Ocean City Today

Mione’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant celebrate 20 years

By Kara Hallissey | Mar 08, 2018
The Mione family, from left, Amber, Angie, Carl, Carl II, Leonardo and Brittany Belash, and Marianne and Anthony Mione, gather for a reenacted photo for the restaurant’s 20th anniversary in West Ocean City on Tuesday afternoon.

(March 9, 2018) Resort mainstay Mione’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant marks two decades of fresh Italian food in West Ocean City on March 12.

“We love the people and the people love us,” Anthony Mione said.

Mione, founder of the business, came to America from Sicily with his family when he was 15 years old.

Growing up in Brooklyn, Mione opened his first business in 1962 and would go on to have seven different pizza shops, mostly in shopping malls, throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Mione’s family was an integral part of his success, with his wife, Marianne, and son, Carl, working together in the business. Eventually, Carl’s wife, Angie, would also join the family unit.

By the late 1990s, Anthony Mione sold his pizza shops and moved to the beach to work near the ocean.

Mione’s Pizza opened its doors in the Ocean City Factory Outlets on March 12, 1998. The shopping center has since changed hands to Tanger Factory Outlets.

“Our kids grew up in the pizza shop,” Angie Mione said. “We love being a family-owned restaurant. There is always one Mione or owner in both restaurants at all times.”

Mione’s bestseller is pizza, with more than a dozen varieties available including cheese, stuffed pasta, barbecue chicken, steak, white, Sicilian, Hawaiian, Chicago, veggie, and chicken, bacon and ranch.

“We created all kinds of different concoctions to please customers,” Brittany Mione, Carl and Angie’s oldest daughter, said.

In addition to pizza, customers can also order strombolis, hot and cold subs, salads and a number of specialty Italian platters including spaghetti, stuffed shells, baked manicotti, lasagna, cheese ravioli, baked ziti, veal and chicken parmesan.

“We make everything with fresh ingredients and love,” Carl Mione said.

On May 19, 2015, Mione’s Pizza opened its second location on 67th Street in Ocean City.

“We treat our customers like our family,” Angie Mione said. “All the food is made with the good stuff and we serve food we want to eat.”

On Saturday, March 24, Mione’s Pizza in West Ocean City will celebrate its anniversary with 20 percent off menu items in addition to two slices of pizza and a soda for $5.25.

Another part of Mione’s success is the customers, who have been coming to the pizza shop for the last 20 years.

“We have customers who brought their dates here and now they are older and come in with their own kids,” Angie Mione said. “It is so nice to see. People move away and then come back on vacation and stop in to see us. Customer service is treating them like family.”

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