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“Pretty Good Food, Great Service”
Review of Pagliai's Pizza

Pagliai's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Chicago, IL
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Food, Great Service”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

There are not too many places to eat in Charleston. Pagliai's came recommended by at least a couple of locals. This is apparently a chain of sorts. It seems that there is one not just here near EIU, but also in DeKalb near NIU and another in Carbondale near SIU. Wouldn't be surprised to find one at WIU in Macomb....

Anyway, the place is somewhat oddly located in the rear half of a building shared with an auto repair shop. Still, the restaurant is clean if a bit outdated and basic in its decor. The food is very inexpensive, but also the quality is only average. Not bad, but not really great, either.

The best part was our server. She was really friendly and very funny! She had good recommendations of what to order and what not to order. Her advice was right on! So, if you eat here, listen to your server.

Overall, you won't go wrong at Pagliai's.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Charleston, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Pizza Anywhere”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Have grown up on this pizza, and have never found any that compares. Still good at home, but much better to eat in !!

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Charleston, Illinois
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Okay, not crazy about it”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

I thought the prices were high for the quality and quantity of food. It was pizza, not filet.

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Maryland!
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209 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A hometown staple”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

This place has been around forever and never fails to make one happy after a meal there. Great spaghetti dinners and prices. A can't miss in Charleston, IL-- a family owned treasure.

Visited September 2011
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Ilinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best pizza in town.”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

I went to school here and Pagliai's is the best pizza in town. We have to get some everytime we're in the area. The "House Special" is my personal favorite. It's thick crust with lots of cheese and sausage.

  • Visited November 2011
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