4326 E Genesee St.
De Witt, N.Y. 13214
Meet Salvo Barbarino. Owner of Mario and Salvo’s Pizza. Salvo arrived in the U.S. in 1976 from Sicily, Italy. Sixteen years ago he started a pizzeria with his business partner, Mario, to continue Sicily’s tradition of fresh pizza while far from home. This pizzeria makes a traditional NY style pizza with a twist of Italian heritage. The tomatoes are imported directly from Italy, and the cheese is the “best mozarrella on the market,” says Salvo. It is grande cheese, straight from Wisconsin. Salvo says what sets his pizza apart from others in the area is he’s been in the business for a long time and uses great products. More than anything, though, Salvo says, “We believe in what we’re doing.”
My friend Katy and I went out for a drive on what was one of the first beautiful spring days of the year, and decided to get a slice of pizza. After settling down with a slice of Mario and Salvo’s, I was happy to find a thin, soft crust, a fresh, flavorful, semi-sweet sauce, and a perfectly cheesy finish. If you’re looking for pizza in Syracuse I would certainly recommend making a stop at this corner pizzeria. If the pizza doesn’t convince you you’ve made the right choice, the native Italian staff will.