Reviews of Cousin Mario's Italian Restaurant & Bar (Restaurant)

5401 Harding Hwy #1, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

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At the present the firm receives a rating of 4.2 out of 5 and this score is based on 304 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Cousin Mario's Italian Restaurant & Bar IN New Jersey

John Martin

Food was awesome, must be a new chef. Had the special, little neck clams, then fried mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, and chicken casadia. Such a nice building and friendly staff

Bob Miller

I ordered the eggplant parmesan. Came out very overcooked. No problem with the server, he was very nice. Just the food. It's awful.

Eliza Guinta

The best Sinatra cover I've ever seen!!

Phil Stuckey

Great service and great pizza and not expensive

Warren Brown

Very nice clean place to have a meal and a couple drinks with friends and family

Bridgid Robbins

My husband and I had our wedding and reception in their banquet room. Paula handled everything and blew us out of the water. Her and her staff went above and beyond to make sure our every need was met. The food, drinks and service was impeccable with pricing that was incredibly reasonable. We could not have been happier! Us and our local family will definitely be back soon.

Harvey Bird

Great food great place

Paul Gilbert

Good service. Would highly recommend them food is awesome

Ohh yeah Mr crabs

We have dined for many years at Cousin Marios. Going back to when they were a smaller establishment. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. We will definitely return for a wonderful dining experience!

Nicole Nock

Definitely not the same from a couple of years ago couldn't get my food the way I wanted will not be back

Jeannine F

Charging 3.99% for using a credit card to pay for your meal purchase is utterly ridiculous!! I have never in all my years seen this statement on the bottom of the check!! Thinking we would try a different restaurant for a change, we were not at all that impressed with the food either!! We were also overcharged on an item, which the waitress did correct. But I would never recommend this place to anyone should they ask me about it!! We paid our $112+ bill, made sure the waitress received a 20+% tip, as she was good, and will not be returning to there again!!

Michael May

My family had a great time eating at Cousin Mario's!! Our serve John and Jeremy were amazing!! Added note thank you John for being such a great server and great person though out my sisters rehearsal dinner!! I would recommend Cousin Mario's to anyone who asks!!!

talya scott

So nobody answers the phone there .

Jr Birch

The food is not too good anymore

Shane Hamilton

Great food and even better staff!

Bob Posey

Very good food and employees. Live music on weekends. Good value for your money.

Dessari Jeralds

Fast friendly nice customer service and the food is delicious the environment makes you feel like you're right at home

Eddie Foster

The food was good. The restaurant is dated. The service was very fast.

Maggie Coleman

Waitress was great. Food was good. Nice atmosphere.

Colleen Price

Awesome. Food was great and reasonably priced. Waiter was wonderful, polite and gracious.

Christopher Basile

Just stopped in for a cocktail and catch up with a friend. Service was awesome (thank you John). Decided to have a bowl of soup. The chicken pastina soup was outstanding. Great glass of wine or 2 and very reasonable. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. We will be back again

Ryan Schecky

Returned to Cousin Mario's tonight. This has become a frequent place to eat dinner. The 1 appetizer and two entrees for $39 is a great value and also includes a bottle of wine. Service is always great and it's always nice to support a local restaurant.

Robin Praediger

the staff was very attentive and friendly. the food was very good and the portions were large

Patricia Pollard

Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly service! Cozy with live music on weekends. Love it!!!

harry mehlman

Had their pizza … delicious!! Thin and crispy. They have a large menu … something for everyone here.

Alan Sasdelli

I have been there several times for Christmas parties and the food and service are fantastic. If they weren't out of my way, I would go more often. They can easily accommodate large parties.

Charmaine Richardson

I hosted my son's birtday party here among his baseball teammates, and they had a remarkable time! The service was spectacular! Had a special area reserved and a waiter. He was awesome. I never had to ask for anything. He even offered candles for the cake and had the guests joining in to sing Happy bday!

Eliezet Velez

I came here with my wife and kids recently. First of all, we received the best service ever... thank you John. The place was clean. There was live music playing, so we chose to sit in the dinning room. The food was delicious. The kids and I had pizza and my wife had the chicken francaise. We will definitely return when in the area

Cesar Herrera

Nice place and people!

Jordan I

Great food nice atmosphere, great customer service

John Verret

We visited as part of a catered affair. Food was excellent as was the service. Can't speak to the regular restaurant or bar

Robert Leonetti

Went for a funeral brunch. Good food; attentive staff

Steven Swankoski

Fish taco special was a dried up piece of deep fried fish. In all of the fish tacos I've had in my life I've never seen one fried like this. The chicken taco was also deep fried. Not as dry though. Once again never seen one like this. Then we get to the bill. Check says they add 3.99% for a credit card. I used my debit card and still go whacked for the 3.99%. They should make this clear up front. Oh and no the little sign on the door on the way in that I noticed on my way out doesn't count.

