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“new menu is top notch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aponte's Pizzeria Family

Aponte's Pizzeria Family
312 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040
(513) 336-7400
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Ranked #21 of 138 Restaurants in Mason
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Maineville, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“new menu is top notch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

my husband, george, and i have always liked aponte's because of tony. the problem we found was the take-out pizza got soggy and toppings were not always available/varied, pasta and subs were mediocre. however with the changes from restaurant impossible, the pizza crust holds up and is delicious! the chicken parmesan is excellent.

i am an avid foodie and have to disagree with those saying they were disappointed with the menu changes (31 wizards and M P). if a business is struggling (and calls on restaurant impossible) then there is a problem. which means improve food quality and reduce menu cost (per business). they had to change this menu and need to maintain it the business!

we will continue to support aponte's with this new menu! my husband is there getting take-out tonight.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Should not have changed anything”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stopped by the recently redone place and they have completely redone the menu, increased the prices, and decreased the quality. The pizza was extremely tough. I wanted a pizza with just an olive oil "sauce" and the carry out girl recommended the white sauce which turned out to be a very bland alfredo sauce. I use to love this place and recommended it to all my friends but I will not be going back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kings Mills, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Why the change”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stop by Aponte's this past Sat. Was very disappointed in the recent changes to the menu and the products served. Felt like we were eating cardboard. Took home what was left and the animals seem to enjoy themselves. Terrible is a nice word to describe what we experienced. We were told by the waitress that some company came in recently and recommended some changes. What a mistake. Since first going to Aponte's. We have recommended to several of our friends that they should also try them out. Needless to say there will be no more recommendations. Until the owner changes back to what he had, we have made our last visit.
The interior was upgraded which is very nice. The product and the menu changes are a disaster.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always great food! Friendly, local NY style pizza.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have been going to Aponte's and getting their delivery for years. It is very authentic and they take great pride in the food, which is delicious! Robert Irvine, Restaurant Impossible, just came in and revamped the interior - it's fresh and airy feeling. We loved the old menu and many of our favorites are on the new menu. We're going to wait patiently for the return of his fantastic eggplant parmesan, though! We'll be back, many times!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, OH
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“One of the Better Pizza Choices In Greater Cincinnati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Tony Aponte came from Newark, NJ and brought his pizza skills with him to open one of the better independent pizza parlors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Originally next to a bar on Rt 42 south of the city of Mason, he move a bit north into a building which was formerly occupied by an Italian restaurant (Pitrelli's). Aponte's offers several menu selections but I have only eaten pizza there. As the owner/operater he is always there to ensure quality and consistancy. The small dinner salads are uninspired but OK. Beer and wine are available. This is one of the few places around offering a sicilian (thick) crust but unfortunately only on a large pizza - and it's very large! The place can be busy on weekends so expect a wait. There is an outside dining area during warmer weather but it's right on Rt 42 so the traffic can be annoying. Limited parking in the back and overflow parking on the street.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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