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Pagliai's Pizza

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1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
(217) 345-3400
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect pizza

I am fortunate enough to live in a town with another Pagliai's Pizza. It's a mainstay in my college town, and can be crammed full on Parents' Weekend or home football game days. Their crust is always thin and perfect, the cheese wonderfully melty, and the atmosphere hasn't changed since the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Renee G
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Charleston, Illinois
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have dined in the restaurant a few times with family and friends so decided to see if they would deliver. Before ordering I asked if they delivered 3 miles outside of town. Wait staff went and asked before coming back to the phone and told me yes. I placed the order, was told it would be ready in half... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am fortunate enough to live in a town with another Pagliai's Pizza. It's a mainstay in my college town, and can be crammed full on Parents' Weekend or home football game days. Their crust is always thin and perfect, the cheese wonderfully melty, and the atmosphere hasn't changed since the 1950s. My family was staying in a hotel in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Everyone told me this is the best pizza. I really don't see that it's all that special. It's ok, but not remarkable. I can get better at Walmart for half the price. IMHO, there's better pizza out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you want great food and service..... Check this place out. Our server Miranda was very helpful and polite. She helped us with great suggestions. The prices are great as well, and the food was outstanding.

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This past weekend my family visited Paglia’s for a family meal. My husband and his family are natives of the area and have been going there since the 60’s. The experience was the worst I have ever encountered due to the rudeness of the manager Dan. He was completely uninterested in hearing of our daughter’s dietary restriction and completely ignored... More 

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I go to this restaurant for over 30 years and never disappointed that says a lot. Pizza always perfect what els do you need to know :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sometimes the best way to learn about a restaurant is by word of mouth. Otherwise, how would we have heard about Pagliai's Pizza in Charleston? I haven't been to Charleston since 1968, when I covered a supersectional basketball game between Effingham and Belleville West at Eastern Illinois University while working for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Pagliai's was in business at... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wonderful pizza, perfect crust, lots of toppings, friendly staff, and beer...what more could you ask.

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While in Charleston don't miss an opportunity to taste the best pizza known to man! It has been a Charleston fixture for over 50 years! There are no comparisons in taste and quality. The owner is a local business man and grew up making pizzas in the family owned business. Wednesday night Spaghetti night is also a highlight of this... More 

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here as a family for more than 20 years. We love the people and the food!!! When I coached we brought the team here for dinner throughout the season....thank you for the memories then now and to come....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: (217) 345-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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