Via Tribunali

★★★☆☆
  • 913 E Pike St

    Seattle, WA 98190

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  • 206-322-9234

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I just have to say that after eating Lasagna at the restaurant in capital hill I was sick to my stomach for several hrs after. I must also point out that I asked about the types of lasagna and asked for BAKED lasagna twice before ordering

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★★★★★

I just have to say that after eating Lasagna at the restaurant in capital hill I was sick to my stomach for several hrs after. I must also point out that I asked about the types of lasagna and asked for BAKED lasagna twice before ordering

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I would give them 5 stars except for the fact that they make you cut the pizza yoursefl with scissors. That is dumb. Apparently that's how they do it in Naples, but if you want your restaurant THAT authentic- go open one in Naples!

Besides that, the pizza is SO good- way better than Tutta Bella so I will cut my pizza with scissors and put up with the less than stellar service just because the pizza is so good. It's also really romantic in there so that helps too.

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★★★★☆

I would give them 5 stars except for the fact that they make you cut the pizza yoursefl with scissors. That is dumb. Apparently that's how they do it in Naples, but if you want your restaurant THAT authentic- go open one in Naples!

Besides that, the pizza is SO good- way better than Tutta Bella so I will cut my pizza with scissors and put up with the less than stellar service just because the pizza is so good. It's also really romantic in there so that helps too.

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Via Tribunali's Fremont location is quaint with a modern-rustic charm.

It is everything you want a pizzeria to be, with its wood-fired oven upon entering, carved wooden booths and tables, and dim, warm atmosphere.

And the pizza - a slice of Neaopolitan heaven. It's light, slightly crispy, tangy, and delicious.

You almost feel transported away from Seattle to a little spot in Southern Italy where conversation is good, the food is authentic, and everyone is relaxed in the moment.

2
★★★★☆

Via Tribunali's Fremont location is quaint with a modern-rustic charm.

It is everything you want a pizzeria to be, with its wood-fired oven upon entering, carved wooden booths and tables, and dim, warm atmosphere.

And the pizza - a slice of Neaopolitan heaven. It's light, slightly crispy, tangy, and delicious.

You almost feel transported away from Seattle to a little spot in Southern Italy where conversation is good, the food is authentic, and everyone is relaxed in the moment.

Pros: Atmosphere, food, location

Cons: parking can be difficult

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When I requested that my pizza not be completely charred the manager responded "Its 1000 degrees, thats how it comes". And yes it did! Completely black. Also with only one leaf of basil on a pizza advertised as cheese tomatoes and basil. One Leaf!
When I expressed my dissatisfaction the manager showed no concern, so I left no tip, and sent an email off to the owner of the business. Below is the response I received from the management:
On behalf of our entire staff at Via Tribunali Georgetown I would like
to express to you our deepest and most overwhelming joy that you no
longer will be coming into our restaurant. I would like to add as
manager that you are no longer allowed on our property and if I find
you anywhere near my restaurant I will personally take it upon my self
to remove you by any means possible. Every single one of my staff
members have expressed to me your overlwhelming rudeness and classless
behavior while dining in our restaurant. We can now assure ourselves
that we have one less waste of space within our confines. Mr.
Philipps, your reputation preceeded you long before I set foot in this
particular location and it has declined since which I find amazing as
I consider you the lowest and most dispicable forms of human life on
this planet. Thank you for saving me the embarrassment of having to
throw you into the street in front of our restaurant.

Fondly,

Cary Kemp

Manager
Via Tribunali Georgetown.

0
★☆☆☆☆

When I requested that my pizza not be completely charred the manager responded "Its 1000 degrees, thats how it comes". And yes it did! Completely black. Also with only one leaf of basil on a pizza advertised as cheese tomatoes and basil. One Leaf!
When I expressed my dissatisfaction the manager showed no concern, so I left no tip, and sent an email off to the owner of the business. Below is the response I received from the management:
On behalf of our entire staff at Via Tribunali Georgetown I would like
to express to you our deepest and most overwhelming joy that you no
longer will be coming into our restaurant. I would like to add as
manager that you are no longer allowed on our property and if I find
you anywhere near my restaurant I will personally take it upon my self
to remove you by any means possible. Every single one of my staff
members have expressed to me your overlwhelming rudeness and classless
behavior while dining in our restaurant. We can now assure ourselves
that we have one less waste of space within our confines. Mr.
Philipps, your reputation preceeded you long before I set foot in this
particular location and it has declined since which I find amazing as
I consider you the lowest and most dispicable forms of human life on
this planet. Thank you for saving me the embarrassment of having to
throw you into the street in front of our restaurant.

Fondly,

Cary Kemp

Manager
Via Tribunali Georgetown.

Pros: burnt pizza

Cons: no concern for the customer

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Finally tried Via Tribunali in Belltown ?? in spite of the fact that we??re only a block and a half away. We??d tried the Capitol Hill location after it opened; food was good, but attitude was bordering on rude. We??d heard the same from other people over the next couple of years so never bothered to go back. We were seated without delay by a pleasant-enough host. Our server came after about 5 minutes, took our drink order and appetizer order (the olive miste). The drinks came promptly and were very well made so we were expecting a pleasant evening. A slow evening; kitchen staff would occasionally come out to the bar to chat; the servers would stop by talk to them. So after another 10 minutes and no appetizer, and I stopped the server and asked if we had forgotten to order the olives ?? her response was no, we had ordered it and she had placed the order. She asked if we??d like to order dinner and said we??d wait until the appetizer came and order then (I was beginning to think it was something more elaborate than a bowl of olives since it was taking a while). Another 10 minutes passed and now there were 2 or 3 kitchen staff at the bar ?? obviously they couldn??t be very busy ?? we stopped our server and asked about the olives. She said she??d check. Five minutes later we??re at 25 minutes post drink delivery, our cocktails are just about finished, no olives, and at this point we??re somewhat perturbed ?? and assuming that what must be coming out of the kitchen on such a slow night must be some elaborate creation that could take at least 10 or 15 minutes to put together. At that point the server arrived with a bowl of olives. I asked her how it could possibly take almost half an hour to get a bowl of olives. Her attitude was somewhere between ??absolutely don??t care/slightly amused?? and her comment was ??Well, I reminded her a few minutes ago??. We gave her our dinner order, but immediately after she left we looked at each other and realized we would not have a pleasant evening if we remained. So we got up, told the host to return the untouched appetizer, and to have our server cancel our order and give us a check for the drinks. We also told the host what had happened. At that point the server became apologetic and offered to buy our appetizer or dinner, and when we turned that down, attempted to comp our drinks. We refused that as well and paid for our drinks. We didn??t leave a tip (we generally tip in the 25% range; not so great service gets around 15 and poor at 10). A server has to be quite accomplished to rate a 0% tip, and on the very, very rare occasions it does occur (maybe once every 2 or 3 years?) we always write the complaint on the charge slip so that the manager/owner will be sure to see it. (If I owned a business I would certainly appreciate that level of feedback). We dropped the car off at home and on our way out of the lobby to get some dinner, told the evening shift concierge what had happened. Apparently he??d heard similar stories about both locations. And we had a very pleasant dinner just a couple of blocks away. We eat out several times a week, and still can??t cover all of the wonderful restaurants in Seattle (although we do have a handful of favorites that we like to get to at least monthly). We expect both good service and very good food ?? 90% of the time, we actually get that, and much more. Seattle??s a food-lover??s town. Very occasionally, either the service or food will be exceptional and compensate for lack of the other; Via Tribunali is certainly not in that latter case. Good food but incredibly rude and negligent service ?? why bother when there??s so much to choose from.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Finally tried Via Tribunali in Belltown ?? in spite of the fact that we??re only a block and a half away. We??d tried the Capitol Hill location after it opened; food was good, but attitude was bordering on rude. We??d heard the same from other people over the next couple of years so never bothered to go back. We were seated without delay by a pleasant-enough host. Our server came after about 5 minutes, took our drink order and appetizer order (the olive miste). The drinks came promptly and were very well made so we were expecting a pleasant evening. A slow evening; kitchen staff would occasionally come out to the bar to chat; the servers would stop by talk to them. So after another 10 minutes and no appetizer, and I stopped the server and asked if we had forgotten to order the olives ?? her response was no, we had ordered it and she had placed the order. She asked if we??d like to order dinner and said we??d wait until the appetizer came and order then (I was beginning to think it was something more elaborate than a bowl of olives since it was taking a while). Another 10 minutes passed and now there were 2 or 3 kitchen staff at the bar ?? obviously they couldn??t be very busy ?? we stopped our server and asked about the olives. She said she??d check. Five minutes later we??re at 25 minutes post drink delivery, our cocktails are just about finished, no olives, and at this point we??re somewhat perturbed ?? and assuming that what must be coming out of the kitchen on such a slow night must be some elaborate creation that could take at least 10 or 15 minutes to put together. At that point the server arrived with a bowl of olives. I asked her how it could possibly take almost half an hour to get a bowl of olives. Her attitude was somewhere between ??absolutely don??t care/slightly amused?? and her comment was ??Well, I reminded her a few minutes ago??. We gave her our dinner order, but immediately after she left we looked at each other and realized we would not have a pleasant evening if we remained. So we got up, told the host to return the untouched appetizer, and to have our server cancel our order and give us a check for the drinks. We also told the host what had happened. At that point the server became apologetic and offered to buy our appetizer or dinner, and when we turned that down, attempted to comp our drinks. We refused that as well and paid for our drinks. We didn??t leave a tip (we generally tip in the 25% range; not so great service gets around 15 and poor at 10). A server has to be quite accomplished to rate a 0% tip, and on the very, very rare occasions it does occur (maybe once every 2 or 3 years?) we always write the complaint on the charge slip so that the manager/owner will be sure to see it. (If I owned a business I would certainly appreciate that level of feedback). We dropped the car off at home and on our way out of the lobby to get some dinner, told the evening shift concierge what had happened. Apparently he??d heard similar stories about both locations. And we had a very pleasant dinner just a couple of blocks away. We eat out several times a week, and still can??t cover all of the wonderful restaurants in Seattle (although we do have a handful of favorites that we like to get to at least monthly). We expect both good service and very good food ?? 90% of the time, we actually get that, and much more. Seattle??s a food-lover??s town. Very occasionally, either the service or food will be exceptional and compensate for lack of the other; Via Tribunali is certainly not in that latter case. Good food but incredibly rude and negligent service ?? why bother when there??s so much to choose from.

