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970 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: The best pizza in Murray - super affordable with a great buffet and a FREE...
The best pizza in Murray - super affordable with a great buffet and a FREE games area for small children, plus an arcade for older kids. Super place to host a birthday party of meeting.
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Late afternoon buffet fit the bill

My Mom and I wanted a salad after shopping all afternoon. Pagliai's was nearby and seemed to fit our needs. The buffet was clean but the hot food offerings had definitely been under the heat lamp for awhile. The salad bar had a number of different veggies, cottage cheese and a tasty crab/seafood... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2014
Onery13
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Kentucky
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is not the best place for pizza, or Italian food in general. We've always gotten their buffet, and it's kinda expensive for what you get. Pizza is usually cold, and has very little toppings. We've ordered a fresh pizza before (and didn't get the buffet), but it wasn't much better. Locals really brag about this place, but it just... More 

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Thank FoodieKy
Litchfield, Illinois
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

my hubby and i drove by and seen the name of this place and wondered if its the same Pagliais pizza they have in illinois. and it is, they have one in charleston il. too. so we had to stop. had the lunch buffet, the pizza was very cheesy and the sausage on the pizza was sooooo good, lots of... More 

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Thank wfdf2
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A visit to Murray is not complete without pizza from Pagliai's. The thick crust pizza is just as I remembered it.

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Thank Rob M
Owensboro, Kentucky
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

There was six of us when we came for a late lunch. We were seated promptly and had drinks in a matter of a few minutes. Pizza and bread sticks were ordered. It all came out fast and hot. I love their pizza. Most visits I take to Murray we end up here for dinner.

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Thank jsheeks
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Located centrally near Murray University campus. A favorite in Murray for many years. Salad bar and Italian food bar plus menu ordering. Their spaghetti is really tasty and filling.

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Thank Ronald C
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

My Mom and I wanted a salad after shopping all afternoon. Pagliai's was nearby and seemed to fit our needs. The buffet was clean but the hot food offerings had definitely been under the heat lamp for awhile. The salad bar had a number of different veggies, cottage cheese and a tasty crab/seafood salad. The one pizza we tried had... More 

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Thank Onery13
Southern Illinois
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Not sure about all the negative reviews. My wife and I eat here every so often and have never had a bad pizza. Besides Quatros in Carbondale Illinois, this is one of the best pizzas I ever had.

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Thank gvtin82
Martin, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I went there on a Saturday at 1 pm. It was a good buffet but some of the pizza had been left out too long. They made one up special and put it on the buffet for me which was cool. The salad bar was good. I liked the pizza sauce , the toppings, but the crust was a little... More 

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Thank Sheryl B
Murray, Kentucky
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I go to this place twice a year, when we get a free meal as a birthday gift. Otherwise, no way. The buffet is usually skimpy and cold. I attended a Rotary luncheon there once; the food was terrific. Why not for table service?

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Paducah, Kentucky
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place has been a special treat for us since we were kids. All our school field trips to MSU and such would end up at Pagliai's for lunch. We made special trips there just to enjoy their pizza and games!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 970 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Murray

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Description

The best pizza in Murray - super affordable with a great buffet and a FREE games area for small children, plus an arcade for older kids. Super place to host a birthday party of meeting.

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