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We liked the food and the atmosphere of this place and decided to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday at Papa’s. With a bigger number of 21 invitees – we were set up in the area upstairs (just about right for a group of 20-25 people).
The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meals. Also the allocated staff member was friendly and helpful.
I did find the price of their set menu ($45 per person) to be expensive – although they made the evening an overall memorable experience!
We arrived and the waiter didn’t serve us water (we were waiting for other friends to arrive and they assumed we’d want to wait for them before having a drink on a hot evening). We asked for water and saw someone being told off, they then placed 2 bottles of water onto to the table quite loudly.
The second issue, one of our friends is Ceoliac (gluten intollerant and gets very sick when eaten). When asked for a gluten free pasta dish, she was told it wasn’t available as they make it to order. If you advertise Gluten free food, make sure it is available!!!
Thirdly, when the first 2 dishes arrived, the waiter said they were gluten free!!! They weren’t gluten free, clearly there’s miscommunication in the kitchen.
Fourthly, customers are allowed to walk through the kitchen. Not great considering people could leave germs/hair behind.
Also, the food wasn’t great. I had Chicken fettuccine and it was very cheesy and gluggy. My partner had Chicken Tortellini and it was burnt.
Would not recommend venturing into this place.
Hi Pappa’s, I visited your establishment tonight with my 2 sons. Service welcoming and friendly, unfortunately your food was not to the same level. Our chicken fettuccine was overloaded with cheese and very gluggy, not your typical creamy fettuccine, more like a macaroni cheese. Meatballs and garlic pizza bread barely acceptable, our Hawaiian pizza very dry couldn’t taste the tomato base as per I remember. Usually when we dine out we also have dessert, we gapped it and went to Frasers, as for the takeaway for leftover pizza and pizza we were being polite.
The only reason I am writing this review is that it was my 10 year old son who expressed his disappointment, annoying as this was meant to be a treat and it was I who said lets give Papa’s a go.
Worst pizza ever! Waste of 25 bucks I was really looking forward to it and I will never ever return. A female staff member was really rude to me when I walked in to pick my pizza up, I had cat fur on my tshirt and when I walked in she said “you have cat fur all over your t-shirt” not in a nice way but in a bitchy rude way. I did have cat fur on my t-shirt but who is she to comment I am a customer all she should say is – here is your pizza have a nice day. So anywho I get home still excited to try the pizza and I bite into it and it is so average, bland not what I would call a gourmet pizza.
When I feel like Italian, I know what I am going to have before I get to the restaurant. So expectations are always high. My Mushroom & Spinach Cannelloni was just as I imaged it was going to be. So often you get hard over cooked cannelloni, but not here, is was perfect.
Service was quick and friendly on the Monday we went and the small restaurant was full.
Well worth a visit
A group of 15 (this number had been confirmed the day before with the restaurant) celebrated my partner’s birthday on 25 May 2013. It was a set menu at $35 per head. We were ripped off!
The starters came out and were quite nice however there were only four starter breads to go around everyone. We were then served about 6 pizzas or various flavours, again not enough for everyone. This was followed by some ravioli which was nice but still not enough to go around. Dessert was not included either.
The food tasted nice and the service was good however more food would have been good. No menu was given to us so that we could choose what we wanted to eat either. The consensus from everyone that attended was that they did not get enough for the $35 charged.
I would not recommend Papa’s for a group of people. Takeaway only.
We had a lovely meal there recently
Top notch pasta and pizza
Very good service
Quite a treasure
Papa’s Pizza has become a favourite place to dine for our family of four .. we adore the pizzas and are systematically working our way through the pizza menu, although occasionally we deviate from the plan, as we find it hard to bypass our favourites (mine is the cabanossi and feta) ..
today, we ordered the cabanossi and feta (guess who chose that one) and the satay steak for lunch .. as always, they were superb .. we sat in the courtyard this time, which was nice seeing as it was such a beautiful, sunny day ..
I finished with the affogato .. o m g .. divine ..
highly recommend Papa’s Pizza .. wish we’d discovered you a lot sooner ..
My friend and I have fallen in love with you! We had the garlic bread with parmasan, AMAZING! And for the main we had the Hawaiian pizza with chicken. I love the way they do the chicken with the herbs. So good. And their mojitos? Best I have ever had and I am fussy about my cocktails!! Thank you for an awesome meal!!!!
The seating area inside is very cute and cosy, but I can’t imagine how they fit people in there if it gets busy. The pizza was good, but on the pricey side even for gourmet pizza. The real downside was their coffee though. It was the most burnt coffee I’ve ever tasted. If they can’t train a good barista they shouldn’t bother offering coffee.
Pestovarian is soo goood! The seatings behind the restaurant in the open is nice! Got a cool vibe. Service is good too!
Poor service. Forced to pay extra for guests who did not arrive. Some of the food was burnt and waitress would not allow takeaway on the leftover food. Would not dine here again and do not recommend it.
Loved it. I had pizza, my partner had the pasta – both were lovely with loads of toppings.
Staff were friendly and inviting. wonderful atmosphere. gladly recommend!!!
Off to a good start with the starter (Kalamata olives and feta). However, what followed was less than impressive. Ordered a Pestovarian Pizza, which came with no pesto, a limited amount of old mushrooms, odd tasting – bordering foul tasting sliced black olives, and too much cheese. My partners apricot chicken pizza came without any distinguishable apricots/apricot sauce, tasted more like honey and had limited fresh ingredients. The menu advertises cocktails, we ordered a Mojito but returned it as it was made with lemon not lime and way way too much sugar syrup. We also noticed a that a couple on a neighbouring table did not drink their cocktail either (cosmopolitan). Yet another table behind us did not eat most of their pizza, and looked as though they were quietly complaining to each other about it. We recommend: if you are going to do cocktails at least do them well, if you are going to advertise amazing pizza’s, at least make them better than we can make at home. I went here because the other reviews were positive and was disappointed.
Beautiful pizza! Full to the brim and tastes great.
Would highly recommend this. Definitely going back ther.
Pizza is a little on the higher price? But it’s well worth it for a damn good pizza!!
Great food, think about the pasta often!
You have to go through the kitchen first to get to the main seating area, this is a bit weird but also gives it a “im not hiding anything” vibe. The place could do with a good old rennovation, old building kinda falling apart but adds to the grungy no frills feeling, we were seated on 2 church pews.
Its really about the company service and food here, no complaints about that… chicken pizza is VERY generous with the chicken, more than im used to, but DELICIOUS pasta… tortillini to die for, will certainly go back for it!
awesome! We love Papas, great atmosphere, staff are relaxed and friendly – good value for money too.
Fabulous venue for families/friends and groups. I have just had a birthday dinner with 7 people and the pasta and pizza was delish! Great wholemeal pizza bases and friendly relaxed dining.
We will definitely be coming back for more! To test oput the spacious decking our the back.
Atmosphere is cozy and casual. The staff are really friendly & treat you like old friends. trouble is that the pizzas are just OK. But with a bottle of wine, and good conversation is still a nice place to eat.
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