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“Pretty good” 4 of 5 stars
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Pompeii Pizzeria
315 Jackson Ave, Elk River, MN
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Ranked #3 of 47 restaurants in Elk River
Cuisines: Pizza
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Monticello, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

The best part about this place is the fresh ingredients. Since I haven't seen this written anywhere all of the pizzas are 10 inches basically a personal pan. If you are hungry one person per pizza not so hungry one could feed 2 people. For being a smaller town in Minnesota this place is a gem because most pizzerias are the standard, Dominos, Pizza Hut etc... There is many different types that most pizzerias don't have around here which also makes it unique. Also these pizzas are cooked on stones making the crust so much better than the usual. We may go here again in the future for something different.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
“Great food, lousy service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tried this little pizza joint for the first time last week. A friend and I split the seasonal cranberry chicken salad and a Sorrento pizza. The food was fabulous with fresh ingredients and interesting flavor profiles. Unfortunately, the service was SEVERELY lacking!

When I walked in, I stood there for almost 5 minutes before being acknowledged. A female employee was helping a customer at the cash register close to where I was standing. After finishing with the customer, she turned around and walked away without acknowledging me. I waited several minutes. Another employee came in for the beginning of his shift, punched in on the cash register and proceeded to perform a few other menial tasks before finally acknowledging me.

Several minutes later, after my friend arrived and we were ready to order, the original female employee was back at the resister. I asked if the chicken on the salad was cold or warm and she replied that it was cold. I don't prefer cold chicken on salads, so I asked if it could be warmed. She looked at me as if I had just asked her to give me some ketchup at a high end steak restaurant, as if it was an insult to her personally, the chef, and the entire restaurant. She rudely commented that she supposed they could put it on a paddle and put it in the pizza oven for a bit. She sure made me feel like an idiot for a simple request.

Thank goodness the food was wonderful, or the horrible service would surely keep me from ever stepping foot in that place again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monticello, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“As advertised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Sampled this at Rotary function and tried Pompeii there. Decided to try it and were not disappointed. We had generic pizzas (picky kids) but am guessing the specialty pizza are the way to go. Chopped salad was great, we split a small and that was perfect. Quaint atmosphere, decent service, really good food. Worth a try if you are in the area and want a nice quiet dinner.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great pizzeria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

What a great little place. Everything from classic style pizza ingredients to eccentric options and combination created by the owner himself. The mozzarella cheese is made fresh every day which gets placed on top of the perfect sauces and crust. To complement dinner you can choose from micro brew beers or a nice little collection of great wines. Definitely worth checking out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Little Pizza Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Pompeii Pizza is a cute little restaurant in Elk River, MN. You are going to pay more than you would at your pizza chain restaurants, but you know all of the ingredients are fresh and the pizza is delicious! They have great salads too! This would be a great stop on date night!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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