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Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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203 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4928
928-468-1626
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Change in Mgmt meant change in menu

Love their Greek salad, which is always good. For several years, we have been ordering the Margarita pizza to go with the salad; but this time the pizza recipe was very different...didn't look like or taste like the fabulous Margarita pizza we are used to having at Cardo's. Nice atmosphere... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Lyn M
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love their Greek salad, which is always good. For several years, we have been ordering the Margarita pizza to go with the salad; but this time the pizza recipe was very different...didn't look like or taste like the fabulous Margarita pizza we are used to having at Cardo's. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Yum Yum Yum, not much else to say!! I had the meatball sub and it comes with homemade chops and hubby had their special sub with homemade chops, it was so good! We had it "to go" and it was still hummy after re-heating.Very nice and friendly people work there. Will go back!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After a drive around Payson looking for a restaurant my friend and I decided on Italian. Decent menu offerings and I settled on chicken Marsala. Very rich and filling! The meal came with a tasty dinner salad that was way better than a normal dinner salad. It had mixed greens, olives, artichoke hearts, small croutons and a balsamic dressing. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

So the problem is, there's no one working. One guy was helping and serving every single table. He did a good job but they seriously need some more workers!! Also I recommend just getting appetizers and a beer. Simple and it fills you up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

For my first visit I tried the margarita pizza. It came loaded with cheese, but fresh tomatoes. Unfortunately, the basil wasn't fresh, but dried, from a spice bottle. Portion was very large (10 inch), for a $11 small pizza. My dinner partner had a small pepperoni, and he ate the whole thing with zeal. I had 1/2 of it to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

New owner still serving lousy, imitation food. Worst pizza ever. Subs were fake grocery store type. Owner appears clueless how to operate a restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My family and I of six decided to goto Cardos Italian restaurant because we heard that they had the best pizza in town. At 5:50 pm on a Saturday night. When we entered, the restaurant was clean and we were seated. The music was a bit loud for my taste, but not intolerable. To start out with the staff was... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small but cute place. Had variety of pizzas and Italian dishes. Had Cardos favorite pizza and it was very good. A little pricey but worth it. limited kids menu. Music plays low, also has a tv for sports nuts, and a bar. Would definitely go back.

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Payson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had the Margherita pizza. Toppings okay but the crust was not good at all. It tasted like a frozen pizza and but I can say that I have actually had frozen pizza that had better crusts. Also, the prices were way too high for what you get, the cheapest 10" pizza was $11.00. I would not recommend this place... More 

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is ok but the prices too high. We were not impressed with the quality of the food. Especially for the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4928
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-468-1626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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