Review: Maria’s PizzaAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
1106 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
Maria’s Pizza is located in historic Fountain Square. They have been open since 1955, so I figured that they must be doing something right. Pre-show to see The Healing Sixes at Radio Radio, I decided to stop by and give it a try.
It was a Friday night and they had a piano player and a sax player knocking out jazz standards. I was digging that, and it’s a nice touch for a pizza joint. Tables were scattered around and there were a few couches by the fireplace as well. It seemed like there is a better seating arrangement to fit more people in. The place was pretty much full.
What I Ate: Medium Sausage and Pepperoni. I can’t remember the price specifically, but it was around $12-$13 range.
The pizza took 45 minutes to arrive. Plus, Maria’s does not serve alcohol. It is a rare occasion that I am out on a Friday night and there is not a drink in my hand for 45 minutes straight. Tragic. They were apologetic that it took so long and kind about the wait.
Toppings were strategically placed on the pizza. The sausage was tasty and didn’t feel like the normal mass produced chain sausage. The pepperoni was buried between the cheese and dark red sauce. Nothing special there. The crust was thin, but not foldy/bendy like NY Style. It was flaky/buttery and stiff-ish with very little bend. Not my favorite type of crust by any means.
Would I Buy It Again? Probably not. It surely wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t anything that I would travel for. I liked the jazz duo and the place was homey and friendly, I just didn’t love the pizza. Based on the audience and the recommendation from a friend, there are plenty of people that enjoy the pizza here and it is surely worth a try.