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Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant

203 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4928
928-468-1626
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Ranked #20 of 61 Restaurants in Payson
Cuisines: Italian
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There were lots of good options on the menu, service was prompt and pleasant, My husband ordered the chicken marsala, and I had the pizza w/ feta and spinach. Both were very good and we shared them back and forth – they also had spumoni .. so we HAD to have that for dessert. Good beer and wine list, we... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Their pizza is so-so (far better than Pizza Hut, though). Some of their pasta dishes are pretty good. Service has been good to poor at times.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

it is hard to find a good taco pizza i couldn't believe when i saw it on their menu !! the taco pizza is fantastic i can't wait to go back to payson so i can have it again

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The service and atmosphere is great. Great patio. Definitely worth a stop. We will always make this a stop in Payson.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The family and I went up to Payson for the weekend and decided to stop and grab a bite on our way back down. It was Sunday evening and we were in the mood for some good pizza. We didn't want cardboard box tasting pizza factory so we decided to try Cardo's. Great choice for us. We had the mushroom... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spent the weekend in Payson, hubby and I decided to get a pizza and take back to motel. This was the worst pizza we have ever had. Still we were hungry so we did both eat a slice, and was up all night with a bad stomach.

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

My client suggested this place as the best Italian food in town and he's obviously right. Service was prompt and pleasant and food was wonderful. I had the "Pasta with Personality"....perfectly cooked pasta with enough toppings to taste like a cross between pasta and pizza. They have a full bar....wine list is limited but some nice selections. Very large portions....and... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Cute restaurant - loved the decor and the feel. However, very disappointed in the pizza. We thought - expected - a homemade crust because only places like Peter Piper have ready made crust (we drove away from the Pizza Factory across the street for that very reason - with a name like that, must be cardboard with sauce). Cardo's was... More

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Rhode Island
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220 reviews 220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Okay, let's consider the local. It's an hour north(ish) of Phoenix AZ, how much Italy can one expect. Went with a group and judging by everyone else's dishes my Greek Salad was the best choice. That said, the place was full so, guess the locals don't seem to mind. When passing through, this would not be my "go to" place.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This placed seemed promising. The waitress was ok but they got the order wrong. We asked for a sampler without mushrooms and they came back in 2 minutes with mushrooms. Obviously frozen. I ordered the steak sandwich with no mushrooms and it came with mushrooms. Half the sandwich didn't even have meat on it! My wife's pasta was all boxed... More

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