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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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
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 :(

4 likes, 2 dislikes
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

Re: “Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza

I'm sorry but I cannot rate this place very favorably. We were just there (Sat evening, July 30) and it was a disorganized mess. The pizza was not bad (although not the best I've ever had or anything), but they completely messed up our order as well as several other customer orders. If they can ever figure things out, they should be in good shape. I was frankly surprised they didn't offer us any sort of comp or anything, that was a little disappointing. Thumbs down at this point.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Eric Myles Hancock on 07/30/2011 at 7:01 PM

Re: “English Dockside

service was terrible - my guest said I wasted their time!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by nlcatter on 06/23/2011 at 10:54 PM

Re: “La Baguette French Bakery-Café - Colorado

La Baguette at Garden of Gods and Chestnut: Nice job on recent upgrades and always good food. Long term/frequent customer. However, cashier shorted me $5 in change last time I went. I'll continue to go, but you bet I'll count everything from now on, and I'll probably tip them less. Their loss.

Posted by LeoK on 06/18/2011 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Five Guys Burgers and Fries

and you all dont even know about Drifters? how dare you write a reviews good or otherwise!

5 guys is overpriced and messy

Posted by nlcatter on 06/16/2011 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Little London Cake Shoppe

My daughters wedding cake was beautiful, just like the picture we chose for the design/decor. However it was all over crumble and dried, all the three layers...and costed WAY more than the one in the previous comment...
If you want just lookings, go for it; but if you want moist and taste, definitivelly try another bakery!!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by suca on 06/14/2011 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Five Guys Burgers and Fries

More acclaimed than In-n-Out. . . you've got to be kidding me. I love how they have to post all their testimonies on the wall. Let's be honest, if the place was really that good, you wouldn't need all these HUGE BOARDS on the wall with LARGE WORDS telling you how good their stuff was, you would just know when you bit into their burger. The first time I went my burger was --terribly-- soggy (it was a disgraceful to burgers everywhere). Went again a week ago, there burger was still soggy, but measured up better. Their fries are actually decent, but to compare any of it to In-n-Out is absolutely rubbish. For the money, I'll just go to Sonic; they have better drinks there anyway.

The only reason this joint gets 2 stars instead of 1 is their fries are slightly -- yes, slightly -- redeeming.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by skaname on 06/06/2011 at 10:12 PM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

if the place did not look so run down, paint !

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by nlcatter on 03/24/2011 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Jun Japanese Restaurant - Dublin

We visited Jun's for our anniversary on Sat Feb 5, 2011 and it was not very busy. Pretty snowy out. We read they had the best sushi so decided to check it out. Yes the sushi was good but the atmosphere was kinda run down. We were not greeted when we walked in and so did not know if we should seat ourself so we did. The server was preoccupied with a table of two customers. We finally got a menu and drink and ordered. Got our food but were never asked if we would like water or another drink. She came and checked on us once immediately after we got the food and then not again until we finished eating. Overall, I am rating a 2 star because to me service and atmosphere is also key to having a returnable experience. Unfortunately we won't be back.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sushi lover on 02/08/2011 at 9:09 PM

Re: “The Golden Bee

It sounds like it would be fun but it's REALLY corny - hated the songs.

Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:26 PM

Re: “BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

The menu is huge, which is usually a bad sign. The food was average - nothing special. Typical soul-less national chain.

Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Amanda's Fonda

Lately, it seems dirty with mediocre food.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Mediterranean Cafe

The spanakopita is the worst I have ever had, same with the baklava. The service is not great. The only thing that is good there are the gyros.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jesyka on 11/12/2010 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Flatiron's American Bar and Grill

The service was great and the atmosphere was great, but the food was meh. I like to go out to eat for things that I cannot make better at home, and they failed on all 3 entrees ordered. Probably won't go back.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jesyka on 11/12/2010 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Borriello Brothers - 8th

It's to bad, pizza started out great, but has gone steadly down hill since... the general attitude has never been good (thought they were going for that NY attitude)

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Deirdre deProspero on 10/31/2010 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Flatiron's American Bar and Grill

I was really looking forward to a great night out after all the great things I had heard. It turned out to be only OK. The service of course was great. Hostess, not so much I made reservations and put special notes in, they were completely ignored. Some of the food was good, some not so good. I read these reviews of people raving about the food in many joints around CS and it is just not so. In places like this I always start with the burgers. If I had to guess, another new place serving $10-$12 FROZEN burgers. Why? Soggy wet bun, uneatable bacon, Beans, most likely Van de Camps from a can. Onion rings OK, but also had a very processed texture and flavor, not fresh. Green beans were plain but ok, Au gratin potatoes ok. The steak was supposed to be a flat iron cut, I'm a bit suspect, however it was cooked correctly and tasted ok. I do a lot of flat iron from the butcher and it was not the same. Just didn't wow me for all the hype. Won't be going back. Just another same old same old.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Fritz on 10/23/2010 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Fujiyama

The staff, drinks and menu are great. It is my favorite sushi place in the Springs. However, I did sit at the bar several times and watched the chefs make the rolls. One of them does not wear gloves, but all the others do, including the owner. I know that some chefs do not wear them because it interferes with the creation process, but PLEASE, put some gloves on. This guy was handling raw fish, wiping his hands, every now and then, with this dirty, wet cloth. I am sorry, but I find it disgusting.

Posted by Fuss on 10/03/2010 at 2:21 AM

Re: “MacKenzie's Chop House

Decent happy hour menu and drinks, but dining is hit or miss, depending on who is working in the kitchen. There are other places to get a decent steak.

Posted by Fuss on 10/03/2010 at 2:12 AM

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