Mario The Baker Pizza Sunrise Florida

4 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on March 9th, 2009
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img_0679img_06801img_06811Went to Mario the Baker on 2220 N. University Drive in Sunrise 954.742.3333 with my sister and her family the other day.  Long known as having some of the best garlic knots in South Florida, as we passed this place I figured we should give it a try.  Many of you might have read my previous review on Mario The Baker in Boca Raton.  This is owned by different people, and is considered the flagship location alongside the one in Miami.

The place was almost totally empty outside of us and another table.  Maybe this was due to the fact we were on an off hour, or perhaps cause their quality has been slipping.  Since I hadn’t eaten here before, I would like to guess it was due to the hours we ate there.  Everyone at the table decided upon a pie with meatballs, and some of those supposedly delicious garlic knots (or rolls, who knows what they call them down here from place to place).  Our waitress took our order and then pretty much disappeared.  Now I understand that there was nobody else to tend to, so it was frivilous to be sitting around doing nothing, but it might have been nice to get a refill and some napkins or something if we needed them.  Luckily another waitress who brought out the garlic knots took care of our needs.

In my opinion these garlic knots were not even close to the best in South Florida.  So for all of those who have bragged about them for years (Tiffany) you need to have your taste buds examined.  I have had plenty of better knots around South Florida.  Places like Pizza Time, and Luna’s come to mind immediately.  Since this isn’t worstgarlicknots.com, we will not focus on them anymore then we already have.

The pizza came out and looked presentably.  What was odd is that Mario The Baker puts their meatballs on top of the pie, and then rebakes the pie with some cheese.  Personally, this is not the way I like it.  For those who enjoy picking off the toppings as they are eating, this type of pie makes it difficult.  Although it is “different”, different doesn’t always make it better.  The cheese:sauce ratio was decent, and the taste of both were pretty good.  The big issue with Mario The Baker in their Sunrise location is their crust.  As you can see by the above photo, this pizza was almost raw, and the crust was un-enjoyable.  This pie needed at least another 2+ minutes in the oven.  Seeing how the top was pretty melted, I am going to guess that their ovens are not set at the accurate temperature.  If they say they are, then they have some serious cold spots in the oven and should focus on rotating the pies.  Both the Mario The Baker’s I went to in Boca Raton, and Royal Palm Beach taste much better.

Mario The Baker in Sunrise, gets 4 out of 8 slices.

  • Phone
    (954) 742-3333

  • Address
    2220 N University Dr Sunrise, FL 33322-3941

8 Responses to “Mario The Baker Pizza Sunrise Florida”

  • Patricia wrote:

    09 Apr 2009 at 7:38 am

    Personally I like their pizza and rolls. In fact, this is one of the best pizza places in South,Florida. Their pizza is nicely baked and the cheese does not slide off while you are eating it- the service I found to be excellent- it is an old style place without all the frills, but the pizza and rolls are quite tasty. I go because the food is good , the service great and the staff is friendly. No- the atmosphere does not suit the yuppy fa fa bunch- so if ya don't like then don't come back-

  • jimsock wrote:

    15 Jun 2009 at 9:58 am

    ” So for all of those who have bragged about them for years (Tiffany) you need to have your taste buds examined.”

    No – you to need to have your brain examined, you whining, arrogant, self-centered little sissyboy.
    You are wrong again. Looking at the photos above, we do NOT see that the pizza is almost raw. We can clearly see that the cheese shouldn't be browned any further than it already has been browned. And as for the crust? We can't see the crust in these photos. Once again you are a moron that doesn't know crap about good pizza. When you do a review that is fair, I'll be the first to compliment you.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:

    15 Jun 2009 at 10:03 am

    So, to date, you are saying I have not given a fair review? I take my photos from my iPhone which might not always be the best. But it was not cooked properly, that is something you will just have to accept.

    You should send in a review if you can do better

  • jimsock wrote:

    15 Jun 2009 at 4:58 pm

    ” So for all of those who have bragged about them for years (Tiffany) you need to have your taste buds examined.”

    No – you to need to have your brain examined, you whining, arrogant, self-centered little sissyboy.
    You are wrong again. Looking at the photos above, we do NOT see that the pizza is almost raw. We can clearly see that the cheese shouldn't be browned any further than it already has been browned. And as for the crust? We can't see the crust in these photos. Once again you are a moron that doesn't know crap about good pizza. When you do a review that is fair, I'll be the first to compliment you.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:

    15 Jun 2009 at 5:03 pm

    So, to date, you are saying I have not given a fair review? I take my photos from my iPhone which might not always be the best. But it was not cooked properly, that is something you will just have to accept.

    You should send in a review if you can do better

  • frank wrote:

    02 Jan 2010 at 7:38 pm

    i just went to mario the baker in sunrise, and it was great. the pizza was cooked perfectly with a nice, hearty dough. the dough was crisp. the garlic rolls were great. some of the best i have had. what i liked about the pizza was that even with the pepperoni topping, it was not greasy at all. the service was not spectacular, the it was friendly and warm, welcoming. maybe the reviewer went on a bad day, or maybe he is just plain wrong.

  • David wrote:

    14 Dec 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I think the reviewer is on crack.. the pizza and rolls at Marios were some of the best I’ve ever eaten. Disregard the review and give Marios a try! You wont regret it.

  • Ed wrote:

    07 Jun 2012 at 11:33 am

    Go to the real Mario the Baker (located on 441 just south of Okeechobee road in WPB) to taste great pizza and THE BEST garlic rolls anywhere.  The other restaurants are just using the famous name because the original owner never trademarked it.  The original family and owners of the REAL Mario the Baker moved to WPB a few years ago and their pizza and rolls are still among the best.

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