Welcome

Established in Bacup for over 26 years, Mario's is part of the community. We have a simple philosophy - great Italian food, prepared in an authentic traditional way, coupled with a family friendly and relaxing atmosphere the like of such you would find in Italy.

Mario's is a family run business, catering for families, couples and larger parties. Whatever the occasion we can provide a great night.

All our food is prepared to authentic Italian recipes, cooked by our Calabrese Chef.

All ingredients are sourced locally or imported direct from Italy, offering great food at reasonable prices.

Don't fancy what's on the menu? We can always accommodate every taste. Have a word with Mario or the Chef for slight variations.

Mario's relaxed atmosphere makes it ideal for families wanting to bring young children - just like in Italy! We have a special children's menu, high chairs and plenty to entertain the little ones, including our fish tanks on display!

About Mario

Mario is originally from Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. He has lived in England for over 36 years and is well established in the Rossendale area. He runs Mario's with his wife Clare and his 4 children; Francesca, Dario, Lucia and Giovanni are never far away!

Private Functions

Suitable for parties, funerals, weddings, christenings, reunions etc (Max 70 people). Hot and cold buffets or full a la carte menus at a price to suite your pocket. Speak to Mario or Clare to arrange a menu to best suit your occasion.

from 8.50 per head

Children's Pizza Parties

2 hour parties available Sat/Sunday between 1-4pm. Children make their own pizzas under the guidance of Mario - then eat them!!

Includes Garlic Bread, Pizza, Ice Cream, Mini Doughnuts and unlimited juice. Restaurant can be used for party games etc. by the booked party. Includes Garlic Bread, Pizza, Ice Cream, Mini Doughnuts and unlimited juice. Food and drink available for adults at extra cost. Contact Mario or Clare for more information.

10.50 per child (minimum 6 children)

Outside Catering

Mario can also provide outside catering (as above) prepared and delivered to your door or venue. Alternatively, you may arrange for Mario to prepare and cook at your premises. Contact Mario for more details.

