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Mario's Italian Cafe

Mario's Italian Cafe

73155 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-1130

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Menu
create-your-own-pizza
Create Your Own Pizza
Hand-tossed New York style cooked in a brick oven.

Cheese Pizza

Classic cheese or create your own pizza.

$10.95

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Mario's Specialty Pizzas
Hand-tossed New York style cooked in a brick oven.

Mario’s Special Pizza

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

$15.95


Mediterranean Greek Pizza

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

$15.95


Hawaii 4-0 Pizza

Canadian bacon, pineapple, onions, 4 cheeses.

$15.95


Hot Maggie Pizza

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

$15.95


Vegetarian Special Pizza

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

$15.95


White Pizza

Creamy alfredo sauce, ricotta, garlic & 4 cheeses.

$15.95


Margarita Pizza

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

$15.95


BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ chicken, pineapple, onion, 4 cheeses.

$15.95

appetizers
Appetizers

Garlic Bread Basket

$2.50


Fried Zucchini

$5.95


Mozzarella Marinara

$6.95


Fried Calamari

$7.95


Caprese Salad

$12.95


Mario’s Sourdough

Garlicy cheese bread with dip.

$6.95


Buffalo Wings

$8.95


Sautéed Mushrooms

$8.95


Bruschetta

Neopolitan style.

$9.95

soup
Soup

Minestrone Soup

$5.95

salads
Salads

Antipasto Salad

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

$9.95


Veggie Antipasto Salad

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

$9.95


Chicken Salad

Served on a lettuce bed with pickle & tomatoes.

$9.95


Tuna Salad

Served on a lettuce bed with pickle & tomatoes.

$9.95


Chinese Chicken Salad

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

$9.95


Cobb Salad

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

$9.95


Chef Salad

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

$9.95


Chicken Caesar Salad

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

$9.95


Greek Salad

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

$9.95


Caesar Salad

Fresh cut romaine lettuce tossed in our own homemade Caesar dressing with croutons and imported cheese.

$9.95


Seared Ahi Caesar Salad

Seared herb-crusted ahi, fresh romaine lettuce tossed in our own caesar dressing, croutons, and imported cheeses.

$11.95


House Salad

Iceberg & romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cheese & croutons.

$2.95

side-dishes
Side Dishes

Garlic Bread Basket

$2.50


Homemade Sausage

$4.95


Meatballs

$4.95


Fresh Steamed Vegetables

$5.95


Fresh Steamed Broccoli

$6.95


French Fries Basket

$3.95


Side of Cole Slaw

$2.50


Side of Pickles

$1.75


Pepperoncini

$1.75


Anchovies

$2.95

calzones
Calzones

Calzone

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

$12.95

cold-subs
Cold Subs

Torpedo Combo Sub

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

$7.95


Vegetarian Torpedo Sub

Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, Italian dressing, pepperoncini.

$7.95


Turkey & Cheese Sub

Lettuce, tomato, onion & Italian dressing.

$7.95


Ham & Cheese Sub

Lettuce, tomato, onion & Italian dressing.

$7.95


Tuna Salad Sub

Lettuce, tomato, onion & mayo.

$7.95


Chicken Salad Sub

Lettuce, tomato, onion & mayo.

$7.95

hot-subs
Hot Subs

Vegetarian Torpedo Sub

Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, Italian dressing, pepperoncini.

$8.95


Pastrami & Cheese Sub

Hot pastrami and mozzarella cheese with mustard & pickles.

$8.95


Meatball Parmigiano Sub

Homemade meatballs, marinara sauce, imported cheeses.

$8.95


Sausage Sub

Homemade sausage, bell pepper & onions in marinara sauce.

$8.95


Eggplant Parmigiano Sub

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

$8.95


Chicken Parmigiano Sub

Breaded chicken baked with mozzarella, imported cheeses and marinara.

$8.95

pasta-entrees
Pasta Entrees
Select your pasta: spaghetti, penne, linguini, fettuccini, angel hair. Small entrées served with 1 piece of garlic bread. Large entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

Pasta with Marinara Sauce

A blend of herbs, spices, 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
Select your pasta: spaghetti, penne, linguini, fettuccini, angel hair. Small entrées served with 1 piece of garlic bread. Large entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

Alfredo

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

$12.95


Al Vodka

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

$12.95


Bolognese

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

$12.95


Al Pesto

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

$12.95


Meat Ball Marinara

Our own marinara and a homemade meatball.

