Several hounds express surprise about the deeply superior meatballs at Mary’s Pizza Shack, a small, local chain with all the trappings of a mediocre, family-friendly blandfest. They’re massive things–you get one giant meatball with your spaghetti, and it’s totally satisfying, says Melanie Wong. katya says they’re her favorite meatballs anywhere, hands down. The spicy sausage mixed in makes all the difference. Gerard can’t endorse the spaghetti itself, but the meatballs are great; he recommends the open-faced meatball sandwich, which comes with two of the gigantic meatballs, for $8.45.

Mary’s Pizza Shack [East Bay]
2246 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek
925-938-4800
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Marin County]
121 San Marin Dr., Novato
415-897-6266
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Solano County]
1500 Oliver Rd. # E, Fairfield
707-422-2700
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Solano County]
505 Davis St., Vacaville
707-446-7100
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Solano County]
1460 Ary Ln., Dixon
707-693-0300
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
359 E. Washington St., Petaluma
707-778-7200
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
8 W. Spain St., Sonoma
707-938-8300
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
101 Golf Course Dr., Rohnert Park
707-585-3500
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
535 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa
707-538-1888
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
790 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol
707-829-5800
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Sonoma County]
3084 Marlow Rd., Santa Rosa
707-573-1100
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Mary’s Pizza Shack [Napa County]
3085 Jefferson St., Napa
707-257-3300
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Meatballs at Mary’s Pizza Shack (thanks katya)

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