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80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
616-451-1887
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reminiscent of New York City pizzerias

We had a group of 13 who went in on Sunday, which is typically a slow day. Service was excellent and pizza and pasta very authentic. The cellar ambiance is reminiscent of pizzerias in New York City. When we went back again in the late evening the next night, the waitress made sure we ordered two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 13 who went in on Sunday, which is typically a slow day. Service was excellent and pizza and pasta very authentic. The cellar ambiance is reminiscent of pizzerias in New York City. When we went back again in the late evening the next night, the waitress made sure we ordered two drinks so we could... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really enjoyed the taste of the built-to-order pizzas we ordered, though we could have stopped at the 12" size instead of the 16". Several of the pasta selections and desserts looked inviting, but the pizza was more than enough food. Waitress was very friendly. Easy walking distance from the DeVos Center and nearby hotels.

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Flint, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Place is kind of hidden. Decent atmosphere. Pretty decent prices for the location it's in. Pizza crust was one of the best I've had. We enjoyed our meal.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Make sure to visit this place if you're new or not-so-new to Grand Rapids. My husband chose the Midnight Sub with marinated pork and Gouda and I chose the Grilled Salmon Salad, however. Local beers are on tap and there's no shortage of wines. The service is courteous and quick and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Enjoy!

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was our first time here, and we loved it! We had the margherita pizza, and it was very flavorful. The service was average, but the staff was definitely very nice. The restaurant itself kind of has that basement feel, but is quite charming and cute! Definitely a laid back place. Worth a try if you haven't before!

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GRAND RAPIDS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Ordered a large pizza on their 50% off Mondays. Went with friends, we ordered 3 large pizzas and shared. Everything was good, very tasty, nothing tasted processed or had that chemical spray crap the chains use. Atmosphere was cute and service was good too! Pizza is a bit much if not on sale, but you get what you pay for.... More 

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Grand Rapids
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I ordered a Super Sub, let's just say it was less than stellar. The bun was over toasted, the sauce was lacking depth of flavor and the sausage was over seasoned and dominated the sandwich. Overall I was greatly dissatisfied considering the price just shy of $10.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent menu good prices and great atmosphere. Downtown to all great events related to ArtPrize and displayer of many works. Would definitely return.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was great and menus is great not just pizza There was nothing I dislike such a cool place to dine has a Italy like feel

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I eat here every time I am in GR several times a year. Food is very good. Especially like the Sacchettini with asiago cream sauce and asparagus tips - get garlic rolls to go with it. Haven't even tried their pizza as I always get the sacchettiini dish but they look really good. Don't pay a fortune elsewhere downtown for... More 

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Additional Information about Big O' Cafe

Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
Phone Number: 616-451-1887
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6206
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: 616-451-1887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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