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784 E Green St, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110134.144451 -118.134258
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
Great Family Pizza restaurant... Old Timey and charming – So many great pies are offered. I'm usually a meat eater when it comes to
pizza but they have so many selections that are just as intriguing without meat.
Good service and usually not too crowded if you don't go on a Saturday night.
Never ordered just a single slice. Always went with the whole pie and only been for dinner so maybe the lunch time experience is different. I would think ordering a whole pizza pie would always taste better than just getting a slice unless the slice was fresh or made to order.
I like this place with it's neon signs, old photos on the wall, red and white checkered tablecloths and green outdoor awning over the storefront. Viva la Tarantino's!
3 strikes, you're out! – Gave them 3 honest tries before writing this review.
1. On a Friday night when they were busy we (and another family) tried to get the attention from someone to get our names on a list or to be seated. After 5 minutes of being ignored, we simply left.
2. Called the next day for take out, when we arrived to pick up 2 pizzas, the place was empty, and the woman could not be bothered to do her job. It was "can you help me?" instead of "how can I help you." Trying to get our pizzas, red peppers, etc. we were treated like she was doing us a favor. Fugetaboutit, we just left without our food.
3. A friend finally managed to pick up pizzas for take out, and when we finally tried their food, we gave it just a 4 out of 10. After all that effort, it wasn't even that great!
Slices are sub par – I haven't ordered a sit-down meal here so I express no opinion on the matter. However, I can't imagine that it'd be very good. The pizza by the slice is pretty awful.
After waiting about 20 minutes I was served a cold slice of pie with a big pile of unmelted cheese in the center. The crust was spongey and bland. The sauce was ridiculously sweet and the toppings were (again) cold.
Not the best pizza, not the worst – If you like garlic in your sauce, you'll love this place. The pepperoni was good, but I didn't like the cheese they used. The crust was just okay, definitely not the thin "New York" style pizza, but the pizza did fold a bit.
LOVE THIS PLACE – Delicious food, friendly service...stromboli is to DIE FOR. Great neighborhood joint, try to take out here at least once a week. GREAT.
pasadena pizza in homey atmosphere – get there early or you'll be waiting. our first time there. no frills, quick, not quite new york, but still pretty good. would definitely go back. a jovial atmosphere.
Weeknight perfection with pizza and a salad. – I've been here a few times now and every experience has been a gastronomical delight. The pizzas are excellent, oozing with cheese, chrused garlic, and loads of fresh toppings. I recommend the special sauce (can't remember the name) instead of traditional marinara. Also, don't miss the garlic knots or house salad with black olive vinaigrette - both delish. The ambiance and the service are equally enjoyable. Jolly italian men cram into a hole-in-th wall joint to serve the crowded, checkered table clothed booths with speed and a smile.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TARANTINO's – i go to tarantinos at least 6 or more times a month. the garlic rolls (you must, must try these) are addictive and the carbonara (huge serving and very garlicky) is heaven. their pizza bread is amazing. i can't get enough of it. i have them on my speed dial and pick-up very often. it's also very cheap considering how great the food is. this is the no fuss italian eatery that's authentic.
Editorial Review – Fill up on garlic rolls, salad, pizza by the slice, pasta, calzones, antipasta and more. Lunch specials are available.
Now that's Italia! – This place is so down to earth. The place is bustling and don't take reservations; so be prepared to queue up for a table. My favorite pizza is the Florentine. The service is very friendly service and the prices are great too (cash only). Mangia!
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