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“Fun for everyone”
Review of Waldo Pizza

Waldo Pizza
Ranked #97 of 1,421 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 75th and Wornall
Transit: One end of MAX bus transit line.
Description: In the five years since Waldo Pizza last won this category, Phil Bourne's KC institution has inched nearer the quarter-century mark with an ever-growing beer list, a popular gluten-free crust and yet another expansion of the original site. What hasn't changed: the place's dead-solid reliability. That might sound like faint praise, until you remember the second law of restaurant thermodynamics: entropy. Even beloved destinations occasionally coast, sometimes to a full stop. Not Waldo Pizza, where Bourne and a crew including not just regulars but lifers keep vigil over the details while attending devoutly to customers. A wall of Saturday-night families, a switchboard lit up with delivery orders, a keg about to run dry — none of these eventualities lead to so much as a stray green-pepper sliver when your pie shows up in front of you. But bring on the green peppers — and the banana peppers and the spicy beef and the cheddar and everything else on a menu that's long on good ideas.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Lunch is definitely the time to go. They have a great buffet at a fair price. This is quite the landmark in this funky district in Kansas City. So if you're craving pizza and you want something local, head to Waldo's.

  • Visited October 2012
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Warrenton, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved the pizza and service!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went here for a wedding rehearsal dinner. I don't know who made the reservations, but their timing was way off and we got there about an hour early on a busy Friday night. The staff was able to get us seated in about 20 minutes! The pizza was great with lots of menu options. Great service too! Wish I didn't live so far away - it would be a restaurant that I would visit frequently!

  • Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great GF Pizza & Breadsticks!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We love Waldo Pizza. We are strictly gluten free and it's a dream. You MIGHT find pizza, but breadsticks and desserts? We drive an hour to eat here, well worth it. Lots of options for your pizza. Df, soy free cheese options, too.

  • Visited June 2013
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kansas ctiy
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Avoid the pizza bar and order a pizza”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We ate the pizza and salad bar and the pizza was really blaah and so was the pastas. We will try to order a pizza if we ever went back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great pizza!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was my second time at Waldo Pizza and it is definitely one of the best in KC! Great pizza and quantity for a good price. Will return soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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