best pizza near Wake Forest University

Find the Best Pizza Near Wake Forest

First, let us pander for a minute – Go Deacs! Many of our staff are huge WFU fans and we love supporting our local colleges in Winston-Salem. Next, let us help you find some of the best pizza in town and, we think, the best pizza near Wake Forest University. In fact, it’s not just us who thinks we have great food, it’s our loyal customers. Thus, we’ve got some of their reviews below. However, let’s initially delve into what makes Mario’s Pizza the best place for lunch or dinner.

Top 10 Reasons Mario’s Pizza is the Best in Town

Briefly, here are a few reasons why we think our local pizza parlor is the best place to eat for WFU students, faculty and anyone who lives nearby.

1.Our pizzas are handmade and hand tossed.

2. We have a secret sauce. Why does this matter? We don’t really know but it sure sounds cool. Actually, it’s a sauce handed down through generations so it certainly matters to us. Likewise, it’s stood the test of time well so it must be pretty great.

3. Whenever possible, we use local ingredients which means our food is also as fresh as possible. Plus, buying within our community supports our community.

4. We offer lots of sizes. Therefore, if you’re eating for just one, order a huge NY-style slice. Or, pick from 10-inch all the way to our huge 24-inch Italian pies to feed a crowd of hungry students or WFU staff.

5. In addition to lots of sizes, we have lots of toppings. In fact, we offer over 30 different tasty pizza toppings to change up the flavor of your pie every time you order.

6. Similarly, we have specialty pizzas as well in case your brain is too fried to figure out what you want on your pizza. Trust us, the problem is real folks. Keep it simple and let us decide the toppings for you!

7. Trying to save a little money on food? We can help with that too. We have daily deals and lunch specials. Moreover, we have a loyalty club that saves you money too!

8. Furthermore, we have kids’ deals as well. All kids’ meals are $5 or less.

9. We have more than just pizza on our menu. We also offer lots of appetizers, salads, subs, authentic Italian entrees, stromboli, calzone and tasty Italian desserts.

10. Finally, we understand that not everyone is able to eat the same things. Therefore, we offer vegan cheese and gluten-free pizza as well. Keep in mind, flour does fly around our kitchen so if you have an allergy to wheat or Celiac Disease, our kitchen is not a certified gluten-free facility.

Pizza Toppings Galore

Since we mentioned our plethora of pizza toppings, we figure we should list them. Here you go!

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Sliced sausage
  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Chorizo
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Banana peppers
  • Bell peppers
  • Roasted peppers
  • Black olives
  • Fresh garlic
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Salami
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Green olives
  • Beef roni
  • Eggplant
  • Meatball
  • Bacon
  • Canadian bacon
  • Grilled chicken
  • Crispy chicken
  • Steak
  • Feta cheese
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Broccoli
  • Anchovies
  • Kalamata olives
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Roasted red peppers

Tasty Specialty Pizzas

Likewise, if you’d like for us to chose your flavor for lunch or dinner, here are some of our specialty pizzas.

  • 5 Boroughs – topped with bacon, ham, beef, pepperoni, and sausage
  • Pizza Bianco – topped with ricotta cheese, fresh garlic, and mozzarella cheese
  • The Worx – topped with pepperoni, sausage, beef, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, bell peppers, and black olives
  • The Greenhouse – topped with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, black olives, spinach, and mushrooms
  • Buffalo Chicken – topped with chicken, bacon, onions and our special, spicy buffalo sauce

Serving the Best Pizza Near Wake Forest and Beyond

In addition to our pizza locations near WFU, we have 2 more in Winston-Salem, one in Clemmons, 2 in High Point and 3 in Greensboro. Here is each location with their phone numbers.

Winston Salem

High Point



Rave Reviews of the Best Pizza in Town

As promised, here are some reviews from our loyal fans. After all, they are the true experts on where to find the best pizza nearby.

Mario’s pizza is always outstanding. The staff is always attentive and ready to help customers. I LOVE their pizza. It’s very authentic and consistent. They are quick, efficient and friendly.” Tessa B

Hands down our favorite New York style Pizza in W-S! And their Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are fantastic.” J.G.

The pizza and calzones are excellent here! The dining room is always clean and usually pretty quiet. It’s an easy and quick place to eat that is reasonably priced. They also have cannolis which are a perfect dessert after pizza! The one time I had a problem with something I ordered they fixed it quickly and offered to give me a gift card for next time. Excellent customer service!” Katelyn F.

Mario’s is an excellent pizza spot right near my house which makes for an awesome quick fix when I’m craving pizza! I’ve had 3 different pizzas here and each one is consistent and delicious. The service is fast and efficient. I have only ever done take out so I cannot speak to the quality of service on the inside but everyone on the phone has been so friendly. The pizzas are HUGE so if you’re entertaining, this would be a great option. The slices are just so impressive. My favorite pizza right now is the pepperoni/mushroom. Order some marinara for dipping and, oh! They have really good ranch. Overall, a really solid choice in Winston for a good pizza.” Lindsay B.

Join our Loyalty Club Today

As mentioned, we have a loyalty club. As a matter of fact, you get a free slice of pizza just for joining. So, sign up today by downloading our app. Or, let a server know you’d like to join when you order your delicious food!

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