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Mario's Italian Cafe

Mario's Italian Cafe

78152 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-565-0432
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Open until 9:00 PM

Full Hours
    pizza
    Pizza
    Hand-tossed New York style cooked in a brick oven.

    Create Your Own Cheese Pizza

    Classic cheese or create your own pizza.

    $13.95

    marios-specialty-pizzas
    Mario's Specialty Pizzas

    Mario’s Special Pizza

    Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, onion.

    $18.95


    Mediterranean Greek Pizza

    Artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, green olives, red roasted peppers, pepperoncini, feta cheese, mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil.

    $18.95


    Hawaii 4-0 Pizza

    Canadian bacon, pineapple, onions, 4 cheeses.

    $18.95


    Hot Maggie Pizza

    From south of the border. Seasoned ground beef, sausage, jalapeños, black olives, onions, bell peppers, 5 cheeses.

    $18.95


    Vegetarian Special Pizza

    Mushroom, bell pepper, olive, onion, fresh garlic & fresh basil, 5 cheeses.

    $18.95


    White Pizza

    Creamy alfredo sauce, ricotta, garlic & 4 cheeses.

    $18.95


    Margarita Pizza

    Fresh tomato, basil & garlic, fresh mozzarella & romano cheese with extra virgin olive oil, light tomato sauce.

    $18.95


    BBQ Chicken Pizza

    BBQ chicken, pineapple, onion, 4 cheeses.

    $18.95

    wednesday-specials
    Wednesday Specials
    Only available 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    St. Louis Ribs Wednesday Special

    $15.95

    dinner-specials
    Dinner Specials
    Served all day – 7 days a week. Light heavyweight contender special comes with one piece of garlic bread.

    Pasta Special

    Served with Maranara, Meat or Allolio-eAglio Sauce

    $9.95


    Baked Mostaccioli Dinner Special

    $15.95


    Baked Lasagna Dinner Special

    $15.95


    Ravioli Marinara Dinner Special

    $15.95


    Canneloni Dinner Special

    over a Light Bed of Angel Hair

    $15.95


    Eggplant Parmigiano Dinner Special

    with Spaghetti Marinara

    $15.95


    Manicotti Dinner Special

    over a Light Bed of Angel Hair

    $15.95


    Sausage Parmigiano Dinner Special

    with Spaghetti

    $15.95


    Meatloaf Parmigiano Dinner Special

    with Spaghetti Marinara

    $15.95


    Fettuccini Alfredo Dinner Special

    Creamy Blend of Imported Cheeses

    $15.95


    Bow Tie Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Special

    Creamy Blend of Imported Cheeses

    $15.95


    Chicken Parmigiano Dinner Special

    with Spaghetti Marinara

    $17.95


    Chicken Alfredo Dinner Special

    over Fettuccini

    $17.95


    Chicken Cacciatore Dinner Special

    over Fettuccini

    $17.95


    Chicken Primavera Dinner Special

    over Fettuccini Allolio Style

    $17.95


    Chicken Tenders Dinner Special

    with Cole Slaw and French Fries

    $17.95


    Chicken de Pompodora Dinner Special

    over Fettuccini Allolio or Red

    $17.95


    Veal Parmigiano Dinner Special

    with Spaghetti Parmigiano

    $18.95


    Steak Pizzaiola Dinner Special

    Served over Spaghetti

    $18.95


    Sausage Cacciatore Dinner Special

    Served over Spaghetti

    $18.95


    Veal Cacciatore Dinner Special

    Served over Spaghetti

    $18.95


    Clam Sauce Dinner Special

    Red or White Served over Linguini

    $18.95


    Shrimp Scampi Dinner Special

    over Linguini

    $18.95


    Shrimp Alfredo Dinner Special

    over Linguini

    $18.95


    Shrimp Diavolo Dinner Special

    over Linguini

    $18.95

    appetizers
    Appetizers

    Garlic Bread Basket

    $3.50


    Fried Zucchini

    $7.95


    Mozzarella Marinara

    $7.95


    Fried Calamari

    $12.95


    Caprese Salad

    $15.95


    Mario’s Sourdough

    Garlic cheese bread with dip.

    $8.95


    Buffalo Wings

    $14.95


    Sauteed Mushrooms

    $10.95


    Bruschetta

    Neopolitan style.

    $15.95

    soups
    Soups

    Minestrone Soup

    $4.95

    pick-up-soups
    Pick Up Soups

    Minestrone Soup To Go

    $5.95

    salads
    Salads

    Antipasto Salad

    Salami, ham, mortadella, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, pepperoncini & Italian dressing.

    $13.95


    Veggie Antipasto Salad

    Mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, pepperoncini, a blend of cheeses & Italian dressing.

    $13.95


    Chicken Salad

    Served on a lettuce bed with pickle & tomatoes.

    $13.95


    Tuna Salad

    Served on a lettuce bed with pickles & tomatoes.

    $13.95


    Chinese Chicken Salad

    Shredded cabbage, fresh-cut lettuce, sesame chicken, and crunchy rice noodles tossed with our own Mario's Asian dressing.

    $13.95


    Cobb Salad

    Crispy lettuce, turkey, bacon, bleu cheese, black olives, tomato, red onion, cheddar, and mozzarella tossed in ranch and topped with egg & avocado.

    $13.95


    Chef Salad

    Crispy lettuce with ham, turkey, blend of cheeses, red onion, tomato, egg and olives.

    $13.95


    Chicken Caesar Salad

    Fresh-cut romaine lettuce tossed in our own homemade caesar dressing with croutons and imported cheese. Topped with sautéed chicken breast.

    $13.95


    Greek Salad

    Crispy lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, red & green peppers, kalamata & green olives, onions & our specialty dressing.

    $13.95


    Specialty Caesar Salad

    Fresh romaine lettuce tossed in our own caesar dressing with croutons and imported cheeses.

    $9.95


    Specialty Grilled Ahi Caesar Salad

    Grilled ahi, fresh romaine lettuce tossed in our own caesar dressing with croutons and imported cheeses.

    $16.95


    House Salad

    Iceberg & romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheese & croutons.

    $4.95

    side-dishes
    Side Dishes

    Garlic Bread Basket

    $3.50


    Homemade Sausage

    $7.95


    Meatballs

    $7.95


    Fresh Steamed Vegetables

    $7.95


    Fresh Steamed Broccoli

    $7.95


    French Fries Basket

    $5.95


    Side of Cole Slaw

    $2.95


    Side of Pickles

    $2.95


    Pepperoncini

    $2.95


    Anchovies

    $3.95


    Side of Sauteed Chicken

    $8.95


    Side of Alfredo Sauce

    $4.95


    Side of Diavolo Sauce

    $4.95


    Side of Mushroom Sauce

    $4.95


    Side of De Pomodora Sauce

    $4.95

    calzones
    Calzones

    Calzone

    The “Italian turnover pizza” is stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, romano cheese, garlic, and basil.

    $18.95

    hot-specialty-subs
    Hot Specialty Subs

    Pastrami & Cheese Sub

    Hot pastrami and mozzarella cheese with mustard & pickles.

    $9.95


    Meatball Parmigiano Sub

    Homemade meatballs, marinara sauce, imported cheeses.

    $9.95


    Sausage Sub

    Homemade sausage, bell pepper & onions in marinara sauce.

    $9.95


    Eggplant Parmigiano Sub

    Mama’s style eggplant baked with mozzArella, imported cheeses, and marinara sauce.

    $9.95


    Chicken Parmigiano Sub

    Breaded chicken baked with mozzarella, imported cheeses and marinara.

    $9.95

    cold-specialty-subs
    Cold Specialty Subs

    Torpedo Combo Sub

    Dry salami, mortadella, ham, cotto salami, mozzerella, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pepperoncini, italian dressing.

    $9.95


    Vegetarian Torpedo Sub

    Mozzerella, provolone, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, italian dressing, pepperoncini.

    $9.95


    Turkey & Cheese Sub

    Lettuce, tomato, onion & Italian dressing.

    $9.95


    Ham & Cheese Sub

    Lettuce, tomato, onion & italian dressing.

