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Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria

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1247 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1522
+1 203-698-7779
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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555 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have been coming here for years now and recently visited again a couple of times. The pizza is your best bet - or the chicken or veal Parmigiano is good if you are hungry and want a big meal. The most recent meal I had was the spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, and chilli - a simple dish usually... More 

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Connecticut
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a good pizza and beer and stopped by here on a whim. Ordered a large chicken park pizza and split a salad with my wife. While we waited, they brought us a plate of bruschetta, with olives and salami. Nice. They brought a large salad and two plates for sharing and the pizza was out of this... More 

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Irvine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Found this gem in a strip mall on the Post Rd. just up from the Greenwich Regency Hyatt where we were staying. Ended up eating there three times during our one week stay. The food was amazing every time. Try the Bragoli special and the stuffed pasta with Oso Buco Ragu and finish with a great Cannoli! Love this place!

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Thank Chad and Sue A
Riverside, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Just one step above fast food, with formica tabletops, fair service, and relatively poor quality Italian fare. On several occasions, I have tried their pizza, eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, and pasta and found them mediocre.

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mazzotta1, Owner at Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time in sharing with us your constructive observations. I see that you visited in November 2016 but just posted a review - and it's almost February in 2017? That seems odd, in addition, you specify that we have formica tabletops and are one step above fast food.... this is demonstrable false! Are you sure your... More 

Riverside, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always a good pizza (traditional American Style). Love the pizza man and since we usually do pick up, their estimate of time is usually correct to the minute so what more can you ask for from a local Pizza joint. Have not eaten in in ages so can't opine.

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Thank gregory p
Vermont
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We always return to get a pizza here when visiting The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. We get take out, but the restaurant always seems packed which shows what good food it is. Fast service and wonderful pizza!

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Thank Lynn D
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This little place blends into the Greenwich strip mall and is easy to miss, but once inside it's always buzzing with diners. We even saw our congressman there! There's a great variety on the menu and everything is delicious. The pizza is awesome, and I love the dough (try the ricotta and eggplant pizza!). Good wine list and daily specials.... More 

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Thank Hilary J
Stamford, Connecticut
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174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This local restaurant is in a strip center just off I-95. They specialize in basic Italian cuisine including very good pizza for eat-in or takeout. Their salads are always good, as are the lunch and dinner entrees. It's almost always possible to get seated, even during busy lunch hours, although you might have to wait a bit. Same thing at... More 

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Thank jakeDVermont
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Excellent food & menu selection. Large portions. Good wine selection. Lunch prices reasonable. Service good. Small seating area.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a very nice dinner at Pomodoro! I had the chicken picatta and my daughter had meatballs and pasta. Everything was very tasty!

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Thank Mike J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1522
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 203-698-7779
Description
Casual family dining Authentic Italian Pizza / food

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I appreciate you taking the time in sharing with us your constructive observations. I see that you visited in November 2016 but just posted a review - and it's almost February in 2017? That seems odd, in addition, you specify that we have formica tabletops and are one step above fast food.... this is demonstrable false! Are you sure your are writing about the correct restaurant??

We have intricate architectural mahogany woodwork throughout and custom granite table tops. I believe you clicked on Pomodoro in error but visited another establishment.

Nevertheless, if you are referring to my establishment ~ POMODORO PIZZERIA & TRATTORIA- On behalf of myself and the staff, please allow me to apologize for the unfortunate occurrence recently regarding your dining experience with us. I regret the disappointments that you and your guests may have experienced. We will diligently work harder to avoid repeating any dissatisfaction that you may have encountered.

We value your business and I would like to personally address your concerns. Perhaps you can afford me the time to speak about your mediocre experience???

We have been established in Riverside, CT for close to 15 years {and have had - 6 other successful restaurants over the past 25 years} and while you are perfectly entitled to your opinion; this by far one of the harshest review anyone has given.

In a world that thrives on negativity, wherein the social media distorts the truth, corrupts people's mindsets and seems to be getting darker and gloomier>>> the energy and manner that you took to write your review adds to the darkness.

We are a family owned and operated establishment that caterers to families, nevertheless, we also appeal to corporate, business and couples. Our food is made with love, generous portions, reasonably priced with the highest quality possible.

Yours very truly,

Mark A. Mazzotta

Proprietor

3 months ago

Dear Ms. Lawgoddess,

On behalf of myself and the staff at Amore, please allow me to apologize for the unfortunate occurrence recently regarding your dining experience with us. I appreciate you taking the time in sharing with us your constructive observations. I regret the disappointments that you and your guests may have experienced. We will diligently work harder to avoid repeating any dissatisfaction that you may have encountered.

  We have been established in Riverside, CT for close to 15 years {and have had as many as 6 other successful restaurants over the past 25 years} and while you are perfectly entitled to your opinion; this by far is the harshest review anyone has given.

In a world that thrives on negativity and seems to be getting darker and gloomier>>> the energy and manner that you took to write your review adds to the darkness.

We are a family owned and operated establishment that caterers to families, nevertheless, we also appeal to corporate, business and couples. Our food is made with love, generous portions, reasonably priced with the highest quality possible.

I would like to invite you back personally to cook for you and or your guests.

As human beings, we are reduced to occasional imperfections; our efforts in the future will be guided by this erroneous experience and we sincerely hope you will give us another chance. Our past, present and future success hinge completely on our customers satisfaction, feedback and of course their continued patronage.

We appreciate you choosing Amore.... our team takes great pride in providing a great culinary experience. You’ve selected an establishment that is proud to serve only THE FINEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. We will strive to accommodate any of your future needs or requests!

**We look forward to serving you soon; We value your business and friendship..**

Yours very truly,

Mark A. Mazzotta

Proprietor

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7 months ago

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