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Illianos Real Italian Pizzeria

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709 Broad Street Ext, Waterford, CT 06385-1354
860-437-1999
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10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dependibly Good Pizza

I have eaten ate Illianos for over 15 years. I am fond of their New York style pizza. Over the course of my dining experience I have always gotten a consistently good pizza. They may have different cooks but the pizza has maintained the same excellent quality for over 15 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Krieger H
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Montville, Connecticut
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Montville, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten ate Illianos for over 15 years. I am fond of their New York style pizza. Over the course of my dining experience I have always gotten a consistently good pizza. They may have different cooks but the pizza has maintained the same excellent quality for over 15 years.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

All illianos pizza place are flat out awesome. They give you a small sample piece of pizza while you order. You want pizza this is where you go.

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New London, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

With all of the really fine Italian restaurants available in Connecticut, you can certainly do better.

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Thank LarryTheChair
Loudoun County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped and bought a large "special" pizza to go to munch on during the week and it was incredible. We have some good local pizza places down in Virginia, but it's a totally different story up here at Illiano's. The toppings are top-notch and the crust is just plain better. Might take one home...

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Thank holanewman
Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have loved this place and the other related restaurants for years. You can get a slice which is great.

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Thank Oakdale29
Jewett City, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times. They have one of the best tasting pizzas in the area. When you walk in the place you are greeted and given a sample taste of pizza. Prices are more than the typical chain pizza place but well worth it. I would definitely recommend this place over any other pizza place in the... More 

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Thank BGonzalez1973
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped at this location with a business associate for a quick lunch. He had never been to Illianos and I had not been to this location before. We received the complimentary pizza slices upon arrival (plain cheese pizza). For lunch we ordered a garden salad with grilled chicken and an Italian Grinder. Both portions were huge and we took 1/2... More 

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Thank Reggae052011
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good pizza and friendly staff. I especially like their practice of giving out a free sample slice when you arrive. There may be better pizza in the area for this who are pizza-philes, but we don't really need to look because we've got good pizza at Illiano's just down the street.

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Thank Michael W
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Illianos is a legit, old school (as in pre-1980s) pizza parlor the way those of us who remember. Take out and table service available with booths and fountain soda or beer. We had the thin crust pizza with mozzarella, peppers and onions (yes it is geared toward creating your own - no fancy named "gourmet" items on the menu). The... More 

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Thank moonchuckersmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food, friendly service! Stopped in here for a grinder and it was one of the best I've ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Broad Street Ext, Waterford, CT 06385-1354
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 860-437-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?