Mario’s 3.0 Begins
We are Western State College Alums who lived in the Gunnison valley in the mid 90’s. Danny even worked at Mario’s with the previous owners Mark and Karen Rais while in school at Western State.
After attending culinary school and eventually locating in Fort Collins, Colorado with our two young daughters, the phone rang and it was the Rais Family and they were looking to find a new family to keep the Mario’s tradition alive. Owning a place of our own had always been a dream and Mario’s is a great local’s favorite and tourist spot. We knew that we couldn’t have found a better place to settle in and start our own traditions.
So on February 1, 2010, we bought Mario’s Pizza & Pasta from the the Rais family and moved to Gunnison. We have been in the restaurant business for over 17 years and Danny is a classically trained chef. Our passion is the hospitality industry and we are excited to be able to offer great food and drink in a fun, dynamic atmosphere.
Our eternal gratitude goes out to Mario Petri, Tom and Kathy Rais, and Mark and Karen Higgins for building a strong foundation and establishing a great tradition. Thanks guys!
Danny and Kerry Lefebvre