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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
#1236 #S744 - Big Mario's - 9/15/2010
Most the interest that Mario's holds is from the vibe of the relatively low-key Capitol Hill crowd it attracts with its nothing-fancy, New York style pizza and bar. Mario himself brings carries the cred for a such a joint, having migrated from Naples and slung pizza in the various burroughs of New York. But the place is actually owned by Mike McConnell, who also owns Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita.
The place looks and feels like it's been operating in a college neighborhood for 50 or 60 years (they have jager on tap and sell 40-ounce bottles of Olde English). The cocktails are nothing special, but they have a good selection of beers and sell tasty slices until 4am Thursdays through Saturdays.