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“Sandwich too small for the price” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hot-Z Pizza

Hot-Z Pizza
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sandwich too small for the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Over the years we've gotten take out from this location many times. Got take out the other night for the first time in quite a while. We ordered two small Italian subs which were $5 each. Boy, were they small. Apparently they take one of their "large" rolls (not very big) and slice it in half for a small. Our sandwiches were only 5 or 6 inches long without a whole lot in it. We asked for mayo on both of them. Didn't get it. The subs tasted good but for $5 they are way overpriced for the small size. It turns out their large Italian is $7. If I had known they were going to cut a large roll in half, charging me $10 for two halves, I could've simply ordered the large for $7 and my wife and I could've cut it in half and shared it. Why didn't they suggest this instead of getting $3 more out of us for the same amount of food? We won't get them again. The "dumpy" location on Fruitville Pike, Lancaster is much better.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great place, great food. People, keep your kids OUT of the bar section!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Visited for dinner with my Dad and brother. We're all over age 30.

Ran immediately into a recurring problem at Hot Z. Wanted a seat in the bar to enjoy some beer. The tables were all taken, SOME BY KIDS! There's a family section at Hot Z. Kids belong THERE. The bar is an inappropriate atmosphere for them, and seating them in it deprives adults of seats in the area of the restaurant that adults prefer.

So we 3 adults, no kids with us, had to sit in the family section and hustle our own beers from the bar and bus our own table because inconsiderate parents sat their kids in the bar. Management does nothing about it. They can't alienate family customers. Understandable. So it's on the customers to conduct themselves with common sense, courtesy, and consideration of others. Unfortunately, those 3 traits are repeatedly demonstrated to be in short supply among customers with kids at Hot Z.

I ordered the cheese steak...large. Outstanding! Miller Lite was on special for $2 per draft (Thursday special). Great price!

Dad ordered the Italian sub. Terrific. No complaints.

Brother ordered the grilled chicken sandwich. Trying to watch his waistline. Hey, it's a grilled chicken sandwich. How outstanding can it be? No complaints.

If you're adults and want a table in the bar, arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM, or after 8:00 PM, or inconsiderate parents will kid-check you into the family section.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PABryce
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Kirk F, Owner at Hot-Z Pizza, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
I'm sorry about your experience during your last visit, but glad you enjoyed the food. We let kids in the bar section until 9 PM, but those kids should have been with their parents. We hope next time you can enjoy your food & beverage in the bar!
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Landisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and they deliver!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We always love eating here! The french fries are absolutely awesome, and it is close enough to home that it doesn't get cold AND they deliver too!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charlene G
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Kirk F, Owner at Hot-Z Pizza, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Thank You so much for your positive review, we appreciate it!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pizza Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We drove to Landisville just for pizza. It truly is the best pizza anywhere! The restaurant is just the right size to be cozy and open. There were two tables for 8, four tables for 4, and about six tables for 2. We were there Sunday evening around 7-8 PM, and there was seating for others still open. They offer take out and delivery also. Go thought the glass door to a bar/lounge with music and TV's, order your beer and take it back to the restaurant with you. You go up to the counter to place your food order and wait for them to call your number to pick it up. Even without waitresses, it was well worth the effort. Awesome tasting pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, and sausage pizza. Lots of cheese and toppings made it perfect for two hungry travelers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mefohiker
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Kirk F, Owner at Hot-Z Pizza, responded to this review, 6 November 2015
While this response is a bit late we like to thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to serving you when you visit again.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and overall great everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere great place to take the family prices arent too outrageous. Only downside is you have to walk through the bar in order to get to the bathroom.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liamwb123
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