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Confusion at Magic Oven (Broadview)


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Confusion at Magic Oven (Broadview)

LemonLauren | Sep 22, 2007 01:29 PM

Enticed by the online menu and the prospect of whole-wheat pizza crust, I made a plan to eat at Magic Oven on Broadview last Thursday night. I didn't realize the "Cafe Next Door" , the sit-down site, would be closed, and so I headed in to the sauna that was the pizza joint, and was instantly confused by the set-up. There is one cash off the to the left, one behind the counter where the servers are also serving pizza on the right. There is a small copy of the take-home menu posted on the side of a counter, and a chalk board listing some soups. It looks, to the inexperiencerded eye, like a take-out pizza joint doing business mostly in slices. My companions each went with a yummy looking slice chosen from the pizzas they had out, but I had had my heart set on one of the salads I saw on the menu. It was unclear as to if I could order it or not, so I just grabbed a $4 container of their grain salad from the fridge and got set to pay to head to the patio with my pizza-happy friends (the tandoori was a favourite). I happened to ask if they had the soups as advertised, but they said they stopped serving soup after the place next door closed. Ok. Then, one of the servers said I could order anything on the menu. As in, the little one posted on the side of the counter? It doesn't look like they have the facilities to make me a full salad with all the fixings listed - maybe this is my simple judgement, but I was majorly confused! As it was my salad from the fridge was excellent, and it was 1/2 the price of the plated version, so I'm not complaining. I was just miffed that there seemd to be no explanation of the ordering process, and that none of the servers felt it was pertinnent to enlighten me as I stood confused in fron of them looking lost. Can anyone clarify as to the nature of this place? Is it strictly call-and-pick-up? Or has anyone eaten there? Thanks!

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