I don't know, must be the extremely low standards present in Cape Coral that put this place above so many others. First of all, first impression. No parking available and signs making it clear that the restaurant does not own any parking so park in a city lot across the street or get towed. While we were walking across the street to the restaurant we were approached by some drunk homeless guy on a bike asking me and my young daughter for money. Typical for the area. Lot's of drunks and beggars wandering around. We entered the restaurant and headed for the bathroom. We were a party of four with two small children. The bathrooms were in desperate need of cleaning. Filthy is how I would describe them. Ok, let's get past that and order food. I had never eaten here before so I asked the waiter what the pizza was like. He told me it was thin crust. Perfect! That's how I like it. We ordered pizza. I tasked the waiter if there was a pizza without sauce because I prefer no sauce. He said yes, so I ordered a pizza with tomatoes, cheese, basil no sauce. Since they boast about how authentic their pizza is I thought they knew what they were doing. WRONG! I've been to Italy and eaten pizza, I've been to Naples Italy and eaten pizza. This place is no Naples. Side note, while we were waiting for the food my son discovered a broken glass under the table. Not big on cleaning here obviously. So here come the pizzas. Ok, I asked for no sauce on what was described to me as a thin crust. Wow, thick chewy dough and what appeared to be red sauce as well. I asked the waiter why there was sauce on the pizza when I asked for no sauce. He then had to confer with the owner apparently. A couple minutes passed and the owner came to our table proudly displaying a large can of tomatoes. He explained that this is what they offer for tomatoes. Geez really? Canned tomatoes that were for all intents and purposes, crushed tomatoes. Yeah, the damaged ones they put in cans cause they can't sell them fresh and the certify as DOP certified San Marzano tomatoes from Italy.. I'll take local fresh tomatoes over this hyped up can any day. This pizza was so bad our kids didn't even like it. Most of everything was left behind and we went home and had a sandwich. Again,I guess most people in this area have pretty low expectations as to what good food is.
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