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“Good food, service, ambiance”

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 August 28, 2013

The chef/owner has been schooled and has worked as a chef all around the world (check out the Web site before you go at gerardosbistro.com. The restaurant really is all about food and wine. Even though that may seem to be true with all eateries it really is not. At Gerardo's it is. We stepped in and was not overtaken by people welcoming us, opening doors, asking us how we feel, and all of those superficial things. Instead, we got a chance to come in, stop and look around, and take in the wonderful cooking aromas, interesting awards, and signage. Immediately we saw the chef cooking in the kitchen and delivering up delicious looking pizzas. The place was busy for a Saturday afternoon. Our table was comfortable and the service was good. I appreciated that they brought olive oil and balsamic vinegar as well as the pizza combo of parmesan, oregano, and pepper flakes. ALL ingredients were super fresh and favorable, of fine quality. I got the veggie pizza on whole wheat crust and it was LOADED with yummy veggies--very healthful. They do a great job. Enjoy!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Some may consider Gerardo's pricey but you get what you pay for, as they say. After many visits, have tried salads, pizza and several main menu items - all delicious. We always try to arrive by 5pm for dinner as it gets very crowded. Outside patio area is desirable when weather co-operates. Only down side: when crowded with diners, for some reason it can get quite noisy.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good food, friendly staff, owner/chef Gerardo is right there in the open kitchen, so say "hi". He and his family are great supporters of charities in town.

Thank Dee F
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Everything is delicious from the Ceasar's salad, Minestrone soup, pizza, pasta, and gelato.
Gerardo and Maria as well as daughter Natalie make a good family combination for their warmth and hospitality. Price is very reasonable and service is excellent. We always have a good meal .

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Thank Hermenegildo A
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Gotta let you in on a Payson secret. Gerado's is consistently the best restaurant in Payson. We've lived in Payson 15 years. We've eaten at Gerado's (& as Cucina Paradiso) for years and have NEVER had a bad meal. Our all-time favorite is the daily Salmon Special. The salmon practically melts in your mouth. If you like genuine Italian food, this place would be hard to top no matter where you're from. And, that's a fact, Jack..........

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Thank Larry B
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