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Domenick & PIA Downtown

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3 Brook St, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-3401
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 25
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Came for a slice, left with my wife.

Domenick and Pia is a downtown institution. They keep the menu simple and the pizza is very good. I've been coming to this place since 1992. It was a blind date lunch set up by co-workers where I met my wife. The pizza is simple. This isn't a fancy place. It's small, frenetic and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
TherealVman
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Domenick and Pia is a downtown institution. They keep the menu simple and the pizza is very good. I've been coming to this place since 1992. It was a blind date lunch set up by co-workers where I met my wife. The pizza is simple. This isn't a fancy place. It's small, frenetic and the offerings are limited but it's... More 

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Thank TherealVman
Cheshire, Connecticut
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers, I fail to see the attraction to this place. It's average pizza. There are many better places in this city of true Italian food. It's cheap; I think that's part of the attraction. Try Mario's on the other side of Waterbury. Better pizza, more variety, places to park.

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Thank lovetotravel1018
Waterbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It's pizza. It tastes good and is better than average. However, the cult following is a tad misleading. There are a number of better options in not to great a distance. It should be tried at least once though to make up your own mind. No frills seating.

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1 Thank DBO61277
Middlebury
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This family has been making pizza for at least the 45 years that I remember. I had moved out of the area and when I had the opportunity to come back, I went there for a pizza and as usual, nothing had changed. FANTASTIC PIZZA AND A WONDERFUL HARD WORKING FAMILY.

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2 Thank Karen B
Waterbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pizza is one of the best I have ever had. Always clean and service with a smile. One of my favorite places to eat whenever I am downtown.

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Thank LoraBynum
Waterbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been going here for about 10 years now. My boyfriend was shocked that I have never been there before so he took me and now I am hooked! Quite possibly the best pizza ever!! Nice small family owned and operated. Where else can you get an awesome thin crust LARGE pizza for $10.00? HIGHLY recommended!

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3 Thank Kristina E
Watertown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

best value take out lunches in downtown Waterbury. Our office favorite is the meatball grinders and at a great price

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Thank DJZesq
Accra, Ghana
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Quintessentially Italian no frills no nonsense pizza. Perfectly crispy slightly charred crust. Real tomato pieces in the sauce. Line was out the door but worth the wait. Slices very reasonable at $1.50 for cheese which you can get right now, if you want toppings it takes longer. Signs say they've been open 50 years and still going strong. Only 3... More 

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Thank spicycouple22
Gray Court, South Carolina
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

For over 50 years this placed has turned out the best cheese pizza ANYWHERE. Nothing fancy, all homemade dough, sauce and LOVE make this Waterbury's favorite. A bargain for sure, at 1.50 a slice...try the meatball grinder excellent as well.

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1 Thank Mickey Mantle F
Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Excellent pizza, have gone there for over 50 years . Very friendly and quick service. Ask any one in the town and they would agree. It also is very kept up and clean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Brook St, Waterbury, CT 06702
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: (203) 753-3401

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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