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Coal's Artisan Pizza

3730 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207 (East Louisville)
502.742.8200
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Ranked #169 of 1,508 restaurants in Louisville
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East Louisville
Description: Established in April 2011Coals Artisan Pizza is located in the promenade of the historic Vogue Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the first coal-fire pizza in the state of Kentucky. Special attention is paid to the dough which is hand kneaded and refrigerated for 3 days allowing for maximum flavor development in the crust. Whenever possible Ingredients are sourced locally. The pizzas can be described as American Neapolitan. Thin crust with a puffy cornicione using American ingredients.
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, indoor or outdoor seating, nice bar setting. The pizzas are fresh and crisp, perfect size for two. Along with one of their fresh unique salads, a glass of wine and you have perfect!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I love pizza! We decided to try this place out and weren't disappointed. We got the Middletown and it was excellent. The atmosphere is fun and there is a good drink selection.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fantastic! As a pizza fanatic and lover of NYC and Naples style pizza, this place rocked! Pizza was a bit thicker than NYC pizza and crispier than Naples style. And a big Hurray on the pepperoni! They don't use the fake orange large stuff the chains use! Fresh ingredients, flavorful and just great. Plus, truly coal fired by wonderful charred... More

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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First if all let me say that I hate the over use of the word Artisan! Ugh I am a pizza lover and a fan of the Ny slice not a Chicago style girl. So now that I have established where I am on the pizza war, I am not a fan of the Coals pie. For me the pie... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We're always on the lookout for great Neopolitan pizza and we found it in Louisville at Coal's. Lunch special got us a Marguerita pizza and a salad for $8.95. The day we were there, one of the waitstaff didn't show up and service was so slow, our first pizza was cold by the time it got to the table. Our... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

First time going, the kitchen was cool. Pizza was not my taste but i was good. The service was excellent. but whats up with all the old people crowd?

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Okay, with a name like Coals you wold expect a wood fired oven. Decent pizza not the worlds greatest. Wedge salad was okay, nothing special. Dressing from a jar as well as processed bacon bits.

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Jasper, Indiana
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30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Arrived before 5 pm on a Friday and had immediate seating, but the place filled up quickly. This was our 2nd visit to Coal's. I started w/ the soup special...a poblano/tomato soup. It was delicious, the right heat from the poblano peppers. I didn't get any tomato flavor though; heavier on the corn. My partner had the strawberry arugula salad,... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

A party of 9 went here, including 3 children. We were warmly greeted and seated right away. Our waiter took the drink order quickly, then pizza orders. The thin crusted pizza had a great flavor! The coal oven made a huge difference in the tasty category! We ordered 4 different ones and each was delicious. If you're looking for something... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Walked in this small cozy establishment on a BUSY Tuesday night but was immediately greeted with a smile and seated. It is a really small but nicely appointed place. The pizzas are all named after Louisville neighborhoods. My husband and I had the Middletown and it was delicious as the ingredients are fresh and not your typical chain quality ingredients.... More

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