Reviews for Al Volo Pizzeria
Jul 24, 2013
I have no idea why this place has such good reviews.
I popped in on my way home to pick up dinner... A 'Tiramisu' and something else that just had bacon and choritzo as the toppings.
I paid $52 or something for these two pizzas, so I obviously expected some REALLY good pizza, for that amount of money.
They were awful.
The bases weren't cooked through, the cheese was only in the middle, the artichoke was in massive pieces, the olives were whole, with their stones in. The meat was sub-standard (the sausage was more like cheap salami than choritzo) and the amount of toppings in general was completely stingy.
For fifty bucks, I'd expect a well made pizza, with decent amount of good quality toppings. I'd definitely expect it to be cooked properly!
I emailed the place about it, and while, to his credit, the owner did offer a solution, it wasn't to send my vouchers or anything (although vouchers for food you can't eat isn't much of a solution), but that I had to come in and ask for him so he could try defend his terrible product some more before he would replace the pizzas. Needless to say, I didn't bother going back.
Pretty disappointing, when I'd heard such good things and paid so much money.
Oct 20, 2012
had dinner there tonight, me and my partner both thought it was fantastic, after reading all the positive reviews we decided to try it out, we ordered the special which was a scotch steak on top of a rocket salad a hawaiian pizza and foccacia bread, all were fantastic the steak was perfectly cooked and the pizza base was so yum! we also found the service there great and very welcoming, we will definitely be going back
by David Flyger
Sep 22, 2012
Great pizza, the best I have eaten in Auckland. Compares to the pizza I've eaten in Italy. Great guys, friendly service. Could be a new Friday night addiction!! Crispy yet chewy base, great flavorsome toppings, great cheese, awesome charry mojo from the wood fired oven.
by Tim Stevens
Oct 24, 2011
Got a pizza here on a voucher deal. Best pizza I have had in NZ bar none. The base makes a pizza and these guys have it down, crisp on the outside, soft and a little chewy on the inside all with the little bit of char and flavour you only get in a wood fired oven. Good simple toppings. Will definitely be going back and I recommend it to any fans of genuine italian style pizza.
Jul 23, 2011
Best pizza I have ever had. Ever. Amazing. Doesn't leave a greasy taste in your mouth, toppings are fresh and delicious, base is crispy and the pizza is soft on the inside, doesn't sit heavily in your stomach, yummm!!!
by Giapo Gelato
Jul 18, 2011
Al volo is the truly Italian Pizza in Auckland. The owner Giampiero is Neapolitan like me. His wood fired pizza remember the pizza back in Italy with same taste and look. The dough is light and the pizza is not greasy, easy to digest and it is topped with great ingredients for a taste that cant be beat. This is our favorite place for pizza. Keep up the good work!
Mar 05, 2011
Simply the best pizzas in Auckland. They are just so good! The authentic wood-fired style give their pizzas a wonderful flavour. The service is alway friendly and welcoming in true Italian style. A must go to place for the pizza fan!
Feb 26, 2011
Absolutely delicious. The owner is exceptionally rude, but the pizza is so, so, so good that you just have to ignore him. He shouted at me as I walked out the door "OI! YOU!!! Have you paid?!?!". Of course I had! I would not put up with the rudeness at most places - but oh my god, this is truly heavenly.
Jan 18, 2011
This is my favourite pizza in Auckland. Best with a group to get a few as all the pizzas are pretty simple and good to share; but all of them are true to the ingredients and manage to leave you without the "stuffed full of pizza" feeling if you can limit your slices (not easy). I like the funghi and gamberoni, but haven't had a dud.
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