Pros: Atmosphere was very nice

Cons: Attitude -- no service in a service industry

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Everyone in our party of six complained about the wine and agreed that the pizza was only a half step above average. We were disappointed.

1
★★☆☆☆

Everyone in our party of six complained about the wine and agreed that the pizza was only a half step above average. We were disappointed.

Pros: Nice ambience

Cons: Lousy wine list./.cheap wines at high prices.

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Having been burned by deceptive long lines out the door in Seattle...We almost bailed during our 45 minute wait. Sooo glad we didn't. The staff was apologetic for our wait (without our complaining), service and timing otherwise were prompt and friendly. Every square inch of every single ingredient was delicious and perfect and wonderful. The dough is not bread. The sauce is not acidic/sugary paste from a can. The meat is not loaded with chemicals, food coloring and SALT. The cheese is not goo. Coffee is a delicious Cafe Vita blend. Glass pours of wine are fabulous. A marvelous experience through and through that I hope to repeat as many times as possible!!

2
★★★★★

Having been burned by deceptive long lines out the door in Seattle...We almost bailed during our 45 minute wait. Sooo glad we didn't. The staff was apologetic for our wait (without our complaining), service and timing otherwise were prompt and friendly. Every square inch of every single ingredient was delicious and perfect and wonderful. The dough is not bread. The sauce is not acidic/sugary paste from a can. The meat is not loaded with chemicals, food coloring and SALT. The cheese is not goo. Coffee is a delicious Cafe Vita blend. Glass pours of wine are fabulous. A marvelous experience through and through that I hope to repeat as many times as possible!!

Pros: Delicious food and service

Cons: Long wait

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I don't think it would be fair to call this place the best pizza place in Seattle if only for the reason that the term "best" is relative to a style. That being said, and being a fan of Naples Style Pizza, this is FANTASTIC pizza. Really....not a tad shy of fantastic. If you're looking for a low priced, thick crust pizza loaded in shredded cheese, buddy, this is not your place. If you know what 1) a perfectly shortened, leavened crusts tastes like, 2) what a correctly seasoned sauce is, 3) high quality fresh mozzarella tastes like and (maybe most importantly) 4) having the whole bit cooked just right in a proper wood fired oven does for a pie. Treat yourself to a dinner here because it will be just that....a treat.

2
★★★★★

I don't think it would be fair to call this place the best pizza place in Seattle if only for the reason that the term "best" is relative to a style. That being said, and being a fan of Naples Style Pizza, this is FANTASTIC pizza. Really....not a tad shy of fantastic. If you're looking for a low priced, thick crust pizza loaded in shredded cheese, buddy, this is not your place. If you know what 1) a perfectly shortened, leavened crusts tastes like, 2) what a correctly seasoned sauce is, 3) high quality fresh mozzarella tastes like and (maybe most importantly) 4) having the whole bit cooked just right in a proper wood fired oven does for a pie. Treat yourself to a dinner here because it will be just that....a treat.

Pros: All except the Con

Cons: Prices are somewhat high, albiet justifiably

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The truth is, Via Tribunali makes pizza that is authentic, so it is going to be very different from Chicago or New York-style pizza. They use a wood-fired oven, and the ingredients are almost all imported from Italy. I go there fairly regularly and have always had good service and food. Friends who've been to Napoli have said that the pizza is just like the pizza they've eaten while on vacation. If you are used to pizza hut, then maybe you shouldn't go here. If you are open to experiencing what authentic, napoli-style pizza tastes like, then go to Via Tribunali.

2
★★★★★

The truth is, Via Tribunali makes pizza that is authentic, so it is going to be very different from Chicago or New York-style pizza. They use a wood-fired oven, and the ingredients are almost all imported from Italy. I go there fairly regularly and have always had good service and food. Friends who've been to Napoli have said that the pizza is just like the pizza they've eaten while on vacation. If you are used to pizza hut, then maybe you shouldn't go here. If you are open to experiencing what authentic, napoli-style pizza tastes like, then go to Via Tribunali.

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Oh dear... we tried the new Via Tribunali on Fremont Ave. This place looks the part but the pizza is disappointing. I ordered a Salsiccia E Provola pizza. It tasted like dry naan bread with a few bits of sausage sprinkled on it - and a distinct lack of cheese. My partners Qauttro Stagioni was made with watery tasteless tomato sauce and the ham and salame were of low quality. Italian food has flavour and zest to it - this place does not. Avoid!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Oh dear... we tried the new Via Tribunali on Fremont Ave. This place looks the part but the pizza is disappointing. I ordered a Salsiccia E Provola pizza. It tasted like dry naan bread with a few bits of sausage sprinkled on it - and a distinct lack of cheese. My partners Qauttro Stagioni was made with watery tasteless tomato sauce and the ham and salame were of low quality. Italian food has flavour and zest to it - this place does not. Avoid!

Pros: Nice decor.

Cons: The food.

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I absolutely love Via Tribunali!!! I feel I should defend them from the New Yorker who can't seem understand that Neapolitan-style pizza is not New York-style pizza. First of all, Neapolitan-style pizza comes from Naples, Italy, and was created way before the New York style, and therefor is more authentic. Secondly, Via Tribunali interprets and executes Neapolitan-style with perfection, I know this because I have been to Naples, it is not meant to be a greasy, cheesy slice of pie like the pizza in New York. Also, in Italy people tear their pizza with their hands, and fold it or roll it to eat it. This is why the pizza at Via is not served sliced, it IS authentic. They do have pizza scissors available if you can't handle tearing your pizza, you just have to ask. If you can't venture outside the box of New York style pizza then you should go back to New York.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love Via Tribunali!!! I feel I should defend them from the New Yorker who can't seem understand that Neapolitan-style pizza is not New York-style pizza. First of all, Neapolitan-style pizza comes from Naples, Italy, and was created way before the New York style, and therefor is more authentic. Secondly, Via Tribunali interprets and executes Neapolitan-style with perfection, I know this because I have been to Naples, it is not meant to be a greasy, cheesy slice of pie like the pizza in New York. Also, in Italy people tear their pizza with their hands, and fold it or roll it to eat it. This is why the pizza at Via is not served sliced, it IS authentic. They do have pizza scissors available if you can't handle tearing your pizza, you just have to ask. If you can't venture outside the box of New York style pizza then you should go back to New York.

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Went there after superbowl 2/1/9. Slightly drunk but well-behaved. Its really really DIM. As in about as dark as my bedroom. It's one thing to avoid bright flourescent lights like so many Asian places. But honestly I had to get out my little keychain flashlight to read the menu! One dim little table candle, and maybe 25 watts worth of weak light coming from the bar. And the menu is about in 8pt font. Small type. OK. So the pizza arrives, all in one big piece, we asked: can you run the slicer thing over it? NOPE! No can do! This is authentic! Its how the Italians do it.
We cut it with the convenienty provided butter knives, not knowing if this is some kind of insulting Italian faux pas or not... Its not that easy to chop up a pizza using butter knives in the dark, and it somehow felt a little inauthentic to me.
The pizza itself was tasty with chewy, thin crust. But not sure the slightly snotty attitude, and sticker price of $32 for a pizza and 2 beers, is really a very good value.

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★★★☆☆

Went there after superbowl 2/1/9. Slightly drunk but well-behaved. Its really really DIM. As in about as dark as my bedroom. It's one thing to avoid bright flourescent lights like so many Asian places. But honestly I had to get out my little keychain flashlight to read the menu! One dim little table candle, and maybe 25 watts worth of weak light coming from the bar. And the menu is about in 8pt font. Small type. OK. So the pizza arrives, all in one big piece, we asked: can you run the slicer thing over it? NOPE! No can do! This is authentic! Its how the Italians do it.
We cut it with the convenienty provided butter knives, not knowing if this is some kind of insulting Italian faux pas or not... Its not that easy to chop up a pizza using butter knives in the dark, and it somehow felt a little inauthentic to me.
The pizza itself was tasty with chewy, thin crust. But not sure the slightly snotty attitude, and sticker price of $32 for a pizza and 2 beers, is really a very good value.

Pros: Romantic and warm, if very dim and dark, atmosphere

Cons: High prices and a bit overly sophisticated

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As a native New Yorker I must say they have the worst pizza I have ever eaten in my life,
below even Tony's, Red Baron or any store bought frozen pizza.

The pizza hade crumbs of sausage on it, probably about two to three tablespoons at most
the tomato sauce was probably poured out of a can, the cheese was garbage, and last but not
least the crust was undercooked and thin as paper. My guess is that the total cost of the
ingredients at most added up to two dollars, and I paid sixteen dollars for the pie.

I will never eat any any Via Tribunali "Pizza" restaraunts again in my life. Six dollars for a bottle
of beer too!!! Good luck to any people who have nothing bettter to do than throw their money
away on garbage food.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a native New Yorker I must say they have the worst pizza I have ever eaten in my life,
below even Tony's, Red Baron or any store bought frozen pizza.

The pizza hade crumbs of sausage on it, probably about two to three tablespoons at most
the tomato sauce was probably poured out of a can, the cheese was garbage, and last but not
least the crust was undercooked and thin as paper. My guess is that the total cost of the
ingredients at most added up to two dollars, and I paid sixteen dollars for the pie.

I will never eat any any Via Tribunali "Pizza" restaraunts again in my life. Six dollars for a bottle
of beer too!!! Good luck to any people who have nothing bettter to do than throw their money
away on garbage food.

Pros: Nothing pro here

Cons: If you have six months left to live and have money to spend recklessly

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Ok, after having eaten at Via Tribunali for probably my 50th time, most recently tonight, I decided I had to write a review and this is my first ever Citysearch review. I LOVE Via Tribunali. In particular I love the salame pizza. My boyfriend and I eat here anytime we can b/c we both love it so much. In fact, there have been occasions when we have eaten here on both a Saturday and Sunday night.

I was shocked to read the last reviewe b/c I don't think there is anywhere in Portland where you can get Armandino Batali cured meats on your pizza (granted I haven't been to portland for a while so I could be wrong).

Finally, the staff is super friendly and many times now the bartenders greet us by name. You will have to wait if you go on a Fri or Sat anytime after 6:45 however but we think the atmosphere is great and don't mind hanging out.

Having lived in Italy for 6 months, and having spent time in Napoli, I can say that Via T is tied w/ a place called "Il Pizzaiola" (in Firenze) for my most favorite pizza ever.

Just one last thing...get the salame pizza. Do it.

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★★★★★

Ok, after having eaten at Via Tribunali for probably my 50th time, most recently tonight, I decided I had to write a review and this is my first ever Citysearch review. I LOVE Via Tribunali. In particular I love the salame pizza. My boyfriend and I eat here anytime we can b/c we both love it so much. In fact, there have been occasions when we have eaten here on both a Saturday and Sunday night.

I was shocked to read the last reviewe b/c I don't think there is anywhere in Portland where you can get Armandino Batali cured meats on your pizza (granted I haven't been to portland for a while so I could be wrong).

Finally, the staff is super friendly and many times now the bartenders greet us by name. You will have to wait if you go on a Fri or Sat anytime after 6:45 however but we think the atmosphere is great and don't mind hanging out.

Having lived in Italy for 6 months, and having spent time in Napoli, I can say that Via T is tied w/ a place called "Il Pizzaiola" (in Firenze) for my most favorite pizza ever.

Just one last thing...get the salame pizza. Do it.

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Ok so I'm from Portland and have dined in ALOT of different cities/countries and I don't know what else to say but I have never felt so unwelcomed as I did here. I have had "real" italian food/pizza and I do think Via is good bc it's very similiar to how it is in Italy. However, there are a few places in Portland that are almost identical to Via Tribunali and if you were to blind fold me I would only be able to pick out the one from Portland bc the sauce is a little better. So I'm not sure where they get their cold stuffiness from bc they aren't the only ones who make "authentic" pizza. I seriously have never seen staff act the way they do. Are they trying to prove something? Our waiter was italian with a strong accent and by the way he acted, he wanted us to know this. You're a f@@king server for crying out loud (not that there is anything wrong with that...I too use to wait tables) I mean these guys seriously made me laugh. Another guy who gave us water (wasn't a waiter) acted like he was a runway model ( a sleezy one) And God forbid he showed any emotion bc that would make him "not cool." I just can't say enough about this place. It was truly a comical abrasive experience. Just weird all they way round. When I left I almost felt as if I had been mugged in a dark alley the way we treated. Plus we left still hungry.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok so I'm from Portland and have dined in ALOT of different cities/countries and I don't know what else to say but I have never felt so unwelcomed as I did here. I have had "real" italian food/pizza and I do think Via is good bc it's very similiar to how it is in Italy. However, there are a few places in Portland that are almost identical to Via Tribunali and if you were to blind fold me I would only be able to pick out the one from Portland bc the sauce is a little better. So I'm not sure where they get their cold stuffiness from bc they aren't the only ones who make "authentic" pizza. I seriously have never seen staff act the way they do. Are they trying to prove something? Our waiter was italian with a strong accent and by the way he acted, he wanted us to know this. You're a f@@king server for crying out loud (not that there is anything wrong with that...I too use to wait tables) I mean these guys seriously made me laugh. Another guy who gave us water (wasn't a waiter) acted like he was a runway model ( a sleezy one) And God forbid he showed any emotion bc that would make him "not cool." I just can't say enough about this place. It was truly a comical abrasive experience. Just weird all they way round. When I left I almost felt as if I had been mugged in a dark alley the way we treated. Plus we left still hungry.

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This place has one of best dark date interior in Seattle, exposed brick, chandeliers. But even as great as the decor is the food is average. They are an Italian restaurant and they don't bring you any bread, the bread they do bring if you ask is fired in the wood oven and its mostly burnt. The lasagna is precooked and reheated so you might just get a cold center. One bright item on the menu is the pizza or calzones. But I still go there because the atmosphere makes the average food doable.

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★★★☆☆

This place has one of best dark date interior in Seattle, exposed brick, chandeliers. But even as great as the decor is the food is average. They are an Italian restaurant and they don't bring you any bread, the bread they do bring if you ask is fired in the wood oven and its mostly burnt. The lasagna is precooked and reheated so you might just get a cold center. One bright item on the menu is the pizza or calzones. But I still go there because the atmosphere makes the average food doable.

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I called 2 times during the prior week to ask if I should make a reservation for a group of 7. No, it?s not necessary was the response. My niece arrived a few minutes after 7pm last night to be placed on the list for dinner. We were not seated until after 9pm on a Monday night. Our party of 7 had 2 plus size people. I and other people in the group felt squished. We would have waited a few more minutes for roomier seating. We were seated in a booth opposite the restroom. It was unpleasant seeing inside the restroom. Also, the odor, occasionally, was not pleasing. The waitress said our desserts would be comped because we had such a long wait. If it weren?t for the fact that my daughters wanted to stay, I would have walked out. The restaurant was the choice of my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday with her family. The pizza dough that was served with the salads was burnt. My party was so hungry that they ate it! The insalata di parma was wonderful as was the tiramisu. The bartenders were great. Dessert was not free, we ended up paying for all of them. I would not recommend this restaurant based on my experience last night.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called 2 times during the prior week to ask if I should make a reservation for a group of 7. No, it?s not necessary was the response. My niece arrived a few minutes after 7pm last night to be placed on the list for dinner. We were not seated until after 9pm on a Monday night. Our party of 7 had 2 plus size people. I and other people in the group felt squished. We would have waited a few more minutes for roomier seating. We were seated in a booth opposite the restroom. It was unpleasant seeing inside the restroom. Also, the odor, occasionally, was not pleasing. The waitress said our desserts would be comped because we had such a long wait. If it weren?t for the fact that my daughters wanted to stay, I would have walked out. The restaurant was the choice of my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday with her family. The pizza dough that was served with the salads was burnt. My party was so hungry that they ate it! The insalata di parma was wonderful as was the tiramisu. The bartenders were great. Dessert was not free, we ended up paying for all of them. I would not recommend this restaurant based on my experience last night.

