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“Over heating”
Review of Blitza

Blitza
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Blitza pizza and pasta restaurant
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Birthday dinner for a good friend, restaurant was recommended by one of the party guests.

Started off a little shaky, they had gotten the name on the booking wrong, thus we were seated at a table which wasn't for us. Eventually got that sorted once all the guests arrived.

Being late January the restaurant was extremely hot, no fans or aircon and Auckland had gotten up to 28 degrees that day. Really wasn't very pleasant.

Waiter was good and attentive, food arrived as ordered. Was good but nothing special. As with some Italian restaurants the sauce is the same for numerous dishes.

I would recommend the restaurant although I don't see myself ever going again.

Thank WarrenJ224
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

After a recommendation we discovered food was prepped in advance and heated in an oven and obviously not fresh to the heat you’d expect. Everything was just edible and lacked Italian flair! Pizza base was soft and gooey in the centre and again just of edible heat. For a first impression I definitely won’t be back! Staff were friendly and sociable and we felt bad to let them know we weren’t happy with the quality of their food as everyone was so nice! Everything was just so so.......

1  Thank WadeedH1
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LeeSchwalger, Owner at Blitza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Sorry, this person has no idea what he or she is talking about. Some items are prepared earlier as its impossible to cook some dishes from scratch in a short period, just like most other restaurants. Not just warmed up as you put it. Pizzas and many other dishes on the other hand are freshly made with top quality ingredients, fresh made dough on premise, we make our own sauce etc.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Who wants to cook on Xmas Eve? Not me so we went to Blitza for our favourite light dinner, a Margarita Pizza with a Greek Salad and a glass of Italian Red. Perfect!
Blitza does many different pizzas plus Pasta and meats and fish which are all good. Table service is friendly and efficient and they cater very well for kids.
Many good meals have made us regulars.

2  Thank Clare B
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

4 adults and 2 children. Staff were very friendly, and ensured the childrens meals were brought promptly. We all had the best meal again, son in law said his steak was the best he had ever had, high praise indeed. Could not fault it again.

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1  Thank Aprilholiday_13
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

First time at Blitza, it was far from busy being a Monday night.
Service was friendly and attentive and the food was nice enough.

4 drinks were ordered first off. 3 were brought over. After a good 5 minutes we queried where the 4th was and were told it would be chased up.
Another 10 minutes later I gave up and went and asked the bar for it myself.

When ordering we asked if a pizza with Mushroom and Tomato could be served with the Tomato on one half only and the Mushroom on the other half only.
"I will check"........"No problem".
It turned up with the Tomato and Mushroom together on one half......

Small things sure, but given this place is up there price wise it's fair to expect better.
Would possibly go back but I feel there are better Italian offerings on the shore.

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Thank KarlR1194
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