I hope you had a great weekend. Once again, happy Mother's Day to all of the loving mothers around the Jersey Shore. 'Thank You' for doing what you do. Your love and dedication never go unnoticed.

On top of it being Mother's Day weekend, I was also celebrating my girlfriend's nephew's communion. The rainy Saturday did not stop us from having a fun gathering at one of Ocean County's best Italian restaurants. This well-known eatery is located on Main St. in Forked River. Most importantly, this spot makes of the Jersey Shore's best baked ziti dishes...

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Shoutout to Mario's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. This was my first Mario's experience, and it won't be my last. Many will agree, the service, prices, and the food at Mario's, are all fabulous. It's not your fanciest Italian restaurant in Ocean County, but who cares! Mario's is delicious, and it's a perfect spot for cozy family celebration.

The baked ziti at Mario's is incredible too. It's one of the best baked ziti dishes in Ocean County. Do you agree?! Literally, I am sitting at work, writing this article and daydreaming about the leftovers I have waiting for me in my refrigerator. I NEED IT NOW!

Mario's:

Mario’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is a family-owned establishment for over 30 years. We put importance on the best ingredients. Every dish is made fresh to order, every sauce and soup is made from scratch. Our portions are so generous, you’ll never leave unsatisfied. Anna’s homemade desserts are to die for, a must have! We pour all our love into this business; every employee is treated like family. We work hard to make your experience with us special. Thank you for all your support.

Mario's is located at 422 S Main St in Forked River. Stop in today and enjoy a meal! You can also call (609) 693-4349 to place an order for takeout. How about Ocean County restaurants for meatballs... See below!

Top 20 Ocean County Restaurants For The Best Meatballs

Jimmy G shares his list!

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