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1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
(217) 345-3400
Today
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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't forget Spaghetti Night

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Charleston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent thin crust pizza and a local tradition for many decades. One of our favorite places in Charleston.

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Charleston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want pizza and if you're willing to take a walk to get it (at least to your car!) skip the delivery and go to Pagliai's. (They deliver, too, but you won't feel guilty about the pizza if you get SOME exercise!) They have the best pizza in town. The spaghetti is pretty good,, too, but I don't eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've been coming here for 40 years. Nothing special or fancy just good pizza and you should try it I highly recommend

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Charleston, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pagliai's pizza is terrific. Also their spaghetti is delicious. Servers are friendly, pleasant, efficient, and always ready to go the extra mile to take care of their customers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nothing like paying $44.00 for two med pizzas. Never again. Nothing special on them either. I can other pizza restuants and get the same for half the price. Not happy at all

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Jones, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited on a Saturday at 7:30PM. There were only a couple of tables open. Very pleasant, busy, family atmosphere. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The whole pizza making process is in the open, visible to the dining room and to the public through large picture windows. I like that. It implies they are proud of how they do things.... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?