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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:52 am

My wife doesn't really like pizza but last night she had a craving for one. So ahving seen a 2 for 1 advert on the TV recently I decided to order.

On line didn't work, OK I was tired but there seemed no way to order the free pizza. Every time I picked two items it charged for both and then would not allow me to check out as I had apparently not chosen a free item.

Called them and of course had to repeat my address and phone number several times until it was taken correctly.

Then I was told it would take 3 hours for my order to be delivered! Sure enough having ordered at 8pm the pizza's came at 10.55pm by which time I was so tired I didn't feel hungry.

What's the point of spending money on TV advertising only to have new customers order once and then never again due to the service.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:35 pm

Your mistake was even agreeing to wait 3hrs.
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:42 pm

I don't know about Domino's but they don't have the "your pizza in 30 minutes or it's free" thing in Singapore, huh? The Philippines has a form of it and we have horrendous traffic jams!

And don't call pizza in Singapore fast food. They're anything but fast...unless it's those Sarpino's kiosks.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:42 pm

Sounds like the 'genuine' Canadian 2 for 1 pizza. I'd never heard of Canadian pizza (genuine or otherwise) till I moved here. I once also tried order one pizza from them on the phone (in addition to the '2 for 1' that I had already ordered), but I got a 'does not compute' style "cannot lah" back.
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:46 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Sounds like the 'genuine' Canadian 2 for 1 pizza. I'd never heard of Canadian pizza (genuine or otherwise) till I moved here. I once also tried order one pizza from them on the phone (in addition to the '2 for 1' that I had already ordered), but I got a 'does not compute' style "cannot lah" back.
Sarpino's has two-for-one. Can't remember when they didn't for delivery. Best value for money for delivery pizza, IMHO. Canadian is crap. Pizza Hut is crap. Domino's is more expensive. :P
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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:03 pm

Yes, I have used the pizza places in Manila and the service is very good despite the terrible traffic and the chance that the poor delivery driver could be mowed down at any moment!

Well I wasn't going to mention names but yes the company in question was Canadian and of course I should not have agreed to wait 3 hours, not sure what got into me!

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Post by BedokAmerican » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:28 pm

Waiting 3 hours -- you have a lot of patience.

Canadian 2-4-1 Pizza is pretty good, although they use canned mushrooms :( However, wait times there for delivery are generally 90 minutes but sometimes they'll show up a little earlier.

I found this really annoying when I first got here because in the US where I come from, most places will deliver within 30 min. Another thing, when calling restaurants for orders, they sometimes won't even ask for your name or number. As they're hanging up the phone, I'm saying, "Oh, my name is ..."

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 7:21 pm

I live just opposite to Canadian Pizza outlet in Tampines. Dominos and Sarpinos are just 1 street away.

My wife only likes Pizza Hut for its pizza and Dominos for its Garlic bread. So those are the only 2 we visit. We rarely order it home, but when we do the max we have waited is 1 hour.

Both Dominos and Pizza Hut used to have great offers in the past like 2 for 1 especially for delivery. But now there are hardly any offers :(

We are vegetarian so there isn't much choice. All of the above have like 1 or max 2 for choice :(

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Post by Brah » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 9:21 pm

nakatago wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:Sounds like the 'genuine' Canadian 2 for 1 pizza. I'd never heard of Canadian pizza (genuine or otherwise) till I moved here. I once also tried order one pizza from them on the phone (in addition to the '2 for 1' that I had already ordered), but I got a 'does not compute' style "cannot lah" back.
Sarpino's has two-for-one. Can't remember when they didn't for delivery. Best value for money for delivery pizza, IMHO. Canadian is crap. Pizza Hut is crap. Domino's is more expensive. :P
I agree.

Made the mistake of going back to California Pizza a few weeks ago, I forgot how unbelievably bad it is.

Pizza Hut, as I remember it, because it's been a long, long time since I had it, has crust that is so greasy that it's barely edible. Fried, low-quality nonsense.

Dominos, which is actually OK in the States and Japan on its own terms, is surprisingly awful here - I remember being starving but couldn't finish more than one slice, where I usually eat a hole pizza myself.

Sarpinos doesn't suck.

As Canada is not known for pizza, that itself should be an indication to look elsewhere. But the world is full of those who willingly settle for crap, blissfully unaware of the real thing.

There is absolutely no reason to get pizza from any of those places, with now so many fairly decent and some excellent Italian restaurants that serve decent take-away pizza, and often cheaper than those awful chain stores.

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Post by Makingthemove » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 8:29 am

Crust is delicious and the pizza arrives when they say ("40 minutes"). They don't care about your name or number either but you get your food, and it's good food. Outlets at H Vill and U Thomson Rd, I believe...

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 9:22 am

For Canadian it really depends on the outlet your location is linked to. At the time we lived in the Holland area Canadian was practically spotless for quality but not for delivery time. Also If there was a longer waiting (what was pretty common during weekends and state holidays) we were always told this in advance.
Now we live a bit off the central area and fall under Bukit Batok. The quality of food and communication dropped tremendously. Also very often they don't carry any change (what never happened in Holland), but the delivery is done within a few minutes from what was declared. If they said 45 it is 45 +/-2 or so. if 1:30, its again like +/- 3 min variation.

Have to try this Sarpinos next time.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:21 pm

Going to plug Spizza. Not many outlets and I'm not even sure if they deliver, but for brits or HKers that like Pizza Express, it's the closest I've found.

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Post by morenangpinay » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:59 pm

i miss yellow cab pizza...

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 7:58 pm

morenangpinay wrote:i miss yellow cab pizza...
Nearest one would be in KL. http://yellowcabpizza.com.my/
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 8:56 pm

The only place where I've had decent pizza here was at CHIJMES at the pizzeria Giardino however its a bit on the expensive side, a pizza and sides and a couple of drinks will cost you around 50 SGD.
I've never ordered take away pizza in Singapore but based on my experiences at pizza hut and dominoes I'd rather stay away from chains and stick to wood fired pizza from a proper restaurant.
For movie nights its better to make one at home :cool:

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