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5725 Richards Valley Rd,, Ellicott City, MD
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious pizza

Great pizza but always very busy. The restaurant loses a lot of seating in the winter when the outside patio closes. It could use a bigger space. Service is varied. We have had both awesome service and we poor service. Overall through I would definitely give it a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
lfowler24
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great pizza but always very busy. The restaurant loses a lot of seating in the winter when the outside patio closes. It could use a bigger space. Service is varied. We have had both awesome service and we poor service. Overall through I would definitely give it a try.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The pizza here is so good. It's one of my favorite pizzas. I love Pub Dog too. The ambiance is fine—it's a casual pizza parlor—but the service can be a gamble. I've had good service and I've had lousy service. Many servers here seem to be high schoolers. Please hire people who are not so uncomfortable around little kids! Good... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I am from NYC so I am very picky about pizza. This place uses a stone oven but typically burns the crust, overcharges and does not use very much cheese on their marghertita pizza. The pizza lacks the simple flavors of the Brooklyn pizza I adore. I want o to taste the crust , the sauce, basil and the cheese.... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This looks like a nice pizzeria on the web but the photos are deceiving. We were very disappointed in the pizza. Not only did the crust have no taste / texture, we ordered a cheese pizza but it came out missing the cheese (see pic). My son was so disappointed. One good thing is we had a great server (Bridgette).

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Columbia, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The happy hour is only for the bar area so although you ordered from the table, you will have a regular price. They even have the bar door close to enter in the salon. The pizza was ok the price regular....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Very nice brick oven pizzas. We also love the onion rings and wings. They could have a better beer selection, but otherwise this is a great place to drop by for either lunch or dinner. It does fill up quickly on weekends, like all places in Columbia.

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Columbia, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I really enjoyed the pizza, my husband had a sandwich which was absolutely delicious. The menu pretty good, I wish they had appetizers and desserts, the wings were suggested as an appetizer, but I just don't like them, and I enjoy having appetizers and dessert in restaurants. The pizza was really good, a smidge salty, but that's a personal preference.... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Small facility, good wait staff, well above average pizza offered at a decent price. Parking can be a challenge at dinner time.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

In town on business and decided to follow Tripadvisor reviewers advice. Very good pizza. The coal fired oven provides a nice crispy crust to the thin crusted pizza's. Choice of three red sauces with destinctive flavor and increasing "heat" factor. Also offer white sauce too. Had a peperoni and extra motzerella pie. Will stop back in next time I am... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've only been here twice, plus once for carryout. The pizza (classic sauce) is really good. I'm usually not a fan of 'thin crust' pizza, which is all they serve, but somehow they make a nice thin crust and it's not dry and brittle. It's actually an excellent crust, thin but chewy, a couple small bits of char, which reminds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5725 Richards Valley Rd,, Ellicott City, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?