    $9.95


    Tuna Salad Sub

    Lettuce, tomato, onion & mayo.

    $9.95


    Chicken Salad Sub

    Lettuce, tomato, onion & mayo.

    $9.95

    pasta-entrees
    Pasta Entrees
    Small entrées are served with 1 piece of garlic bread, large entrées are served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

    Pasta with Marinara Sauce

    A blend of herbs, spices, and fresh garlic in a mild tomato sauce.

    $9.95


    Pasta with Meat Sauce

    Sautéed beef, onions, herbs and tomato sauce.

    $9.95


    Pasta with Allolio

    Fresh garlic, oregano, olive oil, imported cheese & parsley.

    $9.95

    specialty-pasta-entrees
    Specialty Pasta Entrees
    Small entrées are served with 1 piece of garlic bread, large entrées are served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

    Pasta with Alfredo

    A creamy blend of imported cheeses and Mario's Italian spice mix.

    $15.95


    Pasta Al Vodka

    Imported ham, bacon, cheese in a red cream vodka sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Bolognese

    Lean beef, mushrooms, basil, fresh garlic and herbs in a spicy tomato sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Al Pesto

    Fresh basil & garlic sautéed with roasted pine nuts and imported cheeses.

    $15.95


    Pasta Meat Ball Marinara

    Our own marinara and a homemade meatball.

    $15.95


    Pasta with Mushroom Sauce

    Fresh mushrooms, garlic, herbs, and tomato sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Puttanesca

    Fresh basil, garlic, tomatoes, imported cheese, anchovies, capers and kalamata olives with allolio or red sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Sausage Marinara

    A blend of herbs, spices, fresh garlic in a mild tomato sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Primavera

    Fresh vegetables, mushrooms, garlic & basil sautéed and tossed with a blend of imported cheeses.

    $15.95


    Pasta Carbonara

    Imported ham, bacon, cheese in a cream sauce.

    $15.95


    Pasta Con Broccoli

    Fresh broccoli, imported ham, bacon, tomatoes, basil & garlic and imported cheeses.

    $15.95


    Pasta De Pomodora

    Fresh basil, garlic, tomatoes, imported cheeses & allolio or red sauce.

    $15.95

    stuffed-noodles-entrees
    Stuffed Noodles Entrees
    Stuffed noodle entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread

    Beef Ravioli

    $19.95


    Cheese Ravioli

    $19.95


    Manicotti

    Noodles stuffed with imported cheese & baked and served over a light bed of angel hair.

    $19.95


    Baked Mostaccioli

    Homemade sausage, lean beef, fresh garlic, fresh basil, mozzarella, ricotta & imported cheese casserole, with meat sauce.

    $19.95


    Combo Spaghetti & Ravioli

    Served with Marinara Sauce, Choice of Cheese or Beef.

    $19.95


    Canneloni

    Noodles stuffed with homemade beef sausage, spinach & imported cheese served over a light bed of angel hair.

    $19.95


    Baked Lasagna

    Noodles layered with imported cheeses, ground beef, sausage & mozzarella with meat sauce.

    $19.95

    old-favorites
    Old Favorites

    Sausage Marsala

    autéed with Mushrooms, Red & Green Peppers, Onions & Wine, Hot or Mild, Served with Spaghetti Marinara & 2 Pieces of Garlic Bread

    $21.95


    Eggplant Parmigiano

    Eggplant lightly breaded, baked with cheese & marinara sauce, served with spaghetti & two pieces of garlic bread

    $19.95

    poultry-entrees
    Poultry Entrees
    Poultry Entrées Served with 2 Pieces of Garlic Bread

    Chicken Parmigiano With Spaghetti Marinara

    Chicken breast lightly breaded, baked with cheese and marinara sauce.

    $19.95


    Chicken Alfredo Over Fettuccini

    Sautéed chicken breast in a creamy blend of imported cheeses, herbs and spices.

    $19.95


    Chicken Marsala With Spaghetti Marinara

    Chicken breast sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms.

