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“Always a good meal”

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Vitales Pizza Cellar
Ranked #17 of 38 Restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Illinois
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159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Always a good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

The "Cellar" always has a good pizza for a great price. Their Italian Beef is the real deal! You may have to wait for your food sometimes as they have a tiny kitchen when the place is packed. It is usually worth the wait!

Visited September 2013
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“Old-School Pizza Place in a Real Downtown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Worth getting off I-80 for this corner spot. Laminated one page menus, fake-leather bucket seats on wheels straight out of That 70's Show, and the ballgame on the flat-panel. This place has clearly been a local stand-by for a long time!

My boys loved the cheese sticks and garlic bread. Thin crust pizza was pretty good, w crunchy crust. Place filled up with locals by 6:00 on a Sunday night. 15 or so tables up front and another 8 in back. Lots of windows. Gentle crowd.Nice staff.

  • Visited September 2013
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Princeton, Illinois, United States
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“Great Food and a Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

You used to have to take a flight of stairs down to the Pizza Cellar which was in the basement of a building in downtown Princeton. Now that it's at street level, it's much more brightly lit and the big aquarium is gone having been replaced by several large flat screen TVs. It has a sports bar atmosphere and the best food in town.

Thin crust pizza, thick crust pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, salads or tacos. It's all good. I am especially fond of the thinly sliced, juicy Italian beef served with au jus, pepperoncinis and bread and butter pickles. It's a family-run business. The people there are friendly and the service is great.

Visited February 2013
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