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“Columbia's Best Pizza”

Shakespeare's Pizza - Downtown
Ranked #3 of 396 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Shakespeare's Pizza... where the pizzas are round, the pepperonis are all right-side-up, and all the pint glasses clink at a perfect C-sharp.
Reviewed December 15, 2013

With 3 restaurants in the town, Shakespeare's covers a lot of ground. Whole wheat crust is available, 5 toppings cost the same as four, and there is a dollar off a pint or pitcher of beer from 2-6 pm. Tuesday is Boomer Night with $2.02 off the price of a medium pizza or $3.03 off the price of a large pizza. The atmosphere is casual with self-service terry napkins, melamine plates, and stainless utensils. KIds are given a small ball of dough to play with, and the pizza preparation (which often includes tossing into the air) is easily visible from the tables.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

The waiting time is 30min avg, but the food do not really deserve the waiting time since the pizza is overwhelmingly much too salty.

Thank Rajesh C
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

A bunch of us went to Shakespeare's a couple of weeks ago; the visit was my first. The pizzas were very high quality--well-cooked, good seasoning, etc. The prices were reasonable. There was quite a crowd but there was ample seating inside and out for everyone. I will definitely eat there again.

Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

After a big MU win over the Florida Gators, this place was rocking with non stop patrons...everyone was content to stand in line for over an hour for a table. We were at the 9th Street location next to the MU campus; needless to say it was mostly university students/families. Shakespeare has a unique and fun atmosphere. They have an interesting yet efficient process from ordering through watching your pizza being prepared & baked. I highly recommend the meat lover's pizza!

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Thank Dix_M123
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Shakespeare's Pizza is one of only a few establishments that have held on and flourished in downtown Columbia, which is missing most of the charm and great retail shops it had when I attended college there. However, Shakespeare's Pizza has clearly thrived and draws a range if clientele from college students to families and older folk. The pizza is really good. I had a seasonal pumpkin ale from the bar that was good, too.

Thank Sally L
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