Nothing less than the best pizza i have eaten maybe in my whole life (might be streatching it) but......if you like you pizza simple, with a great base this is for you. Wood fired pizza oven and only 3-4 toppings is my style. I do not like pizza where the fridge is emptied on to a lump of flavorless dough (which in my oppinion is the common way to do it)
So a big thank you to Pizza Mari from me for making an effort to keep pizzas simple, tasteful and original
They say this is the place to go if you are looking for authentic Italian pizza: thin and wood oven-fired. Like most of the ingredients, the oven is also imported from Italy.
-Marinara (tomato, oregano, garlic): ehh. There's about an even ratio of dough to tomato sauce so you get an even taste of both. I wasn't a huge fan of the crust so I left the ends of the pizza sitting and unfortunately because it's so thin, eating it takes like 2 seconds.
-Margherita (tomato, mozzarella from cow, basil): this was far superior to the marinara as it has a kick to it because of the fresh basil and mozzarella. The basil I'm telling you was GARDEN FRESH and added a great zing. But yet again, the pizza slice was finished in 2 seconds and not very satisfying.
FINAL VERDICT: I'm biased because I'm a Sicilian-style lover, but I will say that the ingredients were exceptional and the Margherita had a nice flavoring.
The service is quick, the quality is on-par with (my past experiences) a good slice of pizza in New York. They keep the pizzas very simple and basic - although the toppings are quite good.
Pizzas cost on average €8 - 9, while a 0.3L beer will set you €2.10. It's worth a try if you like pizza with a refreshing glass of beer at a sit-down restaurant.
That's the closest to a real Italian pizza I have found so far in Vienna.
Only problem I noticed were the blunt pizza knives they provide. They could really exchange them a bit more often. You could then really enjoy your pizza and not fight with it! :)
I really liked the Pizza here, however for my personal preference they did not have enough meaty pizza selection. But what they do have is very very good.
You can see from the photos of the location what it is like, which i believe most of not all people would enjoy.
The service was outstanding and the price is very good.
If you think Pizza is just pizza and the same everywhere, then please go here and try one of theirs and see of you still think the same afterwards.
On a blog tip we checked out Pizza Mari' for dinner. We really enjoyed our meal here. Most ingredients are imported and whatever isn't is made in-house, like their fennel sausage. Try the margharita pizza topped with rocket greens, too. One pizza isn't enough, so plan on a pizza per person. Good wine recommendations and a really tasty chocolate mousse for dessert.
Their recent listing in Lonely Planet has blown their cover as a low-key spot for pizza and drinks. We spoke with a waitress who was really nice, but bummed to see tourist busses pulling up these days. Either way, it will be good for their business And hopefully, they can still keep their laid back vibe despite the stream of tourists trickling in.
Call ahead for a table. They book up fast.
Probably best pizza I'm Vienna! Simple as that!
Very small menu of delicious pizzas. The entire restaurant is low key and casual with white walls, a big wood burning oven, long tables with a vintage feel.
Simple, straightforward pizza topping combinations, nothing fancy here. Flavourful crusts, great side salads. You come here for the pizza and nothing else. No english menu but helpful wait-staff.
I was looking for a lunch location and read a review about Pizza Mari on Spotted By Locals. So an easy choice to add it to my "to eat' list for lunch while in Wien (Vienna). Pizza Mari was across the Danube Canal from our apartment for the week but it was a nice hour walk of sightseeing along the way. Anyway, Google Maps guided us there. We stopped at a nearby cashpoint but I believe they do accept credit cards. We entered to find a modestly decorated interior and pleasantly, a full house filled with businessmen to mothers and wee ones.
The service was friendly and prompt. The menu, simple yet flexible. I ordered the Bufala Pizza (fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil) and added Rucola (which my boyfriend swears is only to be eaten by rabbits). He ordered the Salcissia which is a classic Margharita Pizza with Hauswurst (Sausage). He also says that meat is the best vegetable. Anyway, add to that two pilsners and it was time to dig in. For me, good pizza is all about the crust, the freshness of the ingredients, and the temperature. Needless to say, we enjoyed our choices. Nothing left in sight on our plates and finished the meal with a cappucino and water. I've had plenty of pizza in Europe but this I really enjoyed. I definitely recommend a trip to Pizza Mari. I just might have to include some limoncello next time. When we return to Vienna, it will be on the 'to eat' list again for sure.
So, last night - after living in Vienna for nearly 8 months - I got to try what I have so often heard heralded as "Vienna's Best Pizza" - Pizza Mari'. (What's that apostrophe there for, anyway? I don't get it.)
The location was convenient to the U2, but on a street quiet enough to seem quaint and cozy, at least as viewed from the patio. Unfortunately for us, that patio was full, so we had to sit inside on a very warm night. (sad trombone)
Walking through the entrance, you actually get a great view of the pizza oven, which looks pretty cool. Sadly, that about does it for the scenery at Pizza Mari'. The rest of it is a visual snoozefest: boring white walls, boring tile floors, and cheap boring tables. That's it. (There was a statue of the Virgin Mary outside in an alcove above the entrance, so maybe they were going for that "Unitarian church basement" feeling on purpose?)
Since I didn't come here looking for "the coolest _looking_ pizza joint in Vienna", we'll skip to the good part - the pizza is, indeed, quite fantastic. Despite the fact that my "Bufala" pizza (buffalo mozzarella, basil, and tomato) had only 1.5 actual basil leaves on it, and was a bit soggy for the very thin crust, it tasted SO GOOD. I wanted to eat at least two more pizzas of it. Herr Boyfriend's "Salame" pizza (I'm still American enough that I have to remind myself it's not "pepperoni" here) was delicious and just the tiniest bit spicy - which probably means that the locals would call it "sehr scharf". Our dinner companion had the "Salsiccia" - Americans will recognize this as what we call "Italian sausage" (as if there's only one kind) - and it smelled incredible. Available drinks were about what you'd expect at a little Italian joint - though they do have a few "Italienische Limonaden" and a wine list with a bit more to choose from, if you're in the mood.
My only real issue with the experience as a whole is that the prices are a bit high, in my opinion, for a place that is clearly keeping overhead fairly low and offering a pretty limited menu. Each of our one-man pizzas cost just under €9.
The waitstaff was pleasant - maybe a bit friendlier when we left than when we arrived - not very smiley at the table, but they made sure we had everything we needed and that we enjoyed dinner. They were also patient with our American dinner companion's attempt to speak German to them, which I always find endearing.
All in all, I enjoyed it, and if I'm ever motivated enough to actually leave my house for pizza again (pizza in my world is mostly a thing that one gets delivered, so that one can eat it in one's underwear), I'll definitely be back.
Pro-tip: When you leave, don't expect an Auf Wiedersehen - here, it's "Ciao!"
Simply the best simple pizza in town in a minimalistic place, good very reasonable priced Austrian wine and good beer. Reservations recommended.
Very busy pizza shop but good quality pizza at a reasonable price. I like it.
Best Pizza in Vienna hands down.
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