Deano's Italian in Dublin, GA

Deano's Italian in Dublin, GA

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Brad and Amy from Newnan

Macon, GA

#1 Jan 13, 2009
The posted thread here on Deano's in Dublin GA is typical of what is the problem in our society today. I despise the pot shots that the people in that thread who have never has aspired to do anything take at these people that had the guts to do something so bold in a town that appeared to so desperately need it. My wife and I lived in Italy for seven years while traveling abroad and upon hearing about this place traveled for over an hour to visit it. I wasn't even sure I was in the right place when I saw the surrounding area and was expecting a disappointment but I was delightfully surprised. I was very impressed by the cuisine especially the lasagna and brick fired pizza and you could tell the quality of the ingredients. By reading the childish posts in that thread (that we could not post on) it is clear to me that Dublin just may not be deserving of this restaurant or the people who built it. The comments above, especially about laughing about people going to a different restaurant, sound more like personal attacks against the owners or jealousy than about the food but my two cents is that this place makes you feel like youÂ’re in a much bigger town than Dublin and my wife and I loved it. Johnny's, or anything else I've had since coming to Georgia, doesn't come close.
M Dunagan

Hendersonville, NC

#2 Feb 3, 2009
I agree with Brad and Amy 100%!!!
ENOUGH SAID!!!
Brian TJC

Cumming, GA

#3 Apr 9, 2009
I just ate there yesterday and had a brick fired pizza. It was just like this Italian Pizzeria in Boston that was run my direct from Sicily friends of my grandparents. It was AWESOME!
Not Impressed

Macon, GA

#4 Oct 24, 2009
The pizzas were unimpressive, thin, white, underfilled, virtually tasteless. The stromboli filling was excessively spicy (hot pepper) and the serving-size was not generous. The bread knots with garlic butter were quite good. The waitress was attentive, refilling our water and drinks regularly. The salads were fine and the dressing served on the side was ample. The building is old-warehouse classic, with echo-high ceilings. Ruining the evening was the fact that our 4 diners' entrees came spaced out over a very long time, with the first two (including one of the 3 pizzas) arriving at a normal time, another coming thirty minutes later, and the fourth (identical order to the third) another 15-20 minutes later. They explained that the chef was just learning how to use the much-touted imported high-temperature brick oven and the food kept sticking. This might have been a decent excuse, except that they have been in business there for a year, and someone else told us that has been a continuing problem at this Deano's. Reviewers on other sites have also mentioned the entrees arriving at different times and problems with using the special oven.

It is great to have attempts to revitalize downtown Dublin, and we love Italian, but Deano's on this visit was very disappointing. It was nice they gave us a complimentary dessert to make up for the poor service (it arrived before the final entree). Maybe, if they get their act together and stay in business another year, till next Halloween-time, we'll give them another try.
THE OWNERS

Acworth, GA

#5 Nov 4, 2009
Maybe we need to remember that there are owners and don't blame it on the faces taht you see in there because they are just the employees and thier hands are tied.The owners need to know what they are doing and I give the place 4-6 months to last and it will go down.
disappointed

Dublin, GA

#6 Nov 9, 2009
I have always enjoyed going into Deano's Italian. They have wonderful service, and great food. My family and I went last week and was not impressed at all. I never thought I'd say it was that awful but it was. I asked someone and they did say they have new owners and they were going through some changes. I miss the old Deano's and old faces and hope it will pick itself up one day.
disappointed

Dublin, GA

#7 Nov 25, 2009
The manager was unwilling to accomadate a party of seven that wanted to sit together. The staff try as they might was not allowed (upon order of the manager) to push two tables together. The place was pretty much empty at the time. The staff was perplexed at the manager. We left and ate across the street at Smoking Lobos.
What is going on

Macon, GA

#8 Dec 1, 2009
I have enjoyed this place for many months but went in the other day and it was the worst expeience I have had in there.It took me one hour and a half to get a lunch lasgana and a hogaie.The service was terrible the guy had at least 10 other tables and needed help,all the manager was doing was standing there was his arms againgst his chest.I hope that this is not what to expect when and if I come back.I ask myself,what is going on? This was not the place I had bragged on.
Mrs Channel

Dublin, GA

#9 Feb 7, 2010
I have been a couple of times but the last time it was horrible my alfredo was greasy and my garlic knots were hard and the manager seemed to me that she did not care i complained about my knots and the manager was standing right there she said nothing the cook handled it well called himself handling it they came out 30 seconds later with the same knots just moved around i will NOT go back!!
sharon mapp

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 2, 2010
I have never experienced BAD FOOD,like this.I ordered Chicken Alfredo I'd heard it was great here.Just let me explain just what happened,the cheese obiviously was BAD because I winded up in the hospital having been diagnosed with FOOD POISONING.I have had a Lap-Band since 11/29/06 and never experienced any problems until I ate here.I must have vomited my guts out,I was dyhrated,and had to surgically have my band removed...YES SURGERY,because of the excessive vomiting and diaherra.BEWARE NEVER EAT HERE IT MAY COST YOU YOU LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
Much much better

Dublin, GA

#11 Mar 21, 2010
My husband and I visited Deano's last week and were pleasantly surprised at their menu improvements. The calamari appetizer was absolutely delicious served in a fresh tomato pepper sauce. Chicken Alfredo and pizza entrees tasted of real cream, butter, and fresh mozzarella instead of salty modified food starch as was served the previous year. After being disappointed a number of times in early 2009 by the fast food quality of this venue, we now applaud management's improvements. We will be eagerly returning to try other menu items. One negative I must agree with previous reviews is that the brick oven has problems with providing consistent product. Some pies are perfect, others...not so. Get this tiny glitch fixed and this place will become a mecca for the "Where's the best pie in Georgia" crowd.
Raas

Carrollton, GA

#12 Apr 16, 2010
You can view/rate Deano's on this new site for Dublin's downtown restaurants too.

www.downtowndublinga.com/restaurants/exotic-f...
New Ownership

Dublin, GA

#13 Sep 29, 2010
I just want to let everyone know that Deano's has been under new ownership since April 15, 2010.
Outsider from Dudley

Covington, GA

#14 Oct 2, 2010
Ive been coming into Deanos since it opened and it is still the best Italian Restaurant in middle Georgia. The new menu items are awesome and I'll admit the brick oven is hit or miss but are you kidding me? This is as good as it gets in freakin DUBLIN GA!!!!!! Those who said it would fail are the usual poophouse critics. I hope it never fails because its my little escape from small time hell. I hit Scoops too and wonder why this idiot put them in DUBLIN??????????
Barbara and Ralph

Morrow, GA

#15 Oct 29, 2010
We stopped off the expressway and "found" this delightful Italian restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was great. Prices were very reasonable. We stopped on the way back from Savannah, but it was Sunday and the restaurant was closed. Pleasant surprise in an out of the way place and a great experience Thanks so much...
McGee

Boone, NC

#16 Nov 19, 2010
New link to rate / review Deano's is here http://www.downtowndublinga.com/deanos-italia...
Gonna Stay

Bonaire, GA

#17 Feb 12, 2012
My husband and I have been visiting this area for the last couple years. The best reason to hit Dublin is to stop off at Deano's (at least once a week when in the area). My husband grew up in NY, and says the pizza brings back good memories of childhood. Lunch specials are awesome. Service is excellent. Prices are very reasonable. We have never had a bad visit yet. Glad we are moving to the area.

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