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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Pizza

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

Great pizza!! A tad on the pricey side for what you get. Sodas are extremely over priced and I didn't see any beers or offered any from the cashier. It took a long time to get the pie too. I think they burned the first one, but no one came by and explained the long wait. I only say this because I watched the whole thing happen in the exposed kitchen area. All in all great pizza. They should definaty utilize their outside space as well.

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Posted by SteveTortola on October 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

Let me start off by saying the pizza is fantastic! The rest can use some fine tuning and I hope the owner takes these criticisms constructively.

- The layout of the restaurant is terrible. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the ovens. When you walk in the door you're sent down to the register with no view of the dining area or the ovens. There is a big wall blocking it that serves no purpose but to hang a TV on the other side. Knock that wall down.

- Train the girl behind the counter a little better. We ordered the margarita pizza and she asked, "which one?" Well, there's only one on the menu so that one. Then she told us it came with one topping. Added a topping unaware it added $4 to the bill.

- Bottled beer selection isn't bad, Bells Two Heared, Palm, Pluff Mudd Porter, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, and Peroni. There was no glassware to pour the beer which was pretty weak. My suggestion is to keep it simple. Get rid of all the choices and put in a two tap tower. Have Peroni always on and rotate a local beer on the other, Palmetto preferably since it's less than 1 block away.

- Add an outdoor area. The parking lot is huge. Section off part and add picnic tables. This will draw a much larger lunch crowd on a nice day.

- Train the wait staff a little better and find a better way to identify tables orders. There were two tables seated in the restaurant one with food and the waitress is shouting out someone's food number. Use process of elimination to determine that it's probably for the table with no food. I don't blame her when the restaurant is busy since they only write your number on your receipt and you just place it on your table. No one came to check in on us during the meal either.

- There's a water fountain in the corner for water. Put some glasses and ice over there so people can pour themselves a glass of water.

- The condiments (parmesan, red pepper flakes, etc.) are by where the pizza is made in a fixed container so it can't move. Put it in a shaker on each table like every other pizza joint so you're not carrying your large pie through the restaurant to add a little parmesan.

Let me reiterate, the pizza is FANTASTIC! It was a bummer to see only two tables in there for lunch on a Friday.

18 of 25 people like this.
Posted by joshl725 on September 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

I will try not to be too wordy with my review. Simply put this pizza is some of the best pizza I've ever had in my entire life, and that's saying a lot. Artisanal Neapolitan Pizza has never been a truer statement. Every ingredient was bursting with flavor and those flavors came through in a harmony that made this pizza addictive. I can't wait to go back and have my taste buds blown away again. Not to mention, awesome open atmosphere watching them work the dough and build the pizzas and very friendly staff. If you haven't been here you need to go, it's the best pizza in Charleston hands down. Sorry Mellow Mushroom, Andolinis, and anywhere else in town, but DeSano wins.

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Posted by James Wright on September 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “DeSano Pizza Bakery

TERRIFIC pizzas. Once the dough and toppings are combined it only takes 60-90 seconds to bake followed by table delivery by very pleasant staff. I will be going back again and again for sure. This is the GO-TO place for pizza in the greater metropolitan area!

I've always said if I had a restaurant that featured "specialties" there would be no substitutions allowed. Failure would be swift, assured my family. The menu at Desano's is ALL "specialties" and there are NO substitutions: they have their reasons and they make sense if your interested, and I was. Desano's confidence in this concept and the superb quality of the product will prove my family can occasionally be wrong. When the craving sets in I only hope there's an available table or else I'll have to get it to go and eat it in the parking lot.

7 of 16 people like this.
Posted by arty on September 27, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Park Pizza Co.

We found out that Park delivers to Tanner in Hanahan, which now makes this a once a week place for my family and I. Every time I see a Domino's or Papa John's car in the neighborhood, I shake my head. For a few bucks extra, you could get so much better pizza. If I want quantity, I'll suffer at CiCi's. If I want quality, I grab a large BST and add chicken from Park Pizza. Local business that brings the goods.

4 of 5 people like this.
Posted by Muskie on August 26, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Park Pizza Co.

Happy to say, I have been eating here for over a year now and the quality has always been top notch. I've worked my way thru the menu. Delicious. Try it all. :)

5 of 6 people like this.
Posted by artrogue on August 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Re: “D'Allesandro's Pizza

OMG!!! D'AL'S new online ordering system rocks!

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by gunther on July 24, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Zappo's Pizza

I really enjoy the pies. Zappo's is easily the best I've had away from NY or Boston.

