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“Lots of Food and Great Adult Beverages”
Review of Piola

Piola
Ranked #275 of 1,526 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed December 7, 2012

As stated, the food comes in massive portions and was done very well. The drink menu is fun and creative. I would return here for the drinks alone.

Ambiance is upscale. Well attended business crowd. Lunch for 1 is ~$25.

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had been hearing about PIOLA for a while but had somehow never managed to make it by. On Sunday, Oct. 13th I finally took the time to saunter down to check this place out. I was on a break from work which is located just a block away. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny with a light breeze and and the temperature was an unseasonable 75. I was desperate to try something new.I had 2 hours to kill so I thought I would take a good book and sit outside to relax on Piola's well manicured patio. It was the late afternoon. there were several other customers seated in the dining room and a couple more outside. It wasn't terribly busy but just enough to people watch. The host sat me at a corner 2 top. Within minutes a server approached and took my drink order, just water today. I was quick to make a decision about what my lunch would be, A Caprese' Salad for an appitzer follwed by one of their many pizza selections. I chose a traditional Margarite'. The server offered me fresh ground pepper and parmesan for each. I sat there for 1.5 hours enjoying my meal . What a great way to spend an afternoon! The only complaint I might have is that I never got the Servers name and there was some new conatruction going on across the street which was distracting. Otherwise, GO!!! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank edward d
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Piola is a pretty good Italian restaurant for a chain. The pizza is good, but no where near as good as Lily's or 518 West Soft drinks are in cans and two bucks. With a bar right there, how hard would it be to have fountain drinks? I will return to Piola on the 29th of each month when they have all the gnocchi you can eat with, I believe, seven different sauces. This costs eleven dollars, but it is fun to try all the sauces and they are tasty. The service when I went was efficient and friendly.

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Thank DuffyNC
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

My family ate here and the pizza was good, but not great. Vivace's Margarita pizza (just across the street) is much better. Soda's in a can are a bit annoying as they are $2 a piece and no refills. No sweet tea in Raleigh, NC is hard for a southerner to handle but I get it is supposed to be an Italian place. I rated this place a 2 because it is far overpriced for only decent pizza. I can get decent pizza delivered to my house for much less money.

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Thank akls96
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

My most recent dinner at Piola was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. Piola has excellent pizza if you like thin and crispy pizza with a wide variety of toppings. They have a special pizza with a variety of vegetable toppings (Ortomisto) that is a family favorite. I have not yet tried their other food on the menu as it is hard to pass up a good pizza. I have to say their tiramisu is one of the best in Raleigh. This is a great place for a casual dinner before or after a movie at North Hills and it is great that they are open late for the after a movie late night light dinner.

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Thank Mario P
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