(Editor note – I am currently traveling and will be mostly posting reviews that I left unfinished for one reason or another, while building up a repertoire of the new places I hit! There will also be reviews from some new reporters we have signed up).
Local favorite, going on 50 years, I was delighted to get to try it, as it has a good rep.
Spoiler alert. I don’t know why it has a good rep. Hand tossed crusts, and surely house-made tomato sauce, but the upside stops there. The sauce was flavorless (meaning it is crushed and pureed tomatoes, without a hint of herbs or spices), and is probably the same product they sell by the jar as a pasta sauce.
Sausage was pre-cooked crumbles, and the pepperoni was oily and cupped, indicating a high fat content, and a low price. Skimpy on the toppings, as well.
Mario’s would do in a pinch, if one were in Albuquerque and being pinched. For me, that thankfully only happens once every five years or so.