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5 Perfect Pizza Pairings to Order at Our Nearby Pizza Shop

When you order from a nearby pizza shop like Mario’s Pizza, pizza isn’t your only option. Our authentic New York style pies are, in our humble option, the best you can buy in here in North Carolina. However, our menu is also filled with other offerings, including a wide selection of appetizers. Here are five pizza pairings you can consider the next time you’re ordering from our Italian restaurant.

A Classic Combo: Pizza and Garlic Knots

Our pizza is Brooklyn-style, which means it has a thin, slightly chewy crust with toppings all the way to the edge. Our slices are huge, so a single large pizza can feed the whole family. However, if you love our crust as much as we do, you might want to pair your pizza with our famous garlic knots. These doughy bites pack a punch of garlic and pair perfectly with your slice of pizza.

Along with garlic bites, we also have two other bread starter options: garlic bread and cheesy garlic bread. Both are made with a delicious, thick Italian bread, plenty of garlic, and a side of marinara for dipping.

Our Friday night special is a 19″ one-topping pizza plus garlic knots. Or, if you like the garlic/cheesy bread options instead, check out our Wednesday night special for 17″ one-topping pizza plus any appetizer (excludes wings).

Please the Party with Pizza and Wings

If you’re ordering for Sunday football, tailgating, a birthday party, or any other fun event, why not add wings when you order pizza. Wings are a classic pizza pairing, and we offer both traditional bone-in wings as well as boneless wings. As an added benefit, boneless wings are great for kids who are picky eaters!

With both our bone-in and boneless wings, you can choose the sauce. We offer the following at all our nearby pizza shop locations:

  • Mild
  • Buffalo
  • Honey BBQ
  • Teriyaki
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

If you love wings, make sure you don’t miss our Sunday special, which is a 19″ one-topping pizza plus 10 boneless wings.

Pizza and Fried Appetizers from a Nearby Pizza Shop

What goes better with pizza than mouth-watering fried foods? However, one of the downsides to ordering food for pickup or delivery is that fried foods don’t always travel well over long distances. That’s a huge reason to order your pizza and appetizers from Mario’s! We have nine locations in Winston-Salem, Clemmons, High Point, and Greensboro, so you are never far from one of our pizza restaurants. Better yet, we recently opened our newest location in Friendly Center. Additionally, our sister restaurant, Tony’s Pizza, has locations in Mooresville, Charlotte, Hickory, and Huntersville, so you can get your pizza fix in that area as well.

In terms of fried appetizers, we offer a variety of options. Fan favorites include:

  • Jalapeño Poppers – crispy peppers stuffed with cheddar cheese and served with a side of ranch
  • Mozzarella Sticks – six cheese sticks coated with an Italian breading, fried, and served with marinara sauce for dipping
  • Toasted Ravioli – these fried pastas are stuffed with ricotta cheese and served with your choice of ranch or marinara
  • Onion Rings – our onion rings are thick-sliced and beer-battered before frying, and they come with your choice of ranch or honey mustard sauce
  • Fried Mushrooms – like our onion rings, our fried mushrooms are beer-battered, and they come with a side of ranch
  • French Fries – who doesn’t love a thick-cut french fry? Ours come seasoned or unseasoned (your choice!)

Why stop at just one? Choose two or three appetizers along with a pizza for everyone in your family to share. You can all taste-test everything and compare notes to choose your favorites.

Add a Salad to Your Pizza Dinner

It’s never a bad idea to add some extra vegetables to your meal, especially when you’re ordering a pizza dinner. Here at Mario’s, we offer a few different entree-sized salad options:

  • Craisin’ Cranberry and Walnut Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Greek Salad
  • Chef Salad
  • Caesar Salad

We also offer our garden salad and Greek salad options in party tray size. So, if you are feeding a crowd, it’s easy to add a salad to the meal.

With the exception of our Craisin’ salad, which has a mix of Craisin’ cranberries, sugared walnuts, and feta cheese over a bed of spinach, our salads all start with the perfect blend of romaine and iceberg lettuces. Each has its own toppings – check out this article about our salads for more details.

Pizza and Dessert

While we’ve mainly been talking about different options to add to your meal at our nearby pizza shop, our authentic Italian desserts pair nicely with pizza as well. Our recipes come straight from our family and trace all the way back to Italy. You can find the following desserts on our menu:

  • Tiramisu
  • Cannoli
  • Cheesecake
  • Limoncello Mascarpone Cake

We also offer cannoli trays, in case you are feeding a whole party. All four options are a delicious sweet treat to end your meal.

FAQs About Mario’s Pizza

We’d love to answer any questions you have about our pizza, appetizers, salads, desserts, or other delicious Italian food in Greensboro, Clemmons, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Here are a few frequently asked questions we get:

Do you have a rewards program?

Yes! You can come into any of our nearby pizza shop locations to sign up for our rewards program or download our app on Android or iOS. Order through the app or simply give your number to a member of our staff to earn points on every pizza.

Can you accommodate my special diet?

We have several vegetarian dinner options, and we also have gluten-free and cauliflower crusts. Our staff takes food allergies and special dietary needs very seriously, so if you have questions or concerns, just ask. Keep in mind, because of the possibility of cross-contamination (lots of flour flies around in our kitchen), we cannot guarantee that any dish is completely free of gluten.

What other foods do you offer?

In addition to pizza, appetizers, salads, and desserts, we also offer several options for entrees when you are craving Italian food. This includes subs, pasta dishes, calzones, stromboli, and more. Stop by or call us today to order your favorites.