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“Overpriced and poor service, reliably”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Magpie

Magpie
Ranked #6 of 60 Restaurants in Greenfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Its a fun, fresh and friendly Italian/Mediterranean Bistro with an all wood-fired oven, featuring small plates, salads, pastas, pizzas, steak, fish, and hearty fare. A full bar, and featuring a nice patio. Reservations for more than 6 & call ahead wait list on the day of. Love to see you soon!
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Overpriced and poor service, reliably”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We are committed to supporting local businesses, so we've been back to Magpie several times, but a consistent pattern has finally turned us away. It's a lovely spot and what many would call "intimate" or "cozy", though when crowded, there is very little room between tables and people waiting loom over some of the occupied tables in a way that is unpleasant. For a restaurant situated in a place with more vegetarians/vegans per capita than just about anywhere, it's strange how few options there are, and the chefs seem clueless as to how to make a vegan pizza that isn't runny or sparse of ingredients (the little family pizza joint across the street, by contrast, doesn't bat an eye and makes great vegan pizza). But the real issue is the combination of excessive cost for what you get and really bad service. Three of us had pizza and salads with three glasses of wine and paid a hundred bucks, which is ridiculous given there isn't anything particularly special about the food. Most of the wait staff we've encountered are friendly, but they tend to just drift away at some point, forget orders, neglect to refill glasses, or fail to bring a check when a party is obviously ready, so we've always come away with a bad feeling instead of having had a great evening. This was the last time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Annapolis, MD
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Incredible Pizzas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

This hidden gem is worth finding in downtown Greenfield. Local ingredients are used for their entree specials and on their amazing pizzas. If you disdain Pizza Hut, this is your type of place. Charming in atmosphere, reasonable in price and exceptional in taste and presentation of food.

Visited October 2013
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Thank RickyMom
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Best Pizza Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was excellent, the service prompt. Our waiter was a gem and the prices superb. What a find for tired New Yorkers!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Amooliakin
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Brooklyn, New York
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best pizza this side of Northampton...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Best pizza in this part of the valley. Excellent choices, delicious salads, friendly service and pretty quick and helpful takeout option!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Bojap
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Massachusetts
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204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good wood-fired pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a noisy, energetic place, at least on weekends. Food is quite good with pizzas the standout along with the salads. The pasta dishes are a step down. Lots of families with young kids and this is a great place to bring your family without comprising food quality. Prices are high.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank TravelTurtle66
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