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I went here with my boyfriend about a month ago, and I absolutely loved it! The pizza was great and the restaurant was very cozy and romantic. Our waitress was friendly and the service was prompt. One small complaint would be that I was so dark inside that I had to use the candle from our table to read the menu, so this might not be a good winter restaurant when it starts getting dark early. It also took a while for us to be seated, so definitely make reservations! But all in all, the pizza was undoubtedly some of the best I've had in Seattle.

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★★★★★

I went here with my boyfriend about a month ago, and I absolutely loved it! The pizza was great and the restaurant was very cozy and romantic. Our waitress was friendly and the service was prompt. One small complaint would be that I was so dark inside that I had to use the candle from our table to read the menu, so this might not be a good winter restaurant when it starts getting dark early. It also took a while for us to be seated, so definitely make reservations! But all in all, the pizza was undoubtedly some of the best I've had in Seattle.

Pros: food, ambiance, service

Cons: difficult to find parking

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This is for the George Town local, don't bother, service was horrible, arrogant Italian male (friend of the owner) shoving an elbow in my wife at the bar, six dollar Perroni's. give me a break, Lasagna and Pizza was mediocre.
I am sorry to write this, cause I was stoked to find them there in GT.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is for the George Town local, don't bother, service was horrible, arrogant Italian male (friend of the owner) shoving an elbow in my wife at the bar, six dollar Perroni's. give me a break, Lasagna and Pizza was mediocre.
I am sorry to write this, cause I was stoked to find them there in GT.

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I am here in Washington State working, I was born in New Haven Ct, and moved to florida and have been to many, many pizza parlors in my time trying to find the BEST pizza wherever I may be at the time. Although I have been away from connecticut for a very long time, My opinion is that no pizza anywhere can compete with connecticut pizza...Until now, VIA TRIBUNALI has the best pizza I've had in a very long time, From the waitresses to the brick oven they had shipped from naples...The brick walls and the beautiful Italian music.
It all ads to the experience, my rating of 4 stars is based on a pizza which you will write home about...the sausage and thin dough with the slighty sweet sauce makes an outstanding pie, the reason why "THE PAISAN FROM PSL" rated this a 4 and not a 5, is because it was a little on the pricey side and because the chefs are from Naples Italy, they have their way of doing things, and That is just how the pizza is made....Their way, meaning this...If you order a pie on the menu, That is how you will get it, you cannot ad any ingedients to the pie. It is an excellent pie no matter how you slice it, worth the drive from any part of Washington, That is if you are a true pizza buff.... Enjoy ! ! !..."THE PAISAN FROM PSL"

2
★★★★☆

I am here in Washington State working, I was born in New Haven Ct, and moved to florida and have been to many, many pizza parlors in my time trying to find the BEST pizza wherever I may be at the time. Although I have been away from connecticut for a very long time, My opinion is that no pizza anywhere can compete with connecticut pizza...Until now, VIA TRIBUNALI has the best pizza I've had in a very long time, From the waitresses to the brick oven they had shipped from naples...The brick walls and the beautiful Italian music.
It all ads to the experience, my rating of 4 stars is based on a pizza which you will write home about...the sausage and thin dough with the slighty sweet sauce makes an outstanding pie, the reason why "THE PAISAN FROM PSL" rated this a 4 and not a 5, is because it was a little on the pricey side and because the chefs are from Naples Italy, they have their way of doing things, and That is just how the pizza is made....Their way, meaning this...If you order a pie on the menu, That is how you will get it, you cannot ad any ingedients to the pie. It is an excellent pie no matter how you slice it, worth the drive from any part of Washington, That is if you are a true pizza buff.... Enjoy ! ! !..."THE PAISAN FROM PSL"

Pros: Excellent food, sevice, atmosphere

Cons: Pricing, Parking

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Don't know which was worse, the pizza or the service. The pizza was undercooked and the sauce was bland. The crust has the consistency of a pita, not even close to crispy. I would have complained but our waitress was nowhere to be found.

After we received our check, we couldn't help feeling that we were being rushed out the door.

Can't understand the hype.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't know which was worse, the pizza or the service. The pizza was undercooked and the sauce was bland. The crust has the consistency of a pita, not even close to crispy. I would have complained but our waitress was nowhere to be found.

After we received our check, we couldn't help feeling that we were being rushed out the door.

Can't understand the hype.

Pros: It was nice inside

Cons: The pizza and service

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This place doesn't want to be the "best pizza in Seattle" or to have "European style" or anything else. This is the only place where you can order pizza and be sure that if you ordered the same thing in Naples it whould taste exactly the same. The ingredients are genuine, there is a wood oven, and the taste is how pizza is supposed to taste. After living in Italy for 8 years, I can tell you: this is the real thing. Add to that the cozy place and really friendly service and you have a great night out to dinner. I am lucky to have found this place.
Bravi...

2
★★★★★

This place doesn't want to be the "best pizza in Seattle" or to have "European style" or anything else. This is the only place where you can order pizza and be sure that if you ordered the same thing in Naples it whould taste exactly the same. The ingredients are genuine, there is a wood oven, and the taste is how pizza is supposed to taste. After living in Italy for 8 years, I can tell you: this is the real thing. Add to that the cozy place and really friendly service and you have a great night out to dinner. I am lucky to have found this place.
Bravi...

Pros: Real Italian Pizza

Cons: Can't think of any

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The atmosphere is sultry. The pizza is nothing short of incredible. Thin crust pizza, with few ingredients but big flavors--places like this remind me that the secret to a great meal is in the quality of the ingredients. I like the pizza with the arugula and parmesan on top, and the vesuvio one that's kind of like an oversized calzone. If you get there right when it opens, there isn't a wait--otehrwise, be prepared for a quite a waiting list. But there are plenty of bars around to go for a drink while you wait. OH and they have the best tiramisu i've ever had, and I always get it--it's my favorite dessert of all time.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere is sultry. The pizza is nothing short of incredible. Thin crust pizza, with few ingredients but big flavors--places like this remind me that the secret to a great meal is in the quality of the ingredients. I like the pizza with the arugula and parmesan on top, and the vesuvio one that's kind of like an oversized calzone. If you get there right when it opens, there isn't a wait--otehrwise, be prepared for a quite a waiting list. But there are plenty of bars around to go for a drink while you wait. OH and they have the best tiramisu i've ever had, and I always get it--it's my favorite dessert of all time.

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It's Saturday night. I want to order a pizza from Via T, because it is GREAT!
The problem: Some lazy employee has taken the phone off the hook so every time I call, the line is busy.

I'm not driving down to order a pizza in person, what is this Godfather's in 1980 without the dessert pizza option?

Tip: Employees, leave the phone on the hook so those of us who don't want to wait 6 hours in person can get something good to eat via phone order. Thanks.

1
★★☆☆☆

It's Saturday night. I want to order a pizza from Via T, because it is GREAT!
The problem: Some lazy employee has taken the phone off the hook so every time I call, the line is busy.

I'm not driving down to order a pizza in person, what is this Godfather's in 1980 without the dessert pizza option?

Tip: Employees, leave the phone on the hook so those of us who don't want to wait 6 hours in person can get something good to eat via phone order. Thanks.

Pros: Great scene and good food.

Cons: Phones left off the hook on the weekends.

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Every item on the menu is its own gorgeous food experience. The napoleon pizza is the best in town, if not the west coast. This is the place I take my out of town guests when they come to town because the food is classic and tastes amazing, the atmosphere is cozy, urban-hip, but not pretentious at at all, and the booths offer a semi-private dining table to gather around and catch up. The staff are passionate about the food, they never rush the diners, and they know the menu inside and out.

I recommend ordering the house salad, and the tirramisu along with your pizza of choice, you can't go wrong at Via Tribulani. And, if you drink wine, you'd do yourself a favor to order wine here. The selection is wonderful. Even the simple house wine is very good. Because the staff never rush you, you and your friends or romantic date can linger and enjoy your meal. The restaurant is small and there is usually a 30-60 minute wait, but the size of the place is part of its charm. I wouldn't want Via Tribulani to expand, the place is perfect and authentic just the way it is.

2
★★★★★

Every item on the menu is its own gorgeous food experience. The napoleon pizza is the best in town, if not the west coast. This is the place I take my out of town guests when they come to town because the food is classic and tastes amazing, the atmosphere is cozy, urban-hip, but not pretentious at at all, and the booths offer a semi-private dining table to gather around and catch up. The staff are passionate about the food, they never rush the diners, and they know the menu inside and out.

