Bubba and Gianni's PERMANENTLY CLOSED

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Bubba and Gianni's, Palm Coast

Bubba and Gianni's

5945 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

Avg. Rating

2.70 out of 5
Service
1.75 out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 48% - 20 Reviews

Total

2.40
2.40 out of 5

Bubba and Gianni's Details (Closed)

  • Cuisines: Italian, Southern
  • Phone: (386) 446-6866
  • Address:

    5945 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

  • Hours: Closed
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Payment: All major credit cards
  • Alcohol Served: Full Liquor Bar

Reviews of Bubba and Gianni's

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  1. Review by Kathy Richards, Hammock 1/13/2012
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    Just called to place an order for carryout. The person answering the phone said just a minute and laid down the phone. I listened to all the conversations and drink orders around the bar for 15 minutes and finally gave up. Unfortunately we have so few options in the Hammock will say we will go there again-but only as a last resort.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Susan, St. Augustine 12/30/2011
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    Upscale wanna be wrapped in down-home service and atmosphere. We went to this place a couple of times when it was Mad Dog's. Our expectations were not very high. The local diner "atmosphere" is still there. The service is diner level too. Good but not great. Actually the food was pretty good, beating our expectations. The menu has several pasta sauce choices, only one type of pasta (gigantic spaghetti noodle tubes). I was warned by the waitress that the arrabiatta was super hot so I chose the spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce which was very good. (about $11.95) added on side of 6 shrimp (add on $5.95) that's a little pricey. The shrimp were slightly underdone but not enough to send back. Also on the menu was the obligatory local fried shrimp platter - along with several sides - collards, cream corn, cole slaw, etc. The nightly specials the waitress rattled off indicated that the kitchen has a wider range than the plastic covered menu. Including Risotto with a bunch of fish/seafood choices to go with it. Bottom line, we'd go back.

        Susan recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by B M Dubreuil, Palm Coast 10/6/2011
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    Love the burgers there! The best I have had in a long time. The BBQ pork egg roll is the best.

        B M Dubreuil recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by RHWEIR, Palm Coast 8/8/2011
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    You know, it's getting better! There is hope here! We decided to try happy hour to test it out. First time back since the change in ownership. The food was ok. The woodfired pizza didn't taste like it was done in a woodfired pizza oven but not bad. It was a bit under done. The veggies on top were cool and the cheese was only half melted. The crust was a bit under done. Could be we were early, pizza oven was not fired up and the pizza was possibly grilled? Whatever, it was ok, could have used some Italian herbs likes basil or oregano and some garlic but not bad. The wings were fine. But no celery and carrot sticks? Pretty much blasphemy to serve wings without celery sticks. But the price, oh the price was excellent! Four stars for value.

        RHWEIR recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by Drew, Michigan 6/7/2011
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    We ate at Bubba and Gianni's for the first time last week and boy were we pleasantly surprised! The wood fire meat lover's pizza was the best my wife and I have ever eaten. We met the new owners from MI; they said it is the only wood pizza oven in or around Flagler County; Jacksonville may be closest alternative Positives included live music, kid friendly menu (7 choices under $6 including drink!), fast service and a fun atmosphere. Bubba's is now our new pick for a great time (and great deal) in the Palm Coast/St. Aug. area.

        Drew recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by bcart, Palm Coast 6/3/2011
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    Had the nicest waitress ever. The owner was a complete sweetheart. Got the chicken parm and really liked it. The chicken was tender and the breading was not overdone like some places... Did not care for the pasta-too done.My friend had the veggie lasagna and liked it a lot. I will go back and try the pizza as it looked great... Oh and loved the wine.

        bcart recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by Marie, Palm Coast 5/2/2011
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    Went for lunch with a friend yesterday and believe me it will be the last time. Ordered the pizza and asked to have half of the pie with pepperoni and she didn't think they would because she was told no special orders but after we insisted because there was nothing special about putting pepperoni on only half the pie she went and asked and came back to tell us that they would not, she kept apologizing. At that point we were ready to walk out but decided to stay. The pizza was OK. The owner or manager never came out to talk to us which if the waitress told someone about the situation should have.

    Needless to say not a great experience. I have worked as a waitress for over 30 yrs and mostly in Italian restaurants and accommodating customers request is what gets good reviews.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Donna, Plam Coast 5/1/2011
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    We went a couple of weeks ago, bad food and worse service. If this place is open six months from now I'll be surprised.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Mark, Palm Coast 4/4/2011
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    Had the fish fry.. what a joke! Miniature piece of over fried dried out frozen fish. Waitress not even interested in how bad in was. Asked did you enjoy your meal but heard nothing when we complained. Noise level is beyond belief... couldn't even hear each other.

    All meals were horrible from eggplant to meatballs to fish.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Mary, Palm Coast 4/2/2011
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    Used to go all the time when it was Maddogs. New Owners, New restaurant, and it was awful. The waitress was obnoxious. She squatted down to take our order which is no big deal just odd. I would expect that in a diner or something. She was quick to take food away, one of the members of our party had to grab the salad back from her, he was still eating it when she took it away.

    We thought it was pricey. The Ceasar salad left very little to be desired it was small and expensive for what you got. They could hve at least cut up the lettuce. When I think of Ceasar salad, I don't think Iceberg lettuce either. I ordered Mahi, I am not sure it was cooked all the way as it was a little translucent. The portion was VERY small. My husband ordered spaghetti and meatballs, he took one bite and that was it. They did apologize and take it off the bill but I would think it would be pretty difficult to screw up sphaghetti.

    Normally I give restaurants more than one try, not this place. I can't do it. The 4 other people in my party said the same thing.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by rhweir, Palm Coast 3/24/2011
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    Well, this ain't Bistro de Leon! We tried the Gianni side of the menu this time. We decided to keep it simple and try the meatball item. The pasta was nice, a bit over cooked. The hollow pasta is a nice touch, sauce in and on the pasta.The sauce was another matter. I liked it a lot more than the fresh pasta sauce that is served commonly these days (pomi dumped out of the carton) but it needed to be more developed. It just wasn't sophisticated enough, not even rustic enough. It was just there. The meatballs had flavor but mostly salt and pepper. The consistency was a bit rough, I think it comes from the bread crumbs being used in the meatball mix. They tasted a bit like the tough crusted bread we were served. Speaking of service, we had our entrees dumped on us at the same time as our salads and our drinks (we do this at home at a casual meal but when I go out, I expect more). Speaking of homey, the atmosphere is still as it was when it was the Maddog bar. We actually went there for the wood fired pizza widely advertised but alas, the oven is not yet ready. Regarding service someone needs to speak to the middle aged server about hiking up her dungarees when she squats to take an order (I hate it when they squat, you know that hi guys stuff), anyway her red under alls were displayed to the dining room and we didn't want to see that. Will we go back? If they get a pizza oven fired up we will and see how it goes.

        rhweir recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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  1. Review by Maria, Palm Coast 3/23/2011
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    I was very impressed with the Italian Cuisine. We enjoyed their home made pastas. Had the portobello Mushroom Raviolis. Delicious. We also had the Ravioli's with meat sauce (bolognese). It was GREAT. Really delicious meat sauce. I would definitely go back, as the chef is cooking real, authentic Italian sauces, as they make in Italy.

        Maria recommends Bubba and Gianni's
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