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Mario's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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422 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693-4349 ‎
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GREAT ITALIAN FOOD

A small and a bit noisy, when crowded family restaurant, where you BYOB.. They offer a "specials menu", along with extended authentic Italian dishes.. The food is excellent, and made to order so it takes a little while, but the wait is worth it. The service is made up with young adults, but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
BigDaddyK416
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South Jersey NJ
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Forked River, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I understand that some nights, businesses get crazy. But the issues we had were more about food quality and less about the wait time being twice what we were quoted. I placed an order for pickup and was quoted a time of about 25-30 minutes. We finally left with our food 65 minutes later. The workers were not polite or... More 

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South Jersey NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A small and a bit noisy, when crowded family restaurant, where you BYOB.. They offer a "specials menu", along with extended authentic Italian dishes.. The food is excellent, and made to order so it takes a little while, but the wait is worth it. The service is made up with young adults, but they are tentative and get the orders... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We did not eat here. We waited to be seated as the waitress was busy with the one table in use. She told us to be seated and gave us menus before she disappeared into the kitchen. We waited about 15 minutes before we decided to leave.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We get their pizzas sweet muscles. Excellent! We have ordered out and ate there. When we eat there the service is kind of slow and the food takes a while. The food is great but the service leaves a little to be desired.

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Florida and New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food at a great value. Mario's has the BEST pizza in Ocean County their Italian dishes are also fabulous. It's a BYOB and they pass the savings of not owning a liquor license along through their menu prices. Definitely worth a trip!

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Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The quality of the dinner was extremely high. Dinners are offered with three courses at a $12.99 price. Most meals are prepared as ordered and may take additional time but you are guaranteed fresh food and served hot.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mario's has the best pizza around. We like eating it in the restaurant with their always very friendly wait staff. But it tastes just as good at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went to eat last night to have dinner. The service was great the food took alittle bit longer to come out but they were very busy. When the food came out it was a big portion meal for very low prices. The food was excellent, defiantly worth the wait. Best food in town. We will be back !!

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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We made a reservation because we had a large party going there to celebrate my son's birthday. The service was awful food took forever and was only average. VERY disappointed as this place was recommended by a friend. Never go back.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is our go to in town. We get take out mostly but have dined many times too. Welcoming and good quality. There are many Italian and pizza places in town. Mario's owner IS Italian!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: (609) 693-4349 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?