Mario Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar (Coconut Creek)
***** Mario Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar, 6370 North State Road 7, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073 (954) 420-3100.
$219…dinner for 4 last night. The “delicious” meal— baby mix green salad ($8 shared by 2), lasagna entree ($17 as an appetizer shared by 2), 2 branzino (sea bass) entrees ($33), veal chop parmigiana ($36), grilled veal chop ($35), 1 glass of ice-coffee ($3), 1 tartuffo ($7 shared by 4), tax & tip.
What in the world– Mario is doing in a crappy-half empty Coconut Creek shopping center is beyond me. Mario and his wife Nadia, 2 1/2 years ago– literally must have spent a fortune designing and building their gorgeous– upscale–top notch service–terrific food– Italian restaurant.
Anyway…if you’ve got the cash, and a couple of hours to eat (this ain’t some neighborhood red sauce pizza joint)– I think that you will really enjoy Mario.
The food is delicious, the joint is gorgeous, the service is as professional as can be.
Take a look www.Mario-Ristorante.com for menu/prices/photos-videos…this way you’ll know what you are getting yourself into.
Mario has a cute gimmick (Deco Drive did a tv segment)…there are 3 flat screen tvs in the dining room which “broadcast” the kitchen. It was kinda fun watching Mario and his staff prepare stuff…and in our-case, try and spot our dishes—now no wise-cracks, but as old Jeff ages I find small pleasures where-ever and when-ever I can.
Mario is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday.