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553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI | Directions 4822642.335381 -83.041675
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 1am
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.
Pizza Papalis' three-inch-high pizzas are worth the wait, and can only be eaten with a knife and fork. – In Short
Elbow-to-elbow pizza fans crowd the place waiting for their pies. Expect a 35- to 40-minute wait while a deep-dish bakes. If time is of the essence ask for a flat pizza. Crusts are softer than most and more like pie crust, made with flour shipped in from New York. Because the pies are so thick, the dominant motif is cheese, with sauce taking a backseat. A few hearty pastas are also on the menu.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Best Darn Pizza and Italian Cuisine in the World – I am a traveler by trade. There is not a place that I have been that has pizza that taste this good. The crust is just right... just fluffy enough, just crisp enough, and it doesn't matter what you get on this pizza, it taste great. I even got anchovies on a pizza from this place just to taste them for the first time and see if I could make the pizza taste bad. It was great. I wish that they would open in the area in which I currently live because I miss them.
Better than Chicago? – Who are you kidding? Anybody that says their pies are better than Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, Gino's East, or any other authentic Chicago deep dish pizzas is just pulling your gullible legs. At best, they are just good for being a deep dish made in Motown (since when is this city the inventor of pizzas?!!). The pie has way too much cheese where you can barely taste the other toppings, the plum tomato sauce tastes like a higher quality ketchup, and overall just too pricey.
Mighty good considering not in Chicago – Boyfriend and I ate along Greek Town and this was 1 spot we both agreed we had to try. We're from Chicago, so we know Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizzas. The atmosphere was live & kickin'. It is kid-friendly, and consists of two floors. Alot of people and buzzin', but the tables weren't overcrowded next to each other like other places. The wait is a reasonable 35-45 min. for deep dish. Now the pizza looks great and tastes great. Sauce is good and very cheesy. But I found the crust a little too dry and thick for my taste.
The BEST PIZZA – Growing up in Detroit, I knew Pizza Papalis was the best pizza. It wasn't until I moved to Dallas, TX that I realized I was right all along. Nothing compares to Pizza Papalis! Now, I have my Mom bring me a pizza when she comes to visit from Detroit, and it's the first place I visit when I go to Detroit to visit. To try their pizza is to LOVE it!!! I miss it so much!!
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