$12.95


Puttanesca

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

$12.95


Sausage Marinara

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

$12.95


Primavera

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

$12.95


Carbonara

Imported ham, bacon, cheese in a cream sauce.

$12.95


Con Broccoli

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

$12.95


De Pomodora

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

$12.95


Canneloni

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

$12.95

stuffed-pasta
Stuffed Pasta
Stuffed noodle entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

Ravioli

Choice of cheese topped with marinara or beef topped with meat sauce.

$14.95


Manicotti

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

$14.95


Baked Mostaccioli

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

$14.95


Combo Spaghetti & Ravioli

Served with marinara sauce, choice of cheese or beef.

$14.95


Canneloni

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

$14.95


Baked Lasagna

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

$14.95


Sausage Marsala

Sautéed with mushrooms, red & green peppers, onions & wine, hot or mild, served with spaghetti marinara & 2 pieces of garlic bread.

$15.95


Eggplant Parmigiano

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

$15.95

poultry-entres
Poultry Entrées
Poultry entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

Chicken Parmigiano Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$15.95


Chicken Marsala Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Chicken breast sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms.

$15.95


Chicken Picatta Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$15.95


Chicken Lemon Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Chicken breast sautéed with white wine, lemon & garlic sauce.

$15.95


Chicken Milanese Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Chicken breast lightly breaded and sautéed in garlic butter.

$15.95


Chicken Alfredo over Fettuccini

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

$15.95


Chicken Cacciatore over Fettuccini

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

$15.95


Chicken Primavera Over Fettuccini

Chicken breast sautéed with fresh vegetables, basil, garlic & imported cheeses, Allolio style.

$15.95


Chicken Liver A La Caruso over Fettuccini

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

$15.95


Chicken De Pomodora over Fettuccini

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

$15.95

veal-entres
Veal Entrées
Veal specialty entrées served with 2 pieces of garlic bread.

Veal Parmigiano Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Lightly breaded veal, baked with cheese and marinara sauce.

$17.95


Veal Marsala Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms.

$17.95


Veal Francese Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$17.95


Veal Milanese Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$17.95


Veal Picatta Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$17.95


Veal Lemon Served with Spaghetti Marinara

Veal sautéed with white wine lemon & garlic sauce.

$17.95


Veal Cacciatore over Spaghetti

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

$17.95


Saltimbocca Served with Spaghetti Marinara

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

$17.95

pork-entres
Pork Entrées

House Special Osso Bucco

20oz. Pork shank simmered in a house-made sauce served with steamed vegetables, fettuccini pasta. Includes 2 pieces of garlic bread.

$24.95

seafood-specialty-entres
Seafood Specialty Entrées

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.

$17.95


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.

$17.95


Calamari & Linguini

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

$17.95


Scungilli & Linguini

Sea conch. Simmered in a wine and tomato sauce. Mild, medium or hot.

$17.95


Lobster & Crab Canneloni

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

$17.95


Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

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

$17.95


Jumbo Shrimp Diavolo

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

$17.95


Jumbo Shrimp Alfredo

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

$17.95


Jumbo Shrimp Pesto

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

$17.95


Four Piece Fish & Chips

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

$15.95


Clam Sauce & Linguini

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

$15.95


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.

$24.95


House Special Osso Bucco

20oz. Pork shank simmered in a light brown sauce served with vegetables, fettuccini, and pieces of garlic bread.

$24.95

kids-plates
Kid's Plates
Under 10 years old.

Kid's Spaghetti

$6.95


Kid's Penne Marinara

$6.95


Kid's Penne Butter

$6.95


Kid's Bowtie Macaroni & Cheese

$6.95


Chicken Strips & Fries

$6.95


Kid's Pepperoni Pizza

$6.95


Kid's Cheese Pizza

$6.95


Kid's Shirley Temple

$2.89


Kid's Milk

$2.89


Kid's Chocolate Milk

$2.89


Kid's Roy Rogers

$2.89

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!

$4.95


Lemon Cheesecake

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

$4.95


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.

$4.95


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!

$4.95


Cannoli

Reminiscent of old-world Sicily, Mario's famous cannoli, with their thin crispy shells and sweet ricotta filling are simply delicious.

$4.95


Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake

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

$4.95


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 tall milk to go with this!

$4.95


Tiramisu

Creamy mascarpone cheese with Disaronno Italian liqueur. Layered with fluffy ladyfingers soaked in rich espresso and more Disaronno Italian liqueur. Very traditional. Molto bene!

$4.95


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.

$3.95

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