Mario's, Oxford

4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

103 Cowley Road

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    Mario's: Mario's: The most authentic Italian food

    by King_Golo Written Jul 10, 2011

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    The best pizza, great starters, good wine, great prices, friendly staff - do you need more reasons to visit this place? Then you should know that it's always packed: every Oxonian seems to know what they can get there. Fortunately, Mario's staff have devised a clever system so that none of the guests has to wait for long.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza Americana

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    Mario's: Scrumptious Italian on a budget

    by RufusFrog Updated Nov 10, 2002

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    Mario & Mario (or is it just Mario now?)
    Oxford is chock full of overpriced, boring, chain eateries & pubs & even more overpriced designer restaurants. Most change hands on at least an annual basis. To eat well on a budget here you have to leave the town centre & go where the students go. Mario's has long been a firm favourite, they serve unpretentious but delicious Italian food (mostly pizza & pasta but they have daily specials) in plain surroundings. Mario himself often pops out to chat with his customers - it's more like a real Italian family trattoria than anywhere I else I know in Britain. And it's very very popular.

    Favorite Dish: pizza mario, the thing with aubergines in a cheese & tomato sauce

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