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“Below average thin crust pizza for a high price”
Review of Gatsbys Pizza Bonita Springs Fl - CLOSED

Gatsbys Pizza Bonita Springs Fl
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

My wife and I tried Gatsbys Pizza at their old location in North Naples in 2009 and found it to be a very good thin crust pizza with spicy pepperoni that tasted great. When we heard they had reopened in Bonita Springs, we decided we had to have another pizza from there. This time, though, we were very disappointed.

The new location is larger and well adorned with flat panel televisions to watch college sports games, and as before, the walls are lined with Ohio team memorabilia. If you're from Ohio, you'll be in heaven, I guess. The atmosphere, to me, was adequate. We were disappointed and did not understand why it states on the menu that pizzas take 25 minutes to make. Their website indicates 30 minutes. If they were making deep dish pies, this would be understandable, but a thin crust pizza should not take a half hour to prep and bake. Since we got there at 7:30, the restaurant was busy and it was understandable that getting your meal may take a little longer than usual, but to state this on the menu was unexplainable. It took 35 minutes to get our pizza, even longer than stated. To pass the time, we ordered cheese garlic bread, which was good.

The pizza was not what we remembered. It was a thin crust pizza, but not as thin as we remembered or wanted. The crust was not crisp because it appeared that it needed to be left in the oven for another couple of minutes. However, the pepperoni was over cooked, curled up with a burned flavor instead of the spicy taste we remembered. I'm not sure what was wrong with the pizza's cooking - the top was burned but the crust needed additional cooking. Possibly the temperature of the oven was set incorrectly. Regardless, the flavor was poor, probably from the sauce or lack of spices they use and the pizza was not enjoyable. The one positive thing that can be said about the pizza was the amount of toppings was very good and it had ample cheese. This partially made up for what we considered to be a very poor value since the price of a two topping 14" pizza is $18.00.

I don't mind spending $20 for two people at a pizza joint if the product is good, but this trip to Gatsbys with tip set us back $33. The pizza was not as good as a Pizza Hut pie, but cost twice as much. We prefer independent restaurant pizzas over chains and will pay more for a better product, but that was not the case with Gatsbys. We will not return.

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Thank John S
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The Lasagna Dinner was recommended to me but did not live up to advance billing. The Lasagna was a small piece swimming in a sea of sauce. They need to temper down the amount of sauce which is average. I could barely taste anything under the sauce. Was well priced and staff were very nice. Will go again but it will not be a rush. I live real close so if the food beckoned would be there a lot.

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Thank FishinGary
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Immediately after they reopened following an extended period of being closed due to "problems", Gatsby's suffered from failure to have many ingredients on hand. They also did not have many of the salads that their menu included. That was a big problem for a couple of months at least. Since then, they seem to have worked their way back to their previous excellence. That is especially so with respect to their pepperoni pizza, which I believe is the best. The crust is now being properly prepared (just like before), but this was a problem just after reopening.

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Thank hj1964
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Gatsbys pizza is great environment offering delicious pizza. Great location, close to Bonita Beach and 41.

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Thank Douglas G
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Really great pizza and fun place to watch Ohio State Buckeyes. The walls are covered with televisions to watch games and memorabilia.

Jackie and Greg are great hosts and have a fun staff. If you like good wine and beer it is a spot you should visit. Evenings turn entertaining with piano music and munchies to keep you busy.
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Gatsby's was originated in Gahanna, Ohio and now here in Bonita Springs, Fl. Be sure to show your Resident Club Card and enjoy the locals discount.

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Thank Gary B
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