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“Absolutely Wonderful”

Gerardo's Firewood Cafe
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Payson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a world class chef in a small Arizona town. The Maryland Crab cakes where indescribable. I know more then a few people that are glad Gerardo decided to settle his family in Payson.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

After four days in Payson, visiting in-laws, we had our first really good meal out. The food was excellent. Our server was warm, friendly and professional. Fresh ingredients and comfortable atmosphere.

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Thank CSCampeas
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I go there about once every month. This is a very nice family owned restaurant where they do superb pizzas in a huge oven, that you can see as you walk through the door. My only negative thing is that they don't serve draft beer - just bottles, but great service and atmosphere.

Thank aellarby
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Multiple lunch visits found this local spot busy. At times, all tables were filled and there was a short wait to be seated. Hostess and servers are friendly and attentive. The restaurant is simple but cozy.

Small, warm, crusty rolls were served as we were seated. Beyond its pretty presentation, eggplant parmesan was underwhelming. It was lacking flavor, cheese and marinara.

Lunch on Wednesday and Friday's features an all you can eat pizza and salad bar, in addition to the menu. The salad bar is basic with an iceberg/spinach mix. Toppings include ultra fresh ingredients of grape tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella and croutons. A variety of pies on the lunch buffet include cheese, pesto, and pepperoni. The crust was thin, crispy and chewy. The pizza was delicious. At $6.99 for all you can eat, this is an amazing lunch value. A bonus on the buffet table was a dessert pizza. Cannolli ingredients are spread on a pizza crust with a chocolate drizzle. This was a luscious finale. If you are hungry for lunch in Payson, you must try Gerardo's!

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We have dinner here when we have a little time and want to dine or celebrate with a more upscale meal, atmosphere, and service. The service is excellent and often the owner greets you coming or going. We have enjoyed our visits and meals every time. It is a bit pricier, but well worth it. The lasgna is very good, the pastas exceptional. The specials are usually divine. Everything is well prepared and beautifully presented. We often take guests here.

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2  Thank barkologist
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