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Pizza Papalis

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Greek, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
(313) 961-8020
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Slightly above average

Not sure why this gets so high ratings. The Chicago style was just ok and the wings were average. Flatbread appetizer was bland and not at all crispy, which is how flatbread should be, it was almost soggy. Meatballs and spaghetti also average. Decent service and layout. What's so special about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
rwgrncrd
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure why this gets so high ratings. The Chicago style was just ok and the wings were average. Flatbread appetizer was bland and not at all crispy, which is how flatbread should be, it was almost soggy. Meatballs and spaghetti also average. Decent service and layout. What's so special about it? I have no idea.

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Clovi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I know this place is known for its pizza, which is good, but we fell in love with their wings! We got 6 wings as an appetizer. Peach and Pepper was the sauce we got for the wings. Hands down, BEST wings ever! If I cold take a bath in this sauce I would. Absolutely delicious! We ordered a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I liked the pizza but had to wait too long! Still worth having nice pizza here and good price

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Toledo, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located in the heart of Greektown, this place handles large groups as well as an active bar. Highly recommended!

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Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The pizza here is amazing but be warned - it takes a long time to make Chicago Deep dish pizza. It is very filling and tastes amazing.

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San Francisco, California
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Service was good but: Pizza: mmm....next question? salad: very good price: you pay what you have...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

All it's cracked up to be. Very welcoming and helpful staff, pizza is amazing and a great finish to a long travel day. Trip Advisor reviews steered us right during my first trip to Detroit. We did the pan pizza since we couldn't handle the deep dish, although that looked fantastic. Good beers on tap and the salads for the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My family loves to eat here before attending Tiger ball games. The food is always great and we love the atmosphere. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, most of the time we wait for at least 40 minutes to get our food.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my family had to wait 40 mins to sit but it was completely worth it. We got a pepperoni deep dish pizza, which was delicious. One of our friends recommended us to come to this spot and I'm glad we did. If your looking for a Chicago deep dish pizza, this is the spot you should go

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Late night hunger got me so I ordered a small pepperoni and cheese pizza. It was excellent. A little spicy but not overwhelming. After ordering at the counter it was ready in about 15 minutes. This is the best pizza I have had in a while. My wife even liked it and she is not a fan of pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 961-8020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?