An earlier review I wrote for this place, based solely on the excellence of the pizza, was positive. Alas, after a recent trip to Cafe Rio, I've completely reversed my opinion. The pie was still good, although not the the life-changing stuff we'd had there before. But even if the quality of the pizza remained superior, the atmosphere of this place would be enough to ensure we never visit it again.
Now, all other features being good, we would probably be able to put up with the grody neo-hippy atmosphere and the irritating hipster alt-rock. But all other features are not good. For while the staff are quite friendly to customers, they seem to be at one another's throats. There is a tense atmosphere in the fully exposed kitchen that is highly unpleasant. What's more, the last time we were there, a bizarre pizzaioli randomly barked out some indecipherable word at the top of his lungs with an angry expression on his face. Perhaps da kidz find this sort of atmosphere hip and "edgy." We find it obnoxious and unprofessional and will not return.
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