Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hard Times Pizza-Moved
2664 Griffith Park Blvd
Silver Lake has some very good pizza places; see my reviews of other pizza places in Silver Lake-Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Nicky D's Wood-Fired Pizza, and Garage Pizza. I've passed by Hard Times Pizza tons of times, in fact I ate at the Cafe Ravo that used to be next door. So I was in the area and decided to finally stop in for a slice of pizza.
Hard Times Pizza is located in a small strip mall next to the now closed Cafe Ravo. Parking can be tough to find with it's small parking lot. It's a small place with a few tables inside. One wall is filled with Polaroid pictures of customers. Why? Who knows.
The Sicilian cheese slice had the same charred marks. But, the crust was pretty soft and had a nice texture. Of course it had the same sauce. This maybe worth getting freshly made.
Service was below average. The kid never greeted me. I wish restaurants who properly train their employees on customer service. Greet the customers is basic customer service. "Hi, how can I help you?" Simple and easy. I mean a 70 year old is greeting customers are Wal Mart, a punk kid can't do the same at a restaurant? He wasn't helpful or friendly. I mean who owns this damn place and/or trains their employees?
I know I have tough standards for customer service but I don't apologize for them. It's terrible that so many restaurants don't train their employees well and/or just don't care.
While the Sicilian slice had potential, the bad service will keep me from coming back. I can go to Tomato Pie or Nicky D's and get better pizza and much better service. Why would I come back to Hard Times?