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Backstage Pizza Cafe

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968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
8602322228
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of...
This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of Farmington Ave and the shopping parking lot which makes it very convenient but difficult to see from a map. Here's the Google address. It seems they don't yet have a website up-and-running.
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=9707874627087423239&q=backstage+pizza+west+hartford&gl=us
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Pizza Anywhere, especially around West Hartford.

Best Pizza Anywhere, especially around West Hartford. I had the adam & eve, with homemade meatball on the side. Was to die for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pat R
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Avon, Connecticut
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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best Pizza Anywhere, especially around West Hartford. I had the adam & eve, with homemade meatball on the side. Was to die for!

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Thank Pat R
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite pizza place hands down. Lovely outdoor seating. Tons of GF and vegan options- all delicious! Staff is super friendly and thoughtful.

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Thank Kate W
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to try their pizza and finally on Thursday I did. I tried the GF by choice and it was good next time I we'll get regular but the meatball and ricotta was awesome!! Our server was so sweet and it has a lot of options gluten free and vegan which is nice to have. Convenient to... More 

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Thank Jtb51212
Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This pizza is delicious and the service is outstanding! As a vegan it can be difficult finding pizza, but backstage pizza has wonderful vegan options. As a visitor or as a local you gotta eat this pizza!

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Thank MelissaSanabria
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent pizza place with both indoor and outdoor courtyard seating. There was also live music on the evening we had dinner which was a nice touch. I highly recommend the pizza with homemade meatballs. Our service was first rate and we will return.

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Thank OnTheWayNJ
West Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The food here is awesome. I cannot deny that - great spot for lunch. The first time we went here we liked it so much that we wanted to rent it out for our rehearsal dinner. We were thrilled to hear they do this! What happened next just tainted us from the place. This included rude interactions, no call backs,... More 

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Thank abkm3379
Beverly, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This is just a regular pizzeria that happens to carry dairy-free cheese and fake meat. Any place I can get a vegan pizza outside of my own home (and a delicious vegan pizza at that) gets 5 stars in my book! The rest of my family can have their share of pizzeria food and we're all happy! The service is... More 

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Thank Erin W
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved the lentil soup, the cheese pizza and the backstage salad. Gelato for dessert was great!. Backstage serves gluten free pizza and has good vegan choices. The server was terrific, but a little slow. I guess they have live performances on a regular schedule (Music and comedy). I would go back for more. They should take down the St.... More 

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Thank Beth S
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We had fantastic lentil soup, pizza (very good), backstage salad, and cashew salad. Everything was yummy. They have Glenn fee and began offerings and live music and performers on Friday night's! Service was unhurried. Nice wait staff. Food was well presented.

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Thank Beth S
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We found this place by accident and were glad we did. It wasn't very crowded for a friday night, which was good because there was only one server and cook holding down the fort. Despite this, the service was good. We ordered the butternut squash soup, garlic bread appetizer, and bbq pizza for 3 adults. We had plenty of food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 8602322228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Description

This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of Farmington Ave and the shopping parking lot which makes it very convenient but difficult to see from a map. Here's the Google address. It seems they don't yet have a website up-and-running.
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=9707874627087423239&q=backstage+pizza+west+hartford&gl=us
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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