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Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

2916 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
608-245-0880
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Ranked #41 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It's a little pricey, but Glass Nickel pizza is the best in town. I am a simple pepperoni guy, but the Nickel offers a lot of great options for people with fancier tastes. They have a lot of specialty pies and were one of the first places in town to offer good gluten-free options. Great sandwiches too, good beer selection.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The specialty pizzas are the best with any crust you want. The rest of the food is merely okay if someone in your party insists on a sandwich. I visit the west side location that has a dine in room, but I usually take it to go

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stopped here for dinner on a road trip. Though it is a few miles off the interstate, it is well worth the time. They even have gluten free pizza for those in need. I had a 10" Boris Karloff. It was quite tasty and loaded with local ingredients. There is also a nice beer selection.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have ordered from the Glass Nickel a couple of times and it's always been expensive and unremarkable. For example, we most recently ordered a 16-inch pizza with three toppings, 12 chicken wings, and mozzarella sticks and the total approached $40 (even WITH a "special" deal). The pizza was average and I personally prefer other pizza chains for half the... More

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I regularly visit the east side Glass Nickel and have yet to have a pizza there I didn't like (despite some of the truly interesting topping combinations), and the sandwiches and salads are well done too. Though not a vegetarian, I love the "veg head" sandwich with avocado and cream cheese, toasted for the cold winter days. The caramel martini... More

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Monroe, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I took our daugther and her 2 friends there for the comedy show downstairs. They ordered pizza and I ordered the small bac-n-blue salad. The salad itself was good, but there was probably at least 3/4 cup of blue cheese crumbles on there with ~ 1/4 cup of bacon for 1 handful of spinach leaves. If you like that muchcheese,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Ordered the usual specialty pizzas (Fetalicious and Boaris Karloff). The fresh ingredients and quality cheeses really make the difference.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Their cracker crust is very buttery and flakey- I must recommend it. Their traditional crust has the right combo of crispy and chewy. Their toppings are what you make of them but tend to be of higher quality than your standard pizza place. Their drinks are strong but good and the servers/ bartender are super friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Many places claim to have the best pizza and few live up to their hype Glass Nickel Pizza exceeds all expectations With just the right amount of sauce and a perfect ratio of toppings and cheese sitting on a mouth watering crust this pizza can truly say it is the best!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Spinach cheese bread is to die for! Best way to start your experience.... listen to me.... come to this local favorite restaurant and be amazed at the quality, low prices and extraordinarily friendly service. Tons of beer choices and a cozy, clean and smoothly designed atomsphere! Fuggin awesome pie.... I know food, this place is the creme de la creme...... More

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