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“The locals eat here because its great value for take-away pizza/calzones”
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Savario's
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The locals eat here because its great value for take-away pizza/calzones”
Reviewed August 11, 2010

This is good quality hand tossed classic pizza and calzones done right at the right price. Some places charge you like $10 for 2 slices... not here...you will get a tasty full on lunch with a Moxie here for $5.

You can eat inside but its also nice to take your pizza to a city bench and enjoy outside.

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English first
Portland, Maine
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Best pizza but it's quirky”
Reviewed May 2, 2010

This is the best pizza in town, bar none. But, the hours are weird, the pizzeria is tiny, and the toppings are limited. The owner does things his own way and the customer is not always right here. Put yourself in his hands, eat what he wants to make, and you'll start to wonder if he might be right.

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Portsmouth
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Calzone & Pizza. Best Value Lunch in Portsmouth”
Reviewed September 6, 2008

Savarios is a regular staple in my diet, and I highly recommend it to any pizza/calzone connoissuer!

The dough and sauces used are fresh and homemade. The food is non-greasy.

The pizza-by-slice is prepared thin-crust, with just the right crispness, cheese-to-sauce and crust-to-topping ratios.

A lunch calzone is fresh from the oven (they are either perfectly fresh and waiting, or ready to be tossed in for a quick re-heat). I recommend either Black Olive, or Artichoke... but sausage, pepperoni, bacon, onion, mushroom, and spinach are also offered. At dinner you may have any choice of 3 topppings as well as ricotta.

The owner and his wife are the sole employees, they are very friendly (especially when there isn't a mad rush!) . Typically during lunch it is just Frank manning the store, you may wait for a couple minutes, but always receive service with a smile.

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NH
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Pizza on the Seacoast”
Reviewed May 18, 2008

Short hours, a tiny store, but simply the best pizza in the area. We lived in Portsmouth for several years before discovering Savarios (it is the smallest store front in town) and now it is a near weekly treat. Fresh topping, whole olives, huge mushrooms, spicy pepperoni. Flatbread in Portsmouth makes great unique pizzas but Savario's is a traditional pizza that is second to none.

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“Best food for the money...”
Reviewed January 15, 2008

Best food for the money. Try a stuffed calzone in the evening. You won't believe it.

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