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Review of Big Mike's Pizza & Pasta

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Big Mike's Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #29 of 70 Restaurants in Monroe
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Harriman, New York
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Great pizza, and pasta and everything else on the menu. The staff is super friendly and make you feel right at home!The only negative is if you order delivery its always over an hour to get your food.l....they r popular.

Thank JoAnn126
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Monroe, NY
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Decent pizza”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

I only went there once and I thought the pizza was decent. The place itself is big and nice but I am more interested in delicous pizza.

Visited September 2011
1 Thank Helen O
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New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011


I am rarely moved to write about a dining experience, let alone at a restaurant where we initially stopped by for just a couple of slices.

But I HAVE to write about this! Big Mike's might just be the best-kept secret in Hudson Valley!

First off, it is an unassuming place. Looks like any other high-end pizzeria, with the usual multiple pies sitting in a presentation case and the usual "Italian" menu.

Well, that's where the similarities end.

So we were just stopping by for a couple of slices, all right? But we were intrigued by the menu and we were hungry so we decided: okay, let's order some dinner.

That's when a guy, whom we presume is "Big Mike" (although we never confirmed this) took our order. Routine stuff. Chicken Parm. Raviolis. Sausage & peppers. Spaghetti & meatballs.

Okay, so first off, immediately after taking our order "Mike" comes back from the kitchen with a big plate of melt-in-your-mouth garlic knots. First of all, these were complimentary, but you know what these usually are, right? Doughy, tough, been sitting in a heat lamp all day.

Well, not these. These were spectacularly crisp, like they'd just come out of the oven and dripping with garlic and cheese and oregano. Abbondazana! And like I said...free!

And then the salads came. Big, beefy salads, with delicious dressings.

But everything was leading up to the main courses. Huge plates of spectacular Italian cooking...like my nona used to make. Fresh, hot, oozing with delicious gravy...and portions so big that four overweight trencherman couldn't finish them!

But wait...there's more!

When all the doggie bags and been packed and the check paid and the belts loosened, this "Mike" suddenly comes out with a plate of the lightest, sweetest zeppole we'd ever had north of San Gennaro. And once again...on the house!!!

Like I said, Freddo...I am NEVER moved to write about a dining experience, but we had such a good time at Mike's and the food AND the service were so over-the-top great.

Well...ya just gotta try it.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank halgreene
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