The Brain wrote:I'm not going to write a complete review, but I would like to add that Cafe 22 on Corydon (and recently expanded Provencher @ Tache and Broadway) is the best pizza in Winnipeg, at a ridiculous price. Something like $18 for a 15" with unlimited toppings.
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Café 22 / Pizza Hotline
Google Maps - http://www.google.ca/maps?q=cafe+22+cor ... 22295&z=16
Webpage - www.pizzahotline.ca
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Great pizza at a great price
Café 22 is the same as Pizza Hotline with a few more items on the menu, but it's the same food and same franchise. So 222 - 2222 pizza is what you get when attending Café 22 in any of the locations in town. It's affordable and cheap food served in a bit more fancier setting.
Food Quality -
Contrary to what people say, the food quality from Pizza Hotline's pizzas is very good. They use the same ingredients and the same meat and veggies on there pizza that the other pizza chains use. The pizza is very good. The wings on the other hand are subpar, it may be because they are oven baked but they tend to be heavy on the fat and low on the actual meat. The gelato is good but not as solid as Nucci's or Eva's. Overall its better then what you would get at a Pizza Pizza but it isn't as refined as what you would get at a typical Corydon/Italian place like Collissio's.
- When ordering Pizza for delivery or take out it's usually very quick and fairly accurate. The corydon location is probably one of the best of all the Pizza Hotlines across town. However the service from the servers inside the Cafe 22 part are very poor. They are slow, forgetful and unattentive which is odd considering how compact the restaurant is and how laid back and quiet it is. I've had bad service inside for the past 3-4 years that I've gone and while the staff rotates the same problems occur. Definitely the weakest point of this place is just how poor the service inside is.
Great pizza at a great price! The value is fantastic for what you get when ordering pizza's or calzones. The rest of the menu is fairly priced and you can expect to pay around the $10 dollar mark for a full meal that will fill you up.
Cafe 22 / Pizza Hotline is a staple for us cheap peggers. It's delicious pizza at a really low price. The cafe has a nice atmosphere and feels very cozy, just don't expect good service from your servers and expect to have to go up to the front to ask for refills or to place any more orders on your bill.