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“As good a pizza as anywhere”

John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant
Price range: USD 8 - USD 23
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: John's Pizza Bar and Restaurant is a multi-award-winning establishment. It is a licensed, café-style, al-fresco restaurant located in the outback South Australian town of Coober Pedy, which specialises in providing locals and visitors alike with high quality, affordable dining and service.
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The pizza stop is usually quite busy as they serve great pizza and Italian dishes along with reasonably priced beer and wine. We had to wait a while but it was interesting seeing all of the locals and tourists tucking in to tasty pizza and pasta.Worth a meal if you are in Coober Pedy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank neverold333
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Our expectations were high due to the awards this place has received - they are well deserved. Fantastic pizza.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank niknorfolk
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Decided pizza was the easiest, so we went to Johns.
There is a good variety of pizza amongst other types of take away and dine in, the bar was also well stocked.
Pizza and beer hand in hand.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ScottScooterW
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This place was highly recommend by a few people. We walked in about 6.30 pm to a very busy restaurant. We were told our order would be 45 minutes wait. We were happy they at least told us. It was an hour wait. Both our pizza's were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. They cater to large groups with inside and outside dining. Get there early to avoid the wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. All we heard about for our first 2 days in town was “John’s pizzas”. We should’t have listened......
We arrived on a Saturday night and the place was only one third full. We intended to dine in but we were totally ignored for the first 10 minutes and left standing in the doorway. In the end other customers advised us to order at the counter and take any table we wanted.
Upon ordering we were advised that none of the white wines we wanted were available. In the end the server opened a bottle of Chardonnay and told us that that was the only white available so we would have to have that (we had requested any kind of sauv blanc/sem sauv blanc). We refused the wine and decided to drink water. She disappeared and came back with a bottle of the sauv blanc we had originally ordered that apparently they didn’t have.
We then waited over an hour for 2 small pizzas. We had finished our wine before the meal even arrived but weren’t offered further drinks.
Both pizzas were very disappointing. The toppings weren’t bad but the base was horrid. Very like overcooked cardboard with no taste.
For the entire time we waited for our pizzas and while eating them, we observed that the staff behind the counter were extremely unprofessional. There was a lot of loud giggling, hugging, kissing and carrying on that could be heard and seen throughout the restaurant. One of the pizza chefs was parading around with an Italian flag draped around his neck which was falling into the pizza ingredients as he cooked.
Not sure how this place gets such great reviews but we certainly fell for it. Big mistake. After having 3 different meals at the Outback Bar & Grill and experiencing delicious food and fantastic service John’s just doesn’t measure up.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travelwise1267
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