I recommend ordering the house salad, and the tirramisu along with your pizza of choice, you can't go wrong at Via Tribulani. And, if you drink wine, you'd do yourself a favor to order wine here. The selection is wonderful. Even the simple house wine is very good. Because the staff never rush you, you and your friends or romantic date can linger and enjoy your meal. The restaurant is small and there is usually a 30-60 minute wait, but the size of the place is part of its charm. I wouldn't want Via Tribulani to expand, the place is perfect and authentic just the way it is.

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Ok, we were not wild about the lack of great and local acts (rock and jazz) at a local event that rhymes with 'Bumbershoot' - but a late night escapade to Via Tribunali more than made up for tired feet and boggled ears. We sent out a couple to save seats and order for us - what a delight! Fantastico. Our trailblazer commented he'd seen Anthony Bourdain finishing up a meal with a smoke in the front just a few days before.

PIZZA, Pizza, pizza - Via Tribunali expresses pizza with that wonderful old flare called flavor! "WOW," I said, this is just like Karl Krogstad would cook up for his best crew, all different textures and tastie bits, and cooked in a handmade open pizza oven."

"Quite right" replied our Executive CEO Administrator as she gracefully ordered more in Italian, "that is the special pizza oven, there in white, brought to Seattle for baking." She hand spooned parmesian onto my pizza and salad, as I paused to drink wine that was really honestly more like nectar than I would like to believe. Generally I don't drink, but for this meal an exception in every way I was just going with the flow. Flow it did. We finished off din-din with a white chocolate layered frozen confection that sealed this as our reward for sticking out the whole day.

Our vegitarian professional musician paused from eating to comment several times his one word grace "Belissimo" and I knew he did not mean an Argentine electrotango band.

Cheers! To your health!

2
★★★★★

Ok, we were not wild about the lack of great and local acts (rock and jazz) at a local event that rhymes with 'Bumbershoot' - but a late night escapade to Via Tribunali more than made up for tired feet and boggled ears. We sent out a couple to save seats and order for us - what a delight! Fantastico. Our trailblazer commented he'd seen Anthony Bourdain finishing up a meal with a smoke in the front just a few days before.

PIZZA, Pizza, pizza - Via Tribunali expresses pizza with that wonderful old flare called flavor! "WOW," I said, this is just like Karl Krogstad would cook up for his best crew, all different textures and tastie bits, and cooked in a handmade open pizza oven."

"Quite right" replied our Executive CEO Administrator as she gracefully ordered more in Italian, "that is the special pizza oven, there in white, brought to Seattle for baking." She hand spooned parmesian onto my pizza and salad, as I paused to drink wine that was really honestly more like nectar than I would like to believe. Generally I don't drink, but for this meal an exception in every way I was just going with the flow. Flow it did. We finished off din-din with a white chocolate layered frozen confection that sealed this as our reward for sticking out the whole day.

Our vegitarian professional musician paused from eating to comment several times his one word grace "Belissimo" and I knew he did not mean an Argentine electrotango band.

Cheers! To your health!

Pros: italian food, real pizza

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I cannot believe anyone would give this place 1 star!?! I've been here at least a dozen times and aside from the wait, which is due to their being so popular, the only warning I can think of is to try not to sit at the booth right below the speakers. One time we sat there and suffered through some really loud, terrible Italian pop music. The table service varies widely but the bartenders there are really great. If there are just two of you, consider sitting at the bar.

That said, the best pizza I've had in Seattle - hands down. It's Italian style - thin crust, light. The salame, prosciutto and olive selection are excellent.

2
★★★★★

I cannot believe anyone would give this place 1 star!?! I've been here at least a dozen times and aside from the wait, which is due to their being so popular, the only warning I can think of is to try not to sit at the booth right below the speakers. One time we sat there and suffered through some really loud, terrible Italian pop music. The table service varies widely but the bartenders there are really great. If there are just two of you, consider sitting at the bar.

That said, the best pizza I've had in Seattle - hands down. It's Italian style - thin crust, light. The salame, prosciutto and olive selection are excellent.

Pros: food, price, ambiance

Cons: wait, service varies

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My wife and I went to eat here to see what all the buzz is about, we waited around for about an hour which was okay except for the rude service staff that made it seem like we were in the way...had a couple of okay drinks.
during the wait. seems like this place is trying to hard to be authentic italian...when actually it comes across as a cheap knockoff. i have had much better pizze all over italy and in many us cities, who are way more authentic. On top of it the pizze maker picked his nose between making pizze in plain open view. how gross.
we didn't finish and left without tipping.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to eat here to see what all the buzz is about, we waited around for about an hour which was okay except for the rude service staff that made it seem like we were in the way...had a couple of okay drinks.
during the wait. seems like this place is trying to hard to be authentic italian...when actually it comes across as a cheap knockoff. i have had much better pizze all over italy and in many us cities, who are way more authentic. On top of it the pizze maker picked his nose between making pizze in plain open view. how gross.
we didn't finish and left without tipping.

Pros: hardly

Cons: nasty

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Not a blip nor a blog not even a clip to snip, but it is here...Via Tribunali is atop of the hill -- Queen Anne that is! I had been to the Capital Hill long ago and just loved it but alas that Hill is just too far to trek. I moved from Belltown to Quenn Anne and have suffered in the land of the boring with no wine to speak of but now I can eat, and more importantly drink again, in my neighborhood. I came upon Queen Anne Tribunali by chance and found more than just great food but Trevor from Queen City Grill as well. I had heard he left my watering hole for the Sorrento -- boring...not to mention so terribly expensive! I gave up having him pick a wine for me ever again. As I walked my dog up Galer and saw the party at the new spot I went in to see waha was up and was told it was Via T and Trevor too! I was in Friday and pathetically Sunday too (they have only been open since Thursday) and what a joy! The best pizza, fantastic service and great wine -- what took you guys so long?!?!
So the pizza is unbelievable -- try the DOC. It is fresh and cheesy and just plain great. I had a glass pour the first night and a bottle on Sunday. All the wines are Italian and not expensive, ask Trevor to help if you cannot decide. The Salame (pepperoni) is so yummy -- and I mean yummy. I had never tried dessert at he Capital Hill restaurant and I could just shoot myself now. I had a Nutella calzone and if you like Nutella, all you need to know -- Nutella baked in pizza dough and oh my god................need I go on?
So if you love really perfect pizza, pretty girls, super service, great drinks and even better wine then see you at Via Tribunali on Queen Anne. It is on W Galer in a little brick building away from the regular stuff on Queen Anne Ave. Parking is easy and even better if you can walk.
Queen Anne has arrived...Welcome Via Tribunali and thank you for coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Not a blip nor a blog not even a clip to snip, but it is here...Via Tribunali is atop of the hill -- Queen Anne that is! I had been to the Capital Hill long ago and just loved it but alas that Hill is just too far to trek. I moved from Belltown to Quenn Anne and have suffered in the land of the boring with no wine to speak of but now I can eat, and more importantly drink again, in my neighborhood. I came upon Queen Anne Tribunali by chance and found more than just great food but Trevor from Queen City Grill as well. I had heard he left my watering hole for the Sorrento -- boring...not to mention so terribly expensive! I gave up having him pick a wine for me ever again. As I walked my dog up Galer and saw the party at the new spot I went in to see waha was up and was told it was Via T and Trevor too! I was in Friday and pathetically Sunday too (they have only been open since Thursday) and what a joy! The best pizza, fantastic service and great wine -- what took you guys so long?!?!
So the pizza is unbelievable -- try the DOC. It is fresh and cheesy and just plain great. I had a glass pour the first night and a bottle on Sunday. All the wines are Italian and not expensive, ask Trevor to help if you cannot decide. The Salame (pepperoni) is so yummy -- and I mean yummy. I had never tried dessert at he Capital Hill restaurant and I could just shoot myself now. I had a Nutella calzone and if you like Nutella, all you need to know -- Nutella baked in pizza dough and oh my god................need I go on?
So if you love really perfect pizza, pretty girls, super service, great drinks and even better wine then see you at Via Tribunali on Queen Anne. It is on W Galer in a little brick building away from the regular stuff on Queen Anne Ave. Parking is easy and even better if you can walk.
Queen Anne has arrived...Welcome Via Tribunali and thank you for coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: food wine service location

Cons: none!

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I have been to Via?s several times. And I hear people complain about the wait all the time. Well ya know if you don?t like waiting then go to Pizza Hut. I love it there, Via?s that is! The service is always great well at least for me. I?ve lived in Sicily and their pizza is about as close as you can get. Highly recommended!
Those that say they don?t like care for the pizza probably have never had fresh ingredients before.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Via?s several times. And I hear people complain about the wait all the time. Well ya know if you don?t like waiting then go to Pizza Hut. I love it there, Via?s that is! The service is always great well at least for me. I?ve lived in Sicily and their pizza is about as close as you can get. Highly recommended!
Those that say they don?t like care for the pizza probably have never had fresh ingredients before.

