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Pizza Papalis

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3171 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207-4220
(313) 259-7272
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2 adult sons surprised me with a road trip to Detroit to celebrate my 70th birthday. A friend of my youngest son had recommended Pizza Papalis and we were so glad that we took his advice! I have had many different Chicago style deep dish pizzas in many cities, including Chicago, but this one definitely took the prize. Deep... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you have never had deep dish pizza or even if you have, you don't know what GOOD seafood pizza is, if you haven't tried it here. I love it. I mean I really really love it and I know you will too!

1 Thank Chanta W
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

We originally planned to go to the Pizza Papalis on Monroe Street in Greektown, but we got there at the worst time. Legions of hockey fans had just got out of the game and the crowds were insane! We probably would have waited at least an hour, and that was after spending almost as much time finding a place to... More 

2 Thank Rabscuttle02
Dayton, Ohio
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

I have to start off by stating that I'm a New York pizza snob. There is nothing to compare to NY pizza (don't even start with me if you're from Chicago). I gave Pizza Papalis a very good rating because it is the best pizza I've had since moving to Detroit. The crust is nice and thin, and the sauce... More 

3 Thank Tschutz01
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and a friendly bartender made the stop worth while. We will be back when in the mood for pizza. Looks like great flatbread sandwiches and definitely order an appetizer.

2 Thank Sara S
Waterford, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

Best pizza place! Please stop.in.and eat or take it home for a snack good once the flavors set in.Always a bonus to eat. Can't go wrong setting down to eat here. Great pizza!!

2 Thank purplebrezzy
Roseville, Michigan
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

There pizzas are outstanding, I enjoy the deep dish pizza my friend likes the thin crust pizza. It takes awlile for the deep dish, but worth waiting for. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Very busy place. Nice atmosphere.

2 Thank Carol F
Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

Closest to Chicago pizza that I've found anywhere. We had a large deep dish double sausage, it was delicious and satisfied the need!

2 Thank WannaGoSoon
Mississauga, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

The deep dish pizza and cheese garlic bread were very good. Stopped here before going to an evening Lions game. Told 45 minute wait. Allowed us to order before we were seated, which I did. Sat at the bar for 15 minutes before seating. Pizza came within 5 minutes of sitting down. Very filling...service was fast. I'd go there again... More 

2 Thank David P
Johnson City
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

We decided to eat in Greekown and found this place. The food is amazing! Pizza was most excellent! Service was great and efficient.

1 Thank Jeff P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3171 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 259-7272

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