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“Great food - slow service”
Review of Tomato Pie Cafe

Tomato Pie Cafe
Ranked #6 of 543 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Full Service Urban Style Eatery. Unique selection of Panini's, Soup, Salads, Breakfast Dishes, Lunch, Dinner. Full Espresso Bar
Harrisburg, PA
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great food - slow service”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food is unique and what we got was delicious. Their signature tomato pie is rich and wonderful and the coffee was nice and strong without being bitter. Everyone else was happy with their choices as well and there were clean plates all around - portions were perfect. Our only issue was that our server disappeared when it was time for the check and then again when we were trying to pay the bill. We ended up putting away our credit card and leaving enough cash for the bill and a small tip. He still hadn't picked it up as we were driving away? The place is very comfortable and suitable for lounging, so if you have lots of time to kill this is a great spot to linger for a bit - they are certainly in no hurry. We decided this will be a take out only place during the work day unless they can train their servers to hustle a bit during the business lunch hour.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love it here!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I have loved everything I've tried so far! The atmosphere and interior design are great! The coffee drinks are delicious. Prices are very reasonable.
Just wish they were open on Mondays.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SMM1970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Second Chance... Bad Again”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

A paninni is a HOT sandwich right? Hot!

Someone should tell these folks this. Tell your prep and servers to look at tickets and inspect food before serving.
Do regular temp checks on items.

Second time we went after bad experience when they first opened. We hoped they had gotten it together sadly they have not.

Their paninni sandwiches were cold first time and cold last evening. My friend even asked "is this suppose to be hot". Server looked at her as if this was a trick question. Iyour press is not hot enough warm the ingredients prior to adding to the bread. Their "brie" is a spread not actual brie please re-do menu to reflect such.

Service is really slow. Server disappeared after we received food.

Positives: really cute environment. Herbed Lemonade is great. I had tomato pie which had good flavor but luke warm at best.

I suggest the owners in Litiz pay more attention to their Harrisburg location you will fold at this pace.





  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Lizziee70
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and drinks”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have been to this property and its sister property in Lititz. Both were great. The tomato pie is awesome, and the prices are cheap.

Some of the best items are their signature beverages. My girlfriend loves their lavender white mocha. I am a fan of their hot teas.

Overall, this place is one of our favorites.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Brad G
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pa.
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“awful, awful food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Oh my gosh I can't believe how awful the food is. Cold grill cheese on terrible bread, coffee that should be great but not.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank lovingrest
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