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Lilly's Pizza

#114 of 1,108 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2323
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lilly's is an eclectic space with terrible parking but great food and funky atmosphere. Our favorite is a large pizza with extra cheese, black olives, meatballs, and tomatoes. Not sure what they put in the crust but it is much different than the chain restaurants and oh so delicious. Add a house salad and you are all set.

Thank Mike O
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lilly's is truly a unique experience like other reviewers have mentioned! The decor in the restaurant is very bizarre, and you will wait almost an hour for your pizza even if it isn't busy, however, the pizza is incredible! If you don't mind the atmosphere (some decor may be offensive for people with children) and waiting a long time then... More 

Thank chaceifland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Full disclosure, we pick up Lilly's pizza (to go) all the time. That said, we are often furious when we leave. They have just one person handling a long line of people who may stand there for "hours" trying to pick out the pizza they want to order, or ordering and waiting for a tap beer, or whatever. Meanwhile, the... More 

Thank Bighutch
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A funky little place with a cool neighborhood vibe. Parking is a challenge at best and seating outside is noisy, but the food is great! Order at the bar then take a seat but bear in mind that tableside service can be erratic at best. The salad is really tasty!

Thank Doug P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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293 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very crowded place, Some very good pizzas. I like a thinner crust, so it was a bit bready, but otherwise, quite tasty. Very crowded on a Saturday night. Luckily we ordered 3 pizzas in advance so were able to pick them up there. Not inexpensive. Fun atmosphere, but also crowded and noisy. Not my favorite pizza in the Triangle... More 

Thank docnc
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the food at Lilly's. Pizza is great with some unique combinations. They especially had several vegetarian options. We were there as a group and we had 2 complaints.....1-the music was so loud that we could not easily converse with each other at the table without nearly yelling; 2 the food came out at different times....some of us were... More 

Thank NC_travelgirl30
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had to do take out but next visit we will dine in for sure. What a fun atmosphere! The smoke from the cooking is a bit dense but there is outdoor seating available. You may wait a bit for your pizza but it is worth every minute. We had a plain cheese and a wonderfully loaded Hawaiian Punch pizza... More 

Thank Mooshkil
Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Lilly's has been one of our go-to pizza restaurants for at least a dozen years. On our most recent family visit, we missed out on getting an outside table, but luckily, the music and oven smoke wasn't too bad inside. The staff was friendly and our breadsticks and pizza were delicious! The toppings were good quality and portions. It is... More 

Thank soso052904
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Lily's has great pizza. I think it is one of the top pizzas in raleigh. The pizzeria is often very smokey. The delivery times are often quoted 1-1.5 hrs. When they tell you the time on the phone it is almost as if they are trying to talk you out of ordering all together. I find myself saying...yes...still want the... More 

Thank Jim B
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited from out of town with my wife and 3 kids (10, 8, and 6 yo). I had a good lunch here 6 years ago and figured I would take the family. After we ordered, we stood and waited 15 minutes for one of the six empty tables to be cleared. We weren't impressed by the lack of attentiveness. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2323
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-833-0226

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