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407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448
231-796-8486
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Italian made Fresh!

This is the place to go for italian! No frozen entrees heated up like at the chain italian restaurants - this is the real deal and at very good prices. I would eat here every day if it wasn't for the carbs!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the place to go for italian! No frozen entrees heated up like at the chain italian restaurants - this is the real deal and at very good prices. I would eat here every day if it wasn't for the carbs!!!

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Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you like pesto on your pizza, this is where you go to get it. They also have, like, 2 kinds of mac and cheese.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've eaten there several times and have enjoyed their pizza which has really good cheese (they dn't skimp on the toppings either). We've had several pasta dishes which were okay but nothing special that made me want to order them again. Staff and owners are very friendly providing very good service.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place that serves one of the best vegetarian pizzas I have ever had! The pesto base was a refreshing break from the sweet tomato base served by almost every other wannabe pizza place. The ingredients were fresh and the base was thick yet crispy and not floury/doughy! The staff was attentive and very friendly. And don't forget to try... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

GREAT food, GREAT service, GREAT wine, GREAT value! Have not had a bad meal here. LOVE the pizza, LOVE the buffalo chicken pasta meal, LOVE the salads, LOVE the garlic knots, LOVE the wine (highly recommend the Hey Mambo)... service is always EXCELLENT!

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The garlic knots and tomato soup are winners ever time. I love the unique herbs they use on their pizza crust and that I can get a yummy pizza for under $4 that fills me up. Their buffalo mac is also delicious.

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Fruitport, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A+. Returning from a weekend up north & found this place after reading other reviews. Delicious, quick and reasonably priced!

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Michigan
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170 reviews 170 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Nice atmosphere. Is not open on Sunday. Staff was great but we went early and were the only ones there. Food was good. Limited menu.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

a lot of the products have frozen elements. food is inconsistant. slow service.nice decor. and a nice wine list.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I love, love, love their chicken pesto penne! It's the main thing I order when we go there. The pizza is really good too. I like the fresh toppings on it! The service has always been stellar and the atmosphere is never rushed. It's in a converted house which just makes it seem so homey. Very reasonably priced too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1448
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231-796-8486

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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