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“Most Excellent Pizza” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waldo Pizza

Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114-1529
816-363-5242
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Ranked #90 of 1,141 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 75th and Wornall
Transit: One end of MAX bus transit line.
Description: In the five years since Waldo Pizza last won this category, Phil Bourne's KC institution has inched nearer the quarter-century mark with an ever-growing beer list, a popular gluten-free crust and yet another expansion of the original site. What hasn't changed: the place's dead-solid reliability. That might sound like faint praise, until you remember the second law of restaurant thermodynamics: entropy. Even beloved destinations occasionally coast, sometimes to a full stop. Not Waldo Pizza, where Bourne and a crew including not just regulars but lifers keep vigil over the details while attending devoutly to customers. A wall of Saturday-night families, a switchboard lit up with delivery orders, a keg about to run dry — none of these eventualities lead to so much as a stray green-pepper sliver when your pie shows up in front of you. But bring on the green peppers — and the banana peppers and the spicy beef and the cheddar and everything else on a menu that's long on good ideas.
Overland Park, Kansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Most Excellent Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We love Minsky's and are reluctant to try a different pizza place - but people kep telling us about Waldo Pizza so we tried it. Wow - most excellent - I wouldn't say better than Minsky's but probably tied - that is high praise - they are both fantastic pizza places.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stilwell, Kansas
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79 restaurant reviews
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308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The best pizza in KC! Thin crust is best. Different styles available including St. Louis. Two locations,Waldo (75th & Wornall) and Lee's Summit.

Visited September 2012
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Kansas City, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best place in Waldo for beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great craft and importeed beer selection, cool staff, good pizza, too. The only downside is it often over-run with kids soccer teams, etc.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Pizza Around!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Waldo takes MY prize for Best Pizza. I love the crust and the fresh ingredients. The art on the walls is fun and for sale. The Lee's Summit location has trivial pursuit cards on the table to pass the time.

Visited August 2012
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purgatory, mn
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best pizza in KC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I return here everytime I'm in town. The pizzas are awesome - I especially like the honey wheat crust. There are great vegan options (even though I'm not vegan - but I appreciate the availability), gluten-free options and the toppings are fresh and varied! The beer selection isn't too shabby, either. I always go mid-afternoon to beat the rush and the service is very attentive. My water glass is never less than half full. There isn't much ambiance, but the staff is always cleaning, which is great to see. I can't wait until I'm back in here in a few weeks so I can go again!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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