Miami >Food & Dining > Casola's Pizzeria & Sub Shop
2437 Sw 17th Ave, Miami, FL | Directions 3314525.746485 -80.221775
Neighborhoods: Coral Way, South
tha bomb – this is great pizza they are open late for the back from the club people and the slice is the biggest slice you ever seen for real it will not fit on the plate plus they give you free samples of the pizza who does that they have police there so its safe if your near us1 and 17th ave you shold stop bye
CAVEAT EMPTOR – We went tonight, and were offended by the service and the quality of the food.
-Non English Speaking
No one on the staff spoke English well enough to get our order right. I understand that Miami is a bi-cultural city, but your employees should be able to cater to any and all of your clients!
If the culture barrier weren't enough, they were very rude, and acted like they didn't have the time of day for us, because we were new to the restaurant and only spoke English ourselves. They were impatient, rushed us while we tried to order, and didn't make any effort to service their customers as if we were inconveniencing them by going to their restaurant.
Casola's only takes cash. If you don't have cash, they just cancel your order and look at you. Granted, there is an ATM on the premises, but a full-fledged restaurant only taking cash is very very shady, like they're trying to rip you off and dodge the IRS.
-Poor Quality Ingredients
If they didn't seem shady enough already, I don't think they spent any more than they absolutely have to slap together what was on the menu. The salad was shredded lettuce thrown on a paper plate with sandwich slice of tomato and a bunch of pickles. It looks like they had this stuff in the kitchen to make sandwiches already, and decided to try to make an extra buck.
The wing sauces (for which they charge extra!) were very plainly out of a Kraft bottle. Finally, their pizza is some of the worst pizza I have ever eaten in my entire life, and I'm a starving college student. I have never seen anything greasier, save staring into the depths of a full deep-fat fryer. Pepperoni had no flavor and was practically translucent. The dominant taste was of the plastic-like cheese, which had a dark tinge of what I'd normally attribute to having gone bad but was in this case due to its extraordinarily poor quality. I could not finish it, let alone take more than two bites. We packed it up and gave it to a hungry homeless man. I kid you not.
If you decide to brave the horrors of Casola's, keep two things in mind: Firstly, one chicken wing, in their terms, is the entire wing, made up of what would typically be two normal-sized wings anywhere else. If you order 6 Casola's wings, you get 12 normal wings. 12, 24. Secondly, the size of the slices is truly cyclopean, and what you may see being served on one plate (though it is cut in two) is actually one massive slice's worth.
Casola's was a laughably bad restaurant experience that makes eating from the dingiest road-side stand feel like a four star restaurant. From a cold, impenetrable personal interface, to shady pecuniary transactions, to greasy, unpalatable food, Casola's isn't fit to stand on the ground it occupies.
Rude management – Not really sure why this place has been around for so long. People that work there rude and the pizza is WAY to greasy. Only reason people go there is because its open late and if you go there late its full of drunk "thugs" on their way home after a night in the grove. Stay away from this place. I also tried ordering from them and they took over an hour, brought the wrong pizza, then after another hour they brought the correct pizza then they tried to charge me for both.
rude management poor quality – ive been coming to this place since i was a kid and since the old man (owner) died the quality of the food has gone down hill. the novelty of the place used to be that you would order a topping on your pizza slice and you would get a MOUNTAIN of whatever you ordered. but i guess the dickhead manager decided to cut back on that to make a buck. its not the place it used to be...
BURNT PIZZA!!!! – This place is not what it was 3 years ago, when the original owner , that passed away was there. The quality and quantity has gone , the manager , is rude and has no clue what he is talking about. This was my favorite place for many years, since I was a kid. I grew up right around the shop, would go there all the time. But since the owner passed away it has just gone down the drain. I ordered pizza and subs with a group of friends , the pizza was burnt , when I asked for a new one they gave me a face as if I were crazy. When I got my new pizza it was just as bad so I just threw it away. The subs were cold and tasteless. 5 years ago I would have recommended this place , but don't even bother going, it's not worth the drive.
Suc#*! Will never be the same!!!! – I just went to Casola's...I've been going there since it opened...almost 30 years ago...one of their first customers...although the quality has been slipping for many years now i have always beena a loyal customer...I have known both owners...the late Ramon and Agustine...since Casola's openened in Miami...both were very loyal and good to me....knowing that I was always a loyal customer and always refered MANY customers to them...but just tonight...I went to Casola's and ordered 2 slices of pizza...I asked for a cup of water...I was given a cup and my pizza...I looked for water everwhere (it use to be with the sodas) and couldn't find it...so I poured some soda...maybe 2 ozs. into my miniature cup...only to have a security guard...some punk making minimum wage...tell me I asked for water...not soda...this is INSANE! I told the punk that I knew the owner and that I had been going there since it opened...only to have some big headed midget tell me HE was now the owner...and i basically needed to leave...it was ALL I could do to restrain myself from beating both the security and "owner's" as# all over the place...so I ask that you PLEASE boycott Casolas...they needs to be taught a lesson...plus the food is slipping...BIG TIME!!!
Tasteless Pizza! – Yuck! Pizza may have been big, but it's big and bland. I've had better. Even Dominoe's or Pizza Huts is better than theirs. They need to add some real seasoning to their sauce. What a mistake!
Literally Addicting – This is my first review...ever. I'm not a review writer as a general rule. I usually save my opinion for people who ask for it. Unless of course it's a call of duty...such as today.
It is my duty to tell you that Casola's is awesome. I've had pizza all over the world...in Naples, even, where pizza was invented. Casola's is by far my favorite. I live in California and only come to Miami to visit in-laws. Casola's is my only upside. It's a dump...that's true but I don't go there for ambience. I go there for pizza: It's thin and perfectly crispy and the sauce is both salty AND sweet. It's genius. Don't be a heretic and get toppings...cheese is the ONLY way to go...if you want toppings, get the Calzone. I hear those are great too.
This pizza is so good, in fact, that I actually had them freeze two large pies and ship them from Miami to California. (true story) because I am so addicted and because they are so delicious!
If you are a real pizza lover...you owe it to yourself to at least give Casola's a try. Despite the fact that the first slice is not free...trust me, there's a good chance you'll get addicted!
You usually can't go wrong with pizza and subs, but Casola's fails miserably – I have no idea why so many people have told me how good this place is. It's a total dump. The pizza slices are large and cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you want quality pizza for just $1.50 more per slice, go down the street to Coconut grove and try Cazzolli's. They are THE original pizza joint serving huge delicious slices of pizza. Given you'll pay for $4-$5 per slice, but again, you get what you pay for!
I also had a sub sandwich that was AWEFUL. Limited number of toppings are piled on in a sloppy fashion. Deli meats are also of poor quality. Your better off going to the Quizno's across the street.
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