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“Badly Burnt Pizza”

Emilia-Romagna Pizza
Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Wood Ridge
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Received a menu in my Wood Ridge P.O. box and took a chance. The specialty pizza ordered had toppings well prepared but the bottom crust was terribly burned, making what could have been a decent pizza unpleasant.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I had dinner at Emilo-Romano last night for dinner with a friend. It is a pizzeria with a small but nice dining room off to the side. I have never seen the dining room that busy ever, but for some reason the place was almost packed with guests and to go orders and the restaurant could not handle it. It took almost an hour just to get a salad and bread. I don't think they were used to this crowd.

The food was worth the wait. The warm bread started the meal off and we managed to go through two baskets of it because it was so good. It was warm, soft and fresh. Their salads are delicious and so fresh. Not your standard ice berg lettuce that you get in most pizzerias but a mix of lettuces and tomatoes with a nice creamy Italian dressing.

I had the chicken parmesan with spaghetti platter that was delicious. The chicken was moist and perfectly cooked as was the pasta, which most restaurants do wrong and the sauce is so flavorful with a rich tomato taste and the right amount of spices. You could really taste the tomatoes. My guest had a chicken wrap that she enjoyed as well. The food was worth the wait if you have two hours for dinner.

The owner did explain that they had several big to go orders and had problems getting the dining room orders out. Several patrons finally walked out without getting their food so that was not a smart decision to do the to go orders first. You have to serve the people that were their on a timely basis. It seemed that all the to go patrons as well as the dining room patrons were waiting around for their food. The kitchen staff should have had this better timed. The owner/chef did take off one of our refills to make up for it.

Overall the food is excellent and the service is friendly (the waitress had a good personality and kept apologizing for the food being so late), but the restaurant needs to get its act in order on a busy Saturday night.

I want to try it for dinner again to give it a fair review. I think that they need more help on a busy night but overall the food was excellent.

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Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

I stopped in for dinner this evening for a few slices of pizza and they were wonderful. The counter service is very friendly and the pizza tasted like it had just been made. The sauce has a wonderful flavor to it and tasted fresh and delicious. They even brought it to the table for me and the pizza cook took the time out to make sure I enjoyed it. It warrants a second trip to try the entrees.

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Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Im partial to Basiles but this place is not bad as a backup. Never had anything other than their pizza but they seem to have a lot on their menu. Reasonable prices too.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Excellent quality food, highly recommend the baked ravioli, pepperoni roll, mozzarella sticks are fantastic, and pizza has a great buttery taste to the crust.

The owners and staff truly care about each customer that walks through the door.

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Thank SNexpo
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