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Cogans Pizza - 17 Reviews - 1901 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (757) 627-6428

Cogans Pizza

1901 Colonial Ave (at Located in the Heart of Norfolk)
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 627-6428
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I know that most Americans want everything fast but sometimes you have to slow down; savor and enjoy little things like good food and good friends. Cogan's has been a favorite of...


The red haired chick that masquerades as the night manger should be banned from working with people anywhere. After signing up for a table we waited for two hours. At first we ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/20/2013

We had an absolutely terrible experience with this place. We heard countless stories of how great the food is, so we took a group of 30 guys there. Unfortunately, when we arrived, they told me they gave my reservation away. When I asked the manager why, her only reply was ""sorry, it happens."" When I asked how soon they could have something prepared for us, they said they did not know. The food may in fact be awesome, but their customer service is terrible. Needless to say, we took our business elsewhere. Head on over to Del Vecchio's. They took us at the last minute, and the service was amazing. The pizza was great and the prices were even better. more

Lose the manager! 2/5/2010

The red haired chick that masquerades as the night manger should be banned from working with people anywhere. After signing up for a table we waited for two hours. At first we didn't catch on, but the ""manager"" was seating people (six tables- probably her friends) that came in after us. We called this to her attention with no resolution. The second time I made an issue, she said that she thought we left and would put us back at the botttom of the list. Right! We work too hard to spend our time and money where we are treated so poorly! One star is too much! Pros: Pizza good, but not good enough to put up with Rude! Cons: Inept Rude Managment more

Great Food, Great Beer, Great People! 2/3/2010

I know that most Americans want everything fast but sometimes you have to slow down; savor and enjoy little things like good food and good friends. Cogan's has been a favorite of mine since I was first brought there. I have yet to try anything on the menu that I don't like and there are too many beers to ever get tired of any single one. Some may say the service is slow, but as a former waitress I understand is not in the waiter/waitress's control and cooking time is one of them. A pizza from Cogan's is prepared after you order it, meaning it's going to take time; to put together, to bake, and to be delivered. If you want fast food, go to a fast food restaurant. I have never been met by the wait staff at Cogan's without a smile and I have never had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for my food. A great place for those who enjoy life, not for those who are impatient. Pros: best pizza I've had since Naples, Italy more

From an objective Norfolk local 11/30/2009

I don't really know why I'm here... Oh yeah. I was looking up ""Azalea Inn"" to hopefully write to them lamenting the $40 tab (with tip) I just got for a simple pizza and (1) pitcher of domestic beer.....and then I find these unfair reviews of Cogan's. ... In my opinion, Cogan's is the best. Great (reasonably priced) beers. Very solid, if not EXCEPTIONAL pizza, and their Sunday, and Monday specials. .... I really don't know what kind of pretentious hole some of these others reviewers crawled out of. ~G Pros: What can I say? It's COGAN'S!!! Cons: Sure it's kinda a dive. It's SUPPOSED to be. more

Haven't been there yet...... 11/30/2009

I was planning on paying Cogan's a visit.........but after reading the horrible reviews I'm canceling my plans.I didn't plan to eat there, and now I never would,......I was looking for a place to play music.After hearing that the cook killed a cockroach and then made a pizza......WITHOUT WASHING HIS HANDS........I don't even want to touch the floor with the bottom of my shoes!!! How could people be so blind to such a DIRTY place?! Cogan's should be shut down!!!!!! I didn't think this place deserved one star but they wouldn't let me leave the site without it. Pros: ?????????????? Cons: ????????????????? more

Screw this place 7/21/2009

Food is not bad, but how bad can you really screw up pizza. My issue is they overcharged me too. Well, to be honest, they charged my card for my bill and another different bill. I called the manager, who told me he wasn't the manager, and said a similar phrase as in another post, ""The sorta things do sometimes happen."" He went on to tell me he was too busy to help me cause he had other customers. Hey ripped me off. You have my money now why don't you finish with me before you go and rip someone else off? Pros: Food is OK Cons: Billing & Dirty more

I miss the old Cogan's 6/30/2009

I had been out of the area for a couple of years and was excited to be getting back to Norfolk, and my favorite haunt, Cogan's. Good grief! What has happened!? I went in there with a couple of friends for a pie and beers on a Sunday afternoon...hoping history would be was not. The service, if you can call it that, was just wrong. Rude, borderline abusive, oh, and make sure that if you pay with a credit card you circle under and bold face the total and compare it with the other slip...a fifty dollar bill mysteriously became eighty! Where is, or what happened to Fillipowski? It was a tight place back then, but not now. Oh, and if you look real closely around the baseboards, you might see Cogan's new mascot. No longer the gorilla, it is now a cucaracha. For some reason CitySearch would let me write what I really meant to say ? Pros: local Cons: read on... more

this place is starting to stink 1/21/2009

What happened to Cogans? I have been working in this industry for ten yearsm an own my own restraunt. It seems they need to higher better waitstaff in the Ghent area. I was in recently with my wife, we ordered a pizza and a picher of beer. The beer was warm. And recently it seems we just get lousy service, they were not as attentive as they used to be. I give this place one star because for a unique place as it maybe it is not what it used to be. Lousy food, lousy service. lousy health standards Pros: food is just ""ok"" Cons: minimal parking, not lit well inside, rude waitstaff more