Posted by twN2Fw on July 22, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Zappo's Pizza

Closest I have had to NY Pizza down in Charleston; streets ahead of Andolinis or Mellow when it comes to pizza. Just wish I knew when they would actually be open.

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by BMorse on July 18, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Re: “D'Allesandro's Pizza

I have lived in Charleston for over 5 years and have been ordering from D’alls since the beginning. I have been highly disappointed the last few times I have ordered. First, the staff answering the phone has a tendency to be rude, especially the person working at 9:05 on Sunday, June 14th. I was put on hold for over 5 min and hung up on. I had to call 2 more times until someone answered. The guy was super rude and told me 45 min. 1:20 min later pizza arrived. Pizza was cold by then and my salad that I ordered had no dressing and was charged extra for ordering it. I've always loved your pizza but am starting to notice a decrease in quality. There seems to be a lot of inconsistency which I understand can happen with staff issues. I plan to order again at some point and both the rudeness of the staff and overall experience needs to improve or it will be my last time. I'm no restaurant expert, but I do believe the problem lies with your staff. I've enjoyed many pies from your establishment and hope things can turnaround so I can continue to support you guys.

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Posted by LKGriebel on July 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Re: “D'Allesandro's Pizza

Excellent light crust, interesting beer choices, delicious panini. No wings. Very nice people, community minded supporting Habitat for Humanity, local sport teams and neighborhood school programs.

2 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Leslie Carmel on July 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Re: “La Tela Pizzeria

We've dined at this restaurant several times and the food is excellent. The homemade fried mozzarella (made on-site) is to die for! We continue to patronize the restaurant because the food and wait service have always been wonderful but watch out for the female owner that man's the hostess desk - she's beyond rude and is socially retarded. We gave her our name and number for the table and then proceeded to the bar for drinks. After a 30 minute wait, I checked back in and was told our table was given away because she "couldn't find us"....what?????? We told her we would be in the bar - not 30 feet away! When I told her we were less than 30 feet away and she never called us, her response was, "whatever"...REALLY???? This is not our first disappointing experience with her...she may be an owner but she's the last person you want greeting/servicing customers. If you go to this restaurant be prepared to be disappointed with this aspect!

1 of 1 people like this.
Posted by Lisa Robinson on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Crust

I've been twice and think it's a nice little neighborhood place. The crust on our pizzas was crackly and black in a few places, which I liked. The Del Re was salty goodness, and my toddler loved his cheese and fried egg pizza. I wasn't as excited about their take on sausage and mushroom, but it still was perfectly fine. I wouldn't visit Crust for a special occasion, necessarily, but I'm glad to have another solid option for a weekday lunch or dinner.

Posted by Dillon Lights on June 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Baroni's New York Pizza

Interesting - I like the because it is greasy, just like the ones I grew up on back in NY.
Also- what happened to all of the other comments that used to be here - why were they deleted?

Posted by Ima Oldman on June 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Norm's Pizza, Subs & Grill

Love it!! Great people great service. Wings were amazing

2 of 3 people like this.
Posted by apple991 on June 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Norm's Pizza, Subs & Grill

I don't enjoy Norms at all. Mediocre burgers and pizza that tastes and smells rotten. But it's near the college, which is why I think it's popular.

4 of 9 people like this.
Posted by Paul Brannan on May 31, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Baroni's New York Pizza

Great pizza. I very much enjoy this pizza. Not greasy at all and a good selection of toppings. Crust tastes just like mom used to make.

1 of 2 people like this.
Posted by Paul Brannan on May 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Paisano's Pizza Grill

Sorry but i can't support a business whose owner rips off college students to the tune of thousands of dollars by running electricity from 2 of his properties into ONE METER which cost these students 3000 extra in heating/cooling bills! Then when they threatened court he paid them but refused to give them their 1000 rental deposit when they left the house in great condition..i guess thats how he afforded a second pizza shop...maybe thats how its done in russia but this is USA~~sadly he is a slick willy n knew how to protect his assets--

2 of 5 people like this.
Posted by Naniam on April 26, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Crust

The pizza is great! Butternut Pizza was my favorite. The salads are also really good. Restaurant itself is a bit small but is a great addition to James/Johns Island. We've been back 4 times.

Posted by C OB on April 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Park Pizza Co.

I had a meatball sub today from Park Pizza that rocked my socks off. Perfectly moist and seasoned meatballs, perfect amount of gooey cheese, just enough tangy sauce, and the roll was toasted to a golden crispiness that remained crunchy while I ate at my desk. This was the best lunch I have had in months!

3 of 4 people like this.
Posted by danadominata on March 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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