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Illianos Real Italian Pizzeria

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

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Best pizza in WTFD

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Oakdale, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank john4bella
New London, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank LarryTheChair
Loudoun County, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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...

Thank holanewman
Oakdale, Connecticut
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221 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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.

Thank Oakdale29
Jewett City, Connecticut
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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 

Thank BGonzalez1973
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank Reggae052011
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
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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.

Thank Michael W
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 

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.

Thank keithb667
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Being a local to the area I have eaten at Illanos multiple locations. Their pizza is usually always good and that is usually what we get when we go or order out. At this location, I hadn't been in well over 2 years because of such poor service last time my family went. The woman at the register then actually... More 

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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
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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