Authentic New York Pizza
5838 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: (361) 904-4942
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Buffets, American, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Pets Allowed: No
We were guided to this restaurant by a friend and were utterly disappointed! When we walked in we did not know if we sat ourselves or if we were to be seated. We didn't know who the servers were as they were all dressed very laid back (flip flops, shorts, t-shirts). After finally being acknowledge we were led to the dinner room and by the buffet (which should of been our first clue to run). We were service by a gentleman that had no courtesy or manors. So we placed our drink orders. Sweet tea( horribly) so my husband ordered something else to drink and I just didn't drink it. My husband took his chances with ordering the buffet and I ordered 2 slices of pepperoni pizza.
The buffet consisted of eggplant parm, chicken fried steak in Alfredo sauce, pepper sausage, and something else we didn't know what it was. Absolutely disgusting, the chicken fried steak in Alfredo sauce was just a mussy mess. The egg plant parm was tasteless. The pizza I have to say was good. SO my husband ate one slice and I ate the other. The chef/owner was walking around the dining room greeting and asking about the food. He was wearing a dirty t-shirt and dirty tennis shoes and shorts. He asked what we thought and my husband said "the pizza is good but the buffet not so much" and his response was " you are just not use to authentic Italiano food" LOL! so on that note we got up and proceeded to check out we did not pay for the buffet just the pizza which was worth the $8. While standing in line we were observing the chef shake hands go back to the kitchen make food never washing his hands! He proceeded to put ricotta on an item and then went and stuck his hand in what looked to be dish water and towel dry. This was totally disgusting and we would not recommend this restaurant to ANYONE.
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We were very pleased with this new locally owned restaurant (opened Dec. '11). The pizza is huge and delicious, and easily fed us and our 4 elementary aged children. The Chicken Parm was good too! The owner and waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. they sell pizza by the slice as well... trying that soon!