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5311 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC | Directions 2770335.880705 -78.849392
VERY TASTY PIZZA -- far better than dominos, papa johns, etc. – In the way that bread is an important part of a sandwich, the crust of of a pizza is very important to me. I love the fresh, doughy, clean and natural taste of the crust from Randy's on Miami. Where I (and a lot of others) usually discard crusty part of the pizza with no sauce on it, I keep snacking on this crust and love it.
They've got enough selection that if you're interested in something besides pizza or ordering for a group that needs pizza plus something else, they've got subs, calzones, manicotti, etc. All are quite good, especially for the prices they charge.
The staff is straightforward especially during their very busy, high volume lunch, but come back a few times and they'll get to know your name, how you like your pizza and be able to make special accomodations outside of the peak lunch hours to get you what you want, just how you like it..
assembly line style/food is fine – I tried the place for lunch. The food was ok, no complaints. The place is too chaotic to have a sit down meal there. You get assembly line ordering (no questions allowed) and assembly line service. It's a volume operation. Very loud at lunch and you'll likely have trouble finding a seat.
HOLY COW THIS IS GOOD PIZZA – I am an Sicilian from Pittsburgh, and I HATE HATE HATE Pizza chain Pizza. I just moved closer to Durham and was upset that my only choices were Dominos and Papa Johns. Fed up with crappy pizza I started my search and as if the gods were smiling on me I found Randy's Pizza on Miami Blvd. From the very moment I put the first bite into my mouth I knew the Dominos and Papa Johns phone numbers could be ripped up. the sauce is simple, and tomato tasting, and not like the sugar induced crap at the chain stores. The crust is hand tossed and has the PERFECT texture and taste, and I can tell it was cooked in a real pizza oven.
Closest Pizza to NJ Yet – Great spot for lunch, but get there early. I have been here a number of times and find the pizza to be the closest thing I have found since leaving NJ. Generous slices. A must try is the stromboli - loaded with pepperoni and sausage - great sauce! The baked dishes are great too, especially the lasagne. Randy's goes out of their way to provide great service. Wonderful group of people behind the counter. I wish this place would be open on the weekends.
what a wast – Don't bother ordering delivery from Randy's unless you like aruging and want to wait 3 hrs for your food. When I called to check on a late order, I was first told that I was lying since my food was already delivered (The driver said he had asked me for photo ID and confirmed that my identity was correct.) Since I evidently must have forgotten this food arriving, I spoke to a manager. The manager claimed my order had been lost, asked for it again and said it would arrive ASAP (another hour wait). Then after looking at my debit card transactions online, I had been debited at about the time of my initial, first order. If you feel like listening to someone make up lie after lie, Randy's is for you. Otherwise, go with Cinelli's, Pop's, or Francesca's. Even Domino's has their act together better than Randy's.
Great for kids – The calzone is great, my favorite thing on the menu so far. The two pieces of cheese pizza were giant and filling, but not the best I have ever had. A great restaurant for picky people or children. If you are eating there for lunch make sure you get there early or late, because the place is packed!
Very good ! – I've eaten here 3 times now and and have had the pizza and spaghetti dinner. The rolls they serve with the dinner are great as they in a container with garlic butter melted at the bottom. This place is packed from almost 11:15 until after 1:00. Come early to get a table.
Best Pizza This side of The Mason Dixon – If you're looking for REAL NY style pizza there is no place that beats Randy's. Its hard to find good in the NY area. Believe me...I'm from Jersey...I know! I've tried a ton of places but I'm done looking around. The food is excellent at all of Randy's locations but you won't beat the service on S. Miami. Just ask for 'Brian'!
legit pizza – Not bad. Not bad at all. NY Style Pizza. Crust is decent although a little undercooked both times I've been there. Good mix of cheese and sauce. If your doing slices don't bother with choosing your own toppings. They pre-make the cheese, pep and maybe one other pie so if you don't fall into those choices, they just slap the toppings on a cheese slice and heat it up in the oven. Salads are pretty good as well.
We keep going back... – To those of you who may doubt NY style pizza here in RTP...you MUST try Randy's!!! It is by far, the closest thing to NY style pizza around! The pizza is delicious, as are the sandwiches and appetizers. And who can forget the employees!? They are friendly and enthusiastic and make the whole experience more enjoyable! Let's just say, it feels like home...and we HAVE to go there at least twice/week.
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