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3342 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.516371 -122.630014
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Sunnyside
One time I ordered a pizza from this place and ended up with a creep on a bicycle stalking me. Some weird overweight short dude with chops and beady little eyes kept coming over spying on me after I ordered pizza from here. Seriously this probably is why the place is shut down now. Heads up!
THIS HIPPIE PIZZA JOINT S U C K S ! – Ha ha ha... this place is a joke. I have been here twice. Both times the pizza looked like it had been sitting there for at least 12 hours. No joke. All dried up and gnarley... not appetizing at all. The first time, I just ordered a beer and drank at one of the tables. The second time... I turned around and walked out as this older hippie dude was asking after me "Is there anything i can get for you?" Yeah... how bout some pizza that doesn't look like it's three days old? Seriously... avoid this place at all costs. Unless of course, you like eating sandpaper and cardboard with a hint of pepperoni.
dead head pizza – this joint is right next to my house. go here at least once a week! good food, decorations, and music. live music some nights. pizza doesnt get reheated tho so not too tasty when the business is slow.
Pizza is not very good – No, I am not a pizza expert, but I know what I like. The other negative reviews are spot-on. The service was O.K., but the pizza was not! I ordered a large with half cheese and the other half mushrooms and onions. It arrived in 9 minutes. Quick, perhaps too quick. The crust was not good, the bottom was both crunchy and chewy at the same time, not sure how they did this. It was not possible to eat it without utensils. I would call it a mess. Papa Murphys is better and half the price. We left around 6 o'clock, just as the place was filling up. I can't figure why this place is popular. I have had good pizza in Portland. This was the worst.
Not Good – I live in the neighborhood and have tried to support this restaurant, but it is just not good pizza. The owner has always been a nice guy, and it seems like the pizza was better a few years ago. But the slices are bad and often seem like they have been sitting there for a long, long time. The crust is dry, as are the toppings. Whole pizzas are a little better, but not much. The salad is terrible - anyone can open a bag of greens and dump them on a plate, which is what their salads are. It's great to live in a neighborhood where you can walk to so many restaurants, and I would love to have the only pizza place be even mediocre, but IBP isn't even close to that good. I wish the owner would read the reviews and find a way to improve the quality of the food, because it's close to home and a great space.
Made us sick, staff showed no concern! – My wife stopped in and picked up a 'diana ross' vegan pizza with no cheese and it made us both ill. there was deffinately something wrong with the olives, they had a mettalic taste, but since we were both starving and paid $25 for a damn pizza thats basically bread, sauce,onion, olive , pepper and pinapple, apparently mostly from a can. i was ill all night after eating 2 slices and my wife threw up hers.
i called the next day to ask what they would do about it, and the clerk said they had no other reports, so my complaint wasnt valid. (she had said he was rude to her when she picked up the pizza) and he remebered her when i talked to him from the night before. since she has dreadlocks, we OBVIOUSLY must be pulling a scam. i even offered to bring the uneaten half back so they could try it.
i will not be dining there again.
DINER BEWARE> if this many bad reviews doesnt warn you off, nothing will..
One of the best parlors in town, if not the best. – Quite frankly, All these bad reviews on "It's a Beautiful Pizza" is a cold injustice to a great parlor, but meanwhile people on this website are giving five stars to some over rated dive like "Hot Lips".
Here's the truth about about IABP: Excellent tasting pizza that's *LOADED* with toppings, eventually you'll have to use a fork. The staff was very friendly, the interior is cool and creative, the local violinist crowd come to practice, and they sound wonderful. The belly dancers give a great performance on Wednesday nights, and it's the perfect way to end a pizza dinner (though I wish the minimum age for all performers was 18+).
I'm still in shock to see so many people badmouthing IABP. But don't take my word for it, go there yourself and see how wrong these nay-sayers are.
Interesting restaurant with shockingly rude employees – I went to 'It's a Beautiful Pizza' for the first time last night. I went to meet friends to watch the live music + belly dancers that they have on Wednesday nights.
When I came in, I spotted my friends at a table and headed over there. About 10 minutes later a woman came over demanding a cover charge. I don't think I can adequately communicate how INCREDIBLY RUDE this woman was, but I'll give it my best shot.
Rude Woman: "There's a cover. You didn't pay the cover. It's five dollars."
Me: "Oh, I didn't realize there was a cover, sorry about that"
Rude Woman: "FIVE DOLLARS. There's a SIGN by the ENTRANCE", (hands on hips, glaring at me sideways and scowling as if I had deliberately snuck in)
Me: "I was just APOLOGIZING. I hadn't seen the sign"
Rude Woman: "Well it's FIVE DOLLARS" (still scowling)
At this point I'm also glaring back and hand her the money. Then, I go up to the counter to order some pizza with my friend....
The guy behind the counter (who I can smell from several feet away, by the way), explains to my friend that they can't make custom slices of pizza that night, but he can put cold toppings on a cheese pizza slice for her. Unfortuantely for her, the live music had started again and she couldn't hear completely hear what he was saying.
My Friend: "Ok, I'll take a slice with artichoke, onions..."
Stinky Guy behind counter: "You want COLD onions?" (he interrupts)
My Friend: "Oh, the toppings are cold?"
Stinky Guy behind counter: (scowling) "I just SAID the toppings are COLD. Work with me here!"
He saw my friend and I exchange looks, and made some excuse about why he was rude.
Manager at "It's a Beautiful Pizza", there is no excusing this kind of behavior in the restaurant business. I won't be back.
It's a beautiful pizza – Interesting?!? after a bad review there is a good review, could have only been written by the owner. Horrible pizza, cold and dried out, crust like cardboard......customer service WORSE rude, crude, down right nasty and offensive. will NEVER RETURN!!! One star is too good for this place!!! Appalling!!!Unpleasant experience will share this with many, it's time to close the doors.
Yummy Yummy Yummy! – Ok either I must be crazy or the last 5 reviewers are, I'm gonna go with the latter. ;) I love this place! From the wide open space to the delicious pizza to the beer on tap. I seriously consider myself a pizza connoisseur and there's something right on about the sauce at this place. The crust was perfectly done with a slight sweet crunch and the cheese was melted just right. I like the fact that they have slices for a good price, $2.50 for a cheese or pepperoni. The pepperoni was a little greasy... but isn't that what pepperoni is about? I come from a midwest sense of how a pizza should taste... think Chicago deep dish and gourmet sauces, so if you're into that then you'll love the pizza here. And really, does it get any better than bellydancing, beer and pizza? I think not. It's a beautiful life!
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