I'm not sure I understand the 5 star reviews. I'm am a complete pizza fanatic and I can say that the pizza is really good. And that would be all you needed to know if that was the only thing on the menu. Well, this is what I found:
This establishment has been in the same location for decades (1982) and it shows. The décor is old and dingy and the lighting dark. But, as we all know, the food should speak for itself. After we seated ourselves and greeted the disinterested cooks and server standing there, we noticed that there was a kind of film of grease on everything from the floors to the menus.
From observation, the bulk of their current business is the brisk take-out at the counter for pizzas and calzones, but the sit down dining seems to be almost an annoyance.
What has happened to this restaurant is like so many others. They just don’t turn over enough of the ingredients to keep classic Italian staples like Chicken Parmesan and Lasagna fresh and they suffer. Hence the chicken in the chicken parmesan tasted like an old refrigerator.
We agree with other reviewers (from other review sites) that stated their baked dishes were just a bowl of bubbly grease and tasteless without seasoning. This Chicken Parmesan was totally herb and spice-less as well.
We had one of the only two kinds of beer they had on draft…and it was warm. I do have to say that due to the take out business, the pizza was really good, however the fresh garlic that I ordered as one of the toppings was jarred garlic from the refrigerator and it was rancid. Ouch! We all know how that fine minced brown jarred garlic gets really pungent and nasty after it has over stayed its welcome in the frig right? Well, throw it out right?
When I mentioned that to the owner, (since he asked), he and the cook indignantly stated that it was made fresh every day and no way. Well, I may not be the greatest chef in the world but I’m not an idiot either and that’s just insulting. Sorry guys, I can’t recommend that. When you are busted like that, you just apologize and say you’ll fix it. Wow. Oh, and the beer belongs in the refrigerator too.
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