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“A hit!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzetta

Pizzetta
5408 Koloa Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808.742.8881
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Ranked #16 of 35 restaurants in Koloa
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A hit!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2006

I've eaten here on previous trips to Koloa, and have always had delicious meals! On this visit, I shared a pizza (the Roma, which had goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and a mild sausage). It was absolutely incredible! My friend described his bolognese spaghetti as the best spaghetti he had ever eaten -- the sauce was incredible!
The only downside here is that it is always packed at dinner time (aren't most of the good places busy!?!). Our group of 8 had to wait about twenty minutes and then we were placed at a table for 6 in a crowded corner of the restaurant. We didn't care once we were settled in -- the meals came out quickly and they were great! Service was excellent.
Drink specials here daily from 3-6 (beer, mai tai's, & highballs).

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Colorado Springs, CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
“Pizza should be good at a place called Pizzetta... right?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2006

Wasn't impressed with this place. The pizza was pretty bland. My dad liked the sausage sandwich, and my mom liked the calzone (although it wreaked havoc on her digestive system later). You can do better (try Tomkats a couple doors down.)

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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“Limited eateries make this a popular place despite the service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2006

After a long day at the beach we were looking for some good Italian food. When we got to Pizzetta it was fairly mobbed, although there were a few small empty tables. The place was total chaos. They also do pick-up, take-out pizza so there was total confusion with many people waiting to pick up their pizza's and some people trying to get tables. There was not clear place to wait or even ask for a table. We waited at what appeared to be the hostess counter where there was not hostess until finally someone handling the takeout said they were to busy to deal with us. We then decided maybe we would just do take-out. No such luck, they were still to busy (we were told) to even take an order. While we were waiting to try to make an order we watched several people try to pick up their pizzas, open the box, find out it wasn't what they ordered and then have to deal with it. We finally ended up going to the mexican place down the street. The food looked good but the service was terrible. The place might not be so bad when they are not mobbed during prime time. If you want to try this place, I suggest having a backup plan. There is another Italian place (Brick Oven Pizza) about 15 minutes west on the main highway.

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“Great atmosphere...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2005

open air , and impecable service...Pizetta's margherita was one of the best and a very friendly staff.

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“worst "aloha spirit" on the islands”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2005

After a long day of hiking and site seeing, we were looking forward to some good italian food, but what we got instead put a big damper on our trip. First, when we arrived the restaurant was slow, with only 3-4 tables occupied, but yet all the wait staff walked by and never once looked at us, and we waited a good 3 minutes before being acknowledged. Next, for being slow, our waiter Jeff hardly came around. Then, when our pizza came, the young waiter knocked our babies stroller trying to deliver the pizza over it-when he could have easily stepped two feet to his right to deliver, and in doing so it woke the baby. Now I know this is can happen, but what was dissapointing was the following rude behaviour. First, he just walked away without an apology, then Jeff saw that we were upset, and instead of being polite (remember customer service?) he said to us "that we were in a public place", like it was our fault for bringing the baby. then we decided to just leave, and the manager came over and said to us "do you know the meaning of the word 'tolerance'?" I was amazed at how rude this group was, then to top it off jeff again asked my wife "did you have a bad day?" which she replied yes, he then said back "good, I hope you have a bad day tomorrow too!"
please, do not patronize this restaurant and pass on this protest, there are so many better restaurants on the island anyway (brick oven pizza is much better), oh and the food....chicken in the pasta was rubbery, pizza sauce was just canned tomato sauce, not much flavor.

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