Janet John

I've eaten here a couple times. Once they sent out coconut shrimp that were black, obviously old and roten. I went there on Feb 2018 to pick up a pizza. Ive never been on the pizza side to pick up a pizza. I walked in and will never eat there again. The place is just dirty. The staff needs to be trained on sanitation. I've owned a restaurant and been trained by the health department in sanitation, along with safe food handling. First, the place is just dirty, the ceiling a full of grease and dirt. Pans just sitting on the dirty floor. There was a party there in a room and they were making fresh rolls for the guests in pizza shop. I personally watched the waiter come in twice and just started grabbing rolls with his bare hands to put them into a basket for service. He never washed his hands or was not wearing gloves. Violation of Rule number one, never touch ready to eat food. While standing in the pizza shop you can see into the main kitchen. I watched the same thing with a cook making a sandwich. Wearing no gloves, touching ready to eat food. If the owner reads this, I would advise you to fire your manager and have kitchen staff do a deep cleaning. Then retrain them on food safety before someone gets seriously ill.

Paul Leonetti

Had a funeral luncheon today for 42 people. The food and service were terrific

Angie Baugh

Food was really good!! Friendly service !!

Jon Jaques

Delicious food, fast and friendly service!

John Jamack

Great pizza and workers great and cheerful to talk to.

Kathy Hughes

Didnt have alot items that were on menu. Cold air blowing on us. Waitress scarce. Salad i got had canned corn and string beans on it.

Maria Cavileer

Love them for dining in. Great selection. Dining out can order specials and more, plus the regular bar food take out... YUMMY

KAREEM Clinksc

The food was lovely and it was a nice quiet location and set up

Rhea Oliver

Good food and comfortable atmosphere. The staff is always so nice!

Millard Hartman

Service needs work

nicole denise

Can someone please answer the phone? I was trying to reserve a space and been calling all day you opened at 11 but yet I haven't been able to get through

Cynthia Michelle

Would give zero stars if I could. Had a server named Jon we had 2 cock roaches on our table and my husband killed them in a napkin. We said something to him and he acted like he did not hear us. Was not professional at all. Infested with bugs. The chicken parm was soggy and the pasta tasted like it was precooked and sat for days. Do not waste your money

Robert Bogdan

Pizza at a famly favorite. Great folks there too.

Edward Warren

Was told 40 minutes for my food. After an hour I called and was told it was on it’s way out. 15 minutes later I called back and the owner, John, got mad that I called again. After telling him it had been well over an hour he called me a liar. I looked at my call history and confirmed it was well over an hour. He still called me a liar and said he was busy. I told him cancel my order when he finally let me talk again. Over 10 minutes later the guy showed up anyway with cold food. I’ve been ordering from Mario’s for years but they really changed when they went to their new location. I guess they don’t care about their customers anymore.

Paul Moyer

Had the stuffed shrimp was excellent. I've had most of the menu over the years. Its so good I come from Philadelphia now. Staff is welcoming and its a great all around atmosphere. Its a must for Italian cuisine as well as amazing dining experience

Construction Solutions

If you go and sit down for dinner, John is the best. Knows the menu inside and out. Very professional, like being served at a high end restaurant. Food is good and definitely tastes homemade. Banquet facilities are nice. We have monthly meeting there for athletic association and they accommodate us above and beyond. Great people. Great restaurant. If you go to the bar, tell Cindy I said hi.

Jim B

New wife and I had our wedding reception last night and it couldnt have been more perfect! John was amazing! 10 stars for him! Paula made everything so easy and everyone was just so nice and attentive! Great prices too! Even Mario himself played checkers with my son. Recommend Cousin Marios to everyone! Love em!

Jim Rudd

Great food great service, we enjoyed it!

Craig Johnson

Recently in Cousin Marios, we ordered from the 2 for $39 menu, something we’ve done many times. Usually very good but when I ordered the stuff flounder, I only received one piece when they normally serve you two. When I asked the waitress about it she said that the chef said they are serving larger portions so that’s why only one. My husband and I agreed that the portion I had was the regular size they normally sell so this was the first time I was truly disappointed; Along with our baked potatoes coming out cold. Thankfully we had a nice waitress and she got us two hot baked potatoes. The quality just doesn’t seem to be the same.

Gale Junggren

We've been several times and always had good food and good service. We went tonight for Valentine's Day and it was a disaster! Our waitress (and I use the word loosely) was offended when she brought my husband the wrong kind of wine. She spent most of the evening chatting with the table next to us, who raved about their service and food. I.had $26 prime rib that was served to me cold but she wouldn't know that because we never saw her, the evening was a nightmare. When we were leaving, my husband talked to the 'hostess' and she said it wasn't possible, that never happens in their diningroom It happened, we won't be back and we won't recommend them to anyone.

Nick Marotta

Good food.....reasonably priced

Bob Scull

Always good! Service, food and drink are fantastic!!

Darryl Rodriguez

Food is great. Especially the Friday night couples special. The service is incredible Crystal is probably one of the friendliest and best servers I've ever had. Cyndi the bartender is also a tremendous and attentive bartender. Love this place mainly because of these 2 employees.

James Guenther

Such a friendly atmosphere! The meat falls are AMAZING!!!

