Archie’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
- Mon – Sun 11.00am – Late
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Dress Code: Casual
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
Archies Pizzeria and Restaurant
43 Reviews for Archie’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
The pizzas weren’t bad for kiwi pizzas though.
I got the Magherita (for me, Magherita’s cannot be surpassed) and they are a bit too over eager with the amount of mozarella and then included boccocini on top – completely unecessary. There was also a small piece of chopped ham on my pizza, I am vegetarian, but luckily not too fussy, so I simply put it to the side of my plate, but they should be more careful with vegetarian pizzas.
For lovers of real authentic Napoli styled pizza, don’t be fooled / tempted by the photo!
Just sitting at my desk after eating my lunch and the pizza has left a pretty bad aftertaste. You have been warned!
Visited February 2014
Visited February 2014
We ordered 2 pizzas and 2 pastas and it was just enough to feed 5 people. The pizzas were Al Salmone and Pollo e Pesto and the pastas were Penne Tutto Mare and Fettuccine Pollo. The waiter was very attentive and asked if we would like for the pizzas to be delivered first and then the pasta since the table that we were seated at barely allowed for two plates to be put on. He also asked if we were sharing the pizza or not, which was nice.
We waited for some time, perhaps around 20-30 minutes for our pizzas to be delivered. The Pollo e Pesto was very delicious, though it could have cut back slightly on the oil as my slice of pizza dripped with oil when I picked it up. It was very flavourful and I definitely recommend it. The Al Salmone was pretty nice (or perhaps I’m just super bias towards salmon) but the salmon was fairly overpowering and I couldn’t taste anything else. The salad that came on top was a nice touch. The crust for both pizzas was absolutely delicious to the point where I could eat it by itself with no problem.
Once we finished our pizzas, the pasta dishes came. At first we thought that the servings were rather small, but after digging in we were proved to be wrong. The Fettuccini Pollo was average – a bit less in terms of the chicken and mushroom pieces and a bit too heavy in terms of the cream. The Penne Tutto Mare was definitely the highlight of the day. The pasta was cooked just al dente and smothered in delicious sauce. It was served with two mussels in their shells (made a slight mess when we went to eat it), a few pieces of shrimp with theiMorer tails (which I personally have nothing against because I love eating shrimp with their tail on), scallops, what I presume to be a razor-clam and very succulent pieces of fish. Overall the dish was very delicious. Again, I would greatly recommend.
Overall it was a pleasant first time experience. As we went for the lunch special, it came to a total of $48. The cashier was very willing to let 4 of us pay for one dish each despite the hassle involved. She also had a friendly chat with one of our friends who had gone there last year with her classmates. I will definitely visit again and I hope to try more dishes from the lunch and dinner menu; perhaps even dessert next time if it is available.
Thank you Archie’s for a pleasant experience!
I love the food. I always order one of two things:
Pollo e Pesto Pizza.
So will only comment on the above.
Cajun (like?) seasoning on Chicken tenderloins, mesclun, tomatoes, cucumber and asparagus. Balsamic vinaigrette. Generous Chicken servings. Very yummy and great to have when I feel like being healthy.
Pollo e Pesto Pizza
Also very yummy. Chicken portions are good. There’re also pine nuts, courgette and pesto. I wouldn’t mind more courgette on my pizza though
Visited December 2013
GREAT PASTA GREAT PIZZA GREAT SALADS WELL WORTH THE MONEY~!
Dinner…maybe not so great since you are comparing with the lunch special.
However, quality still excellent! MADE TO ORDER!
Wait time: 3/5
Food Quality: 5/5
Food Quantity: 5/5
Price range: $14+ pp
The reason for the poor review is that as I was walking by one lunchtime (I work across the street) I heard a passerby ask the owner where another restaurant was as they were lost. This other restaurant is literally beside Archie’s but tucked away around the corner. I watched the owner look at the restaurant and then told the customer that they were around the corner, sending him the other way at a completely different location. I caught up with them and pointed out the restaurant. Not one dude at all!!!! Shame on you! Haven’t eaten there since.
Visited February 2013
It was very nice weather and we were sitting outside. My small recommendation – clean the ground. It was quite messy. Apart from that – no any problems.
Visited February 2013
1st time at this place, charming owner greeted us in true Italian style, even handing out lollies to the kids afterwards and chatting to the patrons, a very nice touch.
It was a Thursday night so quite busy inside and out. The atmosphere was great and to be honest so was the food. Ordered the bruschetta, diavolo pizza with pancetta, tomato, pecorino, mozzarella & rosemary and prawn salad. The bruschetta was melt in your mouth, prawn salad generous in size and tasty and the pizza superb, the base thin and crispy and the toppings very good quality. The service was attentive and the food arrived in good time. The only criticism I really have is that the cashier did not ask how our food was or said thank you when I settled the bill. Overall a very pleasant dining experience and would recommend it.
Visited December 2012
At this point I advise him there has been a mistake, and to my horror he says ” we’ll what am I going to do with this pizza!”. I am so overwhelmed by his response, being a calm person instead of screaming the restaurant down and telling him exactly where he should shove his attitude, I walked out and left the pizza there. How rude – is that any way to treat a loyal customer who has only ever had good things to say and is has always been an ambassador of how great the food is. Service was not always great, but it was nothing to make the effort and actually write a review.
At this point I would have shrugged it off. And the he has the nerve to follow me to my car!!! What kind of behaviour is this – completely unprofessional! Are you going to record my number plate so you can charge an unpaid pizza that you messed up the Order for and refused to correct it?!
