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Coal Fire Pizza

5725 Richards Valley Rd,, Ellicott City, MD
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Ranked #22 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Cuisines: Pizza
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Baltimore, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Cocoa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This a go-to place in nice weather, to sit outside and enjoy pizza and wine - especially on Tuesday nights (wine 1/2 price). One of our favorite pizzas, served piping hot. Service can be spotty (seems there are often newbie waiters/waitresses), but it's a pizza joint, so no big deal when you can enjoy a meal al fresco.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went here a few years ago and we forgot why we hadn't returned as we know many people love it. Well, within 5 minutes we knew why. When we walked in, a woman picking up her pizza was asking, "Is this pizza too burnt? I know it's supposed to have some char, but this looks burnt." The carryout female... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Classic was a hit in my family! Kids and adults loved it. Just the right amount of burnnnn and the cheese seems very Milkie. Like a good thick quality with lots of flavor and not like oil. We had salads and spaghetti with meatballs that seemed to be flavorless. I added black pepper and Parmesan cheese to flavor it... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a regular here. The pizza is the best I have had in this area. The wings made in the pizza oven are unbelievable. The entire staff is friendly, and efficient

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Overland Park, Kansas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I didn't know what to expect when I found this restaurant nearby my hotel, but enjoyed it. The food I got was average, but the wine and bar scene was great. Pros As I mentioned above, the Chianti (I didn't get the name....) was very good, and the young lady bartending was very nice. There were several people seated at... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Food was delicious and service was good. This appears to be a popular neighborhood pizza place. Plenty of seating inside but also great patio seating if the weather allows.

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Elkridge, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have eaten in and taken out. Pizza is great either way. They have a thin crust pizza with 3 different sauces, all good. Many topping choices as well. There is something about the coal fired ovens that makes the pizza especially tasty. It reminds me of the pizza I had in southern Italy, maybe that is why I like... More

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Columbia, MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Pizza from Coal Fire is the BEST if you love thin crust pizza. It also is not overly covered with cheese so that you can actually taste the sauce, crust and cheese all together. We get the Margarita pizza and it is excellent. There aren't many places in Columbia you can get good pizza like this. I know that they... More

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colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great thin crust pizza from wood oven is a highlight. I also enjoyed the salad. Others raved about the pasta with clam sauce.

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