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7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
816-363-5242
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Ranked #81 of 1,220 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Leawood, Kansas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place is always busy when we come here. We had a group of 9 & had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. You can create your pizza by choosing the crust, the cheeses, & a huge variety of toppings. I was not impressed with the pizza. It was good, but just not that great. We had the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very good pizza in a slightly different style than most pizzerias. We visited for a family birthday with relatives of a wide range of ages and everyone enjoyed our dinner.

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De Soto, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We've been here a few times for the buffet. If you like thin crust then this is definitely a pizza buffet you should try; most of their buffet pizza is made with thin crust. But even if you're not a thin-crust person you still should try it. The salad and pizza bars are in a hallway, but it isn't crowded;... More 

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Nashville
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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is crowded, noisy, and a little bit dingy-looking -- but the pizza is really good. If you're going to eat in, I suggest asking to sit in the bar if you can. Carryout is normally our best option because the place is (justifiably) crowded at peak times. We usually have good service, but the interior is rough.

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Greenwood
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I had the buffet meal. There was a great salad bar and then several diffferent pizzas, thin or thick crust. Some cut into squares and some into triangles. You can even ask for a certain type of pizza ro be made. My friend requested the Tex Mex pizza. I loved it! The server was polite and was great about keeping... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sorry to say this place is not worth the Hype. Overall, I felt like the place was dirty from the carpet to the cards stuck to the ceiling, also the restrooms while better than some were still dirtier than I would have liked. The Pizza was bland and I felt under cooked, overpriced for what I got.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Dirty and sub standard. Do not understand why people claim to like this place. Pizza was bland crust was undercooked.

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Kansas City MO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Waldo Pizza! Must have it! Either on Wornall in KCMO or on Douglas in Lees Summit, this is the place to go! Best tap variety! Best Pizza! Always fun. Always tasty!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The pizza here is excellent the buffet line is pretty good the ranch dressing is awesome most of the servers are kind of skinny Jean hipsters with silly tats but the food is good and it is worth stopping in if you haven't had it

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

this place is down the street from my daughter its very good and I am a pizza snob from Chicago We ge everytime I visit her. Its thin crust but with a spicy rich sauce

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Additional Information about Waldo Pizza

Address: 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
Phone Number: 816-363-5242
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Pizza

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