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Pizzeria Corvina Closed?

DevoBevo Jan 18, 2010 06:11 AM

What happened? Wife and I read some good reviews about it, tried to go last Friday, but... AINT NO PARTY IN THE SAD SAD CITY, HOUNDS? what went down?

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  1. amykragan Jan 18, 2010 08:32 AM

    We posted in the RIP thread last week. They are "temporarily" closed to revamp the menu. No timetable was given for a re opening.

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      DevoBevo Jan 18, 2010 09:16 AM

      My bad, need to check the RIP thread more often, they should of make some sort of notice on their website.

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        High_Boost Jan 18, 2010 12:42 PM

        I hope that is the case, Corvina was one of my favorite RR eateries. However, I called their # and it is dissconnected.. why would the phone be disconnected if it were a temporary closing?

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          amykragan Jan 18, 2010 01:11 PM

          sounded fishy to me too

          The RIP thread is getting pretty dang long

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            boshtx Jan 24, 2010 09:28 AM

            any update on pizza corvina? Open, out of business, ????

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              luggage512 Feb 13, 2010 02:17 PM

              Well, the phone is still disconnected, although the web site is up. Guess I'll have to head over there soon to scope out the situation.

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                High_Boost Feb 17, 2010 08:06 AM

                I drove by on sunday (2-14) and they were still closed..
                it has been since before christmas now, they are not going to re-open :(

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                  DevoBevo Feb 17, 2010 11:11 AM

                  Same here, drove by on Sat (2-13) and they are CLOSED FOR BUSINESS, all dark inside. Why is their website still up? Very BIZARRE.

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                    Carreras Pizza Mar 12, 2010 09:03 PM

                    I currently am looking for a new location for my NY syle pizzeria. How busy was this location?

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                      Longhorn13 Mar 14, 2010 05:59 PM

                      It's not in a good location because it's buried in the middle of the parking lot and not enough people knew about Pizzeria Corvina. They even offered a Dell discount as Dell is right across Hwy 45 but that wasn't enough to keep them in business.

                      Maybe it's the fact that you have a gourmet pizza place in a strip mall. Maybe gourmet pizza doesn't play as well up North of Austin.

                      Pflugerville doesn't have too many pizza places... there might be a market for a new pizza place. If you were to move into the old Pizzeria Corvina, marketing would be huge.

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                        Chicago Wine Geek Mar 15, 2010 10:45 AM

                        The fact that it was across the street from Dell should have kept it in business since the food was good and the prices were in line. They needed to market more.

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                        High_Boost Mar 15, 2010 10:12 AM

                        It seemed pretty busy every time I went in there, I was surprised it closed. However, I dont remember there ever being much of a wait.

                        I think the location is good as far as access to major highways and close proximity to major employers, but it is such a big strip mall that you could be there and people not know, so some advertising would go a long way.

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                          lhorns96 Mar 16, 2010 08:18 PM

                          Carreras - the bottom line was the place was too expensive at lunch which is when it has the best opportunity to get people in the door. There are different ways to be competitive, but they were not. As others have said the food was good, but prices were too high.

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                            High_Boost Mar 23, 2010 10:36 AM

                            I never went at lunch, as I work downtown, but my wife went on a weekday and she said they were running a wait, it was packed to the hilt with dell people..

                            I am guessing poor management must have lead to their failure

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