NEVER AGAIN 12/29/2008

A friend and I decided to eat at Cogans around xmas. I have never actually ate there before (just drank late night) and I will tell you I will NEVER eat there again. I ordered the spinach chicken pasta. I maybe had about two bites when I crunched down on something. Immediately I knew it was a b u g and a HUGE one at that. I exited the b u g into a napkin and ran into the bathroom to p u k e. The friend I was with called over the waitress and showed her the critter. It was bad enough that I had a b u g inside of my mouth, but the customer service was even more disgusting. Naturally, since I had a little more protein in my food than expected, my friend could not eat her food. I mean, would you? The manager told the waitress to take off the pasta. We asked to speak to the manager. She came out and we explained to her that my friend could not eat her food and it should be taken off. I have been a waitress before. If this situation ever happened to us the table would not have to pay for anything. Because that is good customer service. The manager refused to take off my friends food, or the fries and 1 beer I had ordered. I didn't want to argue because I wanted to go home and clean my mouth. To me it looks bad for a restaurant not to comp food when something like this happens. Our complaint was legitimate, and the r o a c h was the proof. The manager kind of shrugged us off and said ""well this kind of stuff does happens"". That comment ticked me off even more. I should not have had to pay for anything except the tip. Cons: extra protein in the food more

Watch your credit card bill 7/14/2008

Great beer selection, good food what could go wrong. Alot.....When you have a bartender that constantly forgets your drink orders, apologizes because she just quit smoking then acts like you are hassling her when you ask her if she is still going to get your drinks while she is looking at a magazine. I guess I can kinda overlook all of that. That is until I got my credit card statement that is. Guess she felt a little extra gratuitous and decided to add a little more for herslef. Not on my watch honey~ What a shame. The place did have a good atmosphere. But based solely on that one employee, Cogans doesnt even deserve the one star Im giving it. Pros: Good drink selection Great pizza Cons: Terrible Service more

Don't get delivery!! 6/19/2008

Man, I really love the food at Cogan's but not when it arrives 2+ hours late!! The past two times I've eaten here I've had it delivered and BOTH times the food came 2+ hours AFTER it was supposed to (so basically almost three hours after I ordered!!) and was cold and GROSS!! more

Bad news 3/18/2008

I used to LOVE this place...but since December of 2007, I have had nothing but problems every time I have visited. The issues range from poor customer service, misplaced orders, orders taking excessively long to arrive, incorrect billing, misleading happy hour prices and dirty bathrooms/floors/tables. Diners beware! Nasty waitstaff and hassles with bills aren't worth the price....there are a lot of other great pizza places around. Pros: Good pizza Cons: Bad service, billing issues, unclean more

Beer lovers...get here, get here now! 12/12/2006

Beer selection is out of this world, I had my going away party here when I left the area and they were very accomodating. Pizza is deeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious, I haven't had better in all of Hampton Roads. This is one place I wish I could've taken with me because it's definitely one of a kind. The staff is always friendly, it's a great place to go and just hang out...very cool atmosphere. GO! Pros: Pizza and Beer...what else could anyone want?? Cons: Parking can be a pain, but if you go at night you can park at the bank more

Beer and pizza--what could be better? 11/20/2006

Beer and pizza--what could be better? This is the second-best beer selection in Ghent. Pizza is very good; other selections--I don't know! I never get past the beer and pizza! more

good times with our fun server 11/15/2005

my husband and i just moved to ghent from long island, and of course we new yorkers love our pizza. we had the spicey sauce on our pie which was amazing. our server brittany made our experience, never did we have an empty drink. speaking of drinks, the beer menu is amazing. $2 PBR!!! we were, however disappointed that there is no live music on the weekends or even an open mic night. cogan's strikes me as a rock n roll bar, but with no rock n roll. Pros: heated patio, happy hour 11-7, beer menu Cons: no live music more

When in the Neighborhood... 7/16/2005

Relax with a group of friends around Sunday $5 pizza and a beer list even the most finicky connosieur would approve of. Pros: Chill, Inexpensive, Tasty more

perfect pie 9/29/2004

While somewhat noisy, you cannot find a better pizza anywhere this side of the James and probably not this side of Richmond. The open air dining is a huge plus, especially if you don't like sitting in a smokey bar. Also, Cogan's has one of the best beer menus I've ever seen. Definitely grab a pie if you have the opportunity. They also deliver to the immediate area (Ghent). Pros: value, good service Cons: , noisy more

A new look for Cogan's 3/20/2003

This great Norfolk bar is under new management and serves some of the best pizza on the planet. They plan to contiunue the open mic nights in the near future. But the stage was replaced with tables so everyone has a place to sit (most of the time). more
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  • Thank you for taking time to get to know who we are. We are a business that is in love with our customers and want you to know all about us!!! Since Cogan's first opened, we have proudly served our customers great food in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Visit us in either our Suffolk or our Norfolk location.

    We're not just a place to grab lunch, come down and hangout late night has Cogan's brings you a full bar with great Daily Specials. Best pizza in Norfolk- excellent selection of over 30 beers on tap including several seasonal brews. One of their uniquely topped pizzas is filling enough for two. Cogan's has the ability to transition from a family friendly restaurant, to a great college bar with live music in the evenings!

    So come in, and enjoy some of our many different styles of pizza, delicious meals and desserts. You won't be disappointed!

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  • In Short
    An eclectic collection of toys, paintings, statues and other collectibles line the shelves in the bar's cramped interior. A small stage, barely the size of a couple of pallets...

  • 9/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 11:30am-2am ; Open 7 Days ; Open Holidays
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, Master Card, Cash