I like Casola’s for two things, their pizza by the slice and their gelatos, which are absolutely delicious…the pistachio is my favorite.
But back to the pizza. If you’re like the average person (at least this average person), you can probably easily eat three or four slices of a Domino’s or Papa John’s pizza, depending on the thickness of the crust you order and how gluttonous a mood you’re in. It’s not a fair comparison either because they aren’t in the same league, but I mention them as a frame of reference. At any rate, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can do the same thing with Casola’s. I’d suggest going to the restaurant and ordering one slice of their New York-style cheese pizza for starters. The thing is so big they cut it into two slices for you…that’s one piece of pizza into to slices. And it’s not big just to compensate for anything, if you know what I mean (just kidding!). But it is actually good! At any rate, that’s your start…your baseline, so to speak. Once you’ve established the size, then you can decide whether you can handle a second or third slice. Me, I can’t do it. One is enough…that and a gelato and I’m set.
There are tons of other things on the menu…huge burgers, subs, salads…and it’s a fantastic place to stop on the way back from the beach. There’s a large indoor dining room and a few tables outside. There is no table service though. There are several cashiers ready to take your order and your money (cash only, although they have an ATM machine inside). You’ll be given a number and you pick up your food when your number is called over the loudspeaker. Don’t worry if you walk in and it’s three-deep at the cash registers. They’ve got their system down pat and it’s really quick.
I’m not a fan of their salads because they consist of lettuce, tomato, onions and lots of PICKLE SLICES…why, I ask you? I’m not a fan of their chicken wings because they’re just plain scary looking…huge, mutant-looking chicken wings from chickens on steroids! but if you like ’em big, then go for it.
We’ve gotten delivery from them and it’s fine, but the pizza is definitely better there. If you’re a fan of New York style pizza…nothing fancy, just good New York-style pizza at a reasonable price, I highly recommend it.