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Cemeno's Pizza

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1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-1622
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Washington, DC
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting our grandparent and long-time Joliet residents and when they want pizza they go to Cemeno's Pizza. I had never had it before and it was amazing. We shared a very large pizza with the best sausage I've ever had, plus roasted red peppers and mushrooms. All around very unique and it could give any "gourmet" pizza restaurant... More 

Thank schk
Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cemeno's is our go to restaurant for a quick pizza & it's right around the corner from us. I love the antipasto salad, the dressing is perfect and a single serving is big enough to feed 3 or 4. Pizza has a nice thin crisp crust and is loaded with the toppings you order. Whether you dine in, carry out... More 

Thank Jean A
Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A home visit brought me to Cemeno's with friends--- a large group of us! Excellent salads- ordered a large garden and a large antipasto salad. Wonderful flavor with both ! Two make your own pizzas. We pretty much devoured as much as we could, and the waitress was kind enough to bring plenty of carry out containers for all of... More 

Thank Potica4
Cape Coral, Florida
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with friends who are locals, who raved about the pizza. Boy, were they right! They pizza is really delicious, even if they do cut it into squares! :0) The crust is crisp and tasty, the sauce is nice and tomato-y, and the toppings are generous. Probably some of the best pizza I've ever had! I would highly recommend... More 

Thank Connie P
Shorewood, IL
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had a family party here( that's why the average rating) - started with pitchers of pop but no difference knowing root beer from Pepsi, I poured 7 up thinking it was water, until I saw the bubbles:-/ they have an amazing bar selection with beers & great mixed drinks (favorite the bloody Mary's) and awesome appetizers. Usually their antipasto... More 

Thank tanline1
Joliet, Illinois
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you like good pizza and basic Italian fare, Cemeno's is a great place to spend an evening. Most items are reasonably priced, the place has a kind of party atmosphere, and the service is good. This is not a fancy restaurant, but a typical neighborhood place that is quite popular in the area. Full bar, multiple dining rooms that... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Avon, Indiana
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

After reading all the reviews on here I was really excited to try this place out. We travel to the Chicago area numerous times a year and really enjoy trying new pizza places out. Not sure where to start the service was great and the appetizer platter was really good. Some of the best onion rings I have had in... More 

Thank jdtinder
Joliet, Illinois
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have been to Cemeno's a few times over the years, not a fan. Crowded, loud, average pizza joint. Nothing special about the food to make us want to come back for more. Met friends here & ordered the white pizza. It was a good choice, but still not good enough to make us frequent this local Cemeno's Pizza.

Thank gasjoliet
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to take your friends are family or pizza pasta sports and cocktails. When I always get the thin crust pizza and the antipasto salad. The pizza is reasonably priced and is very good when you get it thin crust. They make their own ranch dressing I always judge the restaurant on its ranch dressing. Its... More 

Thank CzechPleaze
Joliet, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Over cooked pizza, rude workers that didn't seem to care that the pizza was burnt not much in way added ingredients, such as sausage, onion and peppers. Dirty and dark in the restaurant and the bathroom.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435-1622
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: 815-254-2500

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