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Re: “Borriello Brothers - Jackson Creek

I HATE this pizza place. The pizza is great, BUT when you order for delivery the pizza is late and cold and when you sit in house they tell you its 20 minutes and then it takes an hour. Also, the seat backs move so when someone sits behind you they push you forward. I want to love this place but am disappointed each time.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 5boysinCOS on 10/31/2014 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Bingo Burger

Every Sunday, my friend and I hold a tradition of trying to find a new place in town to eat. It provides opportunity to experience new digs and meet new people in our area. Two Sundays ago, we were craving MEAT and starting walking down town towards Tejon. My eyes glossed over and my mouth started to water when I saw the sign for Bingo Burger, “Theeeeerrreee,” I managed to mumble through the drool. We walked in and stood in line behind other carnivores waiting their turn not knowing what they wanted. So they let us skip in front.
We ordered one vanilla malt and one chocolate shake, order of large fries, and two burgers. Nothing complicated like tofu banana peels with a box of air; just one chicken burger with a fried egg and one BLT burger. They finally got our order right after two failed attempts at giving us other people’s orders. We sat outside in order to avoid the children’s birthday party going on inside. It wasn’t actually a classified children’s birthday party but had all the makings for one; loud children jumping on things they aren’t supposed to while their parents dully sit back and discuss whatever it is inattentive parents discuss. We had a good view of a tree and the homeless who sit at the corner StarBucks. “Don’t mind us eating our 8 dollar meal right in front of you...Of course, I don’t have any change to spare, I spent it on beating the last level of Mortal Combat at Supernova.”
The food was good and worth the wait but not worth the atmosphere. The staff gave me a $2 off coupon for my next visit which I may end up donating to the “Got-Any-Spare-Change” homeless man I see on every corner down town. I’m pretty sure he has a few doppelgangers or a following…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by atari25 on 09/17/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Bingo Burger

Expensive, small and lacking good service. After reading so many articles about the new Bingo Burger in Colorado Springs, we were very excited to give this place a try. Two burgers, two sodas and one combo small/ cold fry totaled over $30. The meat was good and juicy but that is all the positive I can say. The table next to us even had to return their order. For local burger, the Green Line Grill makes a better basic burger and for overall best burger in the Springs, we will have to stick to BJ's Brewhouse double deluxe. Sad it just didn't work out. With so many employees, I don't know how you can have dirty floors and tables and forget items in an order, not to mention sending out cold fries. Hope this place improves over time.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Review Er on 08/31/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Nourish Organic Juice

I often find the atmosphere to be unwelcoming and the prices to be slightly higher.

Posted by bmoore on 08/27/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Billy's Old World Pizza

The pizza is cold. Sits out for hours,the salad bar is not kept cold enough BEWARE the pasta salad and potato salad is used over and over,the place is dirty!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Debbie Glaze on 04/23/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

Long waits. Pick up your beer as you go in and it will be warm by the time you get your food. Except for the brisket or pork sandwiches, everything is very salty. The meats, when good are great, but not always consistent. The sauces are rather tasteless...bring your own hot sauce to add some kick.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 03/09/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Couture's Bistro

My wife and I felt so strongly after last nights meal at this restaurant that we were swindled out of $120.00 I thought I should write a fair review of Couture's to warn others so they wont have the same poor experience by making the mistake of eating dinner at this establishment.
The decor of the restaurant is pretty good, the owner has taken what was a dry cleaners and put a considerable amount of $$ into the remodel resulting in a pleasant atmosphere in a cozy "French" restaurant. Wines are sold by the glass, the wine was the good part of the meal. My wife ordered a glass of Cabernet and I had a light white wine, both were very good. The waitress suggested we try the mussels with a white wine, garlic sauce and french fries on top. I took the bait and ordered....I have had better quality mussels frozen from Safeway. In fact I suspect these were frozen from a supermarket. Small, little meat inside, McDonalds serves better french fries. My wife oredered a "garden fresh" salad I ordered a Cesar. The Garden fresh again seemed like it came out of a bag from a grocery store....lettuce was slightly wilted and the special dressing had little flavor. Keep in mind so far we've racked up over $40.00 for our wine, crappy mussels and salad. My Cesar salad was OK....Cesar is supposed to be made with large romaine lettuce leaves, this was small pieces of standard lettuce head with a 1/2 boiled egg on top and mediocre Cesar dressing. Want a good Cesar - go to the Famous! Finally our main course, I mistakenly ordered the pork loin - $24.00 my wife ordered the "Filet Mignon" - $36.00. They offer risoto as a 3 course for $10.00 per plate, fortunately we didn't waste our money on the risotto, I saw it plated at other tables and it did not look appetizing. My pork loin had some type of cream sauce with it I suppose to try and mask the fact that it was tough and unfavorable. A poor cut of meat....I can make a far better pork loin at home. My wife's filet I don't believe was an actual Filet cut of meat...it could have been was sirloin. It was cut into two halves circles of beef, each about 1/2 inch thick. I suspect it was cut this way to mask the fact it was not filet mignon. It was mediocre at best. For $36.00 we could have had a decent steak at the famous down the street. Final check was $120.00 .......what a rip off. Take my advice, - BEWARE of this place, they serve poor quality food.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Martinr on 02/16/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “P.F. Chang's

Something happened to this place. They had a menu change that dumped some good dishes - such as lemon scallops - and generally lost the items that had the freshest tastes. Add medium/high prices in comparison with other Chinese food places in town and you have a recipe for mediocrity.

