Bad food, bad service, filthy place:
Note the date of 4-29-2010 for this review.
Unless you want to waste time reading a review, just note: this place is dirty, service is lousy, and the pizza sucks. Prices are cheap, but you don't even get what you pay for.
Onto the review:
This place is terrible...
1.) The food - while their single-topping pizza is a cheap $5, what you get is absolutely worthless. The crust has a cardboardy taste. Their sauce is ridiculously mild (ie, flavorless) and spread incredibly thin. I will admit that their toppings are of decent quality, but so skimpy that it's hardly worth noting. All in all, their pizza is of substandard quality. Digiornio makes better pizzas. Microwaveable pizzas, mind you.
2.) The venue. The place is a single shade away from "dive", it doesn't look like they bothered to clean up too much when they moved in from the last failed business at this place. They've wallpapered over the filth, but the tables, booths: gross. They have wallpaper which you can draw on and it gives something of a quaint feel... that is, if you believe that sitting next to a penis or a handdrawn advert for a youtube channel for the duration of your meal to be quaint.
3.) Service: this place is by far understaffed. They have 3 people working the entire place, and their queuing system is lousy. I've seen more efficient DMVs than this place. I ordered a pizza during a NON-RUSH time and was told it would take 15 minutes to prepare. At the 30 minute mark, I walked up to the counter (with a smile, and not a frown) to ask when my pizza was going to be ready. Upon making eye contact, the friendly cashier decided that she needed to do other work, and had me wait about 2 minutes before she got back to me. When she finally did, she didn't even wait for me to speak, she just yelled "It's comin', it's comin" then ran back to the other end of the backroom. 47 minutes after Visa officially recognized that I paid for my pizza, they yelled out my name, shoved it over the counter and muttered "Here you go." I received no freebies, no apology, not even eye contact. I didn't frown about the service until this point... I was expecting at least a h@!%!**#~d "Sorry it took us 3 times longer than we quoted you." I would have been fine if I had been given a loose quote, or if they had made an effort to explain things to me... instead of just avoiding me and trying to get me to get out as fast as possible.
With all of this being said, I would not recommend this place to anyone that:
- Has a time limit on a meal
- Is expecting decent food or decent prices (for everything else)
- Expects a clean place to sit with ground-bolted tables that don't wobble.
- Has anything else to do in the day.
I will recommend this to any of the college students living on campus, that have absolutely nothing better to do, and are absolutely unwilling to travel a single block down Tropicana to any of the pizza places there, or to the Vons on the corner for better (and cheaper) food.