Is Mario's a busy lunch place? Yes
Is Mario's a bit noisy at lunch? Yes
Is Mario's a bit hard to find? Yes
Do you sometimes have to wait at the door? Yes
All that said, Mario's is a family-run, casual, lively, friendly lunchtime experience. It's a great value for your buck and a yummy treat for your tummy. The staff is friendly and wanting to please you (they never say no).
My coworkers pre-order and have their food waiting when they arrive.
Today I had cheese tortellini with pancetta and peas in a delicious creamy sauce served steamy hot. Tomorrow I'm going to try the chicken parmigiana (I haven't had a good parmigiana since I left New York).
The simple complementary dessert is a nice end to the meal. Thanks Mario's - I feel like I'm at one of my favorite restaurants in my hometown in New York.