Our Family Restaurant - Unfortunately Closed.
We have been going to Mario's on E. Indep. in Mattthews for over 18 years ONCE a WEEK sometimes more, probably 1,000 times. They have weekly special; $3 off large one topping pizza on Wed. It really wasn't about the $3 off but Wed. is almost always OUR night to eat out with the family. Nearly every special occasion; family birthdays, wedding rehersal dinner for 50+ (the owner, Jackie closed for us on a Fri. eve.) The food and service is always top-notch. We are well acquainted with the owner and her staff - like part of our family. We even feel guilty if for whatever reason we ever eat pizza or Italian somewhere else. Our fellow locals already know where you need to be to get some off the hook 'pie'. Update - closed 1st part of April. We ate there 4 of last 5 days open. Quite heartbreaking for us. We wish Jackie and her staff the best in their next incarnations.
Great Pizza & Italian Food.
I'm from New York, and Mario's on Independence (next to Peak gym) is the real deal. Just as good as almost any NY pizza, and the eggplant parmesian is INCREDIBLE (maybe a bit pricey for a "to go" deal, but as a dinner it comes with salad and spaghetti.)
User review by phluff.
Coming from NJ we knew we weren't going to be able to find the same pizza we were able to have in NJ, but this little place comes close. While not exactly the same, it's pretty darned close, and very good if you're not comparing it to anything. They offer other Italian and american dishes on the menu, but so far I've only had the pizza. I would definately return and try other things.