Posted by CSIndyReader on 12/19/2013 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing Company

Beer is good but service usually really sucks. I avoid the overpriced food and the owner. I do like the diverse guest tap offerings but they too are overpriced. Have a couple cold Flos and go down the road to more friendly people.

Posted by dogsrule on 08/29/2013 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing Company

Trinity has great beers! and the guest taps are bar none. However, the owner is not a very great guy, I have seen him stumbling drunk in the bar harassing other patrons and kicking people out that have done no wrong. He will try to pick fights with others who aren't in 100% compliance with his philosophy on beer. I have brought a lot of friends here and have never been so disappointed in an owner and a business. I really LOVED this brewery but the lack of professionalism and poor service from the bar staff has stopped me from coming here.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by beerisgerd on 08/21/2013 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Paravicini's Italian Bistro

With every year Paravicini's declines a little more. What a joy it used to be - now it is just going through the motions.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/04/2013 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Paravicini's Italian Bistro

Call me spoiled by New York, but I never found a meal at Paravacini's to be any better than OK. Better than the chains, but pretty mediocre by the standards of real neighborhood italian joints.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peter Lotto on 07/31/2013 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Amanda's Fonda

The last two times I've been there, the food has been mediocre at best....and seems like fewer and fewer people patronizing the once famous Amanda's.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Alvarez on 01/16/2013 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Crave Real Burgers

Mostly hype, loud, slow...nothing really special

Posted by TejonTech on 11/17/2012 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing Company

Horrible service. Been here twice, and both times I was ignored by the waitstaff for over 15 minutes. Would have left but was meeting people there. Took forever to get food out. The food is good- if you're into local, organic, vegetarian stuff, but the prices are a bit steep and the portions are very small. Was shocked by seitan gyro did not come with fries for the price.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Karen Righeimer on 10/11/2012 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Red Robin

Had the grilled chicken breast burger style & that was absolutely gross, burgers should stay burgers. However try it you might like but for me!

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Traveler1976 on 07/18/2012 at 7:27 PM

Re: “The Rabbit Hole

It was an interesting experience for sure... The place is charming, but the four of us that went thought the food wasn't that amazing. Probably wouldn't come back.. We got their burger, the butternut squash ravioli, the trout, and the meatloaf... Interesting

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rae202 on 01/06/2012 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Borriello Brothers - Fontaine

This Pizza WAS awesome, But no longer is very good.

Borriello Brothers Pizza used to be my favorite. I moved to the Springs from Upstate NY where NY Style pizza abounds. It's just something about the crust and sauce that makes it so good.

When Borriello Brothers first arrived in town there was not a location near our home so I used to drive out of my way downtown to pick up pies at their only location. I would have driven just about anywhere for this pizza. That was back in 2009 I believe.

Unfortunately the last two times we have ordered pizza, the latest being Dec 3, 2011 it just wasn't the same. The crust is rubbery now. Not sure I'll ever go there again since it is not the great pizza it used to be. The last two pizzas that weren't very good came from the Centennial location. I'm not sure if it is the ovens or downgrade in ingredients but the pizza is no longer to die for. I may go... more »Note the dates of the reviews. The older reviews are much better than the recent reviews. Used to be great but not worth the money any longer.

Borriello Brothers Pizza used to be my favorite. I moved to the Springs from Upstate NY where NY Style pizza abounds. It's just something about the crust and sauce that makes it so good.

When Borriello Brothers first arrived in town there was not a location near our home so I used to drive out of my way downtown to pick up pies at their only location. I would have driven just about anywhere for this pizza. That was back in 2009 I believe.

Unfortunately the last two times we have ordered pizza, the latest being Dec 3, 2011 it just wasn't the same. The crust is rubbery now. Not sure I'll ever go there again since it is not the great pizza it used to be. The last two pizzas that weren't very good came from the Centennial location. I'm not sure if it is the ovens or downgrade in ingredients but the pizza is no longer to die for. I may go back and try the pizza downtown to see it that has also changed. Very disappointing.

Similar to Amanda's Fonda that we used to love... until they increased the size of the restaurant and lost the specialness of the food. The homemade chips were to die for but now they are no different than low grade chips you can get at the grocery store. It just seems as restaurants grow quality declines unfortunately.

Poor Richards still has great pizza, which trumps Borriello Brothers now. And Il Vicino Wood-Oven Pizza are also very good but not NY style.

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Posted by Lisa Bauer Supancic on 12/05/2011 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Amanda's Fonda

Used to be good. New management has changed the recipes to something extremely bland. Salsa and margaritas are not the same, either. Poor service. Probably won't go back :(

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Debbie Ramsey on 11/11/2011 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza

I was perturbed that it took them 25 minutes to make a calzone. I got 2 slices of the macaroni & cheese pizza, which was tasty, but was surprised at how long it took them to bake the calzone. There was nobody ahead of me but I saw 2 take out pizzas (by that I mean I saw someone pick one up and another one that was being delivered). I was disappointed to find that there was a semi decent amount of toppings in it but there was more than 30% of just bread. I've been told it's hit or miss there and in my case, it was a miss.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Michelle Lobo-Brown on 10/08/2011 at 3:16 PM

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