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Apizza Scholls (PDX) -- get it to go, I guess


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Apizza Scholls (PDX) -- get it to go, I guess

Dr Chow | Mar 7, 2009 11:38 PM

Tried going to Apizza Scholls. Got there at 5pm on a Sunday; it apparently opens at 4pm. Found a foyer full of waiting patrons, mostly empty tables and no host or hostess, or any waiter or waitress for that matter. Found a sign-up list and put my name on it. The place was loud: loud music and loud incessant noise from a video game, which abutted the dining area. Went to use the bathroom -- they evidently have all of one whole bathroom -- and had to wait a while, but at least it was clean enough. Upon leaving the bathroom I was again confronted by the wall of noise and chaos of young families with kids running all over the place, and still most of the tables were empty, although there was now at least an employee manning the host position. Did I mention that there is no decor to speak of unless you dig early 70's yellow and brown painted walls?

This was supposed to be my birthday meal and I decided no way was I going to hang around this circus with my dinner companion for god knows how long to try some of the highly touted pizza. We left. It looks like they have to go boxes, so some day I will try ordering a pizza for pick-up if they indeed DO that sort of thing, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit down in that place and attempt to enjoy a meal.

Perhaps the pizza is indeed very good, but it is the bottom of the barrel atmosphere-wise. And the service was non-existent.

Besides being unimpressed with the place, I am even more unimpressed by all the rave reviews of this joint, which fail to mention this aspect of the place.

Have others found this place lacking in this respect? Looking for a reality check here, folks.

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