Jim Grimes

Excellent Food and ownership! Service was great

Eileen Kanderson

Food that I ordered was not good egg plant was awful


Loved the food and atmosphere. Waitress was nice and attentive

My Time TV

Excellent service from John. Had him before as a server and he is on the ball. The food as always was wonderful

Kristine Conlow

Had the chicken panini for lunch. Delicious!

lisa lisa

Great place for groups to meet. The full bar is a nice touch for those looking for an alcoholic beverage. The pizza and pastas are all good. There are also daily food specials I greatly enjoy eating here and will return soon.

Stacy Martin-Duffy

We got the dinner for two special that comes with a bottle of wine! Our meals were great and the server was very friendly. We are from out of town and she gave us lots of places to check out.

Teresa Layton

Excellent food (eggplant rollatini). Best paintnite venue

j s

Great restaurant. Employees are always having a good time

Ralph S Scott

Great service and great food with a nice group of clientele.

Carmen Bertke

Service and food were not great, when we got there my husband ordered a drink from the bar and it took almost 10 minutes to arrive ( the place was almost empty, so there was no reason for the delay ) also his food was cold when it got to the table. Not a good first impression.

Nina Prus

Food was decent, the 2 for $39 is an amazing special..the waitress was extremely nice but the place seemed over crowded and understaffed. The 2 old men lip singing Italian on stage was cute but a tad wierd

Lisa R. Scott

I always enjoy Cousin Mario's white, tomato, basil pizza. They should be more generous with the basil. I always have to ask for extra. The wings are the best I've had from a takeout restaurant because they are fried on the firm side which I love and sauces come on the side.

Gary Broome

food was very good portions good staff friendly

simone hardy

Had my book signing here. Great staff, great service. I was very pleased with how everything turned out. Paula is great. Definitely an asset.

Sally Bonmer

Have gone here several times and had their lunch special. My friend went with me this time and ordered the special and had the cheese steak sandwich and cup of soup (Clam chowder) not good too thick and no taste and not hot. Her steak sandwich you could hardly find the steak. Very disappointed won't go back.**

Daniel Messick

Wings and pizza was good. Friendly service

Diana Evans

Service was really nice and one of the best pizzas I have had. Can't wait I go back!

Kathy Klaitz

Loved this place. First time there. They did a great buffet for my family.

Donna Montevechi

Dinner was very good as was the service. They also had a nice selection to choose from, including pizza which we did not have this time. They have a good selection of beer and wine too.

Jeremy Smith

Great specialty pies. Friendly service.

Laura Cortese

I would give zero stars if that was an option John is rude and nasty and I feel sorry for his employees because if he talks to customers the way he does I could only imagine how he treats the people that work for him.

Ceil Cassidy

Great place always good food

Michael Firda

Great bar staff, decent beer selection. Meh on the food

Catherine Lista

The food is amazing! Our server, John is the best! Don't know what else to say other than Awesome dining experience. Definitely 5 Stars

Col Murph

Amazing food & service!! 1st time here, met head Chef Chris, fantastic guy accompanied by Cyndy the bartender= The Best Experience!!!

Danielle Pierce

I will never go there again. The people are mean and nasty

Brandon Michel

The gentleman that waited on our table was very professional .. Always offering his opinion and was very nice .. Tall guy forget his name haha. But the 2 star rating is because in all honesty the food was not that great .. Me my father and girlfriend did not like it. My shrimp alfredo didnt even taste like it was alfredo sauce like they forgot the garlic. My girlfriends was expensive and was quite small for the price .. My father liked his but who can mess up a burger ? ..

desiree jangha

Went for a retirement party. Food was average. Nothing to write home about. Banquet room was ehhhh. I didn't see the regular menu. But based on the food provided at the event, I will not return.

Deni Williams

Service wss extremely poor waited forever for our meals reservations for 6 on a Saturday night you might have thought they were extremely busy but they were not The waitress was horrible at her job and was condescending to our entire party she remarked to my wife she has been working there for 30 years and they are still in business??? Myself nor my family or friends will never return

Maurice Smith

Very laid back atmosphere and friendly staff. Food is always good

Jen Bloom

It was pretty good. Not horrible. Definitely a place for locals.

John miller

Family owned and operated since day 1. Underated Italian food at its finest, among other things

Elizabeth Ross

Loved the food our waitress was amazing sorry forgot her name we were there today Sunday, April 28,2019 at 5 pm.

julia ungermah

I always order here. Cheesesteaks are amazing. My son loves the chicken fingers and cheese fries. The coleslaw is always a hit or miss. When it’s a hit it’s a hit!! When it’s a miss I have to spit out. With everyone trying to eat healthy,I suggest make it more fresh.

Joseph Eddy

Awesome place good food and service

Timothy Granzow

Service is always excellent. John is very definition of service. Prompt, great menu knowledge, friendly but not too friendly. Bartenders are friendly, great neighborhood pub feel. Menu is varied if somewhat plain. The daily specials help tremendously in adding variety.

Tara Trent

Great food and live music!


Great local restaurant and pub.

Ellis Prather

Excellent place to visit and a night out... Enjoyable service exceptional food...

Zoe Nandal

Every once in a while we get an off meal but usually the food is like the service; exceptional.

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