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When you’re craving Italian food, what kind of dishes do you really want? Are you hungry for pre-made and often bland sauces heated up in a chain restaurant and dumped over mushy pasta? Or do you want a real Italian experience, with family recipes that go back generations? We’re not trying to throw shade at restaurants like Olive Garden, but if you’re looking for authentic Italian places near me, try Mario’s Pizza. We’re a local chain owned by a family with roots in Italy, by way of Brooklyn. We’d love to give you a true Italian experience.
When you eat at Mario’s Pizza, you get a taste of our family history. Our ancestors immigrated to the United States from Italy, and they brought some of their favorite recipes with them. After operating a pizzeria in Brooklyn for many years, our family decided to move south. We opened the first Mario’s in the Triad off Hanes Mall Boulevard in the 1980s and have been expanding ever since. Today, Mario’s has nine locations in Winston-Salem, High Point, Clemmons, and Greensboro, including our original Hanes Mall Boulevard location.
While we are known for our traditional Brooklyn-style pizza, don’t overlook our pasta entree options. Our dedication to high-quality sauces and perfectly cooked noodles and proteins is what sets us apart. We want you to taste the care we put into our dishes with every bite.
You don’t have to take our word for it! Here are a few recent reviews:
“Food has always been delicious and always on time each time I have ordered here. The pizza is amazing and the other options on the menu are very tasty as well! I definitely recommend trying Mario’s Pizza.” – Joshua B.L.
“The best pepperoni calzone I’ve had since leaving Chicago! We also had the chicken parmigiana with spaghetti and it came with a side salad (yum) and garlic knots (also yum) I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Italian food at a considerable bargain. Will definitely order again from them!” – Amy D
If you’re searching for the best Italian restaurant near me, you might be wondering, “what makes one place the best?” Here at Mario’s, we believe our excellent customer service and authentic Italian food set us apart, especially from chain restaurants like Olive Garden. But what exactly makes any kind of food “authentic” and are our pasta dishes really true to what you’d find in Italy?
First and foremost, authentic Italian food is about quality. Here at Mario’s, our kitchen staff uses fresh, quality ingredients in every dish. Our marinara sauce is good not only because of our family recipe, but also because we use high-quality tomatoes, for example. When we are sourcing ingredients like cheese, vegetables, and herbs, we don’t choose what is cheapest. We choose what is best, just like they do in Italy.
Second, authentic Italian food is well-balanced. We love big portions here at Mario’s! However, within each dish, we make sure the individual ingredients can shine. That’s why our pasta is never drowning in too much sauce or covered in a thick blanket of cheese. We love sauce and cheese, but we want you to taste the entire dish.
Last but certainly not least, Italian food is ever-evolving. As families immigrated to the United States, they brought with them traditional recipes from across the country. Every region of Italy has different foods, and over time, they have evolved to become special recipes unique to each family. If you’re looking for traditional Italian food with our family’s flair, stop by today for lunch or dinner.
Our pizza is second to none, but most people who are looking for Italian places near me want to know where to find the best pasta near me. Here at Mario’s, we offer a wide range of pasta dishes, including the following:
Each pasta entree comes with a side salad & garlic knots. You can also add an order of our exclusive pork-beef blend Italian meatballs from the appetizer menu to any entree order. They’re especially popular when paired with our spaghetti. We might be biased, but we think Mario’s Pizza has the best spaghetti in the Triad! If you’re looking for Italian places near me with delicious pasta, look no further.
Our friendly wait staff would love to answer any questions you have about our Italian menu or our family-owned restaurant. Here are a few common questions, along with their answers:
Yes! We deliver throughout the Triad through Doordash. Simply click the “Start Delivery Order” button at the top of this page or find your nearest Mario’s location within the Doordash app. Our locations also offer pickup/takeout if you’d rather stop by and get your food to go.
We have several locations throughout the Triad in Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro. Check out this post to figure out which location is closest to you. We also have a sister restaurant called Tony’s Pizza, which has several locations in the Charlotte/Hickory area.
Yes! We have deals which change every day, along with daily lunch specials. Our specials are subject to change, so check out our menu to see current pricing, or stop in any time for a delicious Italian meal straight from our family cookbook. We hope to see you and your family soon!