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“Perfect for pizza with pals”
Review of Vao

Vao
Ranked #46 of 122 Restaurants in Sale
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: VAO is a stylish a la carte restaurant in Sale delivering high standards of classic and seasonal dishes, coupled with attentive service in desirable, contemporary surroundings with affordable customer value in mind. Indoor and both covered and uncovered 'al-fresco' dining are available at our bustling waterside location.
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here a lot since it opened and a new menu is a welcome sign that OCA know how to please the target audience. The restaurant is bright, light and though busy never feels crowded. The menu is now more varied with hearty pasta and meat dishes complementing a wide array of great-tasting fresh pizzas. The service is cheery and unobtrusive and prices very fair. The kids menu is really good value and this is a popular place for families - particularly in the summer when you can dine al fresco whilst the kids wear themselves out scooting/running up and down the hill.
Great for lunch with the kids and vino and pizza with the girls.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Duck & coriander pizza I get every time-it's delicious

Great for families and couples

Atmosphere nice and decor modern and clean

Service is good, great place all round

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OCA_Restaurant, Manager at Vao, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback... we look forward to welcoming you and again very soon.


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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Good but not great. Very limited menu which makes you want to step over the road to Mimi's. ITs a bit like a posh Pizza hut. Never been overly impressed with the service. This could be an amazing place, the space is wonderful and has a riverside feel (even though its the canal). The menu lets it down. The staff seem like they can't wait to leave to get on with their 'real' careers.... not that thats a bad thing, but if your gonna do a job do it well while you are doing it.

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OCA_Restaurant, Manager at Vao, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Hi,

Please can you expand and be a little more specific in detailing your most recent visit to OCA??

I see on the day that you made this review you also reviewed lots of other restaurants in Sale, so I am wondering whether this review is truly justified?? Are you are making a general verdict from a historical visit or have been in since we have made some new and exciting changes...??

Will look forward to your response...

OCA

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

A recent visit here was a great pleasure; the new charcoal grill smell as you walk through the door sets the evening, then greeted by very pleasant staff. The new menu is a treat with a choice of steak and a great range of fish dishes.
I am very inquisitive to my food and therefore after one to many questions to the more than helpful waitress, the manager was brought over who was very pleasantly knowledgeable of all food and wines and even though the restaurant was so busy on this Saturday night, he spent a good ten minutes without making me feel I was intruding on his time. Credit where it is due here, I couldn't get any answers or the time like this in M.R jnr's restaurant in London on paying five times more!!
We were always topped up by the waitress with our bottle of wine as she walked passed and were always fulfilled when needed; although, Oca has a great service where you can press a table top button to request assistance to the table.. fab, I hate having to try and attract the attention of staff in a busy restaurant!

On reading the reviews below, and having visited this restaurant a few times before, I feel some comments are quite unfair and dont take into consideration about what type of restaurant this is. Oca is a pizzeria, therefore the menu will contain pizzeria items (although this has been broadened).. if anyone doesnt know what a 'real pizzeria' is try going to Italy and you may notice that Oca will contain more items on the menu than one there! Such comments about the pizzas being thin etc, it is traditional italian style! I have also been in top class 'celebrity chef' restaurants who are very keen on adding a lot of salt for taste.. which seems to be a modern part of cooking.. therefore, having experienced this before I always ask for the chef to be easy on the salt wherever I go!!

It is a pizzeria with class but with reasonable prices. The food is excellent quality products and very fresh. Anything not on the menu can be accomated within reason (I think this is stated on the menu too). I feel terrible on behalf of the staff and the restaurant for some of the negative comments below but as with anything in life, not everything is to everyone's taste and not everyone can be pleased but I will reassure you that if you are in doubt about anything.. just ask as you will be informed and accomodated for!

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Thank Pudluver
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have visted this restaurant on a number of occasions and the food quality and level of service has been consistent. They do good pizza, they have just expanded the menu with more pasta options but we havent had chance to try it yet. Good local restaurant, we will be returning so long as they can sort out the smoke from the new grill.

Thank catzrus100
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