    $19.95


    Chicken Cacciatore Over Fettuccini

    Chicken breast sautéed with of red & green peppers, onion, mushrooms & wine in a red sauce.

    $19.95


    Chicken Piccata With Spaghetti Marinara

    Chicken breast sautéed with capers, white wine, lemon and a touch of garlic.

    $19.95


    Chicken Primavera Over Fettuccini

    Chicken Breast Sautéed with Fresh Vegetables, Basil, Garlic & Imported Cheeses, Allolio Style

    $19.95


    Chicken Lemon Served with Spaghetti Marinara

    Chicken Breast Sautéed with White Wine, Lemon & Garlic Sauce

    $19.95


    Chicken Liver A La Caruso Over Fettuccini

    Chicken livers sautéed with mushrooms, red & green peppers, onions, garlic and wine in a red sauce.

    $19.95


    Chicken Milanese With Spaghetti Marinara

    Chicken breast lightly breaded and sautéed in garlic butter.

    $19.95


    Chicken De Pomodora Over Fettuccini

    Boneless chicken, fresh basil, garlic, tomato, imported cheese (allolio or red).

    $19.95

    veal-entrees
    Veal Entrees
    Veal Specialty Entrées Served with 2 Pieces of Garlic Bread

    Veal Parmigiano With Spaghetti Marinara

    Lightly breaded veal, baked with cheese and marinara sauce.

    $24.95


    Veal Milanese With Spaghetti Marinara

    Thinly sliced tender veal lightly breaded and sautéed in garlic butter.

    $24.95


    Veal Marsala With Spaghetti

    Sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms.

    $24.95


    Veal Lemon With Spaghetti

    Veal sautéed with white wine lemon & garlic sauce.

    $24.95


    Veal Piccata With Spaghetti

    Sautéed with capers, lemon, white wine and a touch of garlic.

    $24.95


    Veal Cacciatore Over Spaghetti

    Sautéed with mushrooms, red and green peppers, onions & wine, hot or mild, red sauce.

    $24.95


    Veal Francese with Spaghetti Marinara

    Dipped in egg, sautéed with white wine, lemon & garlic.

    $24.95


    Saltimbocca With Spaghetti

    Thinly sliced tender veal topped with rosemary, prosciutto & provolone sautéed with white wine.

    $24.95

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    Seafood Specialty Entrees

    Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

    Sautéed with garlic, lemon & wine. Imported cheeses. Served on a bed of linguine.

    $24.95


    Jumbo Shrimp Diavolo

    Sautéed in wine and tomato sauce. Served on a bed of linguine. Mild, medium or hot.

    $24.95


    Jumbo Shrimp Alfredo

    In a creamy blend of imported cheeses, herbs & spices. Served on a bed of linguine.

    $24.95


    Jumbo Shrimp Pesto

    Fresh basil & garlic sauce with roasted pine nuts. Served on a bed of linguine.

    $24.95


    Blue Shell Mussels

    Sautéed with garlic & herbs, served over a bed of linguini, mild or hot. Red or clear.

    $24.95


    Mussels Marinara

    Blue shell mussels in shell simmered with garlic, herbs and white wine served over linguine in an allolio or red sauce. Mild, medium or hot.

    $24.95


    Clams Marinara

    Manilla clams in shell simmered with garlic, herbs and white wine served over linguine in an allolio or red sauce. Mild, medium or hot

    $24.95


    Calamari & Linguini

    Tender squid simmered in a wine and tomato sauce. Mild, medium or hot. Tender squid.

    $24.95


    Steamed Clams Marinara

    Sautéed with garlic & herbs, served over a bed of linguini, mild or hot.

    $24.95


    Clear Steamed Clams

    Sautéed with garlic & herbs, served over a bed of linguini, mild or hot.

    $24.95


    Lobster & Crab Cannelloni

    Pasta stuffed with lobster & crab topped with white sherry shrimp sauce over a bed of linguini.

    $24.95


    Fish & Chips

    Beer battered cod served with french fries, cole slaw & tartar sauce.

