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Waldo Pizza

7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
816-363-5242
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Ranked #24 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great pizza! Every kind of combination you can think of, and a great salad bar. One Kansas City's favorite pizza destinations! The wait staff is fantastic! No "chain" restaurant here! Original as it can be! LOVE!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The pizza was pretty good. We ordered delivery at a lake house... so how bad could it be? But anyways, ordered a thin crust pepperoni and a regular crust Hawaiian. Both hit the spot. Now... what makes this very good is the ranch. There must be some sort of addictive drug in the ranch, because it was out-of-this-world good. Almost... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In the area doing some shopping from out of town we happened upon this restaurant while doing an internet search for the best salad bar nearby. We weren't expecting a pizza place to top the list but decided to give it a shot since it was given rave reviews online by locals. The business is located in a unique older... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Waldo's one of our go to places for delivery and dining in. Great place for big group dinners after games.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ordered 3 speciality pizza's to go. The pizza's were unique and very good. The restaurant was busy and the order was ready at the time we were given. We will go back !

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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My cousin recommended Waldo Pizza, so we tried it out & were so glad we did. The service was friendly, the atmosphere was fun & the food was delicious!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While we all are aware of national pizza chain establishments, it is usually wonderful to find an independent pizza place that is both good and fun. Waldo is such a place... Nice variety, good beer offerings, original, in a fun part of KC. I also know that the owner is consistently involved in supporting worthy local causes through sponsorship and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited Waldo pizza for a family dinner upon recommendation from a relative. Although the outside was nothing special, the inside was very charming and the wait staff was extremely friendly! The area in which we were seated looked like it was modeled after the inside of a train car, which was neat. We ordered cheesy garlic bread as an... More

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Overland Park
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just great pizza and service! This is a neighborhood gem that is a must stop when in Kansas City, do not miss!

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Being from St. Louis I have to say that I feel absolutely dirty for falling in love with a Kansas City pizza shop. Waldo Pizza has a great location that seems to remind me of the Hill in St. Louis, while also being pretty urban and hip. The staff immediately sat us and welcomed us despite the restaurant closing in... More

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