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Mar 8, 2009 08:26 PM

Luigi's Pizza--Golden Hill, Avoid

Decided to give Luigi's Pizza in Golden Hill another shot, after having avoided it for a year and after finding a place that serves better pizza downtown, Basic Urban Bar. Sorry to say that it will be a cold day in hell before I return. The slices have gotten smaller (3 bites and you're done) and the night I attended they ran out of pizza at 7:45PM on a Sunday evening and I was told it would be awhile before any would be available. I recall why I stopped going here in the first place and it was because the owner, Luigi, is hardly ever there anymore and leaves the place to be run by a very inexperienced, inconsistent young staff. You're taking your chances when Luigi is NOT there, which according to another person in line, is 95% of the time.....sorry, but if I want better pizza I'll either go to Basic or cross the Coronado bridge and go to Il Fornaio.

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  1. You haven't given me any reason to avoid it. In fact, I eat there all the time and have no idea what on earth you're talking about.

    1. Hmmm I have been twice in the last month and didn't experience any of your issues. I just wish there was some beer I really like,haha

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      1. re: MrKrispy

        I guess it's good that Hamilton's is so close then

        1. re: MrKrispy

          Ate there recently because people said it was better than Bronx.

          I liked Luigis. Possibly on par with Bronx. Certainly not better.

          With Bronx delivery to my house, I am going to stay in the Bronx Camp.

          Ciro's is terrible.

          1. re: stevewag23

            Bronx is my local pizzeria and I'm so stoked that they deliver. And take credit cards!

            1. re: jmtreg

              since when has Bronx started taking credit cards? they used to only be cash

              1. re: DougOLis

                I think its attached only to their delivery service. But hand on the Bible, I paid for my pizza with a credit card.

                1. re: DougOLis

                  I think it is new since the delivery thing.

                  I also heard their biz has doubled.

          2. I haven't noticed the slices getting smaller but I haven't been in a few weeks so maybe things have changed? Either way, I'm sure the pies are still the same size, so just eat 2 slices instead of 1 now. I've never noticed a dip in quality either; I actually feel like it's gotten better.

            1. We were just there last night and they were slammed so our pizza was a few minutes longer of a wait than usual, but it was cooked perfectly/

              1. I've never had anything but delicious pizza, great beer and friendly service at Luigi's. Among the best pizza in town, IMO.

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                1. re: juantanamera

                  Too many other places with better service. If you pride your establishment on selling slices, you should have slices available at all times--not talking about limited selection, talking about A slice of which there were NONE on a Sunday evening at 7:45PM--not exactly 3 in the morning.

                  1. re: El Chevere

                    The place has been slammed since being featured on Food Network. You don't know what happened in the kitchen that day. Just because the one day you went in three years they had this issue doesn't make it a consistent problem.