We decided we wanted to try the place because we heard they had great pizza...We arrive about 8pm...About 30 minutes passed and after having a couple rounds and an appitizer we decided to order our pizza...10 minutes after placing our pizza order we were told we had to pay a $5 cover each to stay and eat the pizza we ordered because the band was starting at 9pm...I have never had this happen where existing customers in the rest. were asked to pay for the band if we intended to stay...When we complained we were told that we could ask the bands permission to stay and eat, and if they were ok with it, then we could stay...Needless to say we tabbed out and left before getting our food...I hate that we did not get to try the pizza,..But, we wont be back after this!!!!
We've lived in Arlington for 3 years, and this was the first time we had gone to Rizzi's. I had high hopes, since I had heard many good things, but sadly it was horrible. We ordered a sausage pizza with 1/4 mushrooms and a children's corn dog meal. The pizza came out, and it was nothing like what we ordered (sausage, pepperoni and mushrooms over the whole pizza. The waitress took it back and said they were making a new pizza for us. My daughter started to eat her corn dog, but the hot dog was still frozen (while the coating was hot). We sent that back also. After a little while, we got out another pizza and corn dog. The pizza's toppings were correct, but the bottom of the pizza was black and tasted burnt. My daughter's corn dog was hot, but the hot dog was shriveled and scorched. We didn't say anything this time because we had been there for an hour and didn't have enough time to wait for more food. When our drinks were refilled, they weren't filled with the correct beverage (or it was the worst Sprite I've ever had). I'm a very tolerant person, and usually give restaurants the benefit of the doubt, and I know mistakes happen. What completely turned me off of this restaurant was that after the issues we had, no manager came to see us, nothing was offered as an apology (ie; desert) and nothing was taken off of the check. Only one other table was occupied at the time, so it wasn't an issue of them being busy. When we want pizza, we'll head to Pietro's, and if we want Italian, we'll head for Olive Garden.
We love Rizzi's and the small town feel. The pizza is great and a casual dinner can turn into a night of fun and dancing if you stay long enough. And kids fit right into the atmosphere. Ask for Betty, she's usually always there and always on the move to please her customer's no matter how many tables she has, she is a worker!
Best pizza in all of Memphis!! They use real cheese (not the waxy stuff used by the big chains). Homemade sauce and fresh toppings. Now that they have opened a bar they can provide quality (inexpensive wines to go with a good meal). My only recommendation is to offer more pasta dishes!
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