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“Should rank much higher” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christos Pizzeria

Christos Pizzeria
1108 Broadway Street Northeast, Salem, OR 97301-3723
(503) 371-2892
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Ranked #29 of 453 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Dallas, Oregon
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223 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Should rank much higher”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Don't know why Christo's isn't ramked much higher. It certainly rates in my top five for the Salem area. Our experience, going four or five times a year (we live in another town 15 miles away and spend a lot of time traveling) has been only good service, so can't comment on others' complaints of poor service. Pizzas here are very authentic -- crunchy Neapolitan-style crust with just a little char here and there is my favorite. Salads and pastas are also fine, although I'm usually craving that thin-crust pizzas when we decide to make a trip here. Prices are fair -- not cheap, but not overly expensive either. You get your money's worth.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ashland, OR
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
“Nice Choice for Salem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Good food, pretty decent service. I'd go back again. Had a sandiwch and it was good sized and tasty.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oregon
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good pizza - slow, lackadaisical service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Sometimes bigger isn't better. Christo's has moved to a larger location on Broadway with more seating. The level of service apparently didn't go with the move.

We stopped in about an hour before closing. About 15% of the tables were occupied and the place didn't look that busy. The phone rang as we walked up to the "Wait to be Seated" sign and the cashier left us waiting for over 7 minutes while she completed an obvious personal personal phone call. Once the call was completed she went back to the kitchen for a friendly chat with one of the cooks. At some point she must have decided we weren't going to leave and came up front to seat us.

Once seated, our waiter also displayed the same lack of interest in customers and spent most his time wandering back and forth to the kitchen looking like a lost puppy. The couples at the two tables closest to us (served by the same waiter) were trying to get his attention to come take their orders. He finally took one order, wandered off to the kitchen, and came back about 3-4 minutes later to take the second table's order, only to wander off without checking to see if we were ready.

15 minutes after being seated, (and 20 minutes before closing) he meandered over to take our order. The pizza arrived just before closing time, so we felt rather rushed in order to eat.

Christo's has great pizza, but the staff has a LOT to learn about customer service.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“2nd only to a little place in little italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

2nd only to a little place in little italy

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Salem, Oregon
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“Better pizza and you can...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

Better pizza and you can get a glass of wine

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