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121 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4604
508-752-9909
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 7
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old favorite food great but-

Been going there for 40+ years. Refurbished, new owners. Food very good, pizza, antipasto. Liked the old layout better. Noisy. What really irritated me was that that they don't give free coffee refills. Because they use a keurig, they charge for each cup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Stanley M
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Wareham, Massachusetts
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Wareham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Been going there for 40+ years. Refurbished, new owners. Food very good, pizza, antipasto. Liked the old layout better. Noisy. What really irritated me was that that they don't give free coffee refills. Because they use a keurig, they charge for each cup.

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Thank Stanley M
Somewhere near Boston
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had pizza, that it is apparently known for, and it was fresh, hot and good. But not remarkable. Big pile of very good french fries. The beer selection is not great, which is inexcusable for that bar and restaurant-intense area of Shrewsbury Street.

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Thank Rick P
Framingham, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Good pizza, excellent hand cut French fries, poor service, and very dirty. Take out recommended so as not to deal with slipshod wiping of dirty tables.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was most annoying and disgusting to watch the bar tender eat her whole meal and drink while talking to just 2 patrons seated at the bar. I think if you are working or on a break you should either eat in the back room instead of facing other patrons trying to eat their meal. The pizza was great .

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Thank linda01609
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The antipasto was awesome, however we arrived at 4:00 pm and ordered a pizza. Not many patrons in the restaurant at this time (maybe 4 couples). It took over a hour for the pizza to be brought out to us and the crust was raw. We were told they gave our pizza to a takeout. They brought it back to... More 

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Thank jan s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This is pizza like you would find in Rome. Perfect! New look with a downright elegant granite bar. Miss the nostalgia but happily: Same great pizza.

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Thank Jim H
Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Wonder Bar has been a Worcester, MA icon for as long as I can remember. Actually, way longer – it opened in 1922 - and I think the décor remained untouched ever since. It was one of the only places to get a Neapolitan (thin crust) pizza in the area, and was certainly the best. Often, I’d head t... More 

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Thank Michael Y
Charlton, MA
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This newly renovated Shrewsbury St. classic was taken over by a family that knows all about great Italian food! I expected some really good eating and I was not disappointing. You will find the usual Italian offerings at reasonable prices. I would like to see slightly larger portions and wouldn't mind paying a couple bucks more for them. I would... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wonder Bar all over again!! The great thing about the new Wonder Bar is the pizza is the same. but that seems to be it, the service staff seems to be overwhelmed and confused. I've been there 4 times now since it's reopened and its not improving

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Thank tatnuck1145
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you like nostalgic places to eat, it is sort of cool. If you like good food there are some many other choices on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: 508-752-9909

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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