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“Look for specials before you go” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower
Ranked #361 of 1,883 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Look for specials before you go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Since my wife was out of town, our boys requested that we take a trip to the Pizza Tower. We timed the trip to occur on a Tuesday, because the Tuesday special is "Timed Tuesday," which according to their website: "Medium 1-Item Pizzas are the Price of the Current time. For Example, 5:01 = $5.01; Starting at 4PM." We planned to arrive as early for dinner as we could, which was 4:45 p.m.--meaning that we were able to get their medium one-topping pizzas for $4.45. The normal price for their medium one-topping pizza is $10.84, so this worked out to quite a savings. I highly recommend visiting early on Tuesdays.

The first thing that we noticed on this hot August day was that the dining room was very cold. The air conditioning certainly worked well, and they had one of the ceiling fans running so it was actually a little windy at the table.

The Pizza Tower is a two story building with the main dining section built in an octagon shape like a tower, and set up so there are actually four levels of dining--each one a few steps above the previous one--surrounding the central kitchen area. The dining area is architecturally intriguing.

The tables are decorated with empty wine bottles with wicker around the base, and artificial flowers inside. It's a nice effect for a pizza place. The booths in the area where we are always seated have a dimmer switch on the wall to control the chandelier above the table.

At less than $5 per pizza, we ordered three--one for each of us. Mine had onion, one boy had black olive and the other had half black olive and half pineapple. The boys ordered Mello Yello ($2.09) that came with free refills. The pizzas arrived just over 10 minutes after they were ordered.

The pizzas had a light crust that curved upward near the edges. The tomato sauce had a good hint of sweetness; the cheese blended nicely. They cooked my pizza just right. I also appreciated that the top was not greasy or oily at all. I really enjoyed the pizza.

The staff was very friendly. We arrived before 5 p.m., so they weren't terribly busy, and we received just the right amount of service. Our server came around just often enough so that we felt taken care of.

The only thing I don't like about the Pizza Tower is their regular prices. For our 3 one-topping medium pizzas and 2 soft drinks, the total before tax came to $36.71. Fortunately because of their Timed Tuesday special, they wrote off $19.17 of that as a discount, meaning that it only came to $17.54 before tax. Adding taxes and tip, we walked out only spending $23.94. Definitely check out the specials on their website ahead of time or join their Pizza Tower Rewards club and receive regular e-mail specials.

While the pizza is above average, I don't recommend eating here at the regular price. There are plenty of other places with comparable pizza for a better value.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Lebanon, Ohio
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Won't be returning!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Haven't been to the Pizza Tower in many years. We used to go when our kids were younger and enjoyed it. My wife and I stopped in foe lunch today and it will be our last time. The iced teas were horrible and calzones below average and too cheesy. The whole place needs a thorough cleaning. The ceiling fans above the kitchen were filthy as was any other light or horizontal surface. Goodbye Pizza Hut.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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ingleside, il
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice pizza place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had salad and a pizza. The pizza was good, but different then we are used to. We live near Chicago and it seems you cannot get a chicago style pizza, our favorite, anywhere but in Northern IL. That said, it was a good pizza and the service was excellent and the prices reasoable.

Visited May 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“good family place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We have always loved the Pizza Tower for delicious pizza and a fun atmosphere. This time the pizza was really thin on cheese, and that was a disappointment. They have changed their salads too and it wasn't quite as good as usual, although it did have bacon on it. They offer Coke Zero which is a plus. Very nice host, and the server was friendly.
Just a little disappointed in the pizza this time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Sally B
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Bethel
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2 reviews
“great place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

great food good prices and best of all the delivery right to your hotel door at red roof inn.the food is mouth watering

Visited September 2012
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