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In the Charlotte or Hickory areas? Visit our sister restaurant, Tony’s Pizza!
The pandemic is clearly behind us, but now we face shipping delays driving many consumers back to the stores. If you live in the Greensboro area, you’re likely to head over to Friendly Center to do some shopping. During your trip, you’ll probably get hungry. Marios Pizza Friendly Center location has many great menu items.
Since 1957, Friendly Center has been a popular shopping destination for consumers living in the Piedmont Triad area. Back then, the shopping center had only 2 blocks with 12 stores each. Over the years, the stores have changed and the outdoor mall has grown.
Today, the shopping complex contains several department stores like Macy’s, Belk, and Sears. Specialty shops like The Children’s Place, Sephora, and Schiffman’s Jewelers also have a storefront. Plus, you’ll also find unique products in shops like Midtown Olive Oil, Love Sac, or The Extra Ingredient. With over 150 unique retailers, you’re sure to find exactly what you need.
As you walk from store to store doing your shopping, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, delicious food isn’t far away. Mario’s Pizza now also has a location at Friendly Center.
With many eateries to choose from, you may be wondering what sets our pizzeria apart from the competition. Below, we examine our top 6 reasons to dine at our restaurant.
After hours of shopping, a slice of pizza can really satisfy your hunger. The flavors, tangy tomato sauce and gooey cheese atop a bendable yet crispy crust, are the perfect combination. Plus, you can add toppings to suit your taste.
Moreover, Mario’s Pizza makes a fabulous tasting pizza that’s hard to find outside the NY metropolitan area. We start with the freshest ingredients and use old family recipes. The finished product is something truly special. Check out what our customers have to say about our pizza.
While pizza is our specialty, we also serve many other authentic Italian dishes. How about some pasta? We serve several entrees including baked ziti, spaghetti, lasagna, and ravioli. Additionally, we also have both hot and cold subs, strombolis, and calzones. Want something a little lighter? Check out our selection of salads.
With the high cost of eating out, everyone loves saving money on dining costs. That’s why we offer special deals on certain menu items for lunch and dinner. You’ll find a different deal for each day of the week in addition to daily specials. Moreover, you can also find limited-time specials by following us on our Facebook page and Instagram pages.
Who doesn’t like receiving free gifts? When you sign up for our loyalty program, we’ll give you a free slice of pizza as well as a special treat on your birthday.
Then, as part of our community, you can earn free food, cashback, and special offers. We offer double point days, and rewards for social sharing. Simply download our app and start earning today!
Friendly Center lies near the interchange of Wendover and Friendly Avenues in Greensboro. These major roads make it easy to access the mall. Once on the mall property, head over to Harris Teeter. You’ll find our pizzeria nearby, next to Midtown Olive Oil.
Typically, Buffalo and lemon pepper are among the most popular wing flavor choices. We’ve combined these two tastes to create our new dry rub Buffalo lemon pepper flavor. This new flavor combines the spicy kick of cayenne pepper with the citrus notes of lemon pepper. Currently, we only offer this wing flavor at our Friendly Center location.
Will it be your first time visiting the Marios Pizza Friendly Center Location? If so, you may have questions about our restaurant. Below, we answer some commonly asked ones.
You can order our delectable wings with mild, Buffalo, honey BBQ, teriyaki, or sweet chili sauce. However, you can only get our new dry rub Buffalo Lemon Pepper flavor at our Friendly Center location.
For your convenience, our Friendly Center location is open Monday through Thursday from 11 AM until 9 PM. Friday and Saturday you can visit us from 11 AM to 9:30 PM. We’re also open on Sunday from 12 PM until 8 PM.
We do! You can choose from either a rice-based or cauliflower crust. Moreover, if you’re a vegetarian, you can opt for our vegan cheese. Simply let us know when you place your order.
However, please keep in mind that we only have one kitchen to prepare our food. While we do take all dietary restrictions very seriously, with only one area to prepare food, cross-contamination can happen.
Besides our Friendly Center location, we have several restaurants throughout the Piedmont Triad Area:
What are you having for dinner tonight? Stop by Mario’s Pizza and let us serve you.
Americans love to eat out. Moreover, one of the most popular dining out choices is pizza. In fact, diners prefer pizza over hamburgers. When you want the best pizza in Greensboro, you want to stop at Mario’s.
Chiefly, Italian immigrants began arriving in Manhattan in the 1840s bringing with them their recipes from the old country. Although not all historians agree, most credit Gennaro Lombardi with opening the first NY city pizzeria in 1905. Whether it was Gennaro or some other immigrant, residents of the city soon craved this Italian fare.
