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Mario's Place

Mario's Place is an award winning Northern Italian restaurant in Riverside, and right across the street from the Mission Inn. Nancy, Bill, Brad and I had a fabulous meal there on Saturday night.

We began with 4 glasses of a Sardinian Vermintino at the bar, but were quickly seated at our table.

Nancy began with goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms.

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Bill had an ahi appetizer.

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I had burata on a bed of arugula and prosciutto.

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Brad had an appetizer portion of what was also my entree: veal and pork tortellini in a mushroom, herb and butter sauce.

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Next, we all sampled Nancy's delicious corn chowder with shrimp. The three red wine drinkers enjoyed a bottle of Avignonesi Montepulciano Nobile wine.

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As entrees, Brad and Bill both enjoyed the oxtail ragu with pasta.

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Nancy loved her porcini ravioli.

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Dessert? Of course. I don't know where we put it! Bill had a cheese plate:

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I had a scoop of caramel ice cream.

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Nancy had a Mille fiore (cookies with a beautiful cream).

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Brad, usually the sweet tooth, had the good sense to stop eating! What a great meal!

Comments (2)

I googled Riverside to see where it was located after drooling over all of these photos! I wish we had a place like Mario's Place here in Hawaii. Lucky you, what a fabulous meal!

Barb Cabot:

OMG! This food looks fabulous and the Mission lights so pretty! I've got this on my to do list for the upcoming year. What fun you had.

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