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Joe Gallina's Pizza & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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432 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1411
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Lexington, South Carolina
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I ordered a personal pan pepperoni pizza, and it only cost me about $6. It was really good pizza, and was actually more than I could eat (and I'm a big guy). This was a great find on a Sunday night when there didn't seem to be many other options within walking distance of my hotel. If I'm in town,... More 

Thank Jason A
Louisburg, Kansas
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Had lunch while visiting the area and it was just OK. Yes, the guys at the counter were a little, ahem, stern, but maybe it's a culture thing? I don't know. The pizza wasn't terrible. Hard to cut and floppy when you picked it up. We'd try something else the next time we are in the area.

Thank 4ksu
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went there at my grandson's request after he checked the reviews. The sausage pizza was very greasy, but what really turned me off was the overall cleanliness standards of the staff. To make our salad, the counter guy pulled a bowl of lettuce out of the refrigerator and started slicing and throwing on the tomatoes. He didn't use gloves,... More 

Thank Dave62521
Cedar Rapids
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We were hungry and searching for a place to eat. It as around 3 pm and many businesses were closed from 1-4. Locals on the street recommended this place. It was fabulous! Staff could barely speak English, but that was not a problem. Generous portions with good prices!

Thank 67heathera
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Its not a real big place...but, there is room for dine in. Its family owned and you can see the little italian grandma, back there helping in the kitchen. I have had quite a few things on the menu, The chicken Parmesan dinner is great...as well as the chicken Parmesan sandwich too. The pizza is one of a kind, and... More 

Thank MrStopBadService
Springfield, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This place has good pizza and good lunch time two slice special. The people taking the order and handing over the food are not interested in smiling or acting pleasant. It's all business with them.

Thank C J S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were starving after our Abraham Lincoln walk and this was open and close by. We ordered an xl pizza and it was huge! The sausage was good but i'm not sure if the just wasn't enough sauce or if we just didn't like the flavor of the sauce but it just wasn't our taste. (we're from st. louis so... More 

Thank momnatnic
Amherst, New York
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I agree with the previous review that the service was bad, the person taking the orders was unfriendly, and it took a long time for our food. However I could have forgiven this if the food had been good. But not only did they get the order wrong (we ordered a cheese and pepperoni pizza--how you can mess that up... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Perfect late night snack! So scrumptious! I love this place! The guys are very nice and friendly! Their sausage pizza is made with real Italian sausage freshly chopped before being popped in the oven! Little pizza by the slice joint next to craft beer downtown Springfield! Gotta stop there! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Natalia G
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Didn't really feel welcomed by the younger man taking orders at the counter. Stopped in during a trip to the Lincoln home and was expecting an actual restaurant with severs. Had to order from rudeness and the food took a long time. Wouldn't suggest this place to anyone.

Thank Gl64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1411
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-522-5271

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