We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Decent pizza for the price”
Review of Mr Gatti's - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Mr Gatti's
Cuisines: Pizza
Restaurant details
Reviewed December 21, 2011

I've grown up eating at Gatti's pizza buffet in Thomasville but haven't eaten there for many years. So when I heard they had changed ownership and remodeled I wanted to try it out again.

The restaurant itself has received a complete overhaul. Brand new floors, brand new paint and wall art, nice new flat screen TVs. They even took out the slightly raised section and made it a separate room with it's own TV, which is nice when you don't want to sit in the main part. In addition, the buffet, which was formally only available at certain times of the day, is now available from open to close!

As far as the food goes, the pasta is pretty good. The pizza can be hit or miss, but for the price you pay it completely blows the slop they serve at Cici's out of the water. And if you happen to visit at non-peak time (between 2pm and 5pm) the cashier will usually ask you what kind of pizza you would like. They make it fresh right then and there which is when this pizza is at it's best (better than some delivery chains even). There are a very wide variety of toppings, including BBQ chicken and cheeseburger-style pizzas. Try them before you pass on them - you might end up being pleasantly surprised.

The dessert pizza is also excellent but best when fresh.

The biggest improvement food-wise is the salad bar, which has been completely revamped with the remodel. It's not going to compare selection-wise to, say, Golden Corral, but for that all inclusive price you pay it's pretty darn excellent.

My only real complaint is that the size of the restaurant is a little on the small side. During periods of highest traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings you may end up waiting to find seating. However, that's also usually when they're constantly cooking pizza so it's usually worth the wait.

I can't recommend this place highly enough for families or for people that just looking for decent quality buffet pizza and an affordable price.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank Anthony H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (14)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

13 - 14 of 14 reviews

Reviewed November 16, 2009

Our family has eaten at Mr. Gatti's for many years and thought it was a good place to go occasionally. We stopped by recently and found that they now charge a flat fee for the entire buffet which includes a beverage. We explained we prefer water, but the same price applied. The food has always been mediocre at best, which has not changed. Pizzas were very skimpy in toppings, and the salad bar was messy. We won't go back. For cheaper and much better food, we plan to go to Elizabeth's Pizza instead, or better yet, Copper Landing.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank NCjoyful
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mr Gatti's also viewed

Thomasville, NC
Thomasville, NC

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing