Bay Area Cuisine
Classic and Modern
A Few Reviews ...
T. WestWe were walking around looking at all the new restaurants and stumbled upon this little gem. ... The smell of the brussels sprouts wafted over from the next table, and although we thoroughly enjoyed our salads (chop salad and green salad) we couldn’t help but notice what everyone else was eating. Will have to return when we have more time and bigger appetites. This place is a winner!
Walked in on a random Tues, stuck my finger up to who I encountered to indicate just "1" being by myself, she looked at me confused, I pulled my mask down said "just one," oh she got it then, had a tequila cocktail which was pretty good, the homemade sausage pizza was pretty good too, but I prefer a crispy crust when it comes to thin crusts, but this was Italian style oven pizza, ingredients seemed nice and the sausage tasty, but the star was the Mushroom Arancini, excellent taste and not too salty, was salty but not too bad.
This review got 3 stars because I asked for a side of marinara or pizza sauce with the arancini and they said no, they said they had to reserve the sauce for their own dishes, I mean c'mon man, I don't think I've ever been to a pizza place or Italian restaurant that just outright rejects a request for extra marinara or pizza sauce, I thought that was lame as hell and just dumb for a place like this to be like that, especially since the sauce on the arancini was nice, but for those who'd prefer some tomato sauce with them woulda been spectacular, for them to have no consideration of that is just dumb.
So don't expect to get any marinara or pizza sauce with the arancini there! Ok? Ok.
This was our first time to Parlour and most likely our last unfortunately. We had high hopes considering the vibe seemed nice and the menu seemed diverse. It ultimately came down to the service and the offerings. Having a full bar we decided to order two martinis and waited for 15 minutes to find out that they didn't have the ingredients to make the drinks. The server even came out 10 minutes after ordering to clarify the type of vodka we wanted. Then we ordered two salads - the caesar and a beet salad. The caesar came out 10 minutes later which was fine but the beet salad never made it out. The server came to the table 15 minutes later to inform me that they didn't have the beet salad. I'm fine if an item is missing but I waited 25 minutes after ordering to find out they didn't have it. An hour into the meal the server came to the table to apologize for the service and offered to refresh our drinks - which then showed up on the bill. The main courses were ok but the pasta was cooked about 2 minutes too long. It's possible that the server was new - but the management really failed on providing a great experience.
My go-to neighborhood spot! Not sure why it doesn't have higher reviews bc I've gone a few times now and the food + service were consistently good. Great salads, delicious mussels, solid meatballs, tasty pizzas (coming from a pizza snob)
The ambiance of this place is spectacular. It's very hip but not pretentious! Hostess and server were kind and approachable!
Arancini and salad was great fro starters! Pizza was delicious. The dough had a satisfyingly chewy texture that wasn't to bready.
They are very adventurous with their cocktails but I would recommend getting a basic drink. I decided to try their unique drinks but it wasn't for me.
I would definitely try another pizza from here when I get the chance!