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Brick Oven Pizzeria

4265 Dunbar Street
Vancouver, BC V6S2G1
Tel: (604) 228-1822
Neighbourhood: Dunbar-Southlands

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Our experience...
By VancouverCitizen of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 11:08am [Dine in]

On Saturday August 6 around 16h40, my mother (84yrs/old) and myself entered that restaurant.

We had just left the Pacific eyedoctors across the street (which I highly recommend).

An older gent and a younger lady were the only ppl in the establishment. Owner and summer employee?
So I walked to the counter on the back left, ask the 'owner' if his product contained or touched peanut, shell fish or soy (my sister in law is highly allergic to these...) He hesitated, did not seem sure at first and then said no it doesn't. He wanted to know right away what we wanted so I had to ask for a moment.
We then chose #5 (I think) salami, green pepper and mushroom, cheese included 12 inch 19.86$... Hardly gastronomic hardly a deal, there is a sign saying you cannot eat in under 10$ per person so I added 2$ gratuities.

My mum sat at a table. I told the 'owner' that we had just left the doctors and that we would be picked-up so he could just put the pizza in a box and same himself the trouble of 'making' the table (they are bare when you enter).
I went and sat with mum. the pizza arrived, was dropped on the table without a word and my brother (who just finished his eye exam) arrived in the restaurant a moment later. We proceeded to wait for my sis-in-law.

He did not touch the pizza since my sis-in -law is very sensitive and we were not sure of the answer given by the 'owner'. Still mum was hungry so I opened the box and gave her a slice.
My bro ask if we were going to get some water or something or even just napkins I said I did not know, so he went and ask.
The owner told him that we were 3 at the table and in order to sit in the place, well he had a sign: '10$ per person' so we got no water and had to leave,
With our eyes dilated from the products used at the doctors office, a pizza box and (at last some paper towels that the young lady slip to us) we went looking for a shaded area and called my sis-in-law to inform her that we would not be at the pizzeria.

In fact we will never be in that pizzeria ever again.
I owned companies in the past and currently I am an independent consultant, I would never dream of remotely treating one of my clients, or even someone walking in for information, the way we were treated.

Oh and the pizza? At best average, another review said the crust was good and I will concur... If you like thin crispy crust this was good, the rest was maybe 5 slices of salami, so little green pepper that I first thought he forgot to include any, mushrooms were dark (old?) very little tasteless cheese and 'some' sauce that seems like canned sauce.

I could oversee all that, (just do not try the wash room).
But it is the way we were treated, specially for my elderly mum who came from Montreal to visit us, all smile and happy in her French way trying to be nice to someone who had our money and wanted us OUT! That I cannot will not excuse this place.In fact you should know that I rarely write reviews of any kind, I usually think 'it might have been a bad day' when things are not to my liking, but I registered here because this has little to do with the average food it has to do with a 'owner' or 'operator' who strickly wants your money and you out of the way.
I will welcome anyone suggesting other sites where I can offer my review of this establishment, in the mean time I will be writing to the Dunbar Business Bureau.
Sincerely,
a Citizen...

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Our experience...
By VancouverCitizen of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

On Saturday August 6 around 16h40, my mother (84yrs/old) and myself entered that restaurant.

We had just left the Pacific eyedoctors across the street (which I highly recommend).

An older gent and a younger lady were the only ppl in the establishment. Owner and summer employee?
So I walked to the counter on the back left, ask the 'owner' if his product contained or touched peanut, shell fish or soy (my sister in law is highly allergic to these...) He hesitated, did not seem sure at first and then said yes. He wanted to know right away what we wanted so I had to ask for a moment.
We then chose #5 (I think) salami, green pepper and mushroom, cheese included 12 inch 19.86$... Hardly gastronomic hardly a deal, there is a sign saying you cannot eat in under 10$ per person so I added 2$ gratuities.

My mum sat at a table. I told the 'owner' that we had just left the doctors and that we would be picked-up so he could just put the pizza in a box and same himself the trouble of 'making' the table (they are bare when you enter).
I went and sat with mum. the pizza arrived, was dropped on the table without a word and my brother (who just finished his eye exam) arrived in the restaurant a moment later. We proceeded to wait for my sis-in-law.

He did not touch the pizza since my sis-in -law is very sensitive and we were not sure of the answer given by the 'owner'. Still mum was hungry so I opened the box and gave her a slice.
My bro ask if we were going to get some water or something or even just napkins I said I did not know, so he went and ask.
The owner told him that we were 3 at the table and in order to sit in the place, well he had a sign: '10$ per person' so we got no water and had to leave,
With our eyes dilated from the products used at the doctors office, a pizza box and (at last some paper towels that the young lady slip to us) we went looking for a shaded area and called my sis-in-law to inform her that we would not be at the pizzeria.

In fact we will never be in that pizzeria ever again.
I owned companies in the past and currently I am an independent consultant, I would never dream of remotely treating one of my clients, or even someone walking in for information, the way we were treated.

Oh and the pizza? At best average, another review said the crust was good and I will concur... If you like thin crispy crust this was good, the rest was maybe 5 slices of salami, so little green pepper that I first thought he forgot to include any, mushrooms were dark (old?) very little tasteless cheese and 'some' sauce that seems like canned sauce.

I could oversee all that, (just do not try the wash room).
But it is the way we were treated, specially for my elderly mum who came from Montreal to visit us, all smile and happy in her French way trying to be nice to someone who had our money and wanted us OUT! That I cannot will not excuse this place.In fact you should know that I rarely write reviews of any kind, I usually think 'it might have been a bad day' when things are not to my liking, but I registered here because this has little to do with the average food it has to do with a 'owner' or 'operator' who strickly wants your money and you out of the way.
I will welcome anyone suggesting other sites where I can offer my review of this establishment, in the mean time I will be writing to the Dunbar Business Bureau.
Sincerely,
a Citizen...

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very unimpressed
By rlca of Kits & Oakridge, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

We heard good things so thought we try it out.
Went in and it was completely empty on a weekend dinner time. Six of us (including kids) ordered approx $50 worth of food and the owner(?) was in a huff we didn't order enough $$ worth of food. In 40 years and eating out all over the city we've never been treated like that. We walked out and the waiter gave an apologetic look. Good luck staying in business.

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Decent Crust Makes Me Happy
By I like to eat of Kitsilano (20 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place a couple years ago after I had given up on eating pizza out in Vancouver and only would make my own at home. I just couldn't find a place in town with a decent crust. Well, this place solved that problem. I also like the variety of toppings. (My fav. pizza is eggplant and spinach.) The staff are friendly, they deliver, but overall I get the food there because of the pizza crust.

PS. I tried a salad once. Poor. Stick to the pizza.

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Best West Side Pizzeria!
By JeNoodle of downtown Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

Brick Oven Pizza is my favourite place for pizza; in my opinion, it beats Lombardo's for taste, consistency, quality and price. The service is prompt, and I've never waited more than 15 minutes for the pizza to arrive at the table (from order time). Usually, it's about ten minutes from the time I order until it arrives on the table. It's a real brick oven, too, not a gas one. For a large pizza, average price is $20 (which beats most other brick oven places). It's got a nice, family-run feel to it (I think it's owned by Italians, but run by Romanians...and might I add that, on a number of occasions, there have been many hot Romanian guys hanging out there!). It's simply decorated, with red-and-white checked tablecloths, framed pictures, and wooden chairs and tables (reminds me of one of those old school Italian joints).

Another bonus is that parking is abundant and free; no meters or parkades to worry about (not yet, anyway). I've also turned my family onto this place, and they're quite a distance from it.

I'll be voting for Brick Oven Pizza as 'best pizza place' next time the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards call for nominations comes out.

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