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When searching for a large pizza, you probably don’t want the world’s largest pie on record. That pie covered a whopping 14,000 square feet. While this may be one for the history books, you’re just looking for a delicious pizza to feed your family. This is when many people in North Carolina want a slice of Mario’s big pizza.
Mario’s Pizza began decades ago in an Italian community in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a tight-knit American ethnic community wasn’t all that different from living in Italy. It was one of these areas where brothers Vinny, Tony, and Mario grew up.
In 1981, the brothers decided to take their culinary skills and traditional family recipes to the shores of North Carolina. They opened two pizzerias, one in Jacksonville and the other in Havelock. A few years later, the brothers moved to the Triad and opened an Italian restaurant in Winston-Salem.
As word spread of their delicious pizza over the years, the brothers continued to expand. Today, you’ll find Mario’s Pizza in 9 locations throughout the Triad:
Moreover, the brothers also started another chain serving the same great food. Tony’s Pizza has 6 locations throughout the greater Charlotte area:
America’s love affair with pizza began when the first pizzeria opened in 1905 in Manhattan. Over the years, the combination of a thin, crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce, and melted cheese became a hit. While other styles have developed, NY style pizza remains the most popular.
Beginning with the dough, we train our chefs the correct procedure for kneading, proofing, and hand tossing. Each step is crucial to achieve the thin, crispy crust you expect. Of course, our chefs understand the importance of baking time and temperature too.
Next, we spread a layer of our homemade tomato sauce atop the crust. We use an old traditional family recipe handed down through generations. It has the right balance of texture, sweetness, and acidity, to complement the other ingredients.
Some other styles of pizza may use provolone, white cheddar, Swiss, or a blend of cheeses. However, for NY style, there’s only one kind, low-moisture mozzarella. This cheese melts nicely with just the right amount of stretch.
Typically, traditional NY style pizza has cheese and perhaps pepperoni toppings. However, we understand the desire to customize pizza with your favorite meats and vegetables. Thus, we offer a whopping 32 options to put on your pizza.
Traditionally, Italian chefs make NY style pizza huge. Usually, pies are 18-20 inches in diameter. Moreover, a slice of pizza is so big that you need to fold a slice in half to eat it.
Mario’s big pizza is a gigantic 24 inches in diameter. However, we also make pies in smaller 10, 15, 17, and 19-inch sizes. We cut our huge 24-inch pie into 12 slices while all our other pies come in 8 slices.
People have been enjoying Mario’s Big Pizza for over 40 years, but perhaps you haven’t heard of us yet. To acquaint you with our Italian restaurant, we’ve answered a few questions below. If you have any others, please call your nearest Mario’s Pizza and one of our staff members will assist you.
While our specialty is pizza, we have many other items on our menu. You’ll find over a dozen appetizers like toasted ravioli, boneless wings, or garlic knots. We also serve popular Italian entrees like parmigiana, lasagna, and baked ziti. Additionally, we also have calzones, strombolis, subs, and salads. Finally, to finish off your meal, we offer several traditional Italian desserts. Here, check out our menu and prices.
Our restaurants offer 3 different luncheon specials available daily until 4 pm:
In addition, we have daily deals available all day long:
Prices are subject to change, so be sure to check our online menu for up-to-date information.
Absolutely! We offer a terrific loyalty program with great rewards. Plus, it’s easy and free to join. Simply download our app or let your server know the next time you order. Then, every time you order you can earn points. Watch for double point days and bonus stars for fast rewards. Moreover, we’ll give you a free slice of our delicious pizza just for joining.
Not sure what to serve for dinner? Let Mario’s Pizza do all the work for you!