I will never EVER return to Archie’s – the thousands of dollars spent over the years, and the thousands more to come – Archie was this really worth your pathetic outburst? Save yourself the grief and go down the road…even the service at McDonald’s trumps Archie’s!!
I hope you learn from this and never treat a customer like that ever again!!!
Visited September 2012
The lunch menu is fantastic, with generous portion sizes..
Value for money and quality food.
Wonderful service. Archie himself is a very welcoming host.
They could not give us a white wine spritzer, despite describing exactly what it was (1/2 white wine, 1/2 sparkling water). They gave us a glass of still water with a splash of wine in it, which we sent back. After getting the same thing again, we gave up. Later we found out we were charged for two glasses of wine.
We were ignored by the wait staff for most of the night and had to wave one down whenever we could to get some attention.
The food was fine – nothing special. Perhaps a little expensive, but it is Newmarket, so this is to be expected I guess. Although, after receiving my rare beef salad and starting to tuck in, a waitress appeared at my shoulder with some extra beef on a saucer and tipped it into my salad without a word! Very odd!
Our plates were not cleared and again I had to wave down a waiter to ask for desert menus and then to order. We really shouldn’t have bothered. What was described as a “French Chocolate Mousse” was really a chocolate fondant which tasted only of egg. As our desert was cleared we were not offered coffees, which we wanted, but actually had decided that it wasn’t worth the bother.
In addition to this, the restaurant is over crowded with tables, very noisy, there were boxes of liquor piled up in plain view in the dining room, the bathrooms left much to be desired and we were freezing all night as we were seated by the door which I frequently had to get up and close as people left it open when they went through.
Seriously, don’t bother.
My friends and I were seated at the back of the restaurant which was a bit isolated from others but worked like a privated booth. The table and seats were greasy and we asked a staff to give it a wipe but she forgot about it. It seems that most of the floor staff were rather unfocused. There was one very dedicated foreign waiter but overloaded with work.
The food was great. Good taste, portion and average value.
working atmosphere observed was absolute chaos.
Ordered a pizza and garlic pizza. was told the wait time would be 20 minutes by owner/manager. Waited nearly an hour for food.
After waiting 30 minutes I heard him say to hold off take away orders. After waiting 40 minutes and having other staff approach me to ask me what I ordered.
An hour later I get my order. Explained to the manager I was not happy that I had to wait over an hour when told there was a 20 minute wait…. to hear him say not to do my order.
Owner/manager was arrogant and rude and still made me pay full price.
Pizza- soggy base. tasted ok
Garlic pizza- terrible! Cold, extremely salty and ZERO garlic.
Hells pizza over this place any day.
The service is not the best – we did have order mix up couple of times there but the staff is very friendly!
We had our daughter’s birthday party there and we really enjoyed it – the owner and the staff done all they could to make it the best experience for the kids, from allowing our own deserts and providing cutlery to offering candles and singing ‘happy birthday’.
We enjoy coming there if we want pizza or just a lunch on weekend.
When my friend and I turned up, we were quickly seated by the owner, and given menus. After a minute or two, his wife came over and took our orders. We ordered two cokes, one with no ice, two half pizzas as an entree, and pasta each for mains.
The wife brought out our drinks, both with ice. I told her that I ordered a coke, no ice. She went back inside and came back out shortly with my coke, no ice. She didn’t look too happy. After a long wait, we saw one waiter coming our way with 2 plates of pasta. He asked if we had ordered the pastas, we said yes but we had ordered pizza as an entree and we have not had our entrees yet. As he looked around as if he had gone to the wrong table, another waiter turned up with our pizza. The first waiter then went to another table and asked if they ordered pizza. Meanwhile, the waiter that brought our pizza put our pizza on our table and left. We assumed he was going to get us some side plates and cutlery as there were none on the table. Wrong. We watched him go inside and started clearing tables. I had to go inside myself and get them myself. Halfway through our pizza, we noticed no one had come back to enquire how we were, so we asked a passing waiter to please call away our mains. We finished and out table was cleared. Not long after, our pastas arrived. As the waiter was putting our plates down we asked for cutlery in case he forgets.
The pizza we had for entree was not that flash, for $12, it was very disappointing, and when our pasta arrived, looked bland, plain and very boring.
Not being able to finish our pastas, we waited a while before trying to get any waiters attention for takeaway containers. Two tables away, a waiter was taking an order from a group of three. We politely just put our hands up to get his attention to let him know we neMoreeded attention. He looked at us and called out “Just relax girls, I’m taking these girls orders as they have been waiting awhile.” We thought his attitude very rude and most certainly unnecessary. So as we waited, Archies wife came over and asked if we needed anything else. We asked her if we could get some takeaway containers for our pastas. She said she would be back shortly with the containers. After she left, the rude waiter came over and asked how he could help us. We promptly told him that we had already been seen to. We watched the wife go inside, serve people at the counter and started to take food to other tables. Seeing that she had forgotten about us, I again had to go inside and get them myself. When I got to the counter, the wife just looked at me as if I was being difficult.
After paying our bill, we left and I told my friend that I would probably not be coming anytime soon.
Overall, the $12 pizza was not worth what we payed for and the $12 pizza was not worth talking about. Unfortunately I cannot leave the stars unchecked. Or type the fowl words in my head that I would really like to say.
I most definitely would not recommend this place to any of my friends.
The staff are friendly and attentive.
Customer Service all the way -top marks.
THey have great lunch specials and well worth $10.
I work in Newmarket and have tried several restaurants/cafe’s etc.
Alot of places try to pull off the $10 specials but it doesn’t beat Archies!!
Archies is always tops!!! People in our company prefer coming here for their food and friendliness to their customers as well.