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“Good pizza a short walk from motel.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant

Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant
155 Victoria St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
0800 113 113
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Ranked #203 of 583 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Spagalimis Pizzeria is the oldest restaurant in Christchurch.Spagalimis was first opened in may 1978 at the corner of Colombo and Kilmore Streets, Christchurch. Initially the restaurant had eight tables, seating approximately 44 persons, with only seven employees, and takeaways available.Due to the very consistent and quality product, demand increased until at peak periods we were unable to satisfy demand. So in may 1991, after an exhaustive search for the correct site, we opened at 155 Victoria Street, Christchurch. This restaurant seats over 130 people and offers dine in, pick up and delivery services.
Souris, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good pizza a short walk from motel.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Smells great when you walk in. Good pizza at a reasonable price but nothing extra
special. They did have Kumra chips meaning fries something you on see on NZ menus.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, Indiana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Decent pizza, very reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I got the small broccoli and blue cheese pizza which was very decent...I liked that they put cheese on the crust. The small was more than enough food for one person and it was only $12!

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pizza and chips all around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had late lunch here, and were the only people in the restaurant. Both the pizza and chips were great, we had good service and the food arrived promptly. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, dreadful service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Spags special was terrific (as always)... Service was non existent..had to ask waitress staff to attend to us for drinks, placing orders, more drinks and dessert. They appeared untrained and clueless. Real shame as we had really been looking forward to dining out with friends... Owners must be losing a fortune with this kind of service.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Service would have gone a long,long way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We arrived at 7.30pm last evening. Place was busy. We waited by the sign that said "wait here to be seated." And waited...and waited...and waited., Staff hurried past without making eye contact - a "hello, sorry, will be with you in a couple of minutes" would have made a big difference.

Finally, after seven or eight minutes, a waitress stopped and looked at us as though we were quite mad, and asked "um, are you okay?" What?!!! My husband said (teasingly, not nastily) "Well, no - we are waiting by the "wait here to be seated sign 'cos...we're waiting to be seated!"

She took us to a table and gave us menus. And disappeared. And didn't come back. We waited...and waited...and waited. Finally, after about fifteen minutes, and when we saw people who had arrived AFTER us having their orders taken, my husband went up to the counter and placed our order there. Unfortunately, he also paid for it then and there, which we had cause to regret.

Because we sat and waited...and waited...and waited. After twenty minutes we saw that a couple who had arrived after us were leaving, having been served, and having finished, their meal. My husband got up to complain, but just then the waitress came out with our food. An HOUR after we had arrived!

The pizza was quite nice and the green salad a decent size. But given the appalling lack of service and the seeming indifference of the staff (who need to learn a few personal skills!) we would NEVER go back again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zorba155, Owner at Spagalimis Pizza Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi,

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry for the terrible service that you experienced at our restaurant. There is no excuse for this and we will be working with the Restaurant Manager and the rest of the team to ensure that this does not happen again. We are the oldest restaurant in Christchurch and we take pride in making sure every area of the customer experience is perfect.

I am glad you enjoyed our award winning pizzas and again I am sorry we let you down with our service levels.

Cheers

Spagalimis
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