It’s with great emotion and excitement I write this review. Marion’s was the first pizza I ever fell in love with, and as such has a special place in my heart. It is fascinating to me, reading reviews around the interwebs of Marion’s haters out there. I “get” that part of my love of this pizza stems from growing up with it, and therefore there is a certain level of “nostalgia” for me and this pizza. But I seriously don’t get people who don’t like it. This pizza is amazing. I finally had the opportunity to visit Ohio after about 7-8 years, and I wondered in my mind if the pizza would be as good as I always imagined or dreamed it would be.
It still had that magic.
Marion’s is the crown jewel of thin crust pizza. If you don’t like thin crust pizza, then there is still time to repent and change your ways, if you do like thin crust, then you are correct. Do you really want to taste all crust and dough when eating a pizza? No! You don’t! The crust is just an element or part of the pizza, it shouldn’t dominate it. Marion’s has a wonderful, thin and crispy dough crust. Another thing I love about this pizza is the toppings go way out to the edges. There is no outer crust on this style of pizza. You get all cheese and toppings on the entire pizza! Finally, due to the fact the pizza is thin and full of toppings, they cut the pizza into squares. Each square is like a little acre of wonderful on this parcel of cheesy awesomeness.
I have a friend who recently said it best of the Centerville, Ohio Marion’s. He said that piece of land between Marion’s Pizza and Bill’s Donughts might as well be the center of the universe. I think he is right.
My wife, and children, all picky pizza eaters, absolutely loved Marions. We had it 3 times in the 3 days I was in Ohio, and still wept tears when I finished the last piece.
If you ever have reason to go to Ohio, then this pizza is a must have. I have to admit on a number of occasions searching the internet for Marion’s pizza recipes only to fail each time. I just wish someone would build one in Utah so I can eat myself to death, and die happy.