Aponte's Pizzeria

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In a Nutshell

  • New Jersey–style pizza
  • Hand-tossed dough
  • Homemade sauce
  • Subs, salads, and pasta

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Promotional value expires Dec 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in or carryout only. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contemporary pizza typically appears in a flat, round, disc-like shape, making it both easier to eat and better at holding toppings than its earlier incarnation, the pizza fractal. Today's Groupon gets you a taste of that improved delicacy: for $10, you get $20 worth of New Jersey–style pizza at Aponte's Pizzeria. The Mason pizzeria was named Best New Jersey–Style Pizza in Cincinnati by CityBeat in 2006.

Aponte's makes its menu of pizzas, fresh salads, sandwiches, and pastas from scratch—a substance as delicious cooked as it is hallucinogenic raw. Aponte’s makes its pizzic pies the New Jersey way—with hand-tossed dough formed into foldable thin-crusts and smothered in homemade sauce sprinkled with rich, whole-milk cheese. Create your own pie ($6.25+) from Aponte's 27 available toppings, or opt for a pre-designed creation such as the tri-peppered Corinne's ($20.85 for 18 inches)—grilled red, green, and banana peppers and tomatoes over mozzarella and finished with olive oil and garlic—or the Philly steak pizza ($20.85 for 18 inches), with standard Philly toppings over cheddar and provolone curds. Aponte's also serves up savory subs, salads, and pastas for the pizza-protester in your Philip Pullman book club, so satisfy a surly friend by treating him to a 6-inch meatball parmigiano sub ($5.75).

Aponte’s casual, inviting atmosphere, filled with the intoxicating aroma of red sauce, is sure to become a home away from foreclosed home for local pizza- and pastophiles, with its five flat-screen TVs and kid-friendly video games. So stop in to Aponte's for a taste of authentic New Jersey–style pizza, and let the flavor evoke long-buried childhood memories of scampering with wild rabbits in the open pastures and vast, untouched redwood forests of Newark.

Aponte's Pizzeria

At age 11, while other Jersey kids were playing ball up the block, Tony Aponte was treating his four siblings to pizzas in the family kitchen. More than three decades have passed since those days. Tony has found new digs. He's moved to Ohio to be closer to his three daughters. But he is still crafting pizzas, drawing on those childhood experiences and a greatly expanded palette of toppings and ingredients available at Aponte's Pizzeria, which was featured on The Food Network's Restaurant Impossible.

In the pies he makes now, house-made sauce, hand-tossed white or wheat dough, and fistfuls of whole-milk cheese support capicola, genoa salami, grilled peppers, and artichoke hearts. While pulling apart slices, guests at Aponte’s Pizzeria can drink from a full bar or glance up at five flat-screen TVs to check sports scores or see if the anchorman is still wearing their friendship bracelet. Sports photos and team insignias pepper the marinara-red walls, and the tables clatter with plates of subs and baked pastas.

Customer Reviews

Lovely restaurant, delicious food.
Nancy R. · May 21, 2014
The food was great..
Ray J. · May 19, 2014
Pepperoni Sticks were delicious as was the marinara. My salad was cold, the croutons were homemade and garlicky and crunchy. The chicken parm sandwich was very good as well. Give this place a try. Very good value as well.
Melanie E. · May 7, 2014
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    312 Reading Rd.

    Mason, Ohio 45040

    513-336-7400

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