New life for old restaurant

New life for old restaurant

There are 94 comments on the InYork story from Feb 16, 2009, titled New life for old restaurant. In it, InYork reports that:

Some entrepreneurs prefer to invest in business locations the require little or no renovation work before the doors open to the public.

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carlile patron

Harrisburg, PA

#84 Mar 10, 2009
old carlisle customer wrote:
I used to eat at his pizza shop in Carlisle. It was near my work. He is not a chef. He is a pizza maker. Anybody can put on a chefs coat and call themselves a chef. I stopped going there because the man is a total ass. He would yell and scream at his help. The guy is a real nut case and won't be able to handle this place. WARNING: You do not want to work for this guy. WAcko! I don't care if the food is free, you won't catch me there.
How he treats his staff has no bearing on what kind of a cook he is. If you used to eat there, you should have noticed how he added & upgraded the menu when he took over. Truly, until you try Pomodoros you really have NO right to say he can't cook!
carlile patron

Harrisburg, PA

#85 Mar 10, 2009
We had the pleasure of dining @ Pomodoros 2 weeks ago and were very impressed to see the renovations which are immaculate. The portions were huge, prices very reasonable & the quality of the food is first class. You can definitely tell they are buying top quality food & adding lots of skill & flavor to the dishes. We had a variety from seafood, to veal & pasta. All was wonderful, plus you gotta love the BYOB!
Great Job, you're going to be a big hit in York.
Gerald McBoingboing

Dover, PA

#86 Mar 10, 2009
carlile patron wrote:
We had the pleasure of dining @ Pomodoros 2 weeks ago and were very impressed to see the renovations which are immaculate. The portions were huge, prices very reasonable & the quality of the food is first class. You can definitely tell they are buying top quality food & adding lots of skill & flavor to the dishes. We had a variety from seafood, to veal & pasta. All was wonderful, plus you gotta love the BYOB!
Great Job, you're going to be a big hit in York.
From the sounds of it, someone did get a big hit there last weekend...
I was there Saturday

Broomall, PA

#87 Mar 12, 2009
I too was there Saturday the 7th and the staff at Pomodoro's handled the rude table perfectly. The son who posted the original post wasn't even there. I saw the whole thing and what the son posted is not even what happened. The father shoved the chef when the chef politely asked them to leave because they were causing a scene. When they were escorted out the customer punched the owner's father-in-law, and of course the father-in-law punched him back because really who wouldn't retaliate if someone punched them first. I am disgusted by what Gerald McBoingboing posted above. His father got everything that was coming to him. And by the way, I loved the food and we had excelent service. Everything was perfect except for the fact that we had to listen to that table bitching the whole time! You really need to try Pomodoro's, you will not be disapointed. I will be back next Saturday for sure!!
Not Related to anyone

Broomall, PA

#88 Mar 12, 2009
I am from the San Francisco Bay Area and have not expeericenced such food since I moved here. If you want a real TREAT, order the Fettuccini. It was Freshly made and was PERFECT. The Wait Staff are incredable. We especially love Trisha and you should ask for her table. Don't let others sway you, go and try it yourself.
Ignore the Drunken Story. It was handled well by the Restuarant and not by the Drunken 50 yr. old
Just Wondering

York, PA

#90 Mar 12, 2009
I, too, read the info about the incident and am wondering why the newspaper hasn't written about it, if there are police records and the family really wants people to know what happened. Until I see a real news article that contains stories from both sides and witnesses, I'm not just going to believe hearsay.

That being said, I have yet to like any restaurant that's been in that location, but I'm willing to give any place a try once.
Saturday night

York, PA

#91 Mar 12, 2009
As a matter of fact I was a customer at Pomodoro's on Saturday night. Their were five people in our party sitting at a table just feet away for the very loud table. Half the resturant could hear them complaining about the meal. Yes...truffle oil has a garlic, earthy flavor.(I used the computer and looked it up.) The staff took the meal off the bill for them. This was still not good enough. The guy then called the hostess a bitch at least 3 times. When the chef came out to speak to him. The guy was loud and pushed him. The chef then asked the party to leave and he would take care of the whole check. The chef asked a guy to escort the group out of the resturant. The lady shoved the man as they went out the door. Then the 50 year old poor man that was described who was only about 5' 8" tall, hit the 6' 4" guy 2 different times. The rest of the story is the police came. I would say they had to way to much to drink, or they are the kind of people that complain about something until they get the meal for nothing.
We all loved our food and will be going back often.
Saturday night

York, PA

#92 Mar 12, 2009
carlile patron wrote:
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How he treats his staff has no bearing on what kind of a cook he is. If you used to eat there, you should have noticed how he added & upgraded the menu when he took over. Truly, until you try Pomodoros you really have NO right to say he can't cook!
I work at a pizza shop. My owner is a chef. Now he is a pizza maker. Don't judge. The food a Pomodoro's is great.
Happy Customer

Reading, PA

#93 Mar 18, 2009
I too have had a wonderful experience while dining at Pomodoro's. Both of the owners came out and sat with my husband and I at our table. The food was amazing. I had actually received an email about the event that happened from a friend of a friend of a friend. I am so happy I ignored the foolish email and still came and enjoyed a fabulous dining experience. The bottom line is there are always going to be trouble makers who try to make it bad for a new establishment. My advice to everyone is too try the place before you pass judgement. A colleague of mine was there during the entire incident and said the drunken man was the one who started the whole thing. And by the way, why wasn't it mentioned in the mass email that the table called the poor hostess a bitch three times or that the man at the table chose violence first? That's wrong!
Youwishuknewme

York, PA

#95 Mar 18, 2009
if you weren't involved you have no right to call names.
http://ydr.inyork.com/ci_11940741...

Why does everyone think he was drunk...1 bottle of wine for 5 people...lets not make accusations
rickyp

Venus, FL

#96 Mar 27, 2009
Olive Garden is not italian, BUT it's still really good!:) best of luck to these guys.

www.restdevgroup.com
roybayF

AOL

#97 Jun 17, 2009
There are people out there who, I suspect,5572 would give a bad review to the Last Supper.
roybayF

AOL

#98 Jun 17, 2009
The "5572" in the previous post is a typo. Sorry.
George Stoner

AOL

#99 Jun 20, 2009
My wife and I ate there last night. We have been going there since it was Bella's, because of the movie theatre.
I will never go back. My wife had a cockroach scurry right across her plate!!! I said something to the waitress, and our meal was replaced and comped - but I will never step foot in there again. And I will be calling the health board Monday!

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