Friday, November 9, 2007

Pietro's, Marlton

Looking for fresh, authentic (well, as far as I know!) Italian cuisine in Marlton? Look no further than Pietro's at 140 W. Route 70, between Barnes & Noble and Olga's Diner. (Note: you can enter off of Rte. 70 heading east or behind from Old Marlton Pike.)

Pietro's in Marlton is one of three in the area and is a well-established local chain. The Pietro's restaurants are well known for their coal oven pizza that comes out quite crispy and thin with a sweet type of sauce and sporadic chunks of mozzarella cheese. Their pastas and other dishes have all been good-- certainly not too oily, salty, or garlicy like many other Italian restaurants can be. The ingredients always are fresh and you are virtually guaranteed a good meal with whatever you order.

This pizzeria also has a seemingly well-stocked bar with beer, wines, and cocktails available. I don't dabble too much in this area so I can't speak for the pricing, quality, or breadth of drinks, but they seem to be busy at the bar so I guess that's a good sign.

In addition, the dinner rolls always hit the spot (at least for me... I'm a bread kind of guy!) and are made on premises, served in a basket right out of the oven. The salads come in generous portions, enough for a couple of people. Good place for families, dates, whatever. The atmosphere is cozy though noisy (in a good way).

The service is usually quite good and everybody is friendly. The restaurant is frequently busy on weekend nights, so be prepared for a wait, though it may be worth a shot calling ahead. They also have takeout and delivery available.

Wanna call 'em? 856-596-5500


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