Mario's Pizza & Restaurant- Rocky Mount, NC 1 Star
At the end of the movie Goodfellas Ray Liotta is relocated in the witness protection program. He looks and the camera and says I went into and Italian Restaurant and ordered spaghetti they served me egg noodles with ketchup. Mario's is not quite that bad but it's very close. I ordered veal Parmigiana and manicotti. The menu said homemade sauce. I asked the server if the sauce was genuinely homemade. When she paused before answering I knew I was about to hear a misrepresentation. Of course once the meal arrived it was blatantly obvious the sauce was a bulk distributor product. It was tasteless. The cheese that was melted on top must have been some ultra bland version of provolone because it was bad. Of course this was the upside of the meal. The veal was served in rubbery chunks of unappetizing breading that tasted like it had been sitting in the freezer for weeks. To add insult to injury the service was abominable. Our server had a personality like a bucket of turnips.
I am not sure why Italian restaurants throughout the country are so hit and miss. It literally is the easiest food in the world to make. However, so many people mess it up. Big Boy says if you are in Rocky Mount dont eat at Mario's