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In the Charlotte or Hickory areas? Visit our sister restaurant, Tony’s Pizza!
Are you craving pasta… and not just any old pasta, but the best pasta near me? If you live in the NC Triad, come out to Mario’s Pizza. We make authentic Italian pasta dishes based on our secret family recipes all the way from Italy. Our team would love to satisfy your craving with a piping hot plate of pasta straight from our kitchen.
Here at Mario’s, we give diners a taste of Italy with our Italian food. If you’re looking specifically for pasta for dinner, here’s what we offer:
We serve all these dishes with a side salad and garlic knots and top it with a delicious savory tomato sauce. Of course, you can also expect a lot of cheese and perfectly-done pasta that is never mushy or soggy. Our dishes are filled with flavor, which is why our customers come back again and again. Click here to read what they’re saying about the food from Mario’s.
Today, pasta is usually recognized as an Italian food, because so many delicious pasta recipes originated in Italy. However, this recipe from Italy was likely derived from noodle dishes from China, which were brought to Italy by Marco Polo in the 13th century. Others believe that the first dishes spread to Europe from nomadic Arabs. Either way, pasta has a long and rich history in Asia. In China, they used flour made from the breadfruit tree to make several different kinds of dishes.
Once it made its way to Europe, makers began to use durum wheat to produce pasta flour. This created a dried product that could be easily stored and transported. Thanks to the mild temperatures in Italy, most dishes included fresh vegetables, and tomato sauce became extremely popular.
Pasta made its way to America in the 1700s. Thomas Jefferson was actually a huge influence on eating habits at the time and brought several cases of pasta over to his home in Virginia after spending time in Europe. In the 1800s, the United States saw a huge influx of Italian immigrants, especially from the Naples area, so pasta became a popular street food. You can read more about the history of pasta here!
Although our pasta dishes are very popular, we also serve a variety of other dishes. Of course, our main offering is pizza! We create NY-style pizza and have a variety of specialty toppings to satisfy any tastes. We also have the following other entrees on our menu:
Moreover, we also have several delicious appetizers available including Italian sausage, boneless and bone-in wings, toasted ravioli, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots and garlic bread, jalapeno poppers, Italian meatballs, french fries, and fried mushrooms.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might also want to check out our dessert menu, which includes several authentic Italian treats such as tiramisu, cheesecake, and cannoli. We also have a homemade limoncello mascarpone cake, which has layers of luscious mascarpone between lemon-infused sponge and topped with white chocolate curls.
A member of our staff would be happy to answer any questions you have about finding the perfect pasta dish at our restaurant. Here are a few frequently asked questions we get, along with the answers!
Finding the “best pasta near me” is going to be subjective of course, but we humbly think our recipes are top notch. Our family has been in the restaurant business for decades, starting in New York before moving to North Carolina. Come in and try one of our favorites; we think it will become your favorite as well.
We have several locations throughout the Triad, including locations in Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and Clemmons. Our newest Italian restaurant is located at Friendly Center in Greensboro. If you live in the Charlotte or Hickory area, you can also visit our sister restaurant, Tony’s Pizza. Use the drop-down at the top of the of the page to order from any of our locations or find our address and hours.
Yes! You can sign up via our app or simply give your phone number to a member of our wait staff. You’ll earn points every time you eat at Mario’s Pizza. There’s no downside! Sign up today to start earning.
We would love to help you give the perfect gift for any special location with a Mario’s gift card. Our gift cards are available in any amount, and you can buy them via our app or at any restaurant. They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays, and people also love to receive our gift cards for anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions.
Yes! We have several lunch specials, as well as a daily dinner special. If you’re looking for dinner specials near me, check out our Italian menu.
We would love to deliver pasta, pizza, or other delicious foods straight to your door. Our restaurant is available using Slice, Doordash, UberEats, and Grubhub. Order now for delivery or give our nearest location a call for pickup! We hope to see you soon.
Many consumers love to shop. Moreover, residents of the Piedmont area love the stores at Friendly Center in Greensboro. Yet, hours of shopping lead to hunger and a search for convenient food options. Luckily, there’s a new Mario’s at Friendly Center Greensboro.
