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994 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA | Directions 3007534.025633 -84.360475
Sun â�� Wed, 11:30am â�� 11pm; Thu, 11:30am â�� midnight; Fri â�� Sat, 11:30am â�� 1am
On Sunday a group of 12 of us met at Deisel for lunch. I went to the bar for a drink and was stopped by my waitress who stated they did not have a bartender and that I had to order through her. What is the point of having a bar?? I came to find out that the "manager" was also the bartender and he had left for the day. It was about 2:00 PM...
I sat down with my girlfriend and the others and waited about 10 minutes before we all were able to order drinks. About 10 minutes later everyone was served drinks except me. The waitress then said did everyone get a drink?.....
I finally got the one beer I had the whole time I was there and we ordered Panini sandwiches. My girlfriend ordered a double liquor drink after one of our group complained of the drinks being very "weak. Deisel charges 100% of the drink price if you ask for a double.... Oh, and the waitresses are making the drinks... No Manager, No bartender....
Half our table received their food (pizza), and had finished before we received our "panini" sandwiches. The meat was cold the bread was dry and cheese was not melted at all.
I had one beer and one sandwich. My girlfriend had 2 drinks and one sandwich. Our tab was $76.00.
The Menu has a very small print on the back stating "MANDATORY" GRATUITY OF 20 % FOR PARTIES OVER SIX. First, "mandatory gratuities is illegal". Unfortunately local police probably don't know that so you can get arrested. I was threatened with arrest by the waitress and the manager (Mike) (over the waitresses cellphone) if I did not pay the gratuity. The waitress also stated that the restaurant would deduct her pay if she did not collect the entire mandatory 20%.
In the end the manager knocked off 20% of the food but still wanted 20% gratuity. Not wanting to go to jail I paid it.
This restaurant has gone down hill since opening a few years ago.
The service is Horrible the food needs help and they run the restaurant without management. The servers have attitudes and I guess they can when they don't have to earn their tips.
Obviously the mandatory gratuity was put in place because of insufficient tipping. I would suggest the owner Tara Cameron rethink the illegal notice on her menu. Also consider bringing in responsible management and train your wait staff so that their tips reflect the level of customer service expected in Roswell Georgia.
The demographics for Roswell reflect an above average income level for the people who visit this area for food and drink.
The money is there but you need to EARN it!!!!
Never got served. Heard that the pizza was good, but never got to try it. Plenty of empty tables inside and what appeared to be plenty of staff, but we were never served. Got our menus dropped at us and that was it. Sat for 15 minutes while multiple staff members just walked right by us, cleaned the already empty tables next to us while we just sat there. No one asked if we had been helped, no one said someone would be right with us. Apparently we either weren't cool enough or they just don't care. Then, when we tried to leave our car was blocked in because the parking is almost as bad as the staff. There was one person who was responsible, a cook in the back., He's the good one there and wish I knew his name. I'll be sure to tell everyone I know not to go there. Thanks Diesel. If I could give a zero, then I would. Left and went to Spiced Right BBQ down the street, which is always a hit. I never write reviews of places but Diesel was just so blatantly bad that I had too.
Really really bad!! – we went here last year 2010 and it was decent. Went once in October of 2011 and again to give it another chance the other day, and it was the worst food. Ordered slice of pizza and it was heated up worse than I could do in my microwave. Everything else we had was awful also, and they don't seem to care less. Don't waste your money!
never again – I had avoided this place because if the initial bad reviews until last night, but how bad could it be for an early dinner in a Monday night? BAD!
Arrived to a half empy retaurant which gradually filled up. They had one waitress trying to cover he whole place and the bar, and two guys at the ovens. We ordered a panini and stromboli. The panini came out in 15 minutes, the stroboli about 20 minutes after that. All the waitress did was laugh and say "sorry". With all the options for pizza, not sure how this place is still around. So-So food,, gas station atomoshere and bad service. Such a waste
What a joke!!!! – 7 people out for pizza and drinks...... Over an hour to get our food but we could deal with that if we could have more than one drink! No service at all! parking was a pain! Food was ok but nothing special. We would have done better to drive down to Fellinis and have great pizza and service and for less money. If you want to sit and watch cars drive by with no food or drink THIS IS YOUR PLACE!
Worst Service EVER! – First time to try this restaurant on Sunday. We were totally ignored by 3 waitresses. No one would make eye contact. Stood there over 5 minutes with no acknowledgement at all. Another couple came in and a waitress finally said "You can sit anywhere" in a less than friendly tone. We sat at an outside table just vacated. No one EVER bussed our table - just left the dirty dishes sitting there the entire time. The food was actually very good, but the horrible service overshadows it. Will never go there again. Too bad - great area, love the ability to sit outside.
Diesel is Fantastic – I've been there a few times and had a fun every time. I found the staff and the ownership to be very friendly - like you're eating over at their house. The drinks came quickly for me (maybe too quickly) and the pizza is pretty good. Love the fact that I can walk there. Love the big garage doors.
I don't get all the bad reviews. Weird.
Mediocre Food, Ok Service, Seemed Dirty – Perhaps what I ordered made my experience worse than others. I ordered the Sausage and Peppers Sub, It had raw onions and raw peppers and the sausage was not tasty...If you have to eat there go for the pizza, which seemed better at least.
No No No – I'm 27 year Roswell veteran. I have to say that the ownership of Diesel is wasting a really great space. Tried the "restaurant" during slow lunch hours during the week. The waitstaff acted highly uninterested in waiting tables. Drinks didn't get there on time and pizza took forever. Flavor was a notch above cardboard. Not even on par with the many local chain pizza offerings around Atlanta. Not even on par with the flavor of a good grocery store pizza(not kidding). Had to then flag someone down for a check after 20 minutes of no refills and no service. Whomever was in charge of hiring must be blind or dumb. These are the kind of run down women that one expects at a dive bar, but they are just too depressing and incompetent to be given a job in a restaurant serving food in the daytime. The pizza is smaller than most and quite bland. I don't know when the owner came to Roswell, but he or she should make like a tree and leaf. Not a worthy addition to the neighborhood.
Bad food, bad service – We live here in historic Roswell and so wanted to enjoy this place since we can walk to it. We have tried three times to eat here and all three have been horrible. The food we had this weekend was so gross we both had upset stomachs after. Bad service, they obviously don't care about their customers. Wish it would have been better, but there are far to many other great places to choose from here.
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