A comfortable mix of ethnic elegance and classy American kitsch that resonated in both the decor and the food. Try the mousaka, layers of eggplant and meat topped with a creamy bechamel sauce, or the avgolemono soup with lemon chicken-and-egg broth. Don't leave without trying a slice of Chris' pizza and its mid-thick crust; there's a reason it's a part of the namesake.
If you have had and enjoy actual Italian food and good pizza, you will find this place to be a joke. Can you say: Chef Boy-ar-dee? Soggy, overcooked pasta. Bland sauces. Awful. This is obviously Italian food by and for old, Southern folks who've never left the neighborhood. The only possibly good thing about this place is that it's cheap -- but there are plenty of inexpensive but good pizza places around town.
Posted: 11/30/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I hate the service. Usually company at the table will help distract you till waitresses finally get your food out. I love the food. We go once every few months. My dad has to hit the same places again eventually. I'll dine anywhere once. But we keep returning to Chris'. I think the food is genuine and in the past I have had remarkable table service just not lately. They have a fountain and plants in the middle of the place below a high sky light. This is a nice unexpected touch. Price is normal. Food good to better and location is easy too.
Posted: 9/05/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I've been frequenting this restaurant for a couple of years, despite their hit or miss service, primarily because of their location. However, I recently received a coupon in the mail for a discount on their pizza. Because of the coupon, a friend and I purchased a pizza with four toppings (her four choices on one half and my four different choices on the other half). They charged us for eight toppings instead of four. When I complained, the cashier said that it's the owner's policy to charge for each different topping, even though each slice had only four toppings on it (unheard of, in my experience). I'm sure the owner is happy to charge customers for food they didn't serve, but I won't be going back.
Posted: 3/06/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I've walked past this restaurant for years and finally tried it. Clean, bright atmosphere. Great pizza and greek salad for a nominal price. Can't wait to return!
Posted: 3/02/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
...arghh! I've been coming here for close to 20 years. As such, I have fond memories of Canadian Bacon, mushroom and feta cheese pizza. Recently took clients and my project team there for lunch. The pizza had flavor, but the crust was soggy in the middle (what the heck?). Service, well I'm not sure if you would call it service. It wasn't rude, just lacking and incompetent. I'll probably go once more to see if it is a trend or one-time encounter.
Posted: 2/04/2007 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
I go once or twice per week to have a greek saled and pizza or pasta. Very reasonably priced however the service is always the million dollar question. Don't expect to get the best service you have ever had however the food is overall very good thus the reason I continue to go back on a frequent basis.
Posted: 3/09/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review
This is close to home so we've tried it a couple of times. Food and service are ok, but not special enough to beat out the other Italian/Pizza parlors nearby.
Posted: 3/03/2006 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review