We have been to Paulie's a fair bit and the pizza is pretty good. We like the fact that they make their own sausage and meatballs and these meats are very good. The restaurant itself has absolutely no ambaince and so we usually get take out. My main complaint with Paulie's - besides the fact they the pizza is pretty expensive - is that over 1/2 the time there is a problem with our pizza or order. Sometimes my husband gets home with the order and they have left out the salad we ordered, or the sandwich, or we ordered a grinder and they gave us a sub. Sometimes we have gotten there to pick up the pizza only to be told that there was a problem with the crust while the pizza was cooking and they had to start over - meaning we have to wait an additional 15-20 minutes while the new one cooks (this has happened multiple times). We just never have real confidence that it is going to be a smooth transaction. Most of the times they make it right but it is still a great inconvenience to have to follow up on anything.
I want to know what "tiny" means. I agree, they should have been proactive and told their potential customer they need 24 hour notice. However, having worked in the restaurant business, I know a lot of customers assume things should be a certain way and don't ask enough questions. I know I've called and asked how much it would cost to cater a meal at a restaurant and decided against using that restaruant. Did this reviewer mention the day before when they were asking prices that they were actually planning on ordering food? Probably a good idea if you want to have food for 14 people. Most people don't realize what it takes to prepare the right amount of food for a day without wasting food and also ensuring food is fresh. Also, most people don't take into consideration what it takes to actually make a living in a restaurant. Sure, the cost for the ingredients to make those lasagnas wasn't nearly $70; but, rent, employee wages, insurance, health care, etc. are quite exspensive, as I'm sure we all know.
Tried their pizza for the first time and it was delicious!! Reminded me of this place from my childhood. Not New York style or takeout style so if you are expecting that taste you will be disappointed. However if you have ever eaten at an old pizza establishment from 50's-70's this will be an excellent choice. Do all pizza's have to taste the same? Where is the fun in that? Sauce is sweet and crust is different but it is not frozen (as I saw it accused of it is just different!! I loved it and so did my family!! You should try it for yourself. I didn't give it 5 stars simply because I like a variety of dressing on my salad and this place only offers house Italian (it was simple but the salad was still good enough though) I