If you live in Sonoma, or have visited Sonoma regularly, you know Mary's Pizza Shack is a Sonoma staple. Family owned and operated since 1959, the original shack was first opened in Boyes Hot Springs by Mary Fazio using her father's recipes and her own pots and pans. You can now find the third and fourth generations of her family nurturing her vision of a family friendly environment full of happiness and of course, delicious Italian comfort food.
Growing up in Sonoma, Mary's Pizza Shack holds so many memories of my childhood. From sports team pizza parties, to dinners with my family, and even eventually dinner with my friends in high school, Mary's was always a place where I felt at home. This feeling is partially due to the fact that the food tastes like something coming out of your grandmother's kitchen, but also because the staff and patrons of Mary's feel like one big family. Now, its location on the historic Sonoma Plaza has planted it's roots a little deeper into Sonoma's culture.
Of course, as Sonoma has evolved over the years, so has Mary's Pizza Shack. Their latest venture, Slice Shack by Mary's is the newest family tradition- scratch made pizza by the slice.
The bright space next to the Sonoma Plaza location of Mary's Pizza Shack is full of color and character. Slice shack is the perfect place to stop in and grab a slice, a salad, breadsticks, or even a meatball to enjoy in their outdoor seating area, or on the Sonoma Plaza.
On any given afternoon the space is hustling and bustling with people of all ages, waiting in the quickly moving line to order a slice of pizza or two. You can order from their condensed menu of Mary's classics- like pepperoni, the Mary's combo, Hawaiian of Italian Luau- my personal favorite. They have also recently started selling whole pies in their most popular flavors as well, so you can feed larger groups of people! Think birthday parties, wedding after-parties, or even a night in with the family. You can also choose to build your own one, two, or three topping slice or pie.
In addition to their regular menu flavors, Slice shack releases new items every Thursday! From Italian style sandwiches, to Sicilian style slices, the slice of the week is always a fun twist on their usual bag of tricks. They also have grab and go salads, local sodas, wine, and beer available for purchase to complete your picnic all in one place.
Slice Shack is the youngest addition to the Mary's Pizza Shack family, and a wonderful addition to the Sonoma Plaza. If you haven't stopped in already, now is your chance!