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“Good Pizza, Tough Location”

Emilio's Brick Oven Gourmet
Ranked #29 of 247 Restaurants in Sterling
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Flower Mound, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Pizza, Tough Location”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Pros:
Everything is cooked to order with fresh ingredients. Really enjoyed the pizzas - we had the thin crust style. We also had the cheese bread, which is a pizza crust with cheese and lots of rosemary on it.

Food came out fast. There's not much in the way of table top service. Grab a table, then go to the counter to order. Get your order number, and they'll bring it out when ready.

Menu is pretty good with suggestions for house favorites and traditional combinations. They have a good listing of individual ingrediants so you can create your own pie.

Cons:
It's not the biggest place. We caught them on a slow day and had no problem getting a table. I would estimate there are 20 tables in the place, and guess it can fill up quickly on busy days.

Location is tough. It's back by Belfort Furniture. It requires several turns off of the main drag to get back to the little strip mall its located in.

Don't go on Sunday - they are closed.

Overall - It's pretty good pizza, but I'd likely only go back if I'm in the area - not sure I'd make a special trip.

  • Visited December 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent pizzas”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We have been going to this spot for about seven years and we really like the fresh taste of their pizzas. We usually go on a friday night with the kids and they also enjoy it. My daughter really likes the cheese bread. It's not a "restaurant" in the true sense, it does not have servers and you order at the counter and then they bring your food to your table. But we're used to it and always enjoy it and we really like the owner, she's such a sweetheart.

  • Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice PIzzas!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Recommended by a family member - we stopped in just before the dinner hour and the place mostly to ourselves for about 15 min. We ordered the margarita pizza with artichoke hearts and a pepperoni, sausage and mushroom pizza. Cooked in a brick oven, the crust was a little darker than I like but in no way was it burned or over done. Plenty of goodies on each pizza, flavorful, and the prices were reasonable. Personable staff and clean environment.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Deb T
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Still great pizza”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Consistently great pizza. Never soggy, just the right amount of toppings, excellent sauce of marinated tomatoes. I prefer a well done crust and they do it perfectly.
When they get busy, they struggle to keep the vacated tables cleaned so that new diners have a place to sit. Seems they could use some help in this area, and the owner could probably prioritize a bit better to keep tables clear.
I hope they are around a long time...best pizza in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank iDogbert
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good pizza, but a bit expensive and strange that there are no servers”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I'd give 3.5 out of 5 stars if I could, but only whole star ratings are possible. Emilio's has good food, but it seems odd that customers have to order at the counter and get their own drinks. The restaurant could be better if they had servers waiting on tables. The pizza is very tasty. Our group had a large regular pizza as well as a calzone and a specialty pizza. Everyone was pleased with the food; it wasn't super-awesome, but it's quite good. The downside is that it's a bit pricey for pizza, especially when we had to order ourselves and get our own drinks. Overall, I would eat there again if others wanted to go there, but I wouldn't go seek it out.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Michael S
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