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Old 12-07-2021, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Berniniís?

Whatís going on with Berniniís (in Pizza Hut/Faro Express building)? A few days ago I noticed three (3) Google reviews, all very new, but they still have the Opening Soon sign out front. Also, on one recent night their parking lot was full, yet it looked dark inside.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:33 AM   #2
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Great news to learn of some activity. I hope they are open Monday or Tuesday.

There is a menu in their website https://www.bernini-pizzeria.com/
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:05 PM   #3
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Great news to learn of some activity. I hope they are open Monday or Tuesday.

There is a menu in their website https://www.bernini-pizzeria.com/
Did you see the prices. Wonít make it to spring
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:40 PM   #4
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Did you see the prices. Wonít make it to spring
Holy smokes, that's big money! I'm not sure they could ever make that place nice enough to justify that, but I guess we'll see.

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Old 12-08-2021, 09:27 PM   #5
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Did you see the prices. Won’t make it to spring
Let’s see what the food and service is like before you cast them away. It’s looks to be a very nice menu and if the food lives up to or exceeds expectations than the pricing won’t be an issue.


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While driving by the restaurant several times a day for months, I have often wondered "Where will they get their employees?"

During the busy season it's hard to find any employable people.

This time of year it might be easier but one might assume that savvy business owners retain their most capable employees year round.

Getting them to jump ship and risk trying out a new employer likely takes a lot of dough.

The linked website doesn't work for me so I cannot comment on the prices but I am not surprised to hear the characterized as high.

A business needs to make payroll and these days that's a big nut to crack!
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Old 12-09-2021, 08:27 AM   #7
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Holy smokes, that's big money! I'm not sure they could ever make that place nice enough to justify that, but I guess we'll see.

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And I hope that they have done a lot of work inside the building to make it look less like a former Pizza Hut! I always thought I was at Hut when I was at Faro Express…

I wish them well but I am dubious about their business plan for the place. (Prices, location, decor, etc)

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Old 12-09-2021, 11:33 AM   #8
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Agree. It still looks like a Pizza Hut. Funny how we still see it that way


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Old 12-24-2021, 01:34 PM   #9
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Default Berniniís is now open

Has anyone been there? What did you think? There are about 9 reviews on Google, but all seem short and cookie-cutter positive. The lone review on Yelp reads like a two sentence magazine description.
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:30 PM   #10
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I went there last weekend as a walk-in at 5:30. All the tables were empty except 6 people at two tables. I wasnít seated because they were all reserved for 6:00 and after. I went a few doors down instead and got a meatball sub at Lakeside. Their tomato sauce is sweet so the meatball subs are great there.


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Old 01-16-2022, 09:19 AM   #11
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Default The reviews may be for the other Bernini's Near Fratellos

The website is referencing the Bernini's near Lakeport and I wonder if that's where the Reviews are referencing maybe? I haven't seen the sign on the old Faro but I agree that if it's a second Bernini you better show up for some great food, but a nice balance in your checking account!
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:45 AM   #12
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Also, stopped in for dinner around 4. Open sitting, bar was closed as the bartender was out sick. Enjoyed the experience. Staff was kind and food was excellent. Prices reasonable


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Default Fantastic meal

We had a fantastic meal at Berniniís last night. 7 people at the table and all were impressed. I had as photo represented below; mouth watering memories of Limoncello Shrimp (ate one before photo), A very fresh house salad with a generous portion of feta cheese to enhance the optional blue cheese dressing. My entree was the Chicken Marcella on angel hair pasta. As good as any Iíve ever had. All enjoyed while sipping Dancing Rabbit on the rocks.
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