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“Just SoSo”
Review of The Wood Oven

The Wood Oven
Ranked #34 of 90 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sydney
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Just SoSo”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had a dinner with that kids here last Saturday.
Service staff friendly enough, outlook ok ...but the pizza's were unfortunately very very bland.

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank Craig J
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Wont be back!”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Ate here last Saturday night on a weekend away from Sydney, with two eleven year olds.

We had been there before and can only say it has gone down hill. The service is non existent, order at the till and you are then given a number. The wine list contains 3 wines, the air conditioning has been taken down, so God help you in the summer.

We ordered and waited, waited, waited. My wife noticed the owner look in our direction and look concerned. Other people who had come in well after us were getting served. I walked up to the counter, waited and eventually got the owner's attention. He said our meals were '3 minutes away'. I asked what the problem was. He initially said nothing, but then blamed the printer. He offered no apology at all and was quite off hand.

To add insult to injury when our pizzas arrived, my wife received a plain Margherita Pizza, just tomato and cheese with lettuce on top, none of the ham, mushrooms and artichokes she had ordered. She called the waitress over and she said that the printer failed and she had forgotten what she had ordered, so thought this would be OK. We asked for a refund, ate the other pizzas and left.

There is no excuse for bad service, bad manners and bad attitude in any restaurant and we wont be back. Shame really, wood fired quality pizza in a fantastic setting is a real recipe for success. It's a shame the owner hasn't worked that bit out!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank moorandmoor
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Sydney, Australia
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“No service”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We came here thinking it would be a decent Pizzeria. There wasnt even table service, we were told to look at the Menu & come order at the bar. Pizzas were OK, nothing exciting or great. We only came for a casual night out, but you get better Pizzerias in Sydney. I thought due to the nice location it was be a higher quality restaurant. Unfortunately no.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank aussiecj_12
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