MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Bright plum-tomato sauce, puddles of melted mozzarella, a perfectly charred crust … does life get any better with the perfect slice in front of you? We think not.
Who Has Putnam's DVlicious Best Pizza?
Gaetano Pizza, Brewster
Marios Ristorante and Pizzeria, Mahopac
Sauro's Town Square Pizza Cafe, Patterson
Three finalists are vying for Putnam's DVlicious "Best Pizza," each of which is being profiled this week.
Click and vote for your favorite – you have until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
But before that, grab some Parmesan and read on.
What Makes It Good: The lifelong family connection. Owner Mario DiNardi grew up on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and started working at his father's pizzeria in Yonkers, also called Marios, when he was 12-years-old. The whole family has owned pizzerias so he basically grew up in the business, bringing his Bronx-style pizza to Putnam.
He's been in Mahopac for 28 years come this July and still does his shopping for the restaurant at various wholesale markets and stores so he can choose his own meats and produce.
When it comes to pizza, the list of options is dizzying with toppings galore. The secret sauce is all about hard work, quality ingredients (tomatoes are key!), and top-notch customer service.
Grab a Slice: 225 US-6, (845) 621-2251, www.mariosofmahopac.com/