Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
3.25/5 rDev -15.6%
My overall rating might come out appearing a little harsh on this one, but I have a real tough time rating the food and atmosphere of a chain-oriented restaurant anything higher than average. That being said, though, I will keep coming back to this establishment because the head brewer, Mike Sella, and his staff are second to none when it comes to both beer knowledge and personality. While Mike's own brews only showcase one standout in my humble opinion, the Station House Red Ale (B+), he is a huge supporter of cask ale, and I literally jump out of my chair with delight when I get an email notifying me of another cask festival. The last one featured around 15 casks from breweries including his own, HighPoint/Ramstein, Climax, Capt Lawrence, Sly Fox, Yards, River Horse, and maybe one other. Good job, Mike..I will keep supporting you.
07-27-2009 05:24:37 | More by donniecuffs
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4.58/5 rDev +19%
Very nice looking place; slightly fancy but nothing over the top. I decided to sit at the bar with my girlfriend because I believe that's what you should do at a brewpub, unless there is no room. I was greeted by the bartender who was incredibly nice and personable. She told us, "Happy Hour is going to be in fifteen minutes and if you want something now I will wait to put it in the computer but I won't make you wait for it." Happy Hour is from 3-7 with two dollar pints of there own beer.
The bartender, was very patient and friendly. She answered all our questions about food, beer and even recommended us to check out the upcoming special dinner that they are having that just happens to fall on my birthday. She even asked our names and called us by them when she asked if we needed anything. One of the best bartenders and service I have received.
The Gust 'n' Gale Porter was delicious. It was dark roasted and malty with some bitterness. The Ike's IPA was really good, hoppy and bitter. My desert beer which was a Scotch Ale brewed only two times a year was okay, seemed to be a little bland to me. This guy next to me kept ordering the Scotch Ale, maybe I'm missing something.
The food was delicious. This is the only Uno's with a brewery in it. I had the Uno's Burger and Potatoes. Burger came out just how I wanted it, bloody. Dessert was really delicious, my girlfriend ordered it and we shared it. It was Macadamian Nut cookie with ice Cream.
Overall, this place is really good. I would definitely come back here. I'm pretty sure I'm going to attend or at least try to go to the upcoming events.
01-25-2011 05:44:01 | More by 9InchNails
3.58/5 rDev -7%
This is the only Pizzaria Uno that brews beers. It is typical American TGI-Mcfunsters layout all flared up and shit.
The beer is decent and pretty consistant. As is the offerings. They do provide seasonal brews which are usually more interesting than their regular fair.
The service is much better than I would expect from such a place. The servers are friendly and don't pretend they know everything about beers.
Being a former pizza guy, I feel odd saying that I like their pizza. I guess because it is nothing like the pizza I used to make.
03-28-2009 18:53:31 | More by NiceGuyMike
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
This Pizzeria Uno is located on the South Bound side on highway US 1. It's inbetween a Bennigan's and a Famous Dave's. If it helps, it's down from Menlo Park Mall. It might help because my cheap GPS was way off on the location. As of right now, drinving on US 1 is a little rough due to all the road construction going on. On the outside it looks like just another Pizzeria Uno with a brewery on the far right side. If you've been to one Pizzeria Uno, then you've been to all of them. That means you got wood floors, bricks walls, wood tables and booths, pictures of old time Chicago, and depending if they have a liquor license, a big wooden bar. This one has a big rectangular bar on the left side. This is also the side where you can see their entire brewing operation. Just picture a Pizzeria Uno with a brewpub sized brewing operation and you got this place.
Nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to the food. Their food menu contains all the usual family Pizzeria restaurant food. That means you got your salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza. They got all types of pizza. You can order your pizza Chicago style, regular, thin crust, or a flat bread. I just ordered a regular style pizza with 3 toppings. It was pretty good. It wasn't too greasy like some other pizzas I've had. If you come here, just expect average family restaurant food.
I didn't have any problems with the service. It was alomst dead in there, so I got fast service. I was always asked if I wanted another beer and my pizza came right out. When i first walked in and asked what they had on draft, the bartender told me that they brew their own beer (that's why I came) and then they said their style of beer is like a certain macro. For instance, their Belgain wit was like Blue Moon and the Gust-n-Gale was like Guinness. Uhh, I'll take the Guinness like beer please. I forgot what they said their Ike IPA was like because that beer didn't taste like any macro I've had.
Their beer selection consists of 5 regular main stay drafts (Ike IPA, Station House Red, Gust-n-Gale, Bootlegger Blonde, 32 Inning Ale) and at least 2 seasonals. When i was there the seasonals were Pale Bock and Belgian Wit. The Belgian Wit was good, the Pale Bock not so good, Station House is average, Ike IPA was really good, but by far the best beer they had was their Gust-n-Gale Porter. I wouldn't mind a growler filled with the Gust-n-Gale. That and the Ike IPA are the must haves.
If you're in the area and looking for some decent brewpub beers and some family restaurat style food, then stop at this Pizzeria Uno on US 1 South. I wouldn't go too far out of my way to stop here, but granted it isn't all that far from Oak Tree Liquors. That's always a plus in my book.
07-06-2008 17:50:32 | More by AltBock
3.58/5 rDev -7%
Stopped by this nice, big Pizzeria Uno on a weekend afternoon. Getting to this place is a bit of a nightmare, given the construction and subsequent traffic on Route 1. However, once you're inside the spacious brick and wood interior is relaxing and comfortable. I sat at a booth in the dining area, where a TV can be clearly seen from almost any table. Didn't notice the music, if there was any. The service was very good, but my Chicago Classic pizza was mediocre at best.
I wasn't impressed with my tiny $9 individual pie, but I might just return for the beer ($5.50 for 6 samples). My favorite was the seasonal Weizenbock that I would describe as a golden, wheat nectar with nice hop and alcohol balance. There were also five year round offerings:
Bootlegger Blond - A light, balanced, clean kolsch-like beer.
Station House Red Ale - Nice, but non descript. An easy drinker for sure.
32 Inning Ale - A decent pilsener
Ike's IPA - A middle of the road IPA
Gust-N-Gale Porter - A worthy porter with an emphasis on black malt.
If you're shopping in the area (i.e., Menlo Park Mall) this place would be a good choice for a bite and a brew.
01-21-2008 21:37:05 | More by 86sportster883
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
More of a pizza and food place than known for its great selection of beer, this pizzeria uno had a great atmosphere, and when I went there with my girlfriend, was very busy with many people and a pretty crowded bar area... great selection of food and appetizers and awesome pizza... had a couple of beers on tap, some that i never heard of... food was high quality and great, although a little on the pricey side... would definitely come back here again for the food, atmosphere, and good service, with a friendly waitress who was quick to point out good suggestions...
01-02-2008 00:52:42 | More by dsa7783
Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery in Metuchen, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.