Pros: Pizza and wine

Cons: complainers

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So some girlfriends and I went out on a Friday for a much needed break from our regular lives and chose to come to Via Tribunali. We started with a bottle of wine as we waited for our table, which was about 20 minutes. We ordered our food which was good. (not great---but ok). A liitle more than halfway through our meal we ordered another bottle of wine to leisurely enjoy over conversation and the rest of our meal. As soon as our plates were empty however, we were rushed through payment and forced to move from our table. I realize that they were busy, but that is really tacky. It is good to let people finish a meal (including thier wine). If others have to wait it just adds to the popularity of a restuarant (people are sheep---they'll go where everyone else does). If people stop waiting then you have a problem. I probably won't go back anytime soon.

1
★★★☆☆

So some girlfriends and I went out on a Friday for a much needed break from our regular lives and chose to come to Via Tribunali. We started with a bottle of wine as we waited for our table, which was about 20 minutes. We ordered our food which was good. (not great---but ok). A liitle more than halfway through our meal we ordered another bottle of wine to leisurely enjoy over conversation and the rest of our meal. As soon as our plates were empty however, we were rushed through payment and forced to move from our table. I realize that they were busy, but that is really tacky. It is good to let people finish a meal (including thier wine). If others have to wait it just adds to the popularity of a restuarant (people are sheep---they'll go where everyone else does). If people stop waiting then you have a problem. I probably won't go back anytime soon.

Pros: price, location, ambience

Cons: service

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I just read Cecilialago's review and wanted to post - just for the record- Via Tribunali buys 80 pounds of fresh mushrooms a week from Franks Produce at Pike Place Market. For the next review you choose to write, please check your facts first. Thank you.

2
★★★★★

I just read Cecilialago's review and wanted to post - just for the record- Via Tribunali buys 80 pounds of fresh mushrooms a week from Franks Produce at Pike Place Market. For the next review you choose to write, please check your facts first. Thank you.

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we left this restaurant with a bad taste in our mouths. First we had to wait for a table for 1 hour instead of 40 minutes as promised and only got one after asking the host a couple of times, never checked in on us while waiting at the bar. Caprese was good and our drinks came pretty fast. After we got our food we were ignored, tried to order more drinks but no. Our waitress never came to see if we needed anything else, neither were we able to get her attention as she walked by our table about 5 times. Not until a loud EXCUSE ME came from three of the people at our table she turned around. After we got the check another server came over and asked if we wanted to split in in half, "no but we would like to...." looked up to finish the sentence but the server was gone. Too cool for school was the impression from the staff. Pizza was alright, but CANNED MUSHROOMS? Not what you expect from "a real italian pizza restaurant" and "best pizza place in Seattle". The interiour was really nice but ok food and terrible, rude and snotty staff/service wont make me return any time soon.

1
★★☆☆☆

we left this restaurant with a bad taste in our mouths. First we had to wait for a table for 1 hour instead of 40 minutes as promised and only got one after asking the host a couple of times, never checked in on us while waiting at the bar. Caprese was good and our drinks came pretty fast. After we got our food we were ignored, tried to order more drinks but no. Our waitress never came to see if we needed anything else, neither were we able to get her attention as she walked by our table about 5 times. Not until a loud EXCUSE ME came from three of the people at our table she turned around. After we got the check another server came over and asked if we wanted to split in in half, "no but we would like to...." looked up to finish the sentence but the server was gone. Too cool for school was the impression from the staff. Pizza was alright, but CANNED MUSHROOMS? Not what you expect from "a real italian pizza restaurant" and "best pizza place in Seattle". The interiour was really nice but ok food and terrible, rude and snotty staff/service wont make me return any time soon.

Pros: ambiance, interiour,

Cons: service, pizza ingridients

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When two Italian friends of mine independently recommended this place, I thought I had to try it. When I did, I had to go back for more. I've probably been there over 10 times now and I think the best pizzas are the Margarita, the Via Tribunali and the Fungi. They are SO yummy! I've been to Naples and this is exactly what their pizza is supposed to be like. To all the people who complain about it being 'soggy'... it's not soggy it's just not that thick bread that passes for pizza in the US. You have to eat it with a knife & fork while it's hot & fresh because it's difficult to pick up. Maybe that's what they're referring to? Also, the few dark edges are normal and taste really good- this ensures the rest of the pizza is cooked properly & it just happens in that kind of oven. The dough is absolutely perfectly chewy and flavorful (something many pizzas lack). The sauce is fresh & tangy but doesn't overpower everything else. The olive oil you drizzle on it is so good I'm trying to figure out what brand it is so I can buy it for my kitchen. The fresh mozzarella is creamy, smooth & the best I've had outside of Italy- as is the pizza in general. The atmosphere is also really nice. I guess I can see why some people think it's snobby since the menu is all in Italian. But if you ask they are glad to tell you what something means. I don't think the staff is rude at all. They may not have that bubbly American personality but they are perfectly hospitable and very helpful. Oh, they have really great wine at reasonable prices too. The deserts are ok but not extraordinary like the pizza. Also, there is often an ungodly wait for a table so I recommend arriving between 5 & 6, then it'll be fine. They accommodated our group of 12, no problem. The only recommendation I have is that they slice the pizzas. I know it's traditional in some parts of Italy to serve pizza unsliced but it's hard work for the diner and the knives could be sharper.

2
★★★★★

When two Italian friends of mine independently recommended this place, I thought I had to try it. When I did, I had to go back for more. I've probably been there over 10 times now and I think the best pizzas are the Margarita, the Via Tribunali and the Fungi. They are SO yummy! I've been to Naples and this is exactly what their pizza is supposed to be like. To all the people who complain about it being 'soggy'... it's not soggy it's just not that thick bread that passes for pizza in the US. You have to eat it with a knife & fork while it's hot & fresh because it's difficult to pick up. Maybe that's what they're referring to? Also, the few dark edges are normal and taste really good- this ensures the rest of the pizza is cooked properly & it just happens in that kind of oven. The dough is absolutely perfectly chewy and flavorful (something many pizzas lack). The sauce is fresh & tangy but doesn't overpower everything else. The olive oil you drizzle on it is so good I'm trying to figure out what brand it is so I can buy it for my kitchen. The fresh mozzarella is creamy, smooth & the best I've had outside of Italy- as is the pizza in general. The atmosphere is also really nice. I guess I can see why some people think it's snobby since the menu is all in Italian. But if you ask they are glad to tell you what something means. I don't think the staff is rude at all. They may not have that bubbly American personality but they are perfectly hospitable and very helpful. Oh, they have really great wine at reasonable prices too. The deserts are ok but not extraordinary like the pizza. Also, there is often an ungodly wait for a table so I recommend arriving between 5 & 6, then it'll be fine. They accommodated our group of 12, no problem. The only recommendation I have is that they slice the pizzas. I know it's traditional in some parts of Italy to serve pizza unsliced but it's hard work for the diner and the knives could be sharper.

Pros: Delicious pizza!!! Great atmosphere!

Cons: You get tired of cutting the pizza yourself, sometimes there is a long wait.

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This place is awesome! I moved here from NYC and was very skeptical about pizza. Via Tribunali is not New York pizza by any means but it is real Italian pizza. After 4 years in Italy I got spoiled and this reminds me of every minute I spent there. The service is great -- not fake like most Northwest restaurants --these guys know their stuff! The wine list rocks. I met the wine man, Trevor, last time I was in and was impressed. I learned he is also the GM, running the joint, and he is fantastic. He knows every bottle on the list and some off it, he can read your mind before you really know what you want. If you don't have a wine ego, let him choose for you. Chances are it will be perfect and at their prices well worth it. I mean it -- the prices are unbeIievable -- actually cheap! The glass pour choices cahnge and I always try it and have yet to be disappointed. I go at least 6-7 times a month -- it's that good! Try the DOC -- fresh Buffalo mozzarella and great sauce. My buddy gets the salame (pepperoni for us Americans) and my girl likes the Primavera. Always fresh and I LOVE that it comes not cut like Amercian pizza. It is a meal for one not a Dominos for God's sake!

One gripe -- who is Dino?! I have read all the newspaper reviews and each raves about Dino, but I have yet to see him there and I am there a lot. I have tried going on different nights, early or late but no Dino. He has to be real because some reviewers say they have met him, but I have my doubts. This does nothing to change how I feel about the food, but some guy that is never there is getting all the credit! So cheers to the guys that make my pizza -- it is the BEST! You guys rock!!!

