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The Legend

345 Richmond Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501-4119
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Ranked #16 of 65 Restaurants in Ottumwa
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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English first
Ottumwa, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

they did more than just remodel the inside of the restaurant. They have remodeled their attitude toward cooking Italian food. It's better than it was before, and I think the servers are proud now of the food they turn out; new building, food, attitude. PS try the eggplant parmesan its pretty good.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Legend is my favorite Sunday-after-church restaurant. The buffet offers a varied selection of Italian and American staples. The spaghetti prima vera is great. They usually have ribs and broasted chicken, and several kinds of pizza. Salad bar is adequate and fresh. An excellent meal with sports bar and family dining areas. Our bill for two is usually under $14.... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I recently came here with friends for a late lunch. There were not many people there yet the service was slow. I ordered a wrap (grilled caesar) and my other friend ordered a pizza. My wrap was brought out 10-15 min before the pizza. I didn't want to eat so I waited, that's a while to wait. The waitress was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

ive ate here more than once. The service was horrible each and everytime. The food is ok for the value, its usually really greasy. The waitresses are all very rude and it they seem to disappear a lot. The last time we were there it took them 20 mins to get our drinks and 45 minutes before our food got... More

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Geneseo, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I ate here for lunch on a Monday and ordered a one topping pizza for $5.50 from the "lunch specials" section of the menu. When I ordered it, I was expecting a personal pizza, but was very surprised. I ended up with a 12" pizza! The pizza was very good, but I was unable to eat the entire thing. Good... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Some of the dishes at The Legend are just okay, but the Pizza for example is very good.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I went here with my husband for dinner--we both had pasta, and each of our dishes were pretty good but also really heavy on the sauce which we don't like as much. I saw a lot of people ordering pizzas from this place, we'll have to try that sometime soon! Service was great and the place had a nice relaxing... More

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