A Bacup institution!

Mario’s Pizzeria Ristorante has been trading from the same location for a quarter century.


We have checked the Government guidance and completed our risk assessment and are delighted to announce that we are now open for bookings.

There will be a few changes in order to remain COVID-19 secure:

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. This can be done by telephone, Facebook messenger or via the website www.mariosristorantebacup.co.uk. We are required to take the details of all our customers to enable track and trace where necessary.

You may be told that there is a time limit on your table. We have rearranged all tables to allow a 1m distance between all customers on separate tables in line with current guidance. This has meant that we have less covers available at the moment. Please no not rearrange the seating or tables and please ensure that children are seated with your party at all times.

Sanitiser is available at the entrance of the restaurant and ALL customers are requested to use upon entry.

There is no longer a waiting area and all guests will be directed directly to their table.

Waiting at the bar is prohibited (including for payment) – table service only.

Where possible, we are trying to remove the use of physical menus. Customers are requested to pre – order their food when booking if possible. Alternatively (as we know you do not always know what you want until the night) please use our free WiFi to log onto our website on your mobile devices and use the menu there. If none of these are possible, menus will be available and will be sanitiser after every use.

Payment by card or Apple Pay where possible.

Toilets will be regularly checked, cleaned and sanitised (Please inform us if this is not the case). Customers are requested to was their hands regularly with soap for 20seconds.

Please do not visit the restaurant if you or a member of your household are feeling unwell, or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms (new or continuous cough, fever, loss of taste/smell

About Mario’s Pizzeria Ristorante

Mario’s is nothing short of a Bacup institution.

Chef-patron Mario has been at the helm of this traditional Italian restaurant for 35 years and it’s been in its current location on Market Street for a quarter century!

Mario hails originally from the Adriatic port city of Pescara so no surprise that fish features prominently on the menu. He also trained as a butcher before leaving for England aged 18 so you can expect top-quality mains – based on the best locally sourced produce – alongside plenty of pizza, pasta and risotto options on the a la carte menu.

Popular choices include the Italian-style spare ribs to start and the King prawn linguine. There’s also a special midweek three-course meal deal.

Mario’s is open for midweek lunch Tuesday to Friday and in the evenings from 5.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

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 suit 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.


Opening Times



12:00 – 14:00 17:30 – 22:00

12:00 – 14:00 17:30 – 22:00

12:00 – 14:00 17:30 – 22:00

12:00 – 14:00 17:30 – 22:00

17:30 – 22:00


01706 879407


74 Market Street
OL13 0AT


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