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome! I moved here from NYC and was very skeptical about pizza. Via Tribunali is not New York pizza by any means but it is real Italian pizza. After 4 years in Italy I got spoiled and this reminds me of every minute I spent there. The service is great -- not fake like most Northwest restaurants --these guys know their stuff! The wine list rocks. I met the wine man, Trevor, last time I was in and was impressed. I learned he is also the GM, running the joint, and he is fantastic. He knows every bottle on the list and some off it, he can read your mind before you really know what you want. If you don't have a wine ego, let him choose for you. Chances are it will be perfect and at their prices well worth it. I mean it -- the prices are unbeIievable -- actually cheap! The glass pour choices cahnge and I always try it and have yet to be disappointed. I go at least 6-7 times a month -- it's that good! Try the DOC -- fresh Buffalo mozzarella and great sauce. My buddy gets the salame (pepperoni for us Americans) and my girl likes the Primavera. Always fresh and I LOVE that it comes not cut like Amercian pizza. It is a meal for one not a Dominos for God's sake!

One gripe -- who is Dino?! I have read all the newspaper reviews and each raves about Dino, but I have yet to see him there and I am there a lot. I have tried going on different nights, early or late but no Dino. He has to be real because some reviewers say they have met him, but I have my doubts. This does nothing to change how I feel about the food, but some guy that is never there is getting all the credit! So cheers to the guys that make my pizza -- it is the BEST! You guys rock!!!

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My family and I were horrified after the first few minutes interacting with our waitress, and the evening went downhill from there. I've worked customer service; it's a hard job, so I can understand wait staff having an off day. What I don't understand is being curt, snobby, and plain rude at every turn.

I lived in Florence, Italy and speak Italian, and still our waitress corrected my pronunciations, insisted we order far too much food, and corrected the way we ate the pizza. I have never felt like walking out of a restaurant mid-bite as this place made me feel.

To make matters worse, the pizza was soggy and burned.

Please, avoid this place. Save your money, your evening, and your taste buds!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My family and I were horrified after the first few minutes interacting with our waitress, and the evening went downhill from there. I've worked customer service; it's a hard job, so I can understand wait staff having an off day. What I don't understand is being curt, snobby, and plain rude at every turn.

I lived in Florence, Italy and speak Italian, and still our waitress corrected my pronunciations, insisted we order far too much food, and corrected the way we ate the pizza. I have never felt like walking out of a restaurant mid-bite as this place made me feel.

To make matters worse, the pizza was soggy and burned.

Please, avoid this place. Save your money, your evening, and your taste buds!!

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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This is the first review I have ever written about a restaurant.

I have been to Italy. I have lived in NYC. I do know a little about wood fired authentic Italian pizza, and poor service. Also, I have dined at very fine establishments in Seattle like Crush and Rovers. However nothing could prepare me for the worst dining experience of my life.

The waitress spoke poor Italian yet corrected us on every occasion as if she were the expert. My wife lived in Italy, visited with me and took 3 levels of college Italian and private lessons after. The waitress rudely and incorrectly corrected her multiple times on the same word.

She then told us what we could order and in what quantity, then actually told us to eat our pizza with a knife and fork ?as they do in Italy,? with special utensils ?from Italy.?

After receiving carpel tunnel from trying to cut rubbery dough with my very dull knife I realized the pizza wasn?t even good enough to warrant the work involved and did not finish it.

Drive the extra minutes to Tutta Bella where the pizza is better and the service isn?t dim-witted or rude.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the first review I have ever written about a restaurant.

I have been to Italy. I have lived in NYC. I do know a little about wood fired authentic Italian pizza, and poor service. Also, I have dined at very fine establishments in Seattle like Crush and Rovers. However nothing could prepare me for the worst dining experience of my life.

The waitress spoke poor Italian yet corrected us on every occasion as if she were the expert. My wife lived in Italy, visited with me and took 3 levels of college Italian and private lessons after. The waitress rudely and incorrectly corrected her multiple times on the same word.

She then told us what we could order and in what quantity, then actually told us to eat our pizza with a knife and fork ?as they do in Italy,? with special utensils ?from Italy.?

After receiving carpel tunnel from trying to cut rubbery dough with my very dull knife I realized the pizza wasn?t even good enough to warrant the work involved and did not finish it.

Drive the extra minutes to Tutta Bella where the pizza is better and the service isn?t dim-witted or rude.

Pros: Pretty on the inside

Cons: Food, Service, Value

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Have been here 3 times, never a bad experience. Pizza is the best I've had in Seattle. Anything with buffalo mozzarella is fantastic. The mixed drinks are excellent. I highly reccomend ordering a Kamikaze here- and its great no matter which bartender makes it. Great restaurant for dates or a group of friends.

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★★★★★

Have been here 3 times, never a bad experience. Pizza is the best I've had in Seattle. Anything with buffalo mozzarella is fantastic. The mixed drinks are excellent. I highly reccomend ordering a Kamikaze here- and its great no matter which bartender makes it. Great restaurant for dates or a group of friends.

Pros: Food prices are reasonable

Cons: Host service

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Let me preface this by saying that I've traveled to big cities around the world. I don't mind waiting for a table. I don't consider waiting an hour to be outrageous. I think any decent wine under $10 per glass is inexpensive. I think any meal under $20 is a steal. I couldn't care less if my pizza is cut, I know how to use a knife and fork. Now, as for this place, I've consistently had good food. It's too bad that some of the service staff can ruin the entire experience. Rude, arrogant, unprofessional, dirty, unkept staff is what you might likely walk away remembering most. That's what I took away from my last experience. While I can walk to Via Tribunali, I'd rather drive to Columbia City for the same style pizza at Tutta Bella, where I can enjoy all aspects of my experience.

1
★★★☆☆

Let me preface this by saying that I've traveled to big cities around the world. I don't mind waiting for a table. I don't consider waiting an hour to be outrageous. I think any decent wine under $10 per glass is inexpensive. I think any meal under $20 is a steal. I couldn't care less if my pizza is cut, I know how to use a knife and fork. Now, as for this place, I've consistently had good food. It's too bad that some of the service staff can ruin the entire experience. Rude, arrogant, unprofessional, dirty, unkept staff is what you might likely walk away remembering most. That's what I took away from my last experience. While I can walk to Via Tribunali, I'd rather drive to Columbia City for the same style pizza at Tutta Bella, where I can enjoy all aspects of my experience.

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I've been there three times now - I love it. It's a lot like the Catacombs in Spokane - which though Via Tribunali is cool - you have to see the Catacombs... I can't believe the negative responses on here - give me a break - stop judging Italian Pizza until you actually go there! Via Tribunali does great pizza and has a great environment. I'd suggest it as a place to send friends and family! I am glad people are investing in Seattle and trying to bring new life to otherwise run down areas. This is a great place!

2
★★★★★

I've been there three times now - I love it. It's a lot like the Catacombs in Spokane - which though Via Tribunali is cool - you have to see the Catacombs... I can't believe the negative responses on here - give me a break - stop judging Italian Pizza until you actually go there! Via Tribunali does great pizza and has a great environment. I'd suggest it as a place to send friends and family! I am glad people are investing in Seattle and trying to bring new life to otherwise run down areas. This is a great place!

Pros: Great Setting

Cons: There might be some from the local prison in the neighborhood - otherwise none...

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When friends ask for a restaurant recommendation this is ALWAYS my first pick. I love that this can be a romantic date spot or casual meeting spots for a small group of friends. The staff is always professional, friendly, and ridiculously good-looking. And the pizza.... all I can say is that there's some magic ingredient in the dough that won't dare let me go else where for pizza.

2
★★★★★

When friends ask for a restaurant recommendation this is ALWAYS my first pick. I love that this can be a romantic date spot or casual meeting spots for a small group of friends. The staff is always professional, friendly, and ridiculously good-looking. And the pizza.... all I can say is that there's some magic ingredient in the dough that won't dare let me go else where for pizza.

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Okay--- so I was hesitant to go to this place because of all the reviews. Despite what it said- I did call to make reservations for 8 people on a Saturday nite. When we arrived, they had lost our reservations!! The manager was very apologetic and offered a nice bottle of wine for our inconvenience. Within 10 minutes we were at a table, and they staff was quick, generous and amazing. The pizza & prices were great!!! I highly recommend the Via Tribunali pizza!! It's delicious. The manager was very attentive to all of the customers and I greatly respect he gave us after the mistake. SO go and check this place out! I promise you will not be disappopinted. Nothing I have ever had has comes close to the pizza I had when living in Italy, until Now!!!

2
★★★★★

Okay--- so I was hesitant to go to this place because of all the reviews. Despite what it said- I did call to make reservations for 8 people on a Saturday nite. When we arrived, they had lost our reservations!! The manager was very apologetic and offered a nice bottle of wine for our inconvenience. Within 10 minutes we were at a table, and they staff was quick, generous and amazing. The pizza & prices were great!!! I highly recommend the Via Tribunali pizza!! It's delicious. The manager was very attentive to all of the customers and I greatly respect he gave us after the mistake. SO go and check this place out! I promise you will not be disappopinted. Nothing I have ever had has comes close to the pizza I had when living in Italy, until Now!!!

