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Senape's Tavern Pitza

835 N Vine St, Hazleton, PA 18201-2484
(570) 454-9168
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Ranked #8 of 112 Restaurants in Hazleton
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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80% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I grew up in the Pennsylvania coal regions near Hazleton where it is spelled "Pitza" and you have to know the difference between cheeses - scamutz or roman. This place has been a local favorite for decades and little has changed. It is small, with dated fixtures and furniture, and probably looks the same as it did in the 1940's.... More

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Towson, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have been eating Senape's pitz for over sixty years. My favorite is with homemade meatballs. It is the first place we run to when returning to Hazleton.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Very dirty place . Service is hit and miss. Pizza used to be great now it is horrible, very garlicky and greasy . Place gets by on its reputation . Menus are dirty tables and salt and pepper shakers are sticky and all around gross. Can't believe the health dept. did not close this place down . Any doughts look... More

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Been living in the area for about 5 years. Always been urged to go. I'm from New York and used to good pizza. Well, we went Saturday with good friends who are Hazleton natives. Was surprised how good it was!. We had an antipasti salad, a "snapatizer"pizza, and another sausage pizza. More than enough for the four us. Decor needs... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and every time, the food is excellent. The pasta is to die for and the Pitza is great! Everything on the menu is extremely inexpensive.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Start with their pepper salad and home made bread and wash it down with old fashion draft birch beer. Then move on to the scamutz pizza. Their meatballs and sausage toppings are one of a kind. Don't pass this up!

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White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Last of the great places of old school Hazleton. Should be featured on one of the diner shows. Great pizza. Good food. Good pricing. Very limited seating. Very old fashion. Needs interior upgrade but food worth it.

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Bear Creek, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Aging neighborhood tavern w/ the best pitza on earth. We drive 30 miles to enjoy their food. Italian menu that has not disappointed in the 40 years we have dined there. The square sausage and scamautz bar pie is unmatched anywhere. Always crowded, always loud, always delicious. Service is terrific with only one or two wait staff scurrying about. Absolutely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Simply the best Pizza on Earth, and I've had Pizza at many, many places. I've been eating there since I was a teenager, and that was a long, long time ago.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

I have known gerry for a long time,have not been there in a while but the last time I was there about april 2012 the food was the same but some of the staff changed,gerry still is cooking downstairs but I do know he has some health problems and was looking to retire if someone can confirm please post here... More

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