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“Excellent sandwiches and garlic bread” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizza Mare' Restaurant

Pizza Mare' Restaurant
1839 Central Ave Ste 8, Albany, NY 12205-4748
(518) 869-2085
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Ranked #323 of 552 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
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Colonie, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent sandwiches and garlic bread”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

OK so this place is stuck in a spot fairly difficult to get to. BUT, keep your cool and find your way here, you will be glad you did. They make everything from scratch, and it shows (and tastes). And be sure to know they have a "make your own kids pizza" offering, they bring out a raw dough and kids get to put any and all toppings they want on it. The waitress then brings the pie back to the kitchen to bake it, and the kids excitement builds. I have had every item on their menu, and everything is top notch. This place is really a gem hidden in a corner strip mall. They do have pizza as take out and delivery as well. Great place, you will no be disappointed!

Visited February 2012
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English first
Albany, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fun Italian pizzaria with plenty more to offer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The service was good; we have been seated right away on Friday nights and have been able to sit in a booth (my preference) each time. My water stays full, which is important!

The atmosphere is inviting with dim lights. There are TVs at each table, but I'm glad that most people don't turn them on. It is annoying to hear several different TVs on since parents seem to give the kids free reign of the remotes and the volume goes up Up UP! Other than that, it's a friendly atmosphere and one that I can hear my tablemates talk at. Some restaurants are so noisy, but Pizza Mare is kind of a cozy little place.

I've ordered pizza each time I've been there and it has got to be one of my favorite non-Chicago style pizzas out there! The crust isn't too weak and it's not too thick, either. The toppings are great and the pizza has come out hot each time. Another time we ordered pizza rolls which turned out to be larger than expected, but they were tasty nonetheless.

I would definitely recommend this place and am glad to have learned about it. I only heard about this place through word-of-mouth and was surprised to find such a gem hidden right on Central!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Subs, great sauce”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Great place for Pizza, Subs or Italian food. I used to take out all the time but have eaten in the restaurant as well. The food is very good and the subs are Great! Nice people. Casual.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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