We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
203 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4928
928-468-1626
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Change in Mgmt meant change in menu

Love their Greek salad, which is always good. For several years, we have been ordering the Margarita pizza to go with the salad; but this time the pizza recipe was very different...didn't look like or taste like the fabulous Margarita pizza we are used to having at Cardo's. Nice atmosphere... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Lyn M
,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Payson, Arizona
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the place to go whether you want pizza, a sandwich or a hot dinner. It never lets you down. The food is delicious (and large portions). The staff is friendly and there is a full bar for those wanting a drink with their meal. Their pizzas are wonderful and I can never go past their hot sandwiches for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Krystal K
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love their Greek salad, which is always good. For several years, we have been ordering the Margarita pizza to go with the salad; but this time the pizza recipe was very different...didn't look like or taste like the fabulous Margarita pizza we are used to having at Cardo's. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank Lyn M
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Yum Yum Yum, not much else to say!! I had the meatball sub and it comes with homemade chops and hubby had their special sub with homemade chops, it was so good! We had it "to go" and it was still hummy after re-heating.Very nice and friendly people work there. Will go back!

Helpful?
Thank 899bethj
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

After a drive around Payson looking for a restaurant my friend and I decided on Italian. Decent menu offerings and I settled on chicken Marsala. Very rich and filling! The meal came with a tasty dinner salad that was way better than a normal dinner salad. It had mixed greens, olives, artichoke hearts, small croutons and a balsamic dressing. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank azdemocrat
Level Contributor
153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

So the problem is, there's no one working. One guy was helping and serving every single table. He did a good job but they seriously need some more workers!! Also I recommend just getting appetizers and a beer. Simple and it fills you up.

Helpful?
Thank Adrian L
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

For my first visit I tried the margarita pizza. It came loaded with cheese, but fresh tomatoes. Unfortunately, the basil wasn't fresh, but dried, from a spice bottle. Portion was very large (10 inch), for a $11 small pizza. My dinner partner had a small pepperoni, and he ate the whole thing with zeal. I had 1/2 of it to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vicki T
payson
Level Contributor
43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

New owner still serving lousy, imitation food. Worst pizza ever. Subs were fake grocery store type. Owner appears clueless how to operate a restaurant.

Helpful?
4 Thank jacob g
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My family and I of six decided to goto Cardos Italian restaurant because we heard that they had the best pizza in town. At 5:50 pm on a Saturday night. When we entered, the restaurant was clean and we were seated. The music was a bit loud for my taste, but not intolerable. To start out with the staff was... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Jamerz74
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small but cute place. Had variety of pizzas and Italian dishes. Had Cardos favorite pizza and it was very good. A little pricey but worth it. limited kids menu. Music plays low, also has a tv for sports nuts, and a bar. Would definitely go back.

Helpful?
Thank Mrswall
Payson, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had the Margherita pizza. Toppings okay but the crust was not good at all. It tasted like a frozen pizza and but I can say that I have actually had frozen pizza that had better crusts. Also, the prices were way too high for what you get, the cheapest 10" pizza was $11.00. I would not recommend this place... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nellie H

Travelers who viewed Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 E State Highway 260, Payson, AZ 85541-4928
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-468-1626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cardos Pizza & Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?