I’m Mike, and I’ll be bringing you today’s post all the way from the eWorld of OhHayMike.com! It’s great to be here, folks.
So, yesterday I went to a concert. The concert started at 8:30, but I got there around 7, so I decided to check out a restaurant across the street by the name of Pizza Pino. Let me tell you, that place was pretty much awesome.
Atmosphere – 5 out of 5
Walking into this place, it feels like a standard college town hangout spot; it has a big TV mounted on the wall and a bunch of extraneous decorative sports and pop culture items. The staff here is very friendly and casual, and the whole scene is pretty laid back. The guy at the register seemed very happy to be at his job, despite the fact that it took me forever to finally decide what it was I wanted to eat. Kudos to you, Mike (I’m not patting myself on the back, that was the guy’s name at the register).
This might sound like an obvious thing to most, but living in a college town will make you think differently; the restaurant was really well-kept. It wasn’t just clean, it shined. I mean, there wasn’t one funky smell, sticky spot on the floor, nothing! It was a breath of fresh air, after becoming used to places around Western’s campus. I actually left a tip, not for the food or service, but because the place was so darn clean. I think a single tear may have fallen from my face.
Food – 4 out of 5
I ordered the Southwest burger, without all the things that make it “southwesty”, because the place DIDN’T HAVE A SIMPLE BACON CHEESEBURGER. And yes, I went to a pizza joint and ordered a burger. But damn, was it good. I ordered my meal with onion rings, since I hate steak fries, and got a side of chipotle sauce for them. It. Was. Delicious. I’m sure they have great pizza, but if you ever go to Pizza Pino, you need to get a burger. It’ll change your life.
As a side note, a pet peeve of mine is going to a restaurant and ordering onion rings, only to get 4 big onion rings. I was a little bit salty when he brought me the plate because it looked like there were just a few onion rings on the plate, but as I continued eating them, I realized there were a lot more than I had initially realized. That won them major point in my book, because this kid loves onion rings. And with a good sauce? Heaven.
Service – 3.5 out of 5
Everyone working was friendly, but the only problem was there were only two people actually working. The guy at the register had to keep leaving to take calls, and there was only one guy in the back cooking. The delivery guy was just sitting there, waiting for a delivery to send out, not helping at all. I mean, he could have at least answered the phones while the other guy was helping the in-store customers. Luckily, there weren’t a lot of people there, what with all the U of M students being gone, and most of the people in the area being in line for the concert.
Overall – 4 out of 5
The place was nice, the food was delicious, and the people that were actually working were friendly enough. I’ll have to go back and try their pizza some day, because it really did look good. But you can’t wave beef in front of my face and expect me not to pounce. But one day. Bottom line, if I ever find myself looking for food in Ann Arbor again, I’ll definitely consider Pizza Pino among my top options. And you should too!
Well folks, that’s all from me! I hope to see you all again some time in the future, and you can always stop by OhHayMike.com and see what’s going on in the eWorld!