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“Doesn't Live up to the Hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ian's Pizza

Ian's Pizza
100 State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-257-9248
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Ranked #36 of 835 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Sherman, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Doesn't Live up to the Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Everyone goes crazy for this pizza, but I think its pretty average. While you would think thinks like the Mac n Cheese idea is brilliant, it ends up just being lots of carbs and not very flavorful.

Visited February 2012
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Madison
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“BBQ Chicken!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very busy place at 1:00 a.m. but they move pretty quick. I tried the Mac and Cheese pizza and wasn't very impressed. It was just okay. I really loved the BBQ chicken pizza though! Look forward to going back!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Amazing salads!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I know, who goes to a pizza joint for salads? Hands down, pizza places make the best salads because they have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go. Granted, the pizzas at Ian's are the stars, from mac n cheese pizza to buffalo chicken to pesto, you'll find something interesting, even if it's not really all that wonderful. The fun factor is part of the experience, and since the slices are cheap, take a chance! However, the Caesar salad (chicken extra) is absolutely the best Caesar I've ever had. With two eggs, homemade croutons and tons of parmesan, it's hand-tossed and a little bowl of high-cholesterol heaven.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Today a group of us went to Ian's. They moved from their long time location, across the street. Nice variety of pizzas--Mac & cheese! What looked like cheese burger with lettuce, something with veggies. I am tradition. I had cheese and sausage. Generous slice. You must go up and order no sit down service.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“best pizza I've had outside of New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Ian's does the classics as well as it's own creations and does them well. You can't go wrong with Mac N Cheese, Smoky the Bandit or Steak and Fries. You're tummy will thank you later!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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