'Mario's Pasta and Pizza' was an Italian family restaurant owned and operated by the Daniele family at 1749 East Avenue in Rochester NY, directly across from Wegmans Food Pharmacy.
Proprietor Mario Daniele opened its doors in 1979. Sometime around the turn of the millennium, the Daniele family relocated the business to Monroe Avenue near the 590 North interchange, renaming the sprawling establishment, 'Mario's Via Abruzzi'. It closed in 2015, and was succeeded briefly by 'Mario’s Homemade Pasta Kitchen' at the site of the former Bazil - Daniele's son's restaurant - on Empire Boulevard in Webster until it closed it's doors in 2018 when Daniele decided to retire. The site was razed and quickly transformed into a thriving upscale Marina apartment housing complex known as 'The Bellagio'.
The Mario's restaurants were a highly respected and much-loved set of culinary establishments that served the Rochester community for nearly half a century.