There was nothing there that I would call superior, but they committed no major mistakes, either. I had a pepperoni pizza, and the cheese, the toppings, the sauce, the crust, were all nondescript. The service was indifferent, despite the restaurant being half-empty.
I do remember it being affordable, but I'm used to paying a quality price for a quality pizza. You can do better if you care to.
Best Pizza. I highly recommend it i think its the best pizza theres is in Miami. The place is very causal, the people treat you with kindness.
You'll feel like you're on Mulberry Street at this old-time North Miami landmark..
For more than 30 years, this low-key family pizzeria has been turning out hot, thin-crust, New York-style pizzas topped with high-quality toppings. These days the neighborhood has changed, but the outstanding pizza hasn't. The staff is friendly and used to dealing with loyal regulars who come for the cheap and tasty dishes. In addition to pizza, options include southern Italian specialties like veal parmigiana, meatball heros, baked ziti, lasagna and doughy garlic rolls.
Worst Food Anywhere. The food is undercooked, flavorless and all around a waste of $$. I have been a few times and will NEVER go back
NO TIME FOR FAST FOOD(unless its MARIO'S). I eat lunch at the downtown location often. I work at fedex and our agents order delivery almost every day. Of course downtown your not limited to where you can eat. The quantity is high. The problem is the quality. Although the location isn't great on the outside ( HELLO IT IS DOWNTOWN MIAMI) the inside is very clean and the workers are great. They all make me feel like im apart of the family.( YOU WON'T SEE TWO CO-WORKERS FIGHTING OVER WHO WILL SERVE YOU) I LOVE THIS PLACE ( not to mention when i only have 5 dollars for lunch i can get 2 slices of pie and a soda!)
NOT IMPRESSED.... I took a visit to Mario the baker after reading the reviews on City Search . The restaurant's facilities itself are just your average mom and pop pizza store design. The service , mediocre at best. The food was not impressive at all. In the restaurant you see alot awards and accolades which this place has received, I just didn't see what merits such awards here. The food (baked ziti) was generic in taste and design. The famed " garlic rolls' ? More like semi-stale bread knots , dripping ( literally!!!) with an oil / garlic / parm cheese syrup which will drip all over your clothes if your not careful. Overall : NOT IMPRESSED .
NYC-approved pizza. You might want to lock the car doors on your way there, but after tasting the pizza you'll be smiling. Although the large pie we picked up lacked in size (13" dia.) we were very pleased with the gelling of hot thin crust, gooey moz and tangy gravy- though onions were sparse and carelessly tossed. Garlic knots resembled pastry puffs topped with excessive dried parsley - didn't find the gem here. Spaghetti and ravioli were al Dante (gummy) but the sauce saved them. And a spicy meatball! Good prices, savor the pies.
I grew up in North Miami. I now live in Orlando and do not think twice about visiting Greater Miami and of course 'our' Mario The Baker. I MUST visit and eat, nothing has changed! Better NOT! Maybe a few faces and the red shelving to the left just inside as you walk in...Ha
Garlic Rolls? I have NOT found or are not duplicated anywhere else in my 56 years on planet earth. I take a bag home and freeze, not quite the same nuked BUT their Mario's....YUM!
Born and raised 5 minutes from the center of the universe, I can testify that Mario's (and John the Baker) has the ultimate food.... garlic rolls.
These garlic rolls should be on a list that includes the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. They should be guarded at Ft. Knox, or displayed to aliens as an example of what Earthlings can do. I think they cure cancer. I would name kids after them.
You can not over-exaggerate the beauty of this food.
not mulberry street. No, West Dixie Hwy is not Mulberry Street, and I don't get the same feeling looking at auto tag agencies, however the food is reasonable, not amazing, and they should get with the 90's and accept debit or credit cards for Christ's sake.......
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