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970 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY
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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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  • 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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

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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Southern Illinois
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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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Martin, Tennessee, United States
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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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Murray, Kentucky
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for a pizza today. We settled for the buffet. It was fresh and well stocked. The pizza and salad sure hit the spot. The place is in a older building and it had real a Italian family feel. I will definately go back. In fact I can't wait to go back.

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Murray
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

There are a bunch of just a bunch better than going here. Tried it and won't return unless it's a freebie. There's nothing really good about this place.

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Address: 970 Chestnut Street, Murray, KY
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Murray
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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: Italian, Pizza

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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