Pros: The dark, intimate feeling. And the stained glass windows. Very Gothic Church-ish!!

Cons: A little loud--but not over the top!

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Hands down the worst dining experience I have ever had. After being quoted a wait time of 15 to 20 minutes we were finally seated after and hour in what could best be described as a garage. Thank god for the street lights outside becasue the room was lit by one lamp up in a corner, I'm talking cave dark here people. I didn't bring my Italian/English dictionary but I should have, the menu is completly in Italian and our server seemed put out when we asked what things were. Once our pizzas arrived the crust was chared black and the middle could be best described as pizza soup. I quess the kitchen is too busy to cut the pizzas as well. When we asked why the pizzas weren't cut we were told that it is because they are authentic personal pizzas. What a joke, the only other pizza I know of that isn't cut comes out of a box and is found in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store, which by the way would be better than the over hyped slop we were fed.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Hands down the worst dining experience I have ever had. After being quoted a wait time of 15 to 20 minutes we were finally seated after and hour in what could best be described as a garage. Thank god for the street lights outside becasue the room was lit by one lamp up in a corner, I'm talking cave dark here people. I didn't bring my Italian/English dictionary but I should have, the menu is completly in Italian and our server seemed put out when we asked what things were. Once our pizzas arrived the crust was chared black and the middle could be best described as pizza soup. I quess the kitchen is too busy to cut the pizzas as well. When we asked why the pizzas weren't cut we were told that it is because they are authentic personal pizzas. What a joke, the only other pizza I know of that isn't cut comes out of a box and is found in the frozen foods section of your local grocery store, which by the way would be better than the over hyped slop we were fed.

Pros: It's so dark you can't tell how burned your pizza is.

Cons: Everything about this place is horrible.

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THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE! The pizza is soggy in the middle & the service is the worse! The host is UPTIGHT AND RUDE!

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE! The pizza is soggy in the middle & the service is the worse! The host is UPTIGHT AND RUDE!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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i sat at the bar and the bartenders were very attentive and got us started on drinks and apps quickly. i am from nyc and good pizza is hard to find. they have great pizza and good wine selection. i loved the atmosphere...i didn't experience anything bad about the place like the other reviews. i highly suggest it

2
★★★★★

i sat at the bar and the bartenders were very attentive and got us started on drinks and apps quickly. i am from nyc and good pizza is hard to find. they have great pizza and good wine selection. i loved the atmosphere...i didn't experience anything bad about the place like the other reviews. i highly suggest it

Pros: good atmosphere...swanky

Cons: no reservations

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The pizza was good, and it is the same as I had in Rome. It took over an hour to get a table for 6, and we were there, on time for our reservation. The greeter was incredibly arrogant. The bartender was nice and attentive, although prices were a little steep. The wait staff was nice enough, but I don't think I'll go back. Too much hassle and quite loud.

2
★★★★☆

The pizza was good, and it is the same as I had in Rome. It took over an hour to get a table for 6, and we were there, on time for our reservation. The greeter was incredibly arrogant. The bartender was nice and attentive, although prices were a little steep. The wait staff was nice enough, but I don't think I'll go back. Too much hassle and quite loud.

Pros: Pizza was good, super thin

Cons: Parking, Long wait

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This restaurant was recommend by our hotel. I guess they misunderstood what we wanted to eat because we definitely didn't get it. My coworker and I each ordered a salad. That was enough for us not to order anything else. Waiter seem to have an attitude when we didn't want to order anything else. Oh, our drinks came after we had finished eating and as we were paying our bill.

1
★★☆☆☆

This restaurant was recommend by our hotel. I guess they misunderstood what we wanted to eat because we definitely didn't get it. My coworker and I each ordered a salad. That was enough for us not to order anything else. Waiter seem to have an attitude when we didn't want to order anything else. Oh, our drinks came after we had finished eating and as we were paying our bill.

Cons: Service, Menu selection

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I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT! I read through the other reviews and yes, there are some good ones. However, I tend to believe that they were lucky enough to fall under the radar that evening. Maybe it was just too busy that night for the staff to extend their rudeness to everyone. To those customers I will say... You were fortunate. This was my second incident with Via Tribunali. The 1st time... Both our pizzas were soggy & very disappointing. Salad was good. The service... horrible. I figured they were new and busy maybe they were having a tough evening. That was Feb '06. The 2nd experience... We walked right in on a Friday evening with no wait. Salad was good. Waitress pleasant. OUR CALZONE WAS SOGGY, COLD & WET IN THE MIDDLE! The mushrooms were ice cold. Water ran out of the middle of our calzone when we cut into it. We sent it back because it was cold. (Soggy you cannot do much about) We had a direct view of the cook (which he either didn't realize or didn't care) and he proceeded to stick his ungloved fingers in our food. Then he screamed at our waitress "This is not cold." He continually poked, prodded and at one point had actually lifted it up about 6" and dropped it back down onto the plate all while yelling. At this point I'd had enough, I walked over to him to say the calzone was indeed cold and we do not want that calzone any longer. He then proceeded to yell at me, the customer. UNBELIEVABLE & UNACCEPTABLE. Needless to say, we walked out and we were not quiet about it. I might add the Manager/Owner did not lift one finger or show any interest at what was taking place literally right next to him. In closing, with as many excellent restaurants that Seattle has to offer and with all the new ones opening left and right... I highly recommend you try them before taking the chance on Via Tribunali. Treat yourself to a nice evening... one you deserve! ~Cheers

0
★☆☆☆☆

I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT! I read through the other reviews and yes, there are some good ones. However, I tend to believe that they were lucky enough to fall under the radar that evening. Maybe it was just too busy that night for the staff to extend their rudeness to everyone. To those customers I will say... You were fortunate. This was my second incident with Via Tribunali. The 1st time... Both our pizzas were soggy & very disappointing. Salad was good. The service... horrible. I figured they were new and busy maybe they were having a tough evening. That was Feb '06. The 2nd experience... We walked right in on a Friday evening with no wait. Salad was good. Waitress pleasant. OUR CALZONE WAS SOGGY, COLD & WET IN THE MIDDLE! The mushrooms were ice cold. Water ran out of the middle of our calzone when we cut into it. We sent it back because it was cold. (Soggy you cannot do much about) We had a direct view of the cook (which he either didn't realize or didn't care) and he proceeded to stick his ungloved fingers in our food. Then he screamed at our waitress "This is not cold." He continually poked, prodded and at one point had actually lifted it up about 6" and dropped it back down onto the plate all while yelling. At this point I'd had enough, I walked over to him to say the calzone was indeed cold and we do not want that calzone any longer. He then proceeded to yell at me, the customer. UNBELIEVABLE & UNACCEPTABLE. Needless to say, we walked out and we were not quiet about it. I might add the Manager/Owner did not lift one finger or show any interest at what was taking place literally right next to him. In closing, with as many excellent restaurants that Seattle has to offer and with all the new ones opening left and right... I highly recommend you try them before taking the chance on Via Tribunali. Treat yourself to a nice evening... one you deserve! ~Cheers

Pros: AMBIENCE DOES NOT MAKE GOOD FOOD!

Cons: SOGGY PIZZAS & CALZONES, POOR SERVICE.

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If so, this is your place. Full disclosure: this isn't a food review as such. I have tried no fewer than 3 times to get a seat at this restaurant, and have yet to succeed. As such, I have yet to actually try the food. I don't mind a wait, but I draw the line at an hour after being told it would be 30 minutes (apparently, this is the default predicted wait time). They do not take reservations (to create a buzz?), and apparently delight in making prospective customers wait for the privilege of sampling their wares. Suggesting that they consider taking reservations resulted in a bewildered "we do NOT take reservations." OK, fine. Enjoy your success now, because I'm not convinced this run will last.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If so, this is your place. Full disclosure: this isn't a food review as such. I have tried no fewer than 3 times to get a seat at this restaurant, and have yet to succeed. As such, I have yet to actually try the food. I don't mind a wait, but I draw the line at an hour after being told it would be 30 minutes (apparently, this is the default predicted wait time). They do not take reservations (to create a buzz?), and apparently delight in making prospective customers wait for the privilege of sampling their wares. Suggesting that they consider taking reservations resulted in a bewildered "we do NOT take reservations." OK, fine. Enjoy your success now, because I'm not convinced this run will last.

Pros: location?

Cons: when do I get to eat?

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I'll start with service: RUDE
Canned mushrooms? Where do I start.
The place looks nice, but the food is NOT Italian, it is ok, but don't go and call it old world pizza because it is an insult.

1
★★☆☆☆

I'll start with service: RUDE
Canned mushrooms? Where do I start.
The place looks nice, but the food is NOT Italian, it is ok, but don't go and call it old world pizza because it is an insult.

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