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Waldo Pizza

7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
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Ranked #34 of 1,182 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 75th and Wornall
Transit: One end of MAX bus transit line.
Description: In the five years since Waldo Pizza last won this category, Phil Bourne's KC institution has inched nearer the quarter-century mark with an ever-growing beer list, a popular gluten-free crust and yet another expansion of the original site. What hasn't changed: the place's dead-solid reliability. That might sound like faint praise, until you remember the second law of restaurant thermodynamics: entropy. Even beloved destinations occasionally coast, sometimes to a full stop. Not Waldo Pizza, where Bourne and a crew including not just regulars but lifers keep vigil over the details while attending devoutly to customers. A wall of Saturday-night families, a switchboard lit up with delivery orders, a keg about to run dry — none of these eventualities lead to so much as a stray green-pepper sliver when your pie shows up in front of you. But bring on the green peppers — and the banana peppers and the spicy beef and the cheddar and everything else on a menu that's long on good ideas.
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Omaha, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon where I had what I thought was the best gluten free pizza of my life. That all changed after I moved to KCMO and received a "welcome to the neighborhood" coupon for a free pizza from Waldo Pizza. I typically am disappointed with gluten free pizza, but figured it wouldn't... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is simply a fantastic pizza place. What makes it stand out from the crowd? First, the basic pizza is great. But you can customize to your heart's desire. Somebody in your party gluten free? No problem. Somebody vegan? No problem, even there -- ask for the vegan menu and have a pizza with vegan cheese. But don't let that... More

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Kansas City
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The "Waldo Combo Specialty Pizza" on the hand tossed crust is SUPERIOR. {Hamburger • Canadian Bacon • Pork Sausage • Pepperoni • Mushrooms • Onions • Green Peppers • Black Olives} The 10" was plenty for the two of us. (lots of goodies all over it) Check their web site for coupons also.

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Kansas City, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Busy holiday Monday. Joined by friend and ate at the bar. Excellent service. Truly great piazza menu and terrific family friendly atmosphere. Have been a fan for years! Shop their specials. Good delivery and carry out, too.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We gathered after a long long neighborhood walk. Three siblings and wives and their children. So a variety of awesome pizzas and salads hit the spot just perfect. The honey wheat crust won the family thumbs up.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Waldo Pizza can always be counted on for a wide selection of craft beers, relaxed atmosphere and delicious pizza. My favorite is the thin crust, Choice Cut (lots if meat).

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Kansas City, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

waldo has a good lunch buffet, pizzas with loaded ingredients. although I went with family, it is good for everyone

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Poipet, Cambodia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I visited Waldo Pizza with a friend. It's a great local joint, always crowded, and for good reason - beer and pizza. The pizza menu is huge, and you can basically make up whatever kind of pizza you want. The salad bar also had a great variety of dried fruits, nuts, veggies, etc. Overall it's a fun place, especially for... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

If your looking to dine in-"maybe" your experience will be a good one..but don't bother getting a pizza to go-and Definitely Not for delivery! Yes the staff is quick to give you a discount on your next pizza if they mess up-but why bother, the second time was even worse-unfortunately your better off@ a chain..too bad Waldo Pizza-You used to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Lunch is definitely the time to go. They have a great buffet at a fair price. This is quite the landmark in this funky district in Kansas City. So if you're craving pizza and you want something local, head to Waldo's.

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