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Mater's Pizza & Pasta Emporium

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329 Locust St, Gadsden, AL 35901-3735
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Located in downtown Gadsden, this restaurant is great for meeting friends, a date night or a family dinner out on the town. Seating is available in booths or open table seating. Depending on the weather, enjoy your wait outside on their wooden benches or step into their Oyster Bar. Our wait time was 30 minutes (not bad for a Friday... More 

Thank Delsia M
Gautier, Mississippi
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Mater's lasagna. Several times I've gone in with the intention of ordering pizza and I've yet to order anything but the lasagna. The flavors are strong and fresh and meld well together. My whole family thoroughly enjoys Mater's.

Thank theytookmyname
Gadsden, Alabama
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

You can count on Mater's always having great pizza; prepared any way you like it. It's a fun place to bring family and friends for a great meal.

Thank dford80
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Their pizza is wonderful. Different people ordered different pizzas and we shared. That way we got to try several different kinds. Every one was really good, not a bad one in the bunch. Coupled with cold beer, it was a great meal. Highly recommended!

Thank Melanie M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We asked a local person about good pizza and were not disappointed!! I mistakenly ordered only a 12" pizza, split 2 ways and was worried it wouldn't be enough! The crust is thick, but it was loaded with toppings and was simply delicious.

Thank Roberta K
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Was going through Gadsden and tried it. Maters was ranked best Pizza in Alabama by al.com. This was original place. Ordered better pizza it was loaded with toppings not slacking at all. The crust was perfect sort deep dish thin. Dough was perfect.. brick oven cooked so faster than some pizza places. Salad bar was tradition little bar with about... More 

1 Thank Jeremy O
Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great pizza with unusual way of preparing with extensive amount of meats and cheese as well as veggies. One large will easily fill 4/5 LARGE people.

Thank Barry S
Gadsden, Alabama
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A lot of people like maters but of recent visits I don't think the quality set up to what it used to be. Especially the pizza sauce that they used now doesn't seem the same taste of good quality. But it still a good place to eat especially if you just want to quick pizza and beer. I guess my... More 

Thank Roaddancer
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have been going to Mater's since the 70's. When we first discovered this place we would drive to Gadsden to rent video's (the only place remotely near us at the time). The pizza hasn't changed and it is still some of the BEST pizza I've ever had. We always get the "Better Boy'. It is loaded with meats, veggies... More 

Thank mnew4
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

But the food isn't that great. To be fair, we didn't have any of the seafood, which seems popular here. We had two pizzas, a pasta dish, a salad and some appetizers. The food came out quickly, but after that, service was nonexistent. The pizza is a thick doughy crust, like it was made from bisquick. The rest of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Locust St, Gadsden, AL 35901-3735
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gadsden

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?