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“Avoid!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Pizzeria

The Pizzeria
George Street, Stranraer, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Stranraer
Cuisines: Scottish
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Bridge of Allan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Avoid!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We decided to have lunch here based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. We really can't understand why this place gets good reviews. The menu (a plastic laminated job) was uninspiring - a few pizzas, pasta dishes and sandwiches. We had our 8 month old daughter with us and whilst high chairs were available there was no baby changing. We fed our daughter with food we had brought as well as ordering for ourselves. Just after our food arrived our daughter decided to take an aversion to her own food and was badly sick. We obviously left our own food to tend to her. With the lack of baby changing we had to change her clothes in the cafe. Whilst in the midst of tending to our daughter the waitress put our bill on the table, even though we had just received our food and hadn't indicated we were going to leave. Nobody asked if our daughter was OK, whether we wanted the bill or not incase we had to leave quickly or if we wanted our food kept warm whilst we dealt with her. Once cleaned up our daughter was fine so we ate our food. To be honest we should just have left. Our pasta was pretty horrible, especially the 3 cheese pasta dish. We quickly paid our bill and left and shan't be returning.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kelvedon, Essex, UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stopped here en route to Cairnryan/Northern Ireland and chanced upon Cafe Pizzeria. It looked clean and fresh, but disturningly empty. A pizza keen family, we ordered pizza! these were made to order and were excellent, fresh and tasty. We next tried a selection of tray bakes/cakes and coffees, which nicely rounded off the meal and reminded us we were almost back in Northern Ireland.

The staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly. Hope the loss of the ferry terminal will not hit them badly.

Note cash only - cards not excepted, but there is a Barclays cash machine across the road.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Just pure dead brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had another great visit to The Pizzeria , cheap, cheerful , clean , cosy and consistent . You get what you ask for here , a great wholesome meal , soup is always good, macaroni cheese and chips is amazing and brill home baking . The coffee is super and the waitresses are so friendly we had Sally and she was so helpful and recommended the Empire biscuits which were just so fresh and crisp we had to have another .
These days people set so much by the decor and ambiance , well look if you want a good dinner that does not cost the earth do not miss the Pizzeria , ps pizzas are delicious .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Fantastic pizzas, good snacks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Took the family here for lunch while on holiday. Good range of snacks and meals, very busy place! The three children and my husband had pizzas, all different ones. I had cheesy nachos. The service was efficient, and when the food came we were pleasantly surprised! The pizzas were properly made, with plenty of toppings, and the dough base was superb. My nachos were lovely, and not a scrap was left on the plate! The place was a bit hot though, so as soon as we finished we had to get outside, which was a shame. Apart from that, it was reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend to anyone with children, including teenagers.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Lovely local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I just love the Pizzeria. Great menu, heavenly cakes. Inexpensive and good value for money. The staff are excellent, very efficient and friendly. Altogether, a great local cafe. Outdoor seating ideal for watching the world go by.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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