I’m always on the hunt for what’s new to eat in Wichita; places others may not have heard of so I can help spread the word of food. Often times I find myself driving just to drive to explore the city or walking into malls, stores, and random gas stations to see what might be hiding inside. On a walk through Towne West Square, I came across Mary’s Pizza Italian Restaurant located inside the food court. Since I haven’t been there, I figured why not place a quick order.
4600 W Kellogg Dr., Wichita, KS 67209
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Mary’s Pizza Italian Restaurant is your typical food court pizza place. They serve big pizzas by the slice, salad, and an assortment of other items like wings, calzones or pastas.
Cheese pizza slices are $2.95, pepperoni is $3.40 and deluxe is $3.90. They only had pepperoni and cheese available that afternoon. Since they had a special going on of 2 slices for $4, I went with two pepperoni pizza slices.
Wings weren’t available either, so I asked for a small bowl of spaghetti which they heated in the microwave. It was just the noodles and the sauce. They said meatballs were $1.40 each. From looking at the meatballs sitting in the sauce, it didn’t seem like a worthwhile investment.
Here’s what I received.
To start off with the spaghetti, it was pretty bad. The sauce had a watered down taste with an aftertaste as if it had been cooking too long. I’ve had better spaghetti out of a can and in microwaveable frozen dinners.
The pizza wasn’t nearly as bad. It was super greasy and paper thin. I folded each slice to eat to make it more manageable and give it some thickness. As far as food court pizzas go, this was about on par or better than past experiences. It was far better than the previous pizza joint located at Towne West and similar to the Sbarro’s of old. They were generous with the pepperoni (and grease). It’s certainly the type of pizza you could eat if you’re at the mall and in a rush for something but it’s never a place I’d go out of my wall for.
At 2 for $4, it was a very fair price where I felt fine. At $3.40 for a single slice, I would have ordered just one. I doubt anybody’s going to rush out to Towne West because of this blog but if you do, enjoy.
Here’s their menu:
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