesley was amazing! She took great care of us to add to an awesome experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2023
Millie S.
What a great dining experience! The food and service were top notch! We took the shuttle to LCA and made it a perfect date night…

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2023
Tom H.
Mario’s was a wonderful experience as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 04, 2023
Jeff G.
Overall Mario’s was a great dinner experience. One glitch with our steak order but our server made sure it got corrected. I would definitely recommend it to anyone

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2023
Lee C.
Nabeel was very attentive, courteous and professional. Food was great, always enjoy the many courses you get.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 01, 2023
Sarah Jane H.
Very accommodating, good food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Dawn O.
Great food, wonderful service. LOVE Mario’s!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2023
cathleen m.
I know it was a very busy night in Detroit, but the shuttle service did not run as smoothly as I have experienced in the past. At the end of the show, the shuttle was not outside the door and we had to wait.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2023
JoAnn B.
Our Host Jeff provided excellent service to us. Also, we met a gentlemen from mgt he was awesome too. Then there was a gentleman name Tony who took care of our table as well. Keep up the good work . God Bless this staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Kelly C.
The atmosphere was comfortable. the server was extremely friendly. The food was great. The valet and the shuttle were a plus!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2023
Andrew H.
Mike was a first class server!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2023
Virginia G.
Excellent food and service! Our waiter even sang opera for us! Truly a wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2023
Morton P.
still a detroit gem best place to enjoy a great meal and great service

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2023
Liam N.
It's what I've come to expect for the last 60 years and I wasn't disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2023
Michael L.
Everything was great. Server was friendly and knowledgeable adding to the ambiance and excellent food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2023
Patty S.
As always Marios doesn't disappoint, we celabrated my usbands 80th birthday withy family and had a marvelous time. The food was excellent, but the service, we had Vinata as our Server and she was outstanding!! We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2023
Julie A.
What a wonderful, quiet, relaxing dining experience! Mario's has kept it's charm, along with great food and service. A super evening!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2023
Donald O.
Thank you so very much for a wonderful evening. From the valet to the wonderful strawberry cheesecake. Everything was wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 27, 2023
Karen S.
Amazing services and food! Highly recommend visiting this Detroit historical establishment. They continue to wow their customers and they keep coming back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Denise B.
I’ve never had a bad experience at Mario’s!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 17, 2023
Mollie H.
I had the chicken Spiedini, it was delicious, but the bottom of it was overdone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2023
Lauree Beth P.
Great dinner! Great service! Lauree

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2023
Patricia V.
We were there for our 14th wedding anniversary and I said that in the reservation so I was sort of bummed that we didn't get a dessert with like writing on the plate that would have said Happy Anniversary... But besides that everything was fabulous..

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2023
Linda T.
Mario’s is always a 10! The food was high quality and delicious. We had excellent service and all in all it is a great experience. It is a wonderful place for a special occasion.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2023
Rod K.
Our waiter, Phil provided wonderful service.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2023
Ezella W.
This restaurant give you a 5 course meal,by the time you get your entry you're full. The atmosphere is beautiful and the waiter are in tuxedo, and the food is always great I had a steak the size of my face. 5

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2023
Dawn B.
Our waiter was very attentive and lovely. We will definitely be back soon!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2023
Amy P.
The food was good. I just wish there were small plate options. It was a lot for a lunch.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 27, 2023
Elizabeth H.
Almost perfect but a few things were missing like soup (I had to request) and cranberry sauce. But everything that was delivered was great and we were lucky there was a table for two available--next year we will book earlier in November and earlier in the afternoon. Parking attendants are just great and your entire management staff is professional. Thanks.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 11, 2023
Ken Z.
A great dining experience in this historic establishment. Food was awesome, ambience was wonderful, our waiter, Roy was very knowledgeable and a gracious host providing his insight on entrées and local history. Sadly, the menu was not the same as the one online as I learned entrées change due to availability and how busy the restaurant is but they will do their best to accommodate your choices.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2023
John L.
Weekday specials great value---

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2023
Robert J.
The staff was wonderful. I love the ambience. The antipasto tray isn’t as great as it used to be and you used to serve wafer type crackers along with the bread. Miss those. Had a very enjoyable dinner.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Apr 29, 2024
Kermala D.
Not as good as it use to be for the prices charged. Pretty sure the artichokes on the Piccata were from a jar and there were no capers. Same for my friend’s chicken risotto - piled high with canned mushrooms and no flavor. Very disappointing. Surprised we were settled in the bar area given I had a reservation.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 26, 2024
John S.
Sat by fireplace by door to kitchen, quite noisy!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 16, 2024
Kenneth H.
Mario's is a Detroit jewel. Inventor of Zip Sauce. Filet and Sea Bass were excellent and prices are very reasonable. Now the needs improvement: 1) had to ask for water refills. 2) Wine menu was very out-of-date. Asked for a 1999 and they no longer had it. The 2013 was now a 2015. 3) Please upgrade Salt and Pepper to the small grinders we see often. They don't need to be refilled and we don't have to ask for a pepper grinder.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 23, 2024
Michelle B.
Loved the old school feel. Waitress and staff were great. Food was delicious.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 03, 2024
Beverly H.
We booked the shuttle to the Opera House, and although we were out in front at 7pm, the shuttle already left because it was full! By the time it returned and got us to the Opera House, we were almost late for the performance. We got to our seats with less than 1 minute until the lights dimmed. Then out in front waiting and waiting after the performance until the shuttle arrived to take us back. Not a seamless experience at all. It looked like there was another van in the parking lot, but not enough staff to take it out? Broken? You needed to have 2 vans for the number of people.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 26, 2023
Tahnia F.
Service was very slow and had to ask for things repeatedly but it was a holiday so it definitely won't stop us from.coming back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 04, 2023
Mary Anne V.
The $30 for $60 deal was deceiving. I purchased 3 certificates equaling to $180. Our bill came out to $221. I was only allowed to use 1 certificate. It never stated 1 certificate for a couple. We had a. Party of 3

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Apr 23, 2024
Scott G.
This was my first visit to Mario's, I heard great things about his place. The food was good, the service was meh, our server didn't seem like he was happy to be there or wait in us, but whatever. The other thing that was pretty disappointing was that I purchased a two gift cards at $30 each. This was a promo where Mario's was offering $60 card for $30-which is a great deal. When I presented the two cards, the server said he could only accept one. I looked over the promo again, and it says NOWHERE on there that only one card can be used per visit. So, I guess we'll go back at some point and redeem the other one. Overall, it was a decent experience, bu it could have been better as far as the service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 16, 2024
Danielle L.
I sent an email directly to the restaurant regarding our experience.hopefully I’ll get a response. I really don’t feel like repeating the whole situation

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 07, 2024
Kay M.
We 3 women reserved a 5:30 time slot offered prior to taking the complimentary shuttle to the 7:30 performance of Wicked. While there were mixed reviews of the entrees ordered between the 3 of us, it was the attitude of the maitre d who rushed us to finish our meals as, “the shuttle was leaving”; we cashed out by 6:48. We then proceeded to sit on the shuttle for 12 minutes before it left for the Opera House. We are 3 professional women who have succeeded at time management only to have the condescending attitude of the house manager move us along. If time is a factor, then offer a 5 o’clock reservation; 4 pm is too early and 5:30 is apparently too late.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 26, 2023
Caryl B.
Very crowed overbooked. Pasta course skipped we didn’t mention it . Was after Lions game we didn’t take that into account when booking.