111 Chelsea St, East Boston, MA 02128
Bike Parking: No
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Family Style, Take Out, Fast Food, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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i was there with my gf and it was my first time there. So, I asked for help to order from waiter and this guy doesnt even listen to me and takes care of other customers. This behavior made me extremely angry so I didnt left tip for him. He followed me on the street to argue... Extremely rude ?!!!!
05/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Awful. The worst restorant experience I can remeber. The all-male abusive waiters will shove you around the place like cattle to fit new clients, all of whom, like me, must have read the fake reviews that SANTARPIO CORP must have posted on the Web; yes, SANTARPIOPIZZA dot com is a chain, not the cozy neighborhood piza place they try to portray on the adds. When you get there, you will eat burnt pizza and pay through your nose or else. If you don't tip the abusive waiters above the 15% rate they will confront you on your way out, implicitly threatening you, making you fell terribly unconfortable. Don't ever go there !!!
02/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
When a waiter mutters, ""Whaddya want"" and writes the order on a greasy piece of paper or a napkin(!), you can pretty much be assured that you won't be having a fine dining night. And perhaps that's what makes Santarpio's so special. It is so completely unpretentious in an old-Boston sort of way that it is at once memorable and, yes, even lovable, kind of like a crusty uncle who's always telling you to stop doing whatever it is you're doing.
Don't come to Santarpio's expecting a varied menu. To paraphrase the comedian Buddy Hackett, the menu consists of two choices: take it or leave it. About all you'll find on the menu here is pizza and skewers of lamb and sausage. But that is plenty, as the pizza has a delicious crust that is heavy on corn meal and a particularly zesty sauce going nicely with the greasy cheese, while the meat skewers are so tasty that some people forsake the pizza entirely to make the skewers their meal.
Some folks are turned off by the Elks Lodge atmosphere of Santarpio's and the sarcasm and rudeness of the waiters, but to me, this is all part of the charm of the place. Indeed, there are fewer and fewer of these old-school joints in the Boston area each year, which is an absolute shame. I know that people seem to either love or hate this place, but put me firmly in the ""love"" category for Santarpio's.
11/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i honestly don't even understand how anyone, can honestly write a bad review on the place. im a top flight italian chef and i can say that you can not beat this pizza. loved the old school atmosphere in this place. die hard boxing fan and loved all the boxing posters and memorbilla. cant be beat, cant wait to go back.
03/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Okay..Honestly...the pizza was pretty good BUT the waiter was horrible. He was rude, unattentive, gave me the wrong beer, threw our silverware on the table, didn't say hello or thank you(or anything else but ""OK""), interrupted while we were placing our order to talk on his cell phone(yes, he really did) and, to top it off, my back was to the waiter station where they kept the bus bucket so I was lucky enough to get splashed in the back of the head with some liquid(God knows maybe it was someone's discarded beer) without even so much as an apology.
I was very disappointed and I have NO idea what all the hype is about..Not worth the effort to get there!!!
Bottom line: DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!