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“Authentic Pizza”

Reno's Italian Pizza
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Carlinville
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic Pizza”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great authentic Italian Pizza. Great place in a college town.

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English first
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“OK”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Reno's is located on the north side of the Town Square in an old 19th century building that used to house a pharmacy. A tad on the dingy side, but comparable to any pizza parlor in Rome, all of which are also dingy. Reno's is Sicilian pizza and food, NOT regular Italian as you would find in Rome, (But, that describes most American "Italian" restaurants. Most of them are owned by people who have never actually dined in Rome, or they would know what I'm talking about.) Menu items are kind of limited, and there's only ONE sauce for EVERYTHING. GENERIC RED MARINARA! Luncheon buffet will fill your stomach, but you won't remember tomorrow what you ate today. Reno is a very nice guy, and he works hard, but he's limited for the space he has. He needs to expand his restaurant, AND his menu. It would be nice if he would serve ITALIAN food in his ITALIAN restaurant, and not just Sicilian stuff. Either that, or change the name to Reno's Sicilian Pizza.

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palmyra, il
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“PIZZA IS GREAT!”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

A variety of great tasting pizzas! Love the huge roast beef sandwich

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Staunton, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We have been to this little restaurant twice. The dining area is very small and can get crowded very quickly. It gets crowded for a reason though. The pizza is good enough to drive out of the way to get it. Our favorite is their stuffed pizza with the toppings and cheese inside and the sauce with parmesan cheese on top.

  • Visited December 2011
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St. Louis, MO
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So very glad we stopped in!”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Our family stumbled into Reno's because we were visiting Carlinville's Christmas market. The pizza smelled great from outside, and another customer told us, "It's worth the wait." The tables were all full when we entered, but one was cleared for us after a few minutes. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the different styles of pizza they served. The Garlic Pizza is profoundly simple and delicious---it's a MUST! We ordered the everyday special: Buy an extra-large pizza and get a small one-topping pizza for free. The pizza was not overly sauced, the thin crust stayed crispy, and the sausage and cheese tasted amazing. Reno himself was very kind and friendly; we were glad to have met him. We will certainly be returning to Reno's Pizza when we pass this way again!

  • Visited December 2011
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