By Guest Blogger Suzy Fielders

While there are many pizza joints in the Triad, there are very few authentic Italian ones that are family-owned and locally focused. Mario’s Pizza is just that though!

Do you know Mario’s Pizza history?

From Brooklyn to North Carolina  

Brothers Vinny, Mario and Tony, are from and grew up in Brooklyn. They’ve always been in the food business. Thanks to their Italian origins they love and know a thing or two about making pizza!

They left Brooklyn in 1981 and moved to the North Carolina coast. It was then that they officially opened Mario’s Pizza! They had a store in Jacksonville Mall and one in Havelock. At that time they focused solely on pizza.

From then to now, they’ve always offered authentic Italian-style pizza. Their recipes even date back to their family over in Calabria, Italy. To this day, these classic, family Italian recipes are incorporated into their dough and sauce.

A few years after opening at the coast, the family decided to relocate to the Triad as they had an offer to open a Mario’s Pizza in a shopping center off Hanes Mall Boulevard. The Mario’s Pizza off Hanes Mall Boulevard was the first of the Triad. Today Mario’s Pizza has grown to eight locations throughout the Triad. They also started a chain called Tony’s Pizza with six locations in the Charlotte area.



Perfect Family Meals

Since their humble beginnings at the coast, Mario’s Pizza has grown not only in size but with their menu as well. In addition to pizza, they have pasta dishes, appetizers, desserts, wings, and even subs. There is something that everyone in the family will love!

They also have a great kid’s menu with each item under $5. Each option includes a kid’s sized drink. Kid’s menu options include a slice of either cheese or pepperoni pizza, ravioli, chicken fingers, cheese sticks, ziti, and spaghetti. Pasta dishes have the option of either tomato sauce or butter sauce.

All dough and sauce is made daily with local ingredients. They even have alternative diet options for their pizzas, including gluten-free crusts and vegan cheese.

To maintain that perfect family environment they also offer daily specials on their pizzas and entrées. They always strive to provide authentic pizza at an affordable costs.


Gluten Free Pizza


Enjoy the Best Authentic Italian-Style Pizza in the Triad

Stop in today for an amazing Italian meal with the family. After all, their rich, tasty sauce and fresh vegetables paired with hand-tossed dough puts their pizza a slice ahead of the rest.

Best of all, with eight locations throughout the Triad there is always one close by! Not able to make it in, don’t worry Mario’s Pizza now partners with Uber Eats and Grub Hub to provide delivery services.


Sponsored by Mario’s Pizza.