How was it?
Food: 7.5/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambience: 6.5/10
Value: $$

Pizza Mario is one of those restaurants that I’ve been wanting to try for such a long time, but never got around to trying until a couple of weeks ago. According to TimeOut Sydney: Pizza Mario is ‘the only pizzera given the seal of approval from the Verace Pizza Napoletana – the governing Italian body that makes sure pizzaioli (pizza makers) are doing the right thing by their clientele.’ That’s pretty big!

The Russian, Tigger and I stepped into Pizza Mario’s – a darkly lit, modern dining area in the St. Margaret’s complex in Surry Hills. The menu is scrawled along the back wall and the tablecloths are green and white checkered - molto Italiano! We ordered a few items to share. Firstly, there was the rocket salad which was lightly drizzled in olive oil with a few flakes of parmesan cheese. Light, crunchy and balanced out the pizzas nicely.

Patate Pizza $15

I was completely set on ordering the Patate pizza once we had organised to dine at Pizza Mario, because I had read that this was a must try. And yes, it definitely lived up to expectations! A thin and crispy base topped with thinly sliced potatoes, maldon sea salt and rosemary, and drizzled with olive oil. It was beyond awesome! So simple, but so right. Definitely a must try.

Capricciosa $21.50

The second pizza we ordered was the Capricciosa, which consisted of a tomato base topped with mozarella, olives, artichokes, mushrooms and ham. We also loved this combination which was more of your traditional pizza. And very nicely cheesy.

Overall:

Pizza Mario have definitely succeeded in the thin base, traditional pizzas. You won’t find your Meatlovers or Supreme here! Instead you will find some fantastic varieties of thin base pizzas with simple and minimal toppings. The service was a little bit slow although friendly. This is the kind of place that would be perfect for almost any night! I will definitely be back, if only for that patate pizza! Yum!

Pizza Mario
Shop 9 Ivy, (St Margaret’s Complex)
417-421 Bourke St,
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: (02) 9332 3633
www.pizzamario.com.au
Open 7 Days from 6pm onwards

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  1. Steph says:

    Yumm, I’m always in search of great pizza in Sydney. I’ve been hearing about this place and meaning to go too! Both those pizzas look delicious, now I want pizza for lunch!

  2. Maria says:

    I just realised I haven’t had pizza for aaaages! Must fix that deficiency soon!

  3. The base on those pizza’s looks really good! This place is now on my wishlist

  4. That’s amazing that they have that seal of approval! I must take my Italian friend there and see what she thinks of it! :D

  5. so many pizza places in Sydney so little time. sounds like a good one to try :-) have you tried Lucio’s yet? http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com/2009/06/lucio-pizzeria-darlinghurst-18-june.html TimeOut Sydney gave it no. 1 vote last year.

  6. Looks amazing! it is so hard to find good pizza!!

  7. At first I thought the Patate Pizza is the pear and gorgonzola version, until I read just potato and sea salt?! So simple and it looks amazingly good! Will jot it down on wishlist….

  8. I’ve been looking for a place that served real pizza. there are so many everywhere. Pizza seems to be one of those foods that can divide opinions just with a single topping. I must give this place a try one day.

  9. Potato pizza is one of those carb-on-carb foods that strangely work. Have yet to eat here even though I keep hearing good things. I must rectify this soon!

  10. I used to be very sceptical for potato on a pizza but now I am satisfied it is great. Mmmm these look very good and the large pieces of ham on that pizza get my tick of approval.

  11. FFichiban says:

    I love my doughy bases but these look so very good! Must try this soon, haven’t had pizza in too long!

  12. Lovely pizzas! Haven’t been there but keen to try out soon.

  13. Pizza Mario is pretty awesome isnt it? … I dont like to admit it but my bf loves the place so i say.. its ok hehehe… next time you should try the Gorgonzola one… its really nice

  14. Hi Steph: It’s really yum, I think you should definitely try it!

    Hi Maria: Yes, you must fix that deficiency soon!

    Hi John: Yep, really nice thin bases :)

    Hi Lorraine: I thought so too! Yes, and then you can report back :)

    Hi Simon: Definitely a good one to try. Yes, I have heard about Lucio’s, but I have never been there! Will have to check it out!

    Hi Iron Chef Shellie: It’s true, I’ve eaten a lot of crappy pizzas in my time!

    Hi Billy: Yes, it was so simple and so delicious! You’ll have to try it!

    Hi Amy: Haha yep, the power of the pizza!! You should give it a try!

    Hi Helen: I was thinking that it was a bit of carb-overload, but it totally worked! You must rectify this soon!

    Hi Mark: It is more than great, it is super super great :D

    Hi FFichiban: These are so very good!

    Hi Ellie: Me too! You should definitely check it out!

    Hi Rhonda: It’s so awesome! Haha, good one, I like your style ;) Ok, will do!

  15. Wow, that’s a big seal of approval! What a coup for them. And a coup for your bellies, by the looks of it.

  16. Ooh – new Surry Hills pizza to try! Is this near the Beresford?

  17. Hi Conor: Yeah, I thought that was pretty awesome! Definitely more of a coup for us, I feel ;)

    Hi Tina: Yes! In the complex just opposite the Beresford!

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