    $19.95


    Clam Sauce & Linguini

    Tender clams, fresh garlic, white wine and herbs served red, white or allolio style

    $21.95


    House Special Cioppino

    Lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, whitefish and calamari simmered with fresh garlic, white wine and tomato sauce (mild, medium or hot) served over a bed of linguine. Includes two pieces of garlic bread

    $37.95

    pork-entrees
    Pork Entrees

    House Special Osso Bucco

    Pork shank simmered in a house made sauce, served with steamed vegetables, fettuccini pasta. Includes 2 pieces of garlic bread.

    $31.95

    kids-plates
    Kids Plates
    Available with purchase of regular entreés for children under 10 years of age.

    1. Kid's Spaghetti Marinara

    $8.95


    1. Kid's Penne Marinara

    $8.95


    2. Kid's Spaghetti Butter

    $8.95


    2. Kid's Penne Butter

    $8.95


    3. Kid's Macaroni & Cheese

    $8.95


    4. Kid's Chicken Strips & Fries

    $8.95


    5. Kid's Cheese Pizza

    $8.95


    5. Kid's Pepperoni Pizza

    $8.95


    Kid's Beverage

    $3.39

    delicious-desserts
    Delicious Desserts

    Carrot Cake

    Three layers of super moist spiced carrot cake loaded with carrots and pecans. Traditional cream cheese icing decorated with pecans. You better save room!

    $6.95


    Lemon Cheesecake

    This cheesecake is a combination of smooth creamy sweet cheese with a hint of zingy lemon. Perfectly topped with rich whipped cream.

    $6.95


    Traditional New York

    One of the best cheesecakes you’ll ever have. The rich and creamy texture is absolutely satisfying. Enjoy hints of almonds and spice as you savor every bite.

    $6.95


    Cool Mint Chip

    Oreo crust packed with premium cool & Minty mint chip ice cream. Rich homemade fudge on top makes this the perfect after dinner mint!

    $6.95


    Cannoli

    Reminiscent of Old World Sicily, Mario’s famous Cannoli, with their thin crispy shells and sweet ricotta filling are simply delicious.

    $6.95


    Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake

    Three layers of super moist dark chocolate cake with rich chocolate fudge icing. A chocolate lovers delght!

    $6.95


    Oreo Fudge

    Loaded with whole Oreo and ribbons of thick homemade fudge. A crust of crushed Oreos. Topped with crushed Oreos and fudge. Better order a tall milk to go with this!

    $6.95


    Tiramisu

    Creamy Mascarpone cheese with Disaronno Italian Liqueur. Layered with fluffy lady fingers soaked in rich espresso and more Disaronno Italian Liqueur. Very traditional. Molto Bene!

    $6.95


    Italian Spumoni

    Hand-packed marbling of premium ice cream featuring fruity Spumoni, real pistachio nut and rich Dutch chocolate. Perfectly decorated with rich whipped cream.

    $5.95

    beverages
    Beverages

    Soda

    $3.00


    Root Beer

    $3.49


    Sparkling Water

    $3.99


    Arnold Palmer

    $3.49


    Raspberry Tea

    $3.49


    Pink Lemonade

    $3.49


    Pellegrino

    $3.99


    Orange Juice

    $3.49


    Milk

    $3.49


    Chocolate Milk

    $3.49


    Ice Tea

    $3.49


    Apple Juice

    $3.49


    Cranberry

    $3.49

    lunch-specials
    Lunch Specials
    Available from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Antipasto Salad Lunch

    Served with 1 piece small garlic bread.

    $8.95


    Two New York Style Pizza Slices with One Topping & Individual House Salad Lunch

    $8.95


    Small Torpedo Combo Lunch

    $8.95


    Sausage Parmigiano Lunch

    Served with spaghetti & 1 piece of garlic bread.

    $8.95


    Meatloaf Parmigiano Lunch

    Served with spaghetti & 1 piece of garlic bread.

    $8.95


    Spaghetti Marinara Lunch Special

    1 piece garlic bread.

    $8.95


    Soup & Salad Lunch Special

    Cup of soup, individual salad, 2 pieces of garlic bread.

    $8.95


    Penne Marinara Lunch Special

    1 piece garlic bread.

    $8.95

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