Mario's Pizza & Subs

$$$$ ($14 and under)

Editorial Review

A cheerful red and white facade and bright red picnic tables with blue umbrellas transport passers-by to an earlier time. While the late-night after-bar crowd has been known to get rowdy, daytime draws a low-key family and business crowd.

Carvel Ice Cream shares the space now, creating what the owners refer to as a perfect marriage between two businesses that have each been around for more than half a century.

Known for: Square pizza slices and super-stuffed steak and cheese subs. The pizza sauce is made on the premises as tomatoes are crushed and cooked for hours, then blended with seven spices. Pizza dough is made from scratch.

Tip: There are separate lines for subs and pizza. Be sure you're in the right one.

Ann Cameron Siegal, June 2010