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Papa-Z's Pizza

713 Middletown Rd, Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 267-1518
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Ranked #25 of 34 restaurants in Colchester
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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43% Recommend
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I am a frequent visitor to Papa Z's when I am in the area. While the "regular" food is good but not so inventive, I highly recommend the pastas and the specials. This is where the chef really shines. You can get quite good food, like steak and more in special dishes, for a great price. You can also substitute... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice family restaurant with decent prices. Will agree with previous review that some dishes can be a bit oily, but taste is very good. Love the rigatoni with pesto with chicken. Worth a stop

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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family all got together to celebrate and have dinner. The service was just as excellent as the food. The restaurant was very clean and comfortable and the food came out HOT. I highly recommend this family owned establishment for all of your dining occasions. You will not be sorry.

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middletown, ct
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Below average place. Inside seemed like it would be a nice little family friendly place. Food was sub-par. Pizza was very much below average--there was only about half as much cheese as was needed and some spots didn't even have enough cheese to cover it.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

we love going here because you t beat the prices. the seafood is really great everytime we go and order it. the service is fast and the atmosphere is decent. its clean and maintained neatly

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I only ate here once and never went back, maybe they have some good dishes but for the dish I had I definitely could have made better at home. I ordered pasta with vodka sauce, pasta was covered in butter oil which prevents sauce from sticking, vodka sauce tasted like it came from a jar, and the peas in it... More

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was hungry for a good crunchy italian grinder, so Im thought I'd try Papa Z's in Colchester. I ordered the eggplant and the chicken cutlet grinders. The bread was pretty good, heated in the oven to a crunchy exterior. The interior of the bread somewhat dissolved when in contact with the sauce though, which I found to be not... More

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Haddam, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great pizza with wonderful crust. Nothing was left behind on our table. Service is good and any wait is absolutely worth it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Had to be one of the worst meals and service I ever experienced. My wife ordered a well done burger and it came out barley cook. I ordered blacked chicken and I am not sure what came out of the kitchen. It was more like rubber chicken with a nasty gravy on it. The waitress was never around, took our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

I have visited pappa z multiple times mostly for convenience as I live close by. Only ate in once the service was so bad. Waited nearly 30 minutes before greeted at table and given menus. No apology. Have done takeout a few times and the service there is just as bad. Pizza is descent but expensive. I now visit other... More

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