Richmond >Mary Angelas Pizzeria
Sick to my stomach. In the 10 years I have lived here I have eaten at Mary Angela's twice and both times it was the same experience - I literally got ill within a few hours after eating. Bloating, upset stomach, and nausea. Now you may ask why I tried this place again after my first experience, however I do believe in second chances and so many people rave about the food I figured maybe it was an off day. Uh....NO. The pizza is loaded with grease and the crust is limp and soggy, and the sauce leaves so much to be desired. I swear I am baffeled at why this place gets any kind of good publicity. Maybe people keep eating sh*t because other people say it's good pizza. I for one like to develop my own opinions, and my stomach will never let me eat at this place again - no matter what anyone else in the Richmond area says. You can have this hole in the wall.
Run fast - Run far - this place is so BAD!!!!.
Unbelievably poor service - the worst - EVER!!!! Called in an order and when I went to pick it up, I literally dealt with one of the rudest people I've ever met. Could someone be more of a b****?? Did you just get out of prison or what? She rang up some extra charges and when I questioned what they were for, she got really defensive and wouldn't let me see the ticket. And then literally began to argue with me about it - like how dare I question her. I'm like, wtf - why can't I see what I'm being charged for? Never mind that I also ordered a drink which she refused to fill up more than half-way...okay lady, then why are you putting a lid on it? So, so, so unbelievably bad....
AND get this - go to the Richmond Health Dept. website - they have had 36 food violations since June '06!!! That's right THIRTY SIX!!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?! Shouldn't you have been closed down by now?!?
UGH - never, ever again!!!!
The very best Italian sub in Virginia. The Italian sub is the best. Everything else is good but the subs are my favorite. I have been a customer and fan since 1995. There is no better sub around the Richmond area. The people are great, the service is very good and the atmosphere is casual. I love this restaurant. Hint: Saturday at 4 is the best time to go if you don't like crowds.
a Carytown Tradition .... Having grown up in Richmond and even right around the corner from Cary Town, I have had the chance to watch the fluctuations in the various eateries. While Mary Angela's has been a constant, and has been a Cary Town tradition for most of us much of our lives, there has been a steady decline in the customer service as business has picked up. There have been times when the quality of the food has declined, but they quickly fixed that. With the current staff, if the food ever declines again, I'm sad to say that Mary Angela's might not make it another decade.
Awful service. placed an order over the phone and then drove 30 minutes to pick it up and a very rude woman said they never received the order and it would be at least another hour before they could make anything. completely l lacking in customer service would never order from here again.
Flawed, but good.
A couple of things to think about before eating at Mary Angelas...
For starters, this isn't a fancy, high-end Italian eatery. It's a typical, run-of-the-mill, Mom & Pop pizza joint on a street corner in Carytown.
Two, good food takes time, particularly Italian food. You *will* wait a little bit to get your food.
The service is satisfactory, but little more beyond that. Don't expect warm and fuzzy" employees. They have a small dining room and it's to their advantage to turn it over as quickly as possible. That said, they won't try and run you out or anything and they've never been rude to me.
Finally, the food is usually good. The pizza is probably as good as anybody else's in town and the small pizza is perfect for one hungry person (think of it as a generously sized personal pizza)
They don't care about their clients. The pizza is great, sometimes burnt, but the service is so horrible, you will starve while waiting for your pizza to arrive. They have no respect or customer appreciation, they do not care who returns or who is happy, they are only after the buck. Trust me, after atleast 30 disappointments where I waited over 1-1/2 hours for a medium cheese pizza, I am finally swearng this horrible business off. I advise you to do the same!
The Best Pizza and Calzones in Richmond. As a lifer, I've tried pizza at many Richmond spots, and Mary Angela's is the only place I go now. (I live outside the delivery area unfortunately.) I've never eaten in; I've only ever gotten takeout. Definitely call ahead or you will have a long wait in a tiny eatery with a dingy, well-worn interior. The customer service is all right -- efficient and civil but not too warm. Parking can be a hassle. This is a hole in the wall but it is worth it!
Stromboli from heaven. While the pizza is great, I'm a lover of the stromboli from Mary Angela's. I've lived in Richmond for three years, and I've yet to find one anywhere around here that rivals Mary Angela's. Like the pizza, I think it comes down to the sauce--excellent authentic tomato that just kicks a**.
For the Pizza Conessieur.
If you're like most sane people, and believe that NY-style pizza is unquestionably superior, there is no reason to go anywhere in town other than Mary Angela's. The crust, sauce and cheeze are top quality and in perfect proportion. Toppings are appropriately basic but ample. California Pizza Kitchen it ain't.
Call ahead and pick-up to avoid the wait and stark atmosphere.
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