This place will get you on smell alone...it's hard to walk past!!!
<br>I think that the pizza is delicious, love the salads and those little bread rolls are sinful. I am a big fan of the fact that you can bring your own bottle of wine...The problem with this place is it is not the cleanest. The silverware is in a box on the table...The bathroom is unspeakable.Service is slow, but that seems to be due to understaffing, because the servers are very nice once they get to you. Not that impressive, but sure will go there again for the pizza and salad.
This is the best pizza place in Studio City in my opinion. The pizza is made fresh, cooked to perfection and tastes amazing and their BYOB policy is just an awesome addition to all the good stuff they got here. The people working there are friendly and helpful. There are several types of pizza (Rockefeller is my all time favorite) and very delicious salads. There is plenty of seating and while the place is great for anyone in walking distance if you need delivery they do deliver. You will not be disappointed I assure you. I suggest Caioti Pizza for anyone who enjoys pizza, its a good place to go to with friends. Do not hesitate to go to Caioti... the food is great and inexpensive. You'll love it!
If you're in a hurry, you might get mad. But if you're not, this is a great spot to grab some really interesting and unique food in Tujunga Village. Really interesting pizzas, salads, and homemade pastas.
I liked this place for awhile and have been at least 10 times, but I will never go back. For one thing, I have never appreciated the staff there - One girl in particular likes to make weird and off-putting comments in some effort to be witty, and really it's just uncomfortable. Most of them seem bitter to be having to work at a restaurant instead of being on TV or something, and they tend to be slow and disinterested. \r <br>The pizza is only ok for how pricey it is, and last time we went an insect of a certain persuation walked right by us on the counter where you can sit to eat. I know that even fine restaurants can have trouble with these things, but it was pretty crazy to see one right out in the open during a busy dinner time. YIKES. Other people saw it, and we were tempted to leave but didn't. Go to Pit Fire Pizza in Noho instead - Better pizza for cheaper, nicer people.
To be fair, this review is based on the last time I went to this place about 2 years ago. My co-worker and I went for lunch on a Thursday. This was apparently the busiest day they'd had on record, because we sat outside, and it took a good 20 minutes for anyone to even check and see if we would like something to drink. It appeared that there was only one server, and being that I worked in the service industry for a LONG time, I understood...when the place is full and it's just you serving, you need people to cut you a break. Thus the extra star. However, with that being said, when we finally did get our order taken, and when we finally did get our food, (nearly 45 minutes later ) there were small insects in my salad. They looked like teeny tiny dragonflies. When I flagged down the one, lone waiter, (who I was, up to now, sympathetic with) I showed him the creatures in my salad, and he said...""Those aren't insects...that's part of the lettuce."" to which I calmly replied...""then you eat it, because I'm not going to. Those are insects."" He was perceptibly frazzled, and I know this was the last thing he needed, but honestly, I was being very calm. It was almost comical at that point. He didn't know what to do, so he asked me if I'd like another salad, and I gently told him, ""No, that's ok. I've sortof lost my appetite. I'd rather just not have to pay for this, and we'll be leaving."" \r <br>\r <br>I'm sure it was a one time incident, but it has had a lasting effect on me...and I will not be eating there ever again.
Pizza has gone downhill and become dry over the last year, and the service has gone to hell. Spent 45 minutes waiting to pick up a take out order that was phoned in in advance. Not only was the order wrong, but I was chastised by a snippy waiter for eating out of my take out box while we waited for my friends pizza to be remade. This was after we had graciously changed tables to accommodate other customers. He then had the nerve to stand there and glower at me for 15 minutes while ignoring other customers, before forcefully sliding a plate onto the table and saying I MUST eat off it. What a putz. Rather than graciously fixing the existing failure of the restaurant, go ahead and antagonize the customers. Brilliant. Any one need a restaurant space? I'm sure Caiotis' will be available soon.