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Waldo Pizza

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7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529 (75th and Wornall)
One end of MAX bus transit line.
816-363-5242
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Description: In the five years since Waldo Pizza last won this category, Phil Bourne's...
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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  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just...wow!

We stumbled upon this pizza place by accident and were NOT disappointed!! We have never seen a larger selection of toppings--both standard and somewhat unusual. Our pizzas arrived quickly, were piping hot, and DELICIOUS!! One of the best pizzas I've ever had. We are coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Seneca, Kansas
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  • Local cuisine
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Seneca, Kansas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stumbled upon this pizza place by accident and were NOT disappointed!! We have never seen a larger selection of toppings--both standard and somewhat unusual. Our pizzas arrived quickly, were piping hot, and DELICIOUS!! One of the best pizzas I've ever had. We are coming back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a bit of a drive from our home in the northern part of the city, but well worth it. This place has the charm of a local, non-chain eatery. We opted for the thin, crispy St. Louis style crust. The pizza was great and the beer was ice cold. We will definitely be back.

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Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Some of the best pizza to be found in KC area - Waldo location has great local atmosphere. Great pizza and good salad bar.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We hit this place up for dinner and it had a lively crowd and all the pizzas coming out looked great. There was a salad bar and large beer selection. The vegan garlic bread was okay, but we went with a vegan pizza and it was delicious! Loved it and would go back.

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Soignies, Belgium
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good food. Many beer brands with some exotic choices. Great place for lunch. We went with the kids and it was no problem.

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Leawood, Kansas
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
    (75th and Wornall)
  • Public Transportation: One end of MAX bus transit line.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-363-5242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?