We would love to tell you that the success of Mario's South Side Saloon was born of the blood, sweat, and tears of three hard working professionals who possessed unparalleled vision, but that would be stretching it…In truth, Mario's was created by a local Pittsburgh legend named Bob Pessolano in 1982. After 25 years of devotion to his South Side patrons, he retired in 2007 and left his establishment to 3 young professional drinkers who had the foresight to not fix which was not broken…

Today we are a unique blend of Neighborhood, College, and Sport's Bar all rolled into one. We offer our customers a welcoming and relaxed environment where friends both old and new can hang out, where you can test your wits at Team Trivia, enjoy live music, and catch your favorite Sport's team.

After nearly 30 years in the South Side, Mario's begins its expansion with it's sights set on Shadyside and it's many East Side residents.