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Cafe Lazio

181 Main St., Patton Creek Shopping Center (near Galleria in Hoover)
Owned by the same folks that own the popular Petrucelli's Italian eatery in Inverness. A December 2007 review in City Scene called it "casual and family friendly; however, dim lighting and a small bar area add atmosphere." The reviewer gave high marks for an appetizer of stuffed eggplant, antipasto, "loaded" pizza, calzones and tiramisu. Indoor and outdoor seating, full bar, hand-tossed pizza whole or by the slice, flatbread sandwiches, heroes, salads, calzones, pasta dishes.

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 09:25PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

Cafe Lazio recently opened in Patton Creek. I have been twice for lunch and very pleased with my meal both times. The calzones are large and delicious. A friend ordered a chicken calzone which had not been heated all the way through in the oven and the management was very quick to apologize, fix the problem and even made another to-go calzone to make up for it. Very friendly wait staff. I highly recommend trying this new restaurant.

March 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramy turner

I have eaten here probably 30 times since it has opened (a few months ago). The food is excellent and the price is even better. You can eat a great, filling meal for around $8 including your drink. I highly recommend Cafe Lazio to anyone but the place is getting crowded so please don't go there when I am hungry.

March 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

I have eaten at Cafe Lazio twice now with excellent food both times. Once we ordered a pizza and once we ordered a calzone and salads. I have to agree with the medium thickness and nice chewiness to the crust. It was not mushy in the middle like sometimes happens to pizza from local establishments. The crust was even better for the calzone, which turned a beautiful golden brown. I really like the sides that come with the food--fruit, pasta salad, etc. Finally, everything is well priced. I certainly feel that you get a lot of bang for the buck at Lazio.

April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

Decent, nothing spectacular. You could do worse, and you could do better.

Most of the wine is overpriced.

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercafe italiano

My husband and I love this restaurant. The meals are very affordable and the service was great. We have tried several different menu items and have been pleased with them all. We will definitely be going back.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I have been there three times... each time I experienced or viewed the employee's, including one of the managers, being extremely rude and showing no concern for the customer! I have never been to a small, locally owned restaurant that shows such a disregard to their customer's!

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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