One of my favorite things about going on a fabulous vacation is the food!!! Living in a small town, delicious, over the top food is one thing we lack in our every day lives. When we are on vacation, you best believe I live it up food-wise.
When we were planning out our Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos itinerary, when checking out all the sample menus online, we just had to check out Mario’s! Fine dining is my favorite and when I spotted lamb chops being the chef’s signature dish, I knew Mario’s Restaurant would end up being a favorite!
Mario’s is an enchanting Tuscan-Inspired restaurant located in the Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos! Offering an elegant dining experience with a centrally located open show kitchen, stunning vaulted ceilings and beautiful ironwork it’s hard not to fall in love with Mario’s at first site!
At Mario’s you can savour authentic Italian dishes inspired by the flavors of Italy, with an emphasis on fare from Milan, including hand-rolled lasagna, signature pasta dishes, veil piccata and my favorite cutlets of lamb.
One of the best parts of dining at Mario’s just happens to be the extensive antipasto bar!!! That’s right, once you are seated and order your favorite glass of vino, you can dig into offering such as freshly roasted red peppers, grilled eggplant, olives, deli meats, cheeses and more! Just make sure not to over stuff yourself before your main course is served ;-)
And for the kiddos? If they aren’t a fan of over the top Italian deliciousness, options like chicken nuggets are there to save the day! Mom and dad can dine on the most delicious culinary creations while the kiddo digs in on every child’s favorite, nuggets!
Obviously I was totally obsessed with Mario’s! Mario’s was my favorite dinner out of all of our dinners the week we were at Beaches Turks & Caicos. I loved it so much I just had to write about it and share the deliciousness with y’all!!
Mario’s is one of the finer dining options at Beaches that is also 100% kid friendly! A huge plus in my book since we always travel with my daughter. We used Mario’s as our fancy family night out and dressed to impress for photos before our dinner.
My husband & I both had the lamb chops and they were everything we expected them to be! Cooked to perfection! My daughter had the chicken nuggets and she was just as pleased with her meal.
If you are like me and looking for a culinary, family-friendly experience while at Beaches, Mario’s is a must!!! You won’t be disappointed! However, if you’re looking for “American Italian” favorites, this will not be the spot for you. This is a restaurant with over the top cuts of meat and beyond delicious authentic Italian dishes, so do not expect Americanized Olive Garden.
Tip ~ 5:30pm seems to also be the perfect time to dine if you are trying to avoid crowds. We had an event to attend at 7:30, and the restaurant was pretty much empty when we arrived. By the time we left to head to our event, the place did start to fill up. So if you are dining with young children or you do not want to wait for a table, earlier you show up, the better.
What are your favorite Italian dishes?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.