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“Loaded pizzas but at a price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Remo Restaurant

San Remo Restaurant
3022 Flint St, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 4H4, Canada
(604) 941-8644
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Ranked #16 of 117 restaurants in Port Coquitlam
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Loaded pizzas but at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Having heard from locals for many years about how good this place was, we finally gave it a try. We were told the pizzas have that old-style homemade look and come loaded with toppings - and they're right. We had a small Jim's Special pizza (salami, pepperoni, ham and some veggies) as well as a medium split with a Jim's and a Mediterranean (feta, olives, italian sausage, etc.). The pizza crust was thick but not oily and the layer of toppings so high we could not eat the entire pizza. One guest had a foot-long Jim's Sub which, putting it bluntly, was darn huge! It was equally loaded and the bread was fresh and crunchy. It came with a large serving of string-style french fries which, while good, seemed a little odd for pizza restaurant. We found the service excellent with lots of staff sharing the workload to make sure we were okay and certainly did not see any inappropriate behaviour (other than kitchen staff anxious to get food out to customers). We were seated promptly on a busy Friday night but there is not a lot of room in the restaurant. The downside - and reality check - is that San Remo is not cheap. The meal for five cost us just over $100 although that included a wings appetizer and a couple of drinks. Medium pizzas are around $22 and the sub around $13. We would certainly go back but the price makes it a place to visit every so often rather than a weekly dining locale.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food is not worth the apalling service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend picked up take out from here a few weeks ago so we decided to try eating in. He really enjoys their pizza but I find their pizzas too heavy and the crust soggy. But everyone has their own preference of pizza style. I went expecting to just get a salad and a glass of wine. What a mistake! It took 30 minutes before anyone took a drink order let alone a food order. The service is absolutely horrible! It truly ruined the meal. Once we ordered food, it took another 50 minutes to arrive. And nobody cared at all. I understand that sometimes a kitchen can get backed up but that's when you go out of your way to provide exceptional service, and comp a couple drinks. The cost of two drinks may have even saved us as customers but we will NEVER return here so it's cost them much more than a glass of wine. I just don't think these owners know what they're doing. They were successful at running a little pizza joint but those skills don't necessarily transfer to running a restaurant. Obviously! Save your time and money and avoid this place.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible treatment of staff by HORRIBLE bosses”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The food is very good. However I was appaled by how the managers (or possibly the owners) spoke to their young staff. It was disgusting. I could not even enjoy my food because of all the yelling and swearing that was going on behind the bar/in the kitchen. This terrible treatment is obviously why San Remo can not keep their staff and is always hiring. If that man spoke to me like that I would certainly tell him where to go, someone needs to put him in his place. I will not be supporting a restaurant that has no regard for treating its staff with respect.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

The price is very expensive but the pizza is very thick. The pepperoni pizza was disgusting the pepperoni was stuffed inside the pizza and it was all mushed up. However the cheese pizza was actually pretty good. For pepperoni pizza fans order the cheese pizza or go somewhere else. It was pretty fancy inside.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Recently renovated, so prices have gone up a little. Not totally impressed with the new layout - I found it more fun talking to the kitchen staff as you were walking in and out. Still the best pizza around!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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