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“Worst wings ever. Pizza was just OK, and definitely not "gourmet"”

Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great pizza restaurant! Dine In, Pick Up and Delivery. Easy online ordering- with free cinna or bread stix. Great for families and groups, free Wi-Fi, outdoor seating, slices, happy hour beer specials, TVs, deals and coupons, open late, 2 South Lake Tahoe locations
Roseville, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worst wings ever. Pizza was just OK, and definitely not "gourmet"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I really don't understand some of the higher ratings here. We stopped into this place and ordered a small order of wings and a small pizza. The wings don't come with wing-sauce already on them. Instead, they give you a little plastic cup of their wing-sauce which is full of black pepper (why?). The wings themselves were dry and overcooked and served in a plastic basket with old/limp/rubbery cuts of celery and carrots. They really couldn't serve fresh veggies? I drizzled their "wing-sauce" over the dried-out wings (which ran through the basket) and tried one, which tasted just as disappointing as it looked ... didn't eat the rest. The basil and sausage pizza showed up and didn't look very "gourmet", but instead was also very dry with very little sauce. It really was some of the worst food and my fiance and I couldn't believe something this simple could be prepared so poorly. We paid and left, and hope this review at least helps somebody avoid the disappointment and goes elsewhere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Blue Dog Pizza is a must, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. The food is great - really fresh salads - we like the dog house salad. Try the Hawaiian Chips for an appetizer or meal. Their Pizza's are awesome - they do it up right. Great value too

Visited June 2013
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Thank Debbie K
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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
“Not too bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The service was great, the wings were very good, the beer was good, the pizza was ok. It wasn't the worst pizza I've ever had, but it wasn't the best either. The next time I'm in Tahoe I'll try Vinnie's.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Anthony A
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Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unique pizza and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

While visiting Tahoe for the day, and it was a pretty crowded day, we were looking for a place to eat that was not going to be packed full and ran across this place. It was not crowded, our waitress was very pleasant and even had suggestions on how to save some money on our bill by getting one large half and half pizza instead of two smaller ones. The pizza was good, we had topping choices not offered elsewhere and the pizza was very tasty. If you love thick crust though, this is not the pizza for you but the crust, the sauce and the overall pizza was very tasty.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Laura R
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“well worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The pizza was HUGE. The place is popular to eat in or take away, and i can see why. It is affordable, comfortable, unpretentious and just good value for drinks and dining.

Visited February 2013
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Thank velkytatry
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