4.5Elmer J Fudd •
11 Dec 2010
That's right - compared with the top pizza places here, Marios is on par with the top places - Pizza Bella, Cugini, Riccioti.
Something changed at Mario's since we'd been there last. We used to go quite often, but with being spoiled for choices for good Italian fare in the area, we branched out.
We were at Pizza Bella and Pasta Bella when they opened, and are regulars there as here. We were regulars at Spizzico in UE Square, though better at pasta than pizza until Chef Mino left; we haven't been back because if I'm having Italian, I want an Italian on-site, and, we get a weird vibe from the greeter, who is nice enough but, dunno...
When we went back to Mario's a couple of weeks ago I was amazed at how good the pizza was - it's better than before and on par with any other place I've been in Singapore.
The service, while it was always good, has improved. The prices are more than reasonable. The food is excellent. And better choices for desserts than some other places.
You can't go wrong with Mario's. But don't tell anyone.....
And re some of the sour reviews here with nasty comments like "expat infested" and the like, well, these people don't know Italian like we Italians do. A lot of Mario's customers are Italians, that should tell you something. I wouldn't give much credence to an Italian reviewing Singaporean food, nor vice-versa. But with any place or anything, sometimes it depends on the night, everyone and every place can have an off night, and I've been to Mario's often enough to know it was good before and has gotten better.
Hey - all these places are good, and so is variety, and so is having choices.
Good on ya Mario.