Great spot if going to Artisphere!Definitely recommend trying Piola if you are going to an event at Artisphere nearby. (Artisphere patrons receive a discount, which is nice!). And most definitely come for the pizza--it's what Piola does best. It's not a fancy pizza joint but I love the casual atmosphere. My friend and I ordered white pizzas and were impressed. I tried the white pizza with scallions and it was amazing--really fresh.
According to my friend the drinks are on the fruity side, so if you don't prefer sweet mixed drinks stick red or white wines offered.
Overall a good place to try.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite pizza in the whole areaI love Piola's pizza ....it's exactly like the pizza that I ate when I lived in Italy and even now, when I travel to Bologna every year for work. Thin crust, fresh toppings - and they have an innovative list of unusual toppings as well as traditional. Plus - lots of tables. (I tried Pupatella and was sorely disappointed - I didn't like my toppings or the super crowded restaurant.) Plus, you can eat an entire pizza and not feel full. And they have wonderful salads as well - very fresh. I haven't tried the pasta yet - I can't get past the pizza and salad. I even had my "wedding rehearsal dinner" here a few years ago and everyone loved their meals.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrick oven pizza lover'destinationWe chose this restaurant for it's proximity to our hotel but was thrilled to find the wide variety of options. Very unusual choices for pizza toppings... We chose # 25 which had roasted eggplant, arugula, shiitake mushrooms and grape tomatoes. Delicious with a cold Stela Artois. We would definitely recommend Piola!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a visitBeen there for pizza a couple times and their pizza is very good, but today wanted to try something different - did their dinner menu and was pleasantly surprised. Beef carpaccio was very good although a bit overrun by the spinach leaves (made it feel more like a salad with carpaccio on the side). Would've preferred a smaller plate, less green...or to pay more and receive more meaty goodness :-D. Go for the happy hour, stay for the pizza, and experiment with the dinner menu...it's all good there.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, poor waitressWent here for mine and my daughter's birthday dinner. We had never been here before. They had two dollar glasses of house wine that evening, which my wife loved. Outstanding menu, almost too much to choose from, but then is that really a problem?
Pros: GREAT food, delicious. Good proportions, just the right size. Great wine by the glass special for my wife.
Cons: Waitress did not know the food items, could not answer any of our questions. Brought us the wrong appetizer and insisted it was the #610 (but did not know what that was exactly!). It was some sort of friend seafood and we ordered carpaccio. It also took a long time to get the appetizers, and when they came they arrived with dinner. I think she forgot to enter the ord4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM