Originally Posted by medford
Marion's is significantly more consistant than Cassano's, I'd say you get roughly the same quality pizza every time you go to marians, at at all the locations I've been to (roughly 5 or 6 of them), whilce Cassano's has always struggled with that. A top shelf Cassano's pizza is better in my opinion, but you only get that top shelf Cassano's pizza about half the time, the other half of the time, I'd rank Marion's above Cassano's (though the cassano's pizza on the off days is still pretty good, it mostly has to do with the amount of salt underneath the crust, which plays a huge role since the crust is so thin)
I think you've nailed it perfectly with describing these two places, and I couldn't agree more. I used to love Cassano's back in the day, and if you can get a good one today, they are still fabulous. But I don't go there anymore because I got tired of spending money on a pizza when I had no idea what I was going to get. I think some of the remaining independent Cassano's are still worth going to as nothing has changed with them. The one in Sidney comes to mind.
As far as Marion's goes, it's my favorite pizza place and I know that whichever one I go to, I will always get the same pizza. So happy that my hometown now has one.