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Backstage Pizza Cafe

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968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Father's Day with several adults and a couple of kids. Service was quick, menu offerings had something for everyone (beer selection was very good) and our meals were delicious. The restaurant in located behind the main storefronts of Farmington Avenue which makes it a delightful, secluded spot to enjoy a bite to eat. There is plenty of... More 

Thank whmtnhiker
West Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never knew about this pizza place until my fiancé and I became vegan. We stumbled upon it on google and we have been there three times since we have found it. They are so hidden behind the Main Street in the center of west Hartford you can only really see it if you are in the back parking lot.... More 

Thank TravelJunkie22009
Avon, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Best Pizza Anywhere, especially around West Hartford. I had the adam & eve, with homemade meatball on the side. Was to die for!

Thank Pat R
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Favorite pizza place hands down. Lovely outdoor seating. Tons of GF and vegan options- all delicious! Staff is super friendly and thoughtful.

Thank Kate W
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to try their pizza and finally on Thursday I did. I tried the GF by choice and it was good next time I we'll get regular but the meatball and ricotta was awesome!! Our server was so sweet and it has a lot of options gluten free and vegan which is nice to have. Convenient to... More 

Thank Jtb51212
Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This pizza is delicious and the service is outstanding! As a vegan it can be difficult finding pizza, but backstage pizza has wonderful vegan options. As a visitor or as a local you gotta eat this pizza!

Thank MelissaSanabria
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent pizza place with both indoor and outdoor courtyard seating. There was also live music on the evening we had dinner which was a nice touch. I highly recommend the pizza with homemade meatballs. Our service was first rate and we will return.

Thank OnTheWayNJ
West Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The food here is awesome. I cannot deny that - great spot for lunch. The first time we went here we liked it so much that we wanted to rent it out for our rehearsal dinner. We were thrilled to hear they do this! What happened next just tainted us from the place. This included rude interactions, no call backs,... More 

Thank abkm3379
Beverly, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This is just a regular pizzeria that happens to carry dairy-free cheese and fake meat. Any place I can get a vegan pizza outside of my own home (and a delicious vegan pizza at that) gets 5 stars in my book! The rest of my family can have their share of pizzeria food and we're all happy! The service is... More 

Thank Erin W
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved the lentil soup, the cheese pizza and the backstage salad. Gelato for dessert was great!. Backstage serves gluten free pizza and has good vegan choices. The server was terrific, but a little slow. I guess they have live performances on a regular schedule (Music and comedy). I would go back for more. They should take down the St.... More 

Thank Beth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 968 1/2 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 8602322228
This restaurant just opened and is located between the main street of Farmington Ave and the shopping parking lot which makes it very convenient but difficult to see from a map. Here's the Google address. It seems they don't yet have a website up-and-running.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?