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Backstage Pizza Cafe

968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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Ranked #46 of 158 restaurants in West Hartford
Cuisines: 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
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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
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English first
Beverly, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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west hartford CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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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Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hidden away in downtown West Hartford, this pizza cafe is a gem. Greeted warmly by staff. A variety of menu choices. Best gluten free pizza...ever. Vegetarian pie loaded with fresh veggies. We'll be back.

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West Hartford, Ct
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I believe I ordered Pizza, not a charcoal puck. Kids would not eat this. Customer service was lacking. Not sure what else to say but I was really dissatisfied. Considering the number of pizza places in the area I don’t see a need to come back here again

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This new pizza restaurant has a different twist that works in the lively West Hartford, CT center scene.....music. The chef/owner also likes musical artists, and with his connections, has arranged to bring some wonderfully eclectic groups/individuals in to entertain you while you eat a great pizza. This family-run restaurant is small, but with the outside dining area, is fun and... More

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CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I love Backstage Pizza, they offer a large selection of gourmet pizzas along with the basics. The toppings all taste fresh and a small is the perfect size for one person. The pizza is thin crust brick oven but not burnt as some other places do it. They offer outdoor seating and take reservations which I recommend... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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323 reviews 323 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

They only do a few things at back stage pizza but they do them well. The pizza is thin crust with perfect tomato sauce, mozzarella, and selection of toppings or house suggested toppings. There are a few appetizers including soups and salads but not much more. The virtue of this restaurant is its straightforward approach to a select number of... More

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