While you’ll find many different styles of pizza across the country, the most iconic is New York style. Chefs begin with a thin, hand-tossed crust. Next, they spoon on tomato sauce seasoned with onions, garlic, basil, and oregano. Then, pizza chefs spread shredded, low-moisture mozzarella over the sauce. After baking, chefs cut the pie into large slices. Thus, diners must fold the slices in half to eat them.
If you’ve got a craving for the best pizza in Greensboro, NY style, you don’t have far to travel! With eight locations throughout the Piedmont Triad area, you can satisfy your craving for hot, delicious pizza. Plus, you can customize your pizza by choosing from our many toppings. Additionally, you can pick from 5 different sizes of pizzas depending on how many hungry diners you need to feed.
Additionally, we serve specialty pizzas with a variety of delicious toppings. One in particular, we named in tribute to our birthplace. New Yorkers know the 5 boroughs as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Our namesake pizza has bacon, beef, ham, pepperoni, and sausage to satisfy your meat yearning.
Another specialty, white pizza, traces its origins back to ancient times. Thinking the tomato was poisonous, early people spread herbs, garlic, onions, cheese, and other local staples on their flatbread. Our Pizza Bianca is a blend of garlic, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses.
Or maybe you prefer our vegetarian Greenhouse pizza. It’s topped with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, black olives, spinach, and mushrooms. We also offer alternative diet options for individuals with sensitivities. Ask about our vegan cheese, cauliflower, or gluten-free crusts.
Of course, every one of our dishes uses fresh, local ingredients. Combined with our old-world recipes from Calabria, Italy, you’ll love our great-tasting Italian food.
Two other very popular Italian dishes are calzones and strombolis. While calzones and strombolis are very similar, some of the ingredients and the process for making each differ. Furthermore, calzones are several hundred years old while strombolis are a recent invention.
In 18th century Naples, Italy teemed with working poor. As people rushed through the streets looking for work, they’d grab slices of pizza to eat. However, pizza slices aren’t always easy to eat as you’re walking. Some bakers began to fold pizza dough in half, sealing it and then baking it. Thus, calzones became popular.
Strombolis are the invention of a Philadelphian immigrant, Nazzareno (Nat) Romano. As the owner of a pizzeria in the early 1950s, he began experimenting with a new stuffed sandwich. The stromboli, as this new sandwich became known, became a popular addition at many Italian restaurants.
Both dishes begin with pizza dough. Stuffing ingredients may vary, but calzones typically contain ricotta and mozzarella with tomato sauce on the side for dipping. Generally, strombolis have tomato sauce but never ricotta.
Also, the methods for sealing each are different. Chefs fold the dough of a calzone in half and crimp the edges. For strombolis, chefs roll the dough into a long, cylindrical shape. Typically, calzones are single-serving while strombolis feed many. Whichever you prefer, we serve delicious versions of both.
Although no one knows the exact origin of these tasty morsels, most historians agree garlic knots began somewhere in one of the 5 boroughs. Rather than throw out extra pizza dough, some pizza chef invented this ingenious, delectable treat.
Whether you enjoy these as an appetizer or an accompaniment, you’ll love our garlic knots. Soft and chewy on the inside, and crusty on the outside, these will soon become one of your favorites.
Additionally, we offer many other tantalizing appetizers including garlic bread, wings, toasted ravioli, and mozzarella sticks.
Brothers Vinny, Tony, and Mario want you to have a great Italian dining experience and to thoroughly enjoy the best pizza in Greensboro. To help you learn more about us, we’ve answered a few of our commonly asked questions.
Absolutely! First, when you sign up, we’ll give you a free slice of pizza. Then, accumulate 1 point for every $2 you spend either in-store or online. Then, once you’ve reached 50 points, we’ll give you a $5 credit towards your next purchase.
Moreover, if you download our app, you’ll get even more chances to rack up points. We offer special bonus-point offers and rewards. Plus, you can gain special prizes playing our mobile games.
Download our Mario and Tony’s Pizza app from Google’s Play Store to join. You can also sign up online or ask one of our associates the next time you visit.
We have 8 convenient locations throughout the Triad in Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and Clemmons. Plus, our centrally positioned dining establishments are easily accessible from many surrounding towns:
From running specials to giveaways, you’ll find all our news on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us to see our latest offer. Come enjoy the best pizza in Greensboro today!