California Pizzeria (stay away!!!)

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redgnasher

California Pizzeria (stay away!!!)

Post by redgnasher » Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:48 pm

:cry: We decided to try the other Pizzeria on restaurant hill, we went in and it looks great from the outside
We were shown to our table and then left. We waited 15 minutes and were offered no drinks or a menu.
The people in the back were either talking or laying tables
We asked for a menu
We waited another 10 minutes until we got a menu
The menu was on a laminate and had been written on with a laminate pen
We then decided to leave as we still had not been asked what we wanted
The people next to us had had the wrong drinks given to them
The people next to them had also left
It was the first time I had left and restuarant and I was appalued
WE ten went to Catz Pyjamas where we were offered a drink as soon as we sat down
Has anyone else had disappointing experiences with California Pizzeria?

Guest

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:27 pm

It never pops ups as a "must go to" pity the owners assuming they are not in attendance. try doing a search on the forum and see what comes up. Great reveiws by the way. Did you try "O" Cantino which is opposite Catzs? I think the one down the hill is "A" Gale. Mike.

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Post by pinkiebluesky » Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:57 pm

The boys on tables and behind bar are owners, I think and I know the mother is almost always there!

Guest

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:21 pm

Then it's about time they got out of town as cowboy would say. Mike

Jamie

Post by Jamie » Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:19 pm

I have never eaten in the restaurant but if its so bad then I don't understand how it has managed to stay open??

Maybe there are some people out there who have had good food & service? but having read these comments we wont be trying this restaurant out when there are so many other wonderful places with excellent food and service.

Guest

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:43 pm

They also own A Galaria

redgnasher

Post by redgnasher » Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:09 pm

The restuarant looks fine from the outside, I can't understand why we got such ridiculous service. It was packed when we went in. The restaurant was called O Lanterna. A great restaurant :lol:

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Post by DerekUK » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:29 pm

Redgnasher meant the restaurant that he could not remember in his previous topic was O Lanterna and should not be mixed up with the California Pizzeria which he was so disappointed with.

Guest

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:50 pm

Yes I did. Don't get the confussed! O Lanterna is a great restaurant, Califronia Pizzeria isn't!!!!

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Post by Tiny Tim » Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:58 pm

Another good place for a 'Za is Via Italia down the hill. Delightful owner, animated staff (esp. the Portuguese lady who serves mosts nights). She might have been a belly dancer previous....

Sarah

Via Italia

Post by Sarah » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:21 pm

Just returned from Cvro - thought service at Via Italia was appalling. Have never come across such rude, unfriendly and unhelpful staff and the food was at best mediocre.

Lanterno was one of the best - good service and fantastic food.

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Post by Tiny Tim » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:21 am

Sarah,

I guess she had a bad belly-dancing day at Via Italia... :lol:

Tiny

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Post by Guest » Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:26 pm

we ordered pizzas and garlic bread from California, the pizzas were burnt and almost dry through lack of topping and the garlic bread was dreadful covered in chopped, tinned tomato, needless to say we won't get anything from them again. :|

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Post by barpaul » Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:49 am

We also had a bad experience at California Pizza, the food was dreadful, the service equally as bad and then to cap it all they tried to rip us off with extras on the bill!! We wont be going there again either.

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Post by pinkiebluesky » Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:28 pm

California staff washing chairs and getting ready for another season, lets hope they get their act together this year!!

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