Takeout and delivery pizza. Pizza is made with fresh ingredients and never frozen dough.
I phoned in my order for delivery. They said 30-40 minutes which was expected on a Friday night. 55 minutes later still no pizza so we called them back. They claimed we never called and placed an order. After some discussion we reminded them of what we ordered and demanded that it be at our place within 20 minutes. It arrived in 10 minutes (I wonder if we got someone else's order to be that quick). The pizza was average, nothing special and definitely not worth the hassle we went through. Will we return? Definitely not.
Of the three main pizza places in Lynn Valley (Papa John's, Little Caesar's, and Pizza Hut), Papa John's is the one that offers the best balance between quality and value. The crust is thin, the sauce is delicious, and the quality is consistent every time you go there. In my experience, service has been attentive, the time frame for orders has been very reasonable, and pick-up orders have been promptly ready upon my arrival. To address other comments regarding "smoking, dangerous teens" I'll admit that the crowd is predominantly in that age range, but the notion that it is an unsafe, and unsavory place to enjoy a meal is preposterous. In closing, for what it is, Papa John's is probably the best franchise pizza you're likely to come across, and this outlet is particularly convenient, affordable, and enjoyable for those living in the area, especially when compared to its closest competitors.
I don't agree with some of the previous reviewers. I think Papa John's offers the best pizza value by far in Lynn Valley. The pizza is a much better deal than Pizza Hut and not nearly as greasy. And it's in a completely different league compared to the awfulness that Little Ceasar's passes off as pizza. At 5.99 for a medium pepperoni, this is exceptionally good value!! Service has been just fine in the 12 or some times we've ordered.
Attitude. They are right and you are wrong.
I have been here three time since it opened and have had a problem each time with the service.
I guess it's hard to hire and train good young workers. The lack of training and manners is only balanced by the quality of the pizza. Except for the toppings. The sauce is great (tangy and heavy and really compliments the crust and the cheese). But the topping! They are fine when you eat it there but the if you let it cold the tiny bits of meat turn in to marbles or cardboard. And when you leave it in the fridge over night and reheat it it just makes it worse. The store had opening specials but they did not know their own prices and never pointed out that I would have saved $7.00 more if I had combined the coupon special with the take out special. Each time that I have been there there is someone in the back eating and making pizza at the same time. Yuck. The dip should never be placed in with the pizza as it separates it. Will I go back? It's hard to say as I hope that they will get with it and be a little more professional.
Their pizza is good, but it's not the best. However it's not the taste that I'm writing about; I'm writing about their service and atmosphere. First of all, I would like to ask, why is there a tip selection when I use the debit? It's a franchise pizza place. It's not even a sit-in-and-dine kind of restaurant; it's a take out pizza chain! I didn't even order it over the phone...I always feel bad leaving nothing when there is a tip slot, so I left him a 10 percent tip, but still..
Also, there are a lot of drunk teenagers around there, so I never really want to go there. There are like, 4 or 5 pizza places in Lynn Valley, and except for Pizza Hut, most of them are infested with smoking, dangerous teenagers.
Their pizza is probably the best I've had in a while, especially from a little hole in the wall such as this place. I was a little nervous when the waiting time was so short, but I was happily surprised that it was an amazing pizza, fresh and hot! Although the people working there were young and didn't exactly have a firm grasp on the English language, they were definitely friendly and did a good job. I recommend this to everyone, and the garlic bread sticks are out of this world!!!
I found the people working at this place were not very professional and really don't know what good service means. When I called down to make an order, someone just picked up the phone with "hello?". What happened to "Papa John's Pizza...'Mike' speaking, how can I help you?" That's what you expect when you call a business. Perhaps that's nit-picking but it is part of the overall experience. I'm a fan of Papa John's but the pizza on this night, at least, did not do the franchise justice. My 2 cents.
Finally, a Papa John's opened up in NorthVan. I was excited to try it as I've heard they make really good pizza. My opinion....it was nothing to write home about. It wasn't pizza I would recommend to a friend and say 'you have to try it'. It was just okay. I would say the pizza hut across the street is better....it's all a matter of taste, I suppose.
They do have pizza by the slice
The people working the place were a bunch of young guys that didn't speak english well or have very good service manners. When I was paying for the pick-up (with a coupon I declared during the ordering), I pointed out that they were over-charging me....it's just simple math. The guy working the till got all confused and started arguing the math. When it finally dawned on him that he had it wrong.....no apology or smile. Oh well. You would think a new place that just opened up would know the strength of word-of-mouth.....I'm certainly not going to go out of my way to recommend this place. Let's hope others have a more delightful experience.