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Joe Gallina's Pizza & Restaurant

432 East Monroe Street, Springfield, IL
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Ranked #44 of 430 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 2, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The place looks like something out of the 1960s. You order at the counter from an old school menu. They were even speaking Italian behind the counter. They are called a pizzeria, but carry other items like calzones, spaghetti, lasagna, linguini, etc. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my husband had the pepperoni pizza. He was wondering if it... More

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Springfield, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The pizza is pretty good, but the atmosphere feels like you stepped back in time. This place is counter service only, but they deliver to a fairly substantial area. Most importantly, they deliver next door so you can have awesome brews with your pizza. The pizza is a fairly thin hand toss, but the dough is adequate and they use... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On our way home from St. Louis, we decided on a pizza lunch stop. It was just what we were looking for as time was limited. The guy at the counter was more friendly than most at pizza establishments. He welcomed us very warmly. We arrived right before the health inspectors arrived for an inspection! They came in with clipboards... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Liked the pizzeria style and the pizza was very good. Great sauce and price after a day checking out the Lincoln sights.

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Waukegan, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I love this place. I stop in every time I'm in Springfield. It's a family run place and sometimes the father is yelling at someone on the phone in Italian, very atmospheric. This is one of the few places I've found where I can get my favorite pizzia which is sausage & Anchovies. This gives you that cheesy geasy meat... More

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Springfield, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My husband loves this pizza, it is a favorite for the rest of the family also. It is a softer New York style crust. Inexpensive and fun place to stop.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a great place to stop for either a quick lunch or even a more lengthy stay at dinner. At lunch they have a great 2 slice special. The pizza is very good. Not a thin cracker crust nor a thick crust. The sausage is nicely ground and flavorful. Large delivery area too!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I have been to plenty of pizza from Chicago all the way to Saint Louis... and THIS is my favorite. People rave over Chicago pizza and I went the the "number 1" pizza place in Chicago and it was the worst pizza I have ever had, I have been to others that provide OK pizza. The service is amazing, can... More

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Topeka, Kansas
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We spotted this restaurant while walking in the Historic District to visit the sites and decided to go here for dinner. The restaurant seems to specialize in pizza, but there's a limited menu of other Italian dishes. You order at the counter, seat yourself, and the staff brings your order when it's ready. We were here on a Thursday evening... More

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Turnhout, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had some delicious chicken parmigiana here and the owner was a genuine nice guy, not the biggest talker but just genuinely friendly. Nice place to eat if you ever end up in springfield for the night!

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