Pasquale’s Pizza: Old School Pizza Done Right

The Marrone’s left to right: George Jr., Mike, May, George Sr., and Nick

The Marrone’s left to right: George Jr., Mike, May, George Sr., and Nick

By: Dan I. Cook:

Just a peek into the way I review and rate places. I like to compare apples to apples. I wouldn’t compare a Dominos Pizza joint to let’s say Sicilian Oven, Anthony’s Coal Fire to Pasquale’s Pizza.

Really, its common sense.

So with that said, let’s chat about Pasquale’s Pizza. It’s been a mainstay in Coral Springs since the late 1980’s. First opening in Tom’s River, New Jersey back in 1974, the owner, George Marrone Sr. named it after his father, Pasquale Marrone. In 1988, the Marrone family opened their first Florida location on Royal Palm Blvd and his three sons George Jr., 17; Mike, 15; and Nick, 13 began working in the restaurant.

In 2001, George Sr. retired leaving the operations to his sons. After this, they started expanding and now have three locations including two in Coral Springs and one in Coconut Creek.

Pasquale’s has now been open a total of 40 years. Now in order for something like that to happen you have to have:

  • A good product
  • Fair prices
  • Good service
  • Consistency

Some hard core Springs residents may feel that Pasquale’s is over-priced.

Trust me, I’ve heard it.

I don’t think anyone would really argue with any of the other bullets I typed. My take is good things aren’t cheap and if you’re worried about their pies being expensive, I suggest you go on Wacky Wednesdays when the prices are reduced.

Other than that, they do a real good job with the food.

How do I know?

Because I’ve eaten almost everything on their menu: cold subs, wings, calzones, pizza, hot subs, the garlic rolls and mozzarella sticks. Shoot, I’ve even had their smiley face french fries.

New York Style at Pasquale's Pizza

New York Style at Pasquale’s Pizza

I’m not gonna describe my take on all the food I’ve had, because to me that’s boring. I will tell you that they make a killer cold sub. The calzone is fantastic and it’s bigger than my head – and my head is huge. Of course, I love the mushroom pizza – done NY Style.

Lastly, their wings are a force to be reckoned with. George told me they were great and I didn’t believe him. For the heck of it I ordered some buffalo style, and I was pretty surprised how delicious they were: nice and meaty with a good flavor.

Service is outstanding. I can’t count how many times I’ve stood by the pick up counter having a drink while watching the food get pumped out. Honestly, I think the owner George may think I’m looney. I talk to most of his staff, Ruel, Agnes, Brandon, Villy, as well as his son Christian. Just great people, hard workers, and friendly as the day is long. Not sure why, but I always like to tell them thank you or have a great night and I think they appreciate it. I know I appreciate them.

There is nothing fancy about this joint. The decor in the original Coral Springs location is stuck in the 80s and 90s, but who cares? It’s always clean and I love the vibe. It reminds me of a pizza joint I used to go to with my parents after baseball practice or a football game. Good wholesome vibe.

Consistency is the keyword. Remember to tell the owner George and ALL his hard workers that Dan and Coral Springs Talk sent you!

Stay Hungry!

Beers-4

 

 

 

4 Beers!

 

Pasquale’s Pizza and Subs
Open Sunday through Thursday from 10am – 11pm; Friday and Saturday until 12am. Daily lunch specials Monday through Friday.

Coral Springs South
10337 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs
North East Corner of Royal Palm
Boulevard and Coral Springs Drive
954-341-0707

Coral Springs North
5609 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs
Just South of the Sawgrass Expressway
on The East Side of Coral Ridge Drive
954-510-0707

Coconut Creek
4690 North State Road 7, Coconut Creek
Just North of Wiles Rd
on the East Side of State Road 7
954-601-0707

 

About Dan I. Cook

avatar Native of Broward, Food Warrior, Beer Ninja, Wine Fraud, and Former Marine. I will give you an honest opinion of my experience. I write for free and I dine with my OWN money. I don't want coupons or gifts. So go screw yourself if you think that will work to make your review better. Whether it's high-end food or the dollar menu, I will steer you in the proper direction. I love Broward and especially the Coral Springs area. I take pride with what I type and I hope you enjoy my twisted take on food reviews or as I call them, Food Stories. LOL. Stay Hungry!

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  • Dan I

    No comments on my review? Man we need to get these comment threads going, pro or con I’ll love to hear what you think and if you agree or disagree with it.

    • jhkilroy

      why does your avatar look like an terrorist ?

  • Tina

    When my kids were young I used to be a Pizza Hut gal, let’s face it it was cheap, and what did I know about good pizza, I was only interested in the price and feeding the kids something I didn’t have to cook. Then, low and behold they grew up left the nest and I was just not satisfied anymore, so a wandered out of my little nest and started trying different things. I landed upon Pasquale’s on one of my adventures, even though a little more expensive, I have never left and am satisfied with all that they offer. Like you said they wings are very tasty and the pizza is always a winner!

  • Thanks for the comment! I used to be a big Pizza Hut fan. My goal as a kid was to take a girl on a date and sit with her in one of those corner booths with the curtain. To be young again LOL. Yeah I was surprised with how good the wings are. Caught me alittle off guard how they really tasty they turned out to be. I forgot to mention in my review that they make pretty darn good salads too.

    • Ryan

      My wife and I get a plain pizza and a Caesar salad almost every week. The salads are great and so is the pizza!

  • Dan I Cook

    LOL America baby. Why does your avatar look like a dog?