213 West Tomichi Ave • Gunnison, Colorado • 970-641-1374

About Mario's Pizza & Pasta

We are in business to provide our guests with an exceptional experience by using the freshest quality ingredients in order to make and serve great food in an entertaining and energetic atmosphere. We have created a positive, secure work environment with equal opportunities for all employees. We are proud to be a locally owned, family and community based business with our prime focus being economic and environmental sustainability.

Mario's Pizza is located in the small mountain town of Gunnison on the Western Slope of Colorado. Gunnison is situated in a high mountain valley at an elevation of 7700 feet. It is home to Western State College and has an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Mario’s was established in 1965 by Mario Petri who ran it until 1971 when Tom and Kathy Rais bought it and took over the operations. Tom and Kathy ran Mario's as a family business with their two daughters, Karen and Sarah. In 1994, Karen returned to Gunnison from college with her new husband Mark Higgins and they took over operation of the restaurant. The Rais and Higgins families built a very strong business that has become a mainstay in the Gunnison community providing many great memories for locals.

On February 1, 2010, Danny and Kerry Lefebvre bought the restaurant from the Rais' and moved their family from Fort Collins, Colorado to Gunnison. Danny and Kerry are Western State College Alums who had lived in the Gunnison valley in the mid 90's. Danny was even a Mario's Alum who had worked under Mark and Karen while in school. Danny and Kerry have two daughters Kiley and Parker Lefebvre who already love to work in the restaurant.

Mario's has a long tradition of fresh, homemade food, and the recipes we use have been passed down through the years and reflect a commitment to quality and time spent producing good food the right way. We are very proud of our great pizzas and pasta dishes and we hope that you agree. Please come join us as we continue and build upon the long history of Mario's Pizza.

Cheers!! Danny and Kerry Lefebvre


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Dine-In, Pick-Up
and Delivery
Open 7 Days a Week
11:00 am to close

Established 1965
Locally Owned and Operated
Friends Of Flight