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Lilly's Pizza

#137 of 1,124 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2323
+1 919-833-0226
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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a Lilly's patron for decades, literally. It has always been "cute" and kinda of a joke lack of attention to customer service. Tonight it got to just intolerable. It's really ridiculous. Too bad because the food is good but they clearly do not give a flip.

Thank Mike Q
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Parking was a little difficult, but the Pizza was excellent. Several great choices, and the crust was so good. Dinning in is loud, but we could still hear the conversation. Rustic and youthful environment. Ordered at the bar and the pizza was ready in twenty. I'll be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

You can't go wrong with anything on their menu. Pizza's are incredible but their salads and wings are fantastic as well. Fun atmosphere and excellent craft beer selection.

Thank NCTraveler_1964
Brighton, Michigan
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227 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is just ok. Needs work. They play loud music so you can't hear yourself think let alone have a conversation. We were there on a Friday and the were grilling onions the whole time we were there. The place was full of smoke and my eyes were burning. The pizza is just ok. The salads are better. If... More 

Thank Cathy E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We've been pretty loyal Lilly's folks for a long time, since it's in the neighborhood. The pizza is always top notch, but to put it mildly, you have to be EXTREMELY patient. Since it's so close, we usually call in our order and go pick it up. Last night (a Saturday) I called in our order (1 large Tobacco Stack),... More 

Thank Bill A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 

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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
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: +1 919-833-0226

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