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1000 Herr St, Harrisburg, PA 17103-1316
(717) 412-7128
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
THE Original Upside Down Pizza

Outside is not welcoming, but once you're inside, you know you are an appreciated guest. Home made lasagne dinner for under $10!!! The Pizza is to die for! I've been enjoying it for nearly 50 years!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
robin s
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Crappy beer, dank (in a bad way) atmosphere and over priced (but tasty) pizza. You can do better. Both, "you", as in "you the reader" and "you, Subway Cafe" could do better. Is it is currently you, the ready, could pick a better option. And you, Subway Cafe, the once cult-like dear of Harrisburg, you could up your game. Spruce... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Outside is not welcoming, but once you're inside, you know you are an appreciated guest. Home made lasagne dinner for under $10!!! The Pizza is to die for! I've been enjoying it for nearly 50 years!

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Thank robin s
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

First trip back in almost 2 years to this Harrisburg landmark. Got in on a Friday morning right before the lunch crowd hit. Service was prompt and accurate. My pizza with anchovies and onions was exactly what I expected, and I devoured it in no time flat. However, my guest was not impressed with her rigatoni and meatballs. She said... More 

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Thank Fease
York Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Wonderful pizza and great desserts. Interesting beer and cocktail selection. Nice, friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Patti F
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My friends and I have been dining here almost every Friday evening for the past 15 years. Classic Italian menu with reasonable prices. Their signature item is the individual thin crust pizza which was voted "The Best Pizza in Central Pizza" by PennLive Magazine. The best pizza "go-with" is the unique "fishbowl" of your favorite beverage. The desserts are not... More 

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Thank Judoir
Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Traditionally a local neighborhood bar that specializes in outstanding, homemade Italian food. Uniqu "upside down" pizza has not changed in 50 years. took date here in 1960's now take grandkids there for unique pizza experience. Pizza and beer night out does not get any better.

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Thank Tom S
Greenville, South Carolina
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241 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

The place is definitely not what I expected. It's a small corner bar that advertises pizza and spaghetti as their specialties. My wife got a cheese pizza and just didn't like it. Crust appeared to be from outside/frozen. The cheese appeared to be cheddar. Sauce was not to her liking. I tried a piece...it was different...ok, but not the best... More 

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Thank WadeandLori
Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good thin-crust pizza and friendly staff who manage to be accommodating and efficient. It's clearly one of those places that attracts long-term clientele, but you don't have to know the folks there to be pleased. I lived in New Haven CT for years, which claims to be the birthplace of U.S. pizza, so I won't rave about Subway's, but it's... More 

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3 Thank TomInPenn
Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For years my boss has been telling me about the Subway Cafe, best pizza ever. About a month ago, he stopped there for lunch and brought me a single serve Pizza back. I took it home and reheated it in the oven, OMG. It didn't look really good, but once I re-heated, it was out-of-this-world! You have got to try... More 

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5 Thank kcreig
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

I've been eating at Subway cafe for 50 years. Always the same exceptional pizza that is personal size, thin cracker crust and delicious. I always start off with their awesome antipasto salad. The service is warm and welcoming and above all, very efficient which is hard to find in many restaurants. It is family owned, but the patrons are always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Herr St, Harrisburg, PA 17103-1316
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: (717) 412-7128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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