Durham >Durham Pizza Resturant
USED to be a great restaurant until new ownership!!. Since new ownership took over in October 2009 this place has spiraled downward. Durham Pizza had loyal patrons due to the friendly owners and staff, reasonable prices for down-home cooking. New owners are cold, have replaced/fired most of the staff, jacked the prices, and the quality is over-all substandard. The only plus to this place now is the fact that it's located acros from Bennet Point Grill that has a much better atmosphere, great food at great prices, friendly staff, and great ownership.
Exactly what we've been looking for!.
My girlfriend and I have been searching for good, solid, reasonably priced Italian-American food since we moved from NYC to Durham in August '07. We tried every style of Italian restaurant Durham had to offer us, from chains like Maggiano's and Macaroni Grill to over-priced and over-hyped Restaurant Vespa on Franklin in CH to good but inconsistent Bocci on Fayetteville Rd. We were so unsatisfied with what we found that we gave up and resigned ourselves to cooking any time we wanted to fix our baked ziti or maicotti craving. But tonight we were just too tired, too cold and too hungry to cook, so we took a chance and stopped by DPR after reading about them on Carpe Durham, and boy our we happy we did.
The food was *good* - classic Italian-American dishes just like the ones we grew up on in NY and FL. The salads we standard fare, and the bread was good old fashioned white Italian style - steaming hot and perfect for mopping up salad dressing or leftover sauce and cheese. My baked manicotti was filled with ricotta and topped with bubbling mozzarella and a solid marinara sauce. My gf's baked ziti was juicy and cheesy and still bubbling from the oven when they brought it out. The prices and portions were very reasonable, and our two entrees with salad and bread and two Cokes came out to just over $25.
We were there late, and came in just as their last party was leaving, but our waitress was still friendly and happy to have us there. The decor's nothing to write home about, though you can tell it's a well-used restaurant from the wear on the booths and floors. The bar off in a side room looks interesting and might be worth checking out.
We'll definitely be going back, and look forward to trying out many of the other classic Italian-American dishes on the menu.
Best pizza, best food, best drinks and best atmosphere!!. Food is delicious, pizza, rib eye, prime rib, pasta, pretty much everything your hart desire. Price are very low and the owner is very friendly. Family orientated restaurant with great food and very nice people. Try it once you won't feel sorry and for the price you'll definitely go back.
Best family restaurant on a 250 mile range!!! I'm not kidding!!. If you are looking for a friendly family restaurant, with super great food, unbeatable prices don't look any further. Whenever you go you feel home, the owners are super friendly and they do everything to make you feel special. The servers are very nice and responsive. Also every other Saturday they have karaoke night which is a blast, it's a super family friendly atmosphere. You don't need to believe me(and trust me I am very picky person) just try it once and I guarantee you will became a regular costumer.
I have been here many of times, everytime i have had something diffrent and it's amazing..
The food is Great, the servers are nice, with amazing smiles. Its a great place for families to hang out and get some good food....
Food's good, but I go for the drinks!. I went here because I was just driving by and decided to give it a try. I had a very good meal and decided to try the bar. Next thing I know, they broke out with a karaoke machine! It was a blast. I'll be back!
The Worlds Greatest Calzone. I eat here quite often and normally get the prime rib. On my last vist I decided to try something different. I had the pepperoni calzone. It was awesome! This place is great. The staff was very friendly and there was a family type atmosphere. The owner came out and spoke with us and was genuinely concerned about how our dining experience was. If you ever get the chance, go there. You'll love it!
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