I must confess not having tried their pizzas, but they looked rather generic having seen them in highway rest areas. Rather generic atmosphere can’t fail, but let you know you’re in a chain. Bland, wannabe italian decorum. I have only tried two of the 7 beers that were on and they were standard, well-brewed example of their respective styles. On the bright side, I can’t believe how cheap the beers were. We were in some kind of happy hour period and they were apparently half-price. That means 1.75 a pint! Double that and it would have been a very reasonable price indeed. I expect to need to bring out an extra dollar bill for the tip when I bring out a five for a pint, but taking two pints here meant that I almost wondered whether I was overly generous not to remove a few coins from the change that came back from the five dollar bill. Incredible. And very close to Oak tree Liquors, so I recommend to check it out if you’re close, but I’m afraid your experience depends entirely on which seasonal beers are on when you’re in.
It’s a Pizzeria Uno with a microbrewery attached to the left-hand side of it.....so, honestly, what more could you ask for?!?!? After 10 pm they have half-price pints and snacks, and they always have a decent selection of their own brew on tap. Service is always well above average for a chain, and I’m not afraid to admit I like the food, either. (update: service at the BAR is always good, but table service is slow and sh*tty.) Stop being a snob and go check the place out.
Was somewhat in the area so stopped here to check out the only supposed Pizzeria Uno brewpub. Service at the bar was ok, but as soon as we sat down for dinner, it all went downhill from there. Waited a very long time to order, get our food, get our check, pay the check, etc. Ordered a personal pizza and it was terrible- the crust literally tasted like it was soaked in butter, really artificial and nasty. But the beers were all ok, with their porter being the real standout- a porter brewed true to style and very flavorful. The IPA was decent also, although it tasted more like a pale ale than an IPA. Worth stopping if you are in the area, or just want to check out the only pizzeria uno with a brewing setup.
I stayed in Linden overnight and swung by to try the beers. I drove by several times over a few months thinking they were like all the other Uno’s, calling themselves a brewery when they only serve and contracted house ale. Not here, they offer six beers on tap, all brewed on premise. Out of the six I had, 2 were above average. The others were just ok. Typical chain restaurant bar vibe. I did not eat, since I am from the Chicago area. The pizza is not the same recipe or quality as the Orginal Pizzeria Uno or Due. It is a chain that uses the name only, so I won’ t eat their pizza out of principle. Worth a stop if you are the area, but don’t go out of your way.
Decent selection of beer. Surprisingly well made. Had the sampler. 6 five ouncers for about 5.50. I think the food quality at this Pizza Uno is below par for the chain, however. Ordered the same pizza I get just 5 miles away in South Plainfield, and the quality of the sauce and the appearance was so different and nowhere near as tasty. So that aspect was disappointing. Their Root Beer is great too, by the way.
3:PM on a thursday and the place was pretty empty. Bartender was friendly and willing to talk a bit about beer. They have five of their own beers, plus a rotating seasonal. The beers were all pretty good, especially the seasonal, a weizenbock. The bar-top was sticky, which was a bit gross. Food was good, nothing special. Happy hour was $1.75 ’pints’. Worth the drive through Rt.22 traffic, for sure.
Very good service. Nice, helpful and friendly man behind the bar who knew what he was talking about. Atmosphere was suprisingly nice for a restaurant chain. Nice brick walls, wooden interior, copper vessels int he back. Food is good, avererage pub food. Selection is pretty good for a brewpub.
Typical chain restraunt type atmosphere. The food is comparable to any PU around. Friendly people and the brewer is a friendly guy who likes to talk beer. Beers are decent enough and the selection is interesting enough for a visit. The bar is adorned with ample TV’s for football Sunday. Worth a visit.
freekyp (38) Thomasville, North Carolina | October 8, 2004| Updated December 23, 2004
Decent pasta dishes are the name of the game at this chain restaurant. Curiously, this is the only Pizzeria Uno that features their own brew. Good thing too, as it is well done and very consistent. An excellent IPA kicks things off followed by their spicy Red. Don’t miss the wheat dopplebock on as a winter seasonal. The atmosphere is standard for a chain, a bit like Friday’s, but the service is better, the beer is better, and the food is well done. (Stay away from the Amber. Weak and watery)