My wife and I had eaten carry-out pizza from here about a year ago, but with a Living Social deal that required us to dine in (the deal promises a "Slice of Pizza," but if I am not mistaken, you receive $10 or $20 worth of food for $5 or $10), we decided to give the actual restaurant a try.
The wait was outrageous, even if it was a Saturday night. We had planned to have to wait, but since we arrived super early (before 5 p.m.), we thought we might find some empty booths. Nope. The bar was empty, though. Stupid restrictions on the Living Social deals...
Once we were seated, we decided that pizza was going to be our preferred fare, as it is the signature item here. Some tips, courtesy of our server: 1. The signature sauce is the best topping for the pizza-a combination of sweet and spicy. "Spicy" is really spicy. The "sweet" option is not very tasty. Go with signature, but choose some spicier toppings. I had the banana peppers and spicy sausage with the signature sauce. Yum!!! 2. The smallest size is good enough for 1-2 people. 3. Eat the pizza in-house; do not order carry-out. It is hotter and more "fresh" when you eat in the restaurant. Definitely a noticeable difference in quality.
The only complaint we had all night was the shotty service we received. The waitress was friendly and helpful, but we hardly saw her. One of her other tables was so frustrated that they asked to see the manager! We also needed to speak to the manager at one point, but it was due to our haste; we needed to make it to a movie by a certain time, and we got stuck waiting for the bill for nearly 15 minutes. Not cool.
Definitely worth a visit for the pizza, but beware of the slow service. Do not arrange to do something immediately after, or you will cut it close!
If you own or manage Coal Fire Pizza, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.