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Main Menu

ANTIPASTI - STARTERS
Antipasto Classico £7.95
Selection of Parma ham & salamis
Costolette di Maiale £7.95
Spare ribs, Italian style
Funghi alla Crema (v) £7.95
Garlic mushrooms in a white wine & cream sauce
Insalata di Gamberetti £7.95
Prawn salad with Marie Rose sauce
Calamari Fritti £7.95
Lightly battered squid, deep fried
Gamberoni a l’aglio (v) £9.50
King Prawns in Garlic & chilli OR lightly battered & deep fried
Salsicce Italiane £7.95
Italian Sausage cooked in a rich tomato sauce
Mozzarella Carrozza (v) £7.95
Breaded mozzarella, deep fried
Costolette e Ali di Pollo £7.95
Ribs & salt and pepper chicken wings
Bruschetta Classico (v) £4.95
Toasted homemade bread topped with chopped tomatoes, onions, basil & olive oi
Bruschetta Classico (v) £7.95
Toasted homemade bread topped with red onions, goats cheese, basil & olive oil
Zuppa di Minestrone (v) £4.95
Combo Miste £14.50
Sharing platter for 2 - ribs, Italian sausages, breaded mushroom, calamari & spicy chicken wings
LE PIZZETTE - GARLIC BREADS
All’aglio (v) £3.25
Garlic butter
Mozzarella (v) £3.60
Garlic butter & mozzarella cheese
Pomodoro (v) £3.60
Garlic butter & tomato
Rustica (v) £3.75
Tomato, cheese, chilli & onions
Speciale (v) £3.75
Tomato, cheese, onion and mushrooms
CONTORNO - SIDE ORDERS
Insalata Mista (V) £3.50
Mixed salad
Insalata di Pomodoro e cipolla (V) £3.50
Tomato & onion salad
Potate Fritte (V) £2.80
Chips
Olive Miste (V) £3.50
Mixed olives
LE PIZZE - PIZZA
Margherita (v) £6.85
Mozzarella cheese & tomato
Calabrese £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato & spicy salami
Prosciutto e Funghi £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, ham & mushroom
Quattro Stagione £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushroom, onions, artichokes & ham
Hawaii £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato,ham & pineapple
Vegetariano (v) £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushrooms, onions, peppers & sweetcorn
Marinara £8.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato & mixed seafood
Carne £10.25
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, sausage, ham, pepperoni, chicken & meatballs
Calzone carne £10.25
Folded pizza filled with a selection of meats, cheese & tomato
Calzone vegetariano £8.25
Vegetarian folded pizza
Create your own pizza £8.25
Maximum 2 toppings in addition to mozzarella cheese & tomato
LE PASTE - PASTA
main £8.25 - starter £6.50
CHOOSE YOUR PASTA AND ADD SAUCE
Penne
tubes
Linguine
wider than spaghett
Tagliatelle
wider than linguine
Farfalle
bows
Bolognese
rich, minced beef & tomato
Diavola (v)
tomato, herbs, Garlic & chilli
Carbonara
bacon, cream & egg yolk
Pollo Picante
chicken, chorizo, olives & onion
Salmone e Asparagi
salmon & asparagus
ALSO
Lasagne
Oven baked layers of pasta with minced meat & tomato
Lasagne Vegetariano (V)
Vegetarian option with a selection of Mediterranean vegetables
Cannelloni
Oven baked pasta tubes filled with spinach & minced beef
King Prawn Linguini main £12.50, starter £7.50
Cooked with chilli, garlic, tomato & cream
Ravioli main £8.95, starter £7.00
filled parcels of pasta - please ask your server
RISO - RICE
Risotto Pollo e Funghi £8.25
Aborio rice cooked with chicken & mushrooms
Risotto Campagnolo (V) £8.25
Aborio rice cooked with a selection of Mediterranean vegetables
Risotto Gamberon £10.50
Aborio rice cooked with King Prawns, cream & tomato
POLLO -CHICKEN
Breast of Chicken £14.95
Served in your choice of style:- Alla Crema - Cooked in mushrooms, white wine & cream or Pepe - cream, brandy & pepper sauce or Milanese - Coated in breadcrumbs, pan fried & served with spaghetti / vegetables or Diavola - tomato, mushrooms, onions & chilli
PESCE - FISH
Fillet of Sea Bass £16.50
King Prawns in Garlic £16.50
CARNE - MEAT
Sirloin £15.50
T-Bone £22.50
Fillet £21.50
All the above come With a choice of sauces:- Pepe - Cream, brandy & pepper or Crema - Cream, mushrooms & white wine or Diavola - Tomato, onions, mushrooms & chilli Gorgonzola - Gorgonzola blue cheese
Polpette di Manzo £13.50
Beef & pork meatballs cooked in a rich tomato sauce served with your choice of pasta or rice
Mario’s Hanging Kebabs £16.50
Beef or chicken, skewered with peppers & mushrooms, served hanging with dripping garlic butter, homemade fries & salad garnish Choose 2 beef, 2 chicken or one of each
I DOLCI - DESERTS
Tiramisu £4.75
Italian Truffle £4.75
House Cheesecake £4.75
Creme Brule £4.75
Chocolate Fudge Cake £4.75
Ice Cream £3.00
BEVENDE CALDE - HOT DRINKS
Expresso £2.00
Machiato £2.00
Cappuccino £2.80
Latte £2.80
Tea £2.00
Liquer Coffee £4.75
Brandy, Tia Maria, Quantreau, Amaretto, Stregha, Whiskey
IL VINO DELLA CASA - HOUSE
Bottle 75cl £15.25
Glass 250ml £5.25
Glass 175ml £3.95
Prosecco by the Glass £5.65
CHAMPAGNE & PROSECCO
Moet & Chandon - Brut Imperial - Champagne £53.00
Lanson - Black Label Brut NV - Champagne £53.00
Prosecco £23.50
Prosecco Rosato - Pink £23.50
VINI BIANCO - WHITE WINE
Pino Grigio £18.50
A crispy white wine with a hint of summer fruits
Gavi di Gavi £18.50
Full bodied white wine
Chardonnay £20.50
Rich, full-bodied wine
Sauvignon Blanc £20.50
Crisp, dry, fruity, zesty wine
Verdicchio £20.50
Medium bodied white wine from the Tuscany region
Capo di Ponte £20.50
Sicilian dry wine
VINI ROSSO - RED WINE
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo £18.50
Full bodied red wine from the Abruzzo region
Barolo £30.00
Dry, full & robust wine
Amarone £36.00
Full bodied & velvety smooth
Chianti Classico £20.50
Smooth wine from the Tuscany region
Primitivo £20.50
Full bodied red
Valpolicella £20.50
Light, fragrant wine
VINO ROSA - ROSE WINE
Pino Grigio £18.50
A crisp, medium dry wine
Zinfandel £18.50
A fresh, sweeter wine with flavours of strawberries & cherries
SPECIALS
Check out our Specials Board
We also stock a full range of different drinks.

TAKEAWAY Menu

ANTIPASTI - STARTERS
Costolette di Maiale £6.80
Spare ribs, Italian style
Funghi alla Crema (v) £6.80
Garlic mushrooms in a white wine & cream sauce
Mozzarella Carrozza (v) £6.80
Breaded mozzarella, deep fried
Combo Miste £10.50
Sharing platter for 2 - ribs, Italian sausages, breaded mushroom, calamari & spicy chicken wings
LE PIZZETTE - GARLIC BREADS
All’aglio (v) £3.00
Garlic butter
Mozzarella (v) £3.65
Garlic butter & mozzarella cheese
Pomodoro (v) £3.65
Garlic butter & tomato
Rustica (v) £3.65
Tomato, cheese, chilli & onions
Speciale (v) £3.65
Tomato, cheese, onion and mushrooms
CONTORNO - SIDE ORDERS
Insalata Mista (V) £3.50
Mixed salad
Insalata di Pomodoro e cipolla (V) £3.50
Tomato & onion salad
Potate Fritte (V) £2.60
Chips
Olive Miste (V) £3.50
Mixed olives
LE PIZZE - PIZZA
Margherita (v) £6.00
Mozzarella cheese & tomato
Calabrese £6.85
Mozzarella cheese, tomato & spicy salami
Prosciutto e Funghi £6.85
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, ham & mushroom
Quattro Stagione £6.85
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushroom, onions, artichokes & ham
Hawaii £6.85
Mozzarella cheese, tomato,ham & pineapple
Vegetariano (v) £6.85
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushrooms, onions, peppers & sweetcorn
Marinara £8.00
Mozzarella cheese, tomato & mixed seafood
Carne £8.50
Mozzarella cheese, tomato, sausage, ham, pepperoni, chicken & meatballs
Calzone carne £8.50
Folded pizza filled with a selection of meats, cheese & tomato
Calzone vegetariano £6.85
Vegetarian folded pizza
LE PASTE - PASTA
main £7.20 - starter £6.85
CHOOSE YOUR PASTA AND ADD SAUCE
Penne
tubes
Linguine
wider than spaghett
Tagliatelle
wider than linguine
Farfalle
bows
Bolognese
rich, minced beef & tomato
Diavola (v)
tomato, herbs, Garlic & chilli
Carbonara
bacon, cream & egg yolk
Pollo Picante
chicken, chorizo, olives & onion
Salmone e Asparagi
salmon & asparagus
ALSO
Lasagne
Oven baked layers of pasta with minced meat & tomato
Lasagne Vegetariano (V)
Vegetarian option with a selection of Mediterranean vegetables
Cannelloni
Oven baked pasta tubes filled with spinach & minced beef
King Prawn Linguini main £10.50, starter £7.50
Cooked with chilli, garlic, tomato & cream
Ravioli main £8.95, starter £6.85
filled parcels of pasta - please ask your server
RISO - RICE
Risotto Pollo e Funghi £7.20
Aborio rice cooked with chicken & mushrooms
Risotto Campagnolo (V) £8.25
Aborio rice cooked with a selection of Mediterranean vegetables
Risotto Gamberon £9.50
Aborio rice cooked with King Prawns, cream & tomato
POLLO -CHICKEN
Breast of Chicken £14.95
Served in your choice of style:- Alla Crema - Cooked in mushrooms, white wine & cream or Pepe - cream, brandy & pepper sauce or Milanese - Coated in breadcrumbs, pan fried & served with spaghetti / vegetables or Diavola - tomato, mushrooms, onions & chilli
I DOLCI - DESERTS
Tiramisu £3.75
Italian Truffle £3.75
House Cheesecake £3.75
Creme Brule £3.75
Chocolate Fudge Cake £3.75


Marios Specials

Starters 8.50

Melanzane Parmigiana (Baked aubergine with cheese and tomato sauce) (v)

Or

Deep fried Mushrooms (Served with garlic mayo and a salad garnish)

Or

Gnocchi al Pesto (Potato dumplings served with a creamy pesto sauce)

Mains 18.50

Half Duck in Orange Sauce

Or

Sole with Prawns

Fillet of sole baked in the oven, served with a prawn sauce

Or

Pollo Supresa

Breast of Chicken filled with ham and garlic with a light garlic sauce

Desert

Red Velvet Gateau, Tiramisu or Creme Brule

Mario's Meal Deal 3 Course Set Menu

Sunday - Thursday 13.50
Friday - Saturday 15.95

Starters

Minestrone Soup

Or

Garlic Mushrooms in a Cream Sauce

Or

Prawn Cocktail

Or

Ribs

Or

Deep Fried Breaded Mozzarella with Garlic Dip

Mains

Chicken al Pepe

served with seasonal vegetables or rice

Or

Grilled Baccala

salted cod in a tomato and onion sauce served with seasonal vegetables or rice

Or

Lasagne

Or

Vegetable Lasagne

Or

Pizza Calabrese

Or

Pizza Margherita

Or

Penne Pasta

with choice of Bolognese, Chicken & Chorizo or Vegetarian sauce

Or

Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

Or

Vegetable Rissoto

Dessert

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Or

Creme Brule

Mario's Children's Menu

Children Under 10

Starters 2.50

Melon

Or

Minestrone Soup

Main Course 3.50

Margherita Pizza

Or

Spaghetti Bolognese

Or

Penne Napoli

Dessert 2.25

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Or

Ice Cream

Or

Nutella Pizza

FIESTA DEL PAPA - Fathers Day 16th June

Special set menu 16.95

Starters

FUNGHI DIAVOLA : mushrooms in a tomato & chilli sauce

Or

COSTOLETTE DI MAIALE : Ribs, Italian style

Or

MOZZARELLA IN CAROZZA : Deep fried mozzarella with a garlic mayo

Mains

6oz RUMP STEAK

Or

POLLO ALLA CREMA : chicken in a cream and mushroom sauce

Or

SPIGOLA GAMBEROTTI : Sea Bass with a king prawn & fennel sauce

Dessert

A selection of homemade desserts