We visited Pizza e Birra three times in seven days while visiting Old San Juan, all for lunch. Each of the visits had the same results: consistently good food, fairly attentive waitstaff (with one exception that resulted in a pizza being delivered lukewarm), a clean locale, and good price to value. If anything, the menu is quite limited, unless you go there for beer, of which they have some 60+ varieties (though not all at the same time it seems).
Their lemonade is one of the best we've tried. So are their piña coladas. Forget going to Barrachina's (the overrated birthplace of the piña colada), try these instead. The salads are large and fresh. Had both the Cobb and Greek. They will do a side-salad size for about half price if you ask them for it. The pizza ingredients are somewhat limited in variety but we tried half of them and they were all great. The pizza itself was baked to perfection every time. Their pasta selection is limited to three dishes, and is very tasty without being overwhelming (I recommend their ziti with pancetta). My wife likes to drink Pellegrino, and they had run out, so one of the guys went out and came back with a bottle from another restaurant within about ten minutes. Extra points for service on that one.
Note that while the place is small, I expect service may get spotty if all the tables were to be occupied at the same time, and there is a bit of that "moving on island time" behavior depending on who waits on you - though this place is fast when compared to other establishments in Old San Juan. Maybe we just got lucky to have few people every time we went. Or perhaps its a well kept secret. Pricing is in the order of $12 to $18 for a small 10 inch pizza (but well worth it), pastas are around $14, salads are $10 to $12 if memory serves. I rarely give five star reviews. This place deserves at least 4 and a half.
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