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Patxi's Chicago Pizza

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441 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
650-473-9999
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 18
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Medium Matt Cain & Caesar

Went with a friend to split a medium Matt Cain [sausage & pepperoni] deep dish pizza with fresh jalapeno's added for a little kick.We spilt a large Caesar salad as tge pizza takes 30 minutes. Crisp, fresh heart of romaine lettuce with just the right amount of dressing. The anchovie fillets were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Cliff N
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend to split a medium Matt Cain [sausage & pepperoni] deep dish pizza with fresh jalapeno's added for a little kick.We spilt a large Caesar salad as tge pizza takes 30 minutes. Crisp, fresh heart of romaine lettuce with just the right amount of dressing. The anchovie fillets were the best. Firm, white, with skin, not the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are in the Palo Alto, CA area and you like deep dish pizza with great service, this is the place for you. The staff is friendly with good suggestions, the food is very good. Definitely worth the visit, make sure you are hungry though!

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Palo Alto
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I loved the cornmeal crust and the clean interior of the restaurant, but the pizza was way too saucy for my taste - the toppings were almost goopy. If I go back I'll ask them to go light on the sauce and toppings.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've eaten chicago style pizza in chicago at the major chicago pizzerias. Patxi's is just as good as any of them. And while I'm a NYer and tend to lean that way I do appreciate a good chicago style pie. The only thing I thought our Special pizza lacked was some fresh basil on top which would have made great... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This pizza was good. Fresh toppings and good crust. But it just isn't as good as I have had elsewhere. The tomato sauce topping was too sweet and watery. The crust was a bit too greasy as well. If you have never had Chicago deep dish pizza and this is the best you can get, it's okay. Very pricey as... More 

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Jay S, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

Pam, thanks for your review, and we're sorry to hear you were let down. The sauce shouldn't be watery as you described; it's possible something went wrong. We realize it's a bit pricier than some others, but we also use only the highest-quality and freshest ingredients possible in our pizzas, and we feel this offers a good value to our... More 

Fremont, California
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497 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been dining at Patxi's for years - they specialize Chicago style deep dish, but they also have thin crust pizza. We get their vegetarian pizzas (veggie, or spinach pesto). They do whole wheat crusts & low fat cheese as well. Consider pre-ordering your pizza by phone to reduce the 30 minute wait for it to cook. Their sauce... More 

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Jay S, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We hope you'll visit us again. Best, Jay S. Guest Relations Manager More 

Reston, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was in Palo Alto last Wednesday on business, and decided to grab a taste of Chicago-style pizza. The reviews for Patxi's looked good, and so did the pizza. But instead of eating in, I decided to take the pizza back to my hotel room for a more private meal. I ordered the pizza by phone, and was told it... More 

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Jay S, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we're so sorry to hear about your experience. Please email us at feedback@patxispizza.com so we can get some more details from you about your visit and hopefully make this up to you! We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Jay S. Guest Relations Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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164 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Be prepare to wait. We had to wait for 45 minutes to sit down. The place was completely packed! The place is clean and simple looking. The staff is very friendly and helpful. As for the food, well I think I like normal pizza more, but nonetheless it was a good delicious pizza. Supper filling and oh so messy. Get... More 

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Jay S, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

Tamara, thank you for the review! We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Jay S. Guest Relations Manager More 

Palo Alto, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Chicago Pizza is unique. Very few restaurants outside the Chicago area can duplicate the famous pie. Patti's is one of those. I have been a faithful Patxi's customer since the restaurant opened in down town Palo Alto, several years ago. They now offer a pan pizza, similar to the deep dish but with only one layer of dough. It is... More 

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Jay S, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon! Best, Jay S. Guest Relations Manager More 

Tonganoxie, Kansas
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I lived in Chicago for a long time. And while visiting Palo Alto, I heard about this place. I stopped in and loved the atmosphere right from the start. It's downtown and I had no problem parking across the street. The place was busy but the service was extremely good, as was the food. I got "The Matt Cain" and... More 

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Bill F, Guest Relations Manager at Patxi's Chicago Pizza, responded to this review

We appreciate the wonderful review and hope to see you again soon! Best, Jay S. Guest Relations Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 441 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-473-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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