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“Mixed experience”

Mama Gina's Pizzeria
Ranked #111 of 560 Restaurants in Glendale
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family-owned and operated, our menu features something for everyone. Our pizza is thin crust, hand tossed and baked in a stone oven. Pizza by the slice options vary daily; try something new every day. In addition to our pizza, we also offer a kids menu and wings! If you want a lighter option, try one of our salads, including our classic Greek salad and our house salad. Whether you dine-in, carry-out or have your event catered, Mama Gina's will satisfy your cravings. Call or stop by today!
Payson, Arizona
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Mixed experience”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Met friends at the Westgate area to have dinner on a Friday night and stopped here first. The wait was long so we went to several other restaurants close by only to find out the wait was longer so we came back here. The inside was full so we decided to sit outside since they had propane heaters which was a mistake because the restaurant did not have them running. Our waitress came by took our drink order, brought drinks back, and then never returned. After sitting there for 20 minutes and getting angry since we weren't being taken care of I called another restaurant to see how long their wait was. Our table finally "grabbed" another waitress and we told her it was ridiculous that we were being ignored and she stepped up to the plate. She moved us inside to a table that had become available and then took care of us for the rest of our stay and did a very good job. Food was average and the "hot" wings were more "mild" than hot.

In conclusion, first impression was horrible and would not recommend, however, the second waitress rose to the occasion (was tipped accordingly) and brought Mama Gina's back to average for service (hope she gets employee of the month).

  • Visited February 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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511 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Slow Service”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

My company had a meeting at a nearby hotel and so my friends and I went to this restaurant because we wanted a better option than the hotel provided lunch buffet:) Straight to the point, we have mixed reviews on the quality of the food but we all agreed the service could be made faster. I had the stromboli and it was just okay. One buddy had the chicken marsala and he raved about it. The other co-worker had a NY style pizza and he thought it was just fine. The restaurant had a outside seating area but since it was a hot day, we chose to dine inside. Although small, the lobby and dining area was designed very beautifully.

  • Visited December 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible Service, Mediocre Food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

My brother and I were super hungry from a full day of walking around and this cute little pizza joint looked like it would be a good place to stop. We couldn't have been more wrong. Everything was bad, starting most noticeably with the service.

Our waitress was absolutely awful. She acted like we were a burden to her. I'm pretty easy going and don't take offense at much, but she didn't even bring back a receipt with our change from when we paid at the end of the meal. It was probably the worst service I've ever had at a restaurant.

My brother ordered buffalo wings and said they basically tasted like fried chicken with nothing on them (even though they were bright red). We ordered a mushroom and meatball pizza. The meatball slices were ridiculously fatty and the mushrooms tasted like they hadn't even been washed. We left half the pizza uneaten because it was so gross.

I would not recommend this place to anyone. You would be much better off heading over to Which Wich or eating at the Yard House.

Visited January 2013
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