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Pizza Papalis

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(71 Reviews)

553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 961-8020

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Today: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
25
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (313) 961-0176

Fax: (313) 961-2204

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Greektown, Downtown Detroit
AKA

Pizzapapalis Taverna

Categories
Pizza, Italian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Greek Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Family Style, Take Out, Fast Food, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental, Pizza

Wi-Fi: No

Alcohol: Full Bar

Attire: Casual

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Jerry H.

01/01/2018

Overall

Delicious pizza get one to go with every New Year's Eve for the last 15 years. Yummy yum😍

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Stephanie C.

06/16/2017

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Best pizza ever just like home it is a little wait you just gotta do a pre-order call ahead it will be the best experience ever

BocaKayakerDave

06/30/2010

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The Best Pizza on Earth (seriously)

When I first went to Pizza Papalis, I looked at the menu and thought people had to be crazy to spend $15 on a small pizza. I actually left and refused to support a place that would charge that much for a pizza (I now know that a small pizza at Pizza Papalis actually feeds 2-3 adults).

One day I finally gave in and ordered this pizza, and it is the best pizza I have ever had in my life. I am VERY familiar with pizza. I have eaten at Genos East, Lou Malnatis, Giordanos, Unos, and all the great Chicago pizza places, and Pizza Papalis beats all of them hands down. All the ingredients are fresh, the tomato sauce is amazing, and the crust is flakey and golden brown, and the staff are very friendly.

I make it a purpose to visit Pizza Papalis several times when I come back to Michigan to visit, and it's so good that I actually thought about franchising one in Miami Beach (I live in Florida).

I strongly urge you to try this place. Be sure to get the deep dish pizza as it's the best you will ever have. I used to be engaged to girl from Chicago who told me I was crazy if I thought there was a better pizza than Lou Malnati's; but after she went to Pizza Papalis, she agreed it was the best. We are both pizza fanatics.

Also, the deep dish cookie with ice cream is also great. Have them heat up the cookie and give you some chocolate fudge/sauce to make it even better.

Josh20

02/11/2009

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It was amazing Dinner

I think this food was amazing. Even though the wait is 45 minutes long for your pizza it was well worth it. The crust is amazing the cheese is so melty and good. The toppings are fresh and are waitress was so nice. Even though the pizza is a little pricey it was all worth it.

abx901

12/16/2008

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Majority Wins!!

As a Detroit native, now living in Atlanta (much love to Nancy's Pizza- u guys tried), I can say that Pizza Papalis remains at the top of my list for deep dish pies. The pies are packed with fillings such that every bite is pure heaven. A good deep dish pie will cost you. Eating the BEST deep dish pie is priceless. Check it out. Would all of us write all of these reviews if it wasn't worth it??? Enjoy!!

MAP710

11/13/2008

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DEEP DEEP DEEP DISH!!!!

The Deep dish is excellent, each drop is worth every dime. I prefer seafood, but sometimes go for the deep dish with pepperoni, and extra Italian sausages. When ever its my turn to pick all my friends know where we are going. I never get tired of Pizza , that's why I would never get tired of Pizza Papalis. There is no reason to look else where for great pizza and service. A one stop shop!

kristengorman

05/15/2008

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Overall
Excellent Pizza

We ordered a pie with pepperoni and olives, and loved it. The olives were fresh and the sauce was wonderful. The light crust was amazing.

bigron313

12/01/2007

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Overall
LOVE IT

BEST PIZZA but a little expensive. I always get the deep dish with peperoni and extra cheese. Gotta love it

mzsuzuki

11/22/2007

Overall
Great Deep Dish

I love the deep dish pizza, seafood, vegetarian and spinach....mmmmmmmm....mmmmm...good...fast delivery as well.

lstyle22

11/22/2007

Overall
best pizza

this is the best stop for pizza! They have excellent chicago style deep dish. you can't go wrong. One piece fills you up

kee22

11/13/2006

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Love their pizza

Pizza Papalis is sooo good!! I agree with the post below, it is better than most Chicago deep dish. Although the wait time is long, it is definately worth it! Their chicken strips are very good and so are their salads.

geminimoon

07/21/2006

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The Perfect Popeye!

I've been endulging in the simply fabulous Chicago-style deep dish pizza at Pizza Papalis since I was a child. I'm 27 now. Their spinach deep dish pie (Popeye) is the most incredible food find in all of Greektown (which is saying alot because Greektown is chock full of incredible resturants). The flavors were meant to be. This pie just melts in your mouth. The crust is buttery, crispy, and flaky all at the same time and the sauce comes from the most ripe and soul satisfying imported tomatoes. They use only the finest ingrediants so I dont mind paying the extra money for the quality. Detroit is pizza king (Little Caesers, Dominos, Hungry Howies, Jets, Buddys, Shields, Nikki's) but Pizza Papalis takes the crown for deep dish! Look out Chicago, this joint is on to you!

masterp42

07/12/2006

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Overall
Average is the word

This place is average. The pizza is piled high and is pretty decent. The price and the wait are not worth the time. The people are rude. I would say this place is average, get a $5 pizza from one of those fast food places.

alpenasandi2

06/22/2006

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Absolute best pizza veggi, seafood and with meat. Long wait but worth it

I now live in Anchroage Alaska we have nothing even close to this wonderful Chicago style deep dish pizza. I travel extensively and have tried pizza accross the country. This pizza is the abosolute best I have ever had. A little spendy but well worth the money. Every time I am in the Detroit area I make sure to allow time for Pizza Papalis'. The veggi is my favorite with the seafood running a close second.

webspinner

06/22/2006

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Better off throwing your money away at the casino and going home hungry.

Wannna feel like you just wasted your evening? Eat here! I love Chicago style pizza, but this is such a poor example that I wont even put it in that category. Pay close attention to the other reviews that mention the gooey crust, and over saucing, Their right on the money.

a2t

03/16/2006

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Simply EXCELLENT

Ive eaten pizza 5 times a month for the last 20 years. You dont come by pizza this good too often. Great beer prices, phenomenal pies. For those worried about cost, rest assured. Its worth every penny. This is the real deal, almost makes me want to live in Detroit...almost.

axtionjackson

08/20/2005

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Something different in Greektown

If you want great pizza in Detroit and don't have time to get to Chicago, this is the place. Ambience not for romantics, groups are perfect. Found the pizza to be great but slightly over priced but not unacceptable. Parking is a little difficult but walking in Greektown is not a bad thing.

cdc2272

06/07/2005

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Good but Pricey

My fiance and I went to Pizza Papalis for the first time this past weekend. The food was good, but don't bother taking any home. Reheated it sucks. Also, I thought it was a bit expensive for two people. $20 for pizza for two is a lot. They don't serve individual sizes at Dinner....big mistake. I won't go back unless I am with a large group of people!

kamilah77

06/06/2005

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True Fan

I am originally from Detroit and when I visit home I ALWAYS go to Pizza Papalis. Every single pizza I've tried has been excellent. The ambiance in the Greektown location is great and I absolutely love the place. I highly recommend it as the place to visit when you go to Detroit then go down to Belle Isle. Can't wait to go this summer!