Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 1st, 2009
The other night we were sponsoring an event in Miami, not too far from the Design District. Part of our sponsorship consisted of buying the pizza. Normally, the guys who run the event get the pizza delivered from Domino’s and make their attendees suffer. Since the Pizza Expert was buying the pizza I had to make sure to try a local place, instead of these national cardboard tasting pizza places.
After searching, it seemed like Mario The Baker just opened one of their newest locations a couple of blocks away. Since, by default they were the closest for delivery, I chose them. The manager I spoke to on the phone, while placing the order was pretty nice. He gave me a discount for ordering all the pies I did.
The pizzas arrived almost exactly when the manager said they would, and I was pretty impressed since it was a decent sized order. I was even more impressed to find that the manager threw in a few dozen garlic rolls for everyone. This seemed to go over pretty big amongst the attendees who didn’t plan on kissing anyone. Actually the pizza went over so well that there was barely anything left for me to photograph by the time the locusts got their hands on it. One might think people came to the event to get the free pizza and not watch the speeches.
Anyways, the pizza was definitely better then the usual Domino’s crap they get most of the time, but it wasn’t exceptional either. The cheese was pretty good, but the crust was soggy and didn’t hold up well. But with that being said, if you are going to order in for an event in the Miami Design District, you cannot go wrong by ordering from Mario The Baker. The people who eat the pizza you ordered for will certainly appreciate the extra effort you made to give them quality. The quality that is not found in a Domino’s or Papa John’s Pizza. And you will be shocked to find the price is not that different either.
Mario The Baker in Miami gets 4 out of 8 slices.