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970 Chestnut St, Murray, KY 42071-1965
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I was a student at Murray State University in 1983 and went to Pagliai's once while I was a student there. The college students and locals really bragged about this place, and from what I remembered about going there on a busy Friday night 33 years ago, it was pretty good. Today I was in Murray and decided to go... More 

Thank Tippecanoe1841
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We've been eating here for 24 years or more. Same owner and food is always acceptable. Not the best I've ever had but certainly good enough to return time after time. Buffet available and menu available too. Plenty of space for parties/meetings which is hard to find. there is a small play area for kids too. Small college town. Give... More 

Thank edhaskle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Over the years Pagliai's has just gotten worse. The buffet is expensive and what is on it is cold. The salad bar doesn't even look fresh. Murray residents want to hang on to the old staple, except for me. It's nostalgic, but the food is terrible now. Lots of organizations meet here for meetings and first responders used to eat... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is not the best place for pizza, or Italian food in general. We've always gotten their buffet, and it's kinda expensive for what you get. Pizza is usually cold, and has very little toppings. We've ordered a fresh pizza before (and didn't get the buffet), but it wasn't much better. Locals really brag about this place, but it just... More 

Thank FoodieKy
Litchfield, Illinois
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

my hubby and i drove by and seen the name of this place and wondered if its the same Pagliais pizza they have in illinois. and it is, they have one in charleston il. too. so we had to stop. had the lunch buffet, the pizza was very cheesy and the sausage on the pizza was sooooo good, lots of... More 

Thank Darla F
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

A visit to Murray is not complete without pizza from Pagliai's. The thick crust pizza is just as I remembered it.

Thank Rob M
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

There was six of us when we came for a late lunch. We were seated promptly and had drinks in a matter of a few minutes. Pizza and bread sticks were ordered. It all came out fast and hot. I love their pizza. Most visits I take to Murray we end up here for dinner.

Thank jsheeks
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122 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2015

Located centrally near Murray University campus. A favorite in Murray for many years. Salad bar and Italian food bar plus menu ordering. Their spaghetti is really tasty and filling.

Thank Ronald C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

My Mom and I wanted a salad after shopping all afternoon. Pagliai's was nearby and seemed to fit our needs. The buffet was clean but the hot food offerings had definitely been under the heat lamp for awhile. The salad bar had a number of different veggies, cottage cheese and a tasty crab/seafood salad. The one pizza we tried had... More 

Thank Onery13
Southern Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Not sure about all the negative reviews. My wife and I eat here every so often and have never had a bad pizza. Besides Quatros in Carbondale Illinois, this is one of the best pizzas I ever had.

Thank gvtin82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Chestnut St, Murray, KY 42071-1965
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Murray
The best pizza in Murray - super affordable with a great buffet and a FREE games area for small children, plus an arcade for older kids. Super place to host a birthday party of meeting.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?