Whether buying gifts for others or items for themselves, psychologists say shopping is part of our pursuit of pleasure. However, some shopping centers are better at delivering an exceptional experience for the consumer. Here are some of the shopping mall characteristics shoppers want:
Consumers want a mall that’s easy to access with plenty of parking. With its location near the Wendover and Friendly Avenues interchange, Friendly Center is easy to reach. Plus, it has a large lot providing ample parking with convenient hours of operation. It’s open 10 am – 8 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday 12-6 pm.
Undoubtedly, a shopping center must be more than just a collection of stores to keep customers returning. It must be an experience that shoppers want to relive again and again.
Notably, Friendly Center radiates a unique day adventure! Over 150 unique retailers occupy over 1.3 million square feet in a beautiful 75-acre open-air shopping mall.
Usually, hours of shopping lead to a hearty appetite. Thankfully, you’ll find plenty of eateries at Friendly Center. Best of all, Mario’s Pizza has a new location at the shopping center.
Whether you want something quick or a meal to sit, relax, and savor, Mario’s has the perfect meal for you. We have an extensive menu to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Sometimes, you have lots of items to buy. Perhaps, it’s the holiday season or you’ve put off buying some of the things you need. Whatever the reason, it’s going to be an all-day shopping spree. However, as mealtime approaches, your stomach begins to rumble.
With the hours slipping by, you don’t have time for a long meal. Thank goodness, there’s a Mario’s Pizza now at Friendly Center. For a quick bite to eat, we have several grab-and-go lunch items on the menu:
As one of America’s favorite foods, a delicious slice of hot cheesy pizza can really hit the spot. Moreover, you’ll love our authentic huge slice of NY-style pizza. Plus, we offer a slice of pizza, one side, and a drink lunch special for under $10.
Or, perhaps you’d prefer a piping hot pocket sandwich fresh from the oven. Our calzones are stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, and your choice of 1 topping. Maybe you’re in the mood for one of our Stromboli with mozzarella, sauce, and your pick of 3 toppings. Either way, we have a huge selection of delicious options including favorites like pepperoni, salami, mushroom, onion, and spinach.
Lastly, you may want to enjoy another one of our grab-and-go lunch meals, a submarine sandwich. We offer both hot and cold subs in both 8 and 12-inch sizes. Furthermore, you’ll love our luncheon special which includes a small sub, side, and a drink.
On the other hand, perhaps you’ve been shopping all day and prefer to relax while enjoying your meal. For those times, we have additional menu items to satisfy your hunger.
Begin your meal with one of our tasty appetizers. Then, choose from one of our delicious entrees like parmigiana, baked ziti, lasagna, and ravioli.
Perhaps, you want something on the lighter side. For those times, we have several tantalizing salads featuring crisp lettuce, refreshing vegetables, and tangy dressings
And to finish off your meal, try one of our delectable, sweet desserts. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, you can’t beat a traditional-style cannoli. We also feature tiramisu, limoncello mascarpone cake, and NY-style cheesecake.
Are you as excited as we are to have Mario’s at Friendly Center Greensboro? We can’t wait to meet you and serve you great Italian food. To familiarize you with us, we’ve answered a few commonly asked questions.
With more than 100,00 Italian restaurants in the country, you’d think it’d be easy to find authentic food. Unfortunately, many restaurants claim to serve authentic Italian dishes while serving a poor version of the original.
However, brothers Vinny, Tony, and Mario are the real deal. The brothers grew up in Brooklyn when it was a predominantly Italian borough. Moreover, their recipes are old family ones brought over from Calabria, Italy. You can’t get any more Italian than that!
In addition to your newest site, we’ve located our Mario’s Pizza restaurants conveniently throughout the Piedmont Triad area:
Moreover, we offer the same delicious food at our sister store Tony’s Pizza located throughout the greater Charlotte area.
We love to reward our customers for doing what they love best, eating our delicious food. Simply download our app from the Apple Store or Google Play and start earning rewards! You can get special offers, cashback, and free food.
Stop by our new location, the Mario’s at Friendly Center Greensboro for your next meal. We think you’ll agree, we serve great Italian food.