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You’re hungry and craving some Italian comfort food. With so many choices, how do you find one serving delicious meals? Stop by Mario’s Pizza where we offer some of the best Italian food in Winston Salem NC.
Usually, the rankings of America’s favorite Italian food vary according to who’s conducting the survey. However, several dishes always top the list. As one of the top Italian restaurants in the triad, we include all of these delights on our menu.
Although Americanized versions aren’t like what you’d find in Italy, these dishes do have their beginnings with Italians. When immigrants arrived on our shores, they found different ingredients than at home. Tweaking family recipes to adapt to new ingredients, Italians created new variations that have become beloved classics.
The founders of our restaurant belong to one of these Italian families who left their home to come to America. Brothers Mario, Tony, and Vinny grew up in the predominantly Italian borough of Brooklyn, NY. From an early age, the brothers learned how to toss a pizza and create mouthwatering Italian dishes. In 1981, the brothers moved to the NC coast to open their first Mario’s Pizza in Jacksonville and Havelock.
Today, you’ll find Mario’s Pizza in 9 locations in the greater Piedmont area. Thus, it’s easy to find some of the best food near you. We’re still serving great-tasting NY style pizza, but we’ve expanded our menu to include many classic Italian/American dishes.
Although many Italian dishes have changed, some foods are still very similar to the originals. Ravioli has been a popular dish in Italy since the 14th century. Back then, families served this dish in a broth. When 16th-century explorers brought tomatoes from the New World, Italians began serving them in tomato sauce. Like many Italian dishes, variations of the ravioli vary depending on the region. However, stuffing this pasta with cheese is the most popular. We’ve taken this dish a step further with our fried ravioli appetizer!
Another dish that hasn’t changed much is the Italian sausage. Typically, many different types of Italian sausages exist in both cured and fresh forms. While the exact seasonings may change with the region, Italian sausage always contains fennel.
You’ll find both of these items on our menu along with other favorite dishes. We serve several kinds of pasta meals along with calzones, stromboli, and subs. Our signature dish is NY style pizza offered in several sizes and plenty of topping choices.
Additionally, to finish off your meal, we offer several authentic Italian sweets. As with many food inventions, the origins of some of these classic desserts are a mystery. While tiramisu and limoncello mascarpone cake are fairly recent inventions, the cannoli trace its origins back to the 10th century. In addition to these iconic Italian desserts, Mario’s Pizza also serves NY style cheesecake.
Of course, we can talk all day about how we serve the best Italian food in Winston Salem NC. However, it’s our customers who return again and again and leave us great reviews that prove our meals are great:
We get carry out pizza from Mario’s on Cloverdale Ave in WS regularly. It is GREAT! The cannolis are fantastic too. And the people who work there are the nicest. Love it! – Mary K.
We Googled pizza near me and we landed on Mario’s Pizza. Mario’s can be found in a strip mall so for people who don’t look for these little gems are missing out on really good food. We got a slice of pizza, 4 mozzarella sticks and a drink for $8.50 for each person. Great food for a very reasonable price, that’s a win for our lunch. Their pizza sauce and marinara was some of the best we’ve eaten. The sauce was not bitter and had a great balance of spices. We will definitely go back if in the area again. – Rebecca B.
Mario’s has the best pizza in Winston-Salem, NC hands down. The crust is always perfectly crisp and all the toppings you add are plentiful. The flavor is superb. – Fran B
Stop searching for the best Italian food in Winston Salem NC – you’ve found it at Mario’s Pizza! Our friendly service, specials, and extensive menu make us a favorite dining establishment. Below, we answer a few frequently asked questions about our Italian restaurants.
We have 3 locations in Winston-Salem:
Plus, we have 3 locations in Greensboro:
Additionally, we have 1 location in Clemmons and 2 in High Point:
In addition to offering our humongous 24-inch pizza, our locations offer several party trays of your favorite Italian food:
Our party trays offer an affordable and easy solution when hosting a gathering. Call your nearest Mario’s Pizza before your next party and we’ll have your food hot and ready when you need it.
We’ve partnered with delivery companies like DoorDash to bring hot, delicious Italian food right to your doorstep. Just choose the delivery option when ordering online or let your server know when placing your order.
Is your stomach rumbling? Pick up the phone and order one of your favorite Italian meals from Mario’s Pizza!