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3342 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.516371 -122.630014
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Sunnyside
OMG--this place is so mis-named! – I know that pizza is a lot like sex--there's no such thing as bad. Well, anyone who's ever said that hasn't been to this place on Belmont Street. It's a nice enough place, they've got a couple of good beers on tap, but the pizza isn't edible at all. Sauce--tastes like it came out of a can. Cheese--way too thick and burnt. Crust--holy cow, you think that even Forrest Gump could have gotten 1 out of 3 right. Not this place. The crust is only a few notches above the cardboard at the bottom of a Tombstone frozen pizza from the grocery store. I take my pizza seriously. At this joint, unfortunately, no one is taking the pizza seriously.
it will make a tu*d – That s what my dad would say... When you need to fill up cause you have to and it s too much trouble to heat up the hot pockets, you end up at the beautiful pizza.
I never left satisfied, never felt bad about not leaving tips, and would never recommend this place to anyone. Belmont street is about to become a very, VERY nice area; Owner of the beautiful pizza, if you read this would you please leave this prime retail space for someone talented?
Garbage, poor service – I went in there on Friday (8-24) and was starving, so I ordered a plain slice with a chicken. I waited between 15-20 minutes, had 2 drinks waiting. Finally when I got the pizza, the tie-dyed wearing hippie didn?t want to give me a box- even though I told him I was riding my bike. I did finally get a box?no tip was left.
Then when I got home, I was faced with this thing. Oh yeah, it wasn?t even topped with Chicken. The passed off Turkey instead.
Would I recommend this place?not even if it were free; blah.
Very relaxed environment! – I went in on a Sunday Night, and unfortunately wasn't able to see any entertainment, but I did like the fact that the place is huge on the inside, and the people working were very friendly. As for the food, I wouldv'e paid extra considering how satisfied I was. The "deluxe breadstick" was soft and warm and combined with the fact it was covered with minced garlic made it well worth the ONE DOLLAR I spent. The $2.50 slice of pepperoni pizza filled me up and was cooked very well. The pepperoni was crispy just to perfection, and for someone who doesn't usually include cheese, I thought the cheese was melted just right. This is a great place to go if you're catching a movie at the Avalon or just cruising in the Belmont area. If you haven't tried "It's a Beautiful Pizza" already, it is a must try!!!
Pizza and Belly danceing? Oh My! – Wow, really nice people, good pizza, and belly danceing! Great first experiance. Bring a few singles to tip the dancers.
Nice Place, Bad Pizza – This place has a lot going for it... great Belmont location, big windows, big space, nicely decorated. But the pizza is pretty bad. The crust tastes like cardboard, the cheese and sauce taste funny, and it looks like it was cooked in a microwave. To be fair, I haven't tried the made-to-order pizzas, I've just had the pizza by the slice. But it's probably the worst pizza in Portland. Eventually someone will tell them that they should do something about their awful pizza, and then this place will really take off since it has a lot of potential.
Pizza for hippies and hipsters alike. – In Short
Sixties concert posters, wall murals with huge peace signs and tile mosaic installations make this large space a haven for SE dwellers of all varieties that are seeking a mellow vibe. Slices are good when hot from the oven, so order accordingly. Best to order a whole pie, made fresh with any of the many toppings, ranging from feta cheese and artichoke hearts to old standards like sausage and pepperoni. Calzones are a hearty option.
Soggy, burnt and dry pizza???? – The pizza was so, so bad. Don't waste your money go somewhere else. The crust was burnt, there was no sauce, and it was covered in a gray watery liquid that made the thin dry crust soggy. Waited too long to get what we ended up with. The bread stick we ordered for a dollar was good, but the sauce that came with it was stone cold instead of warm. Not a good combo
No longer my favorite – This place used to have great food, great service, great atmosphere, and was close to home.
After being customers for over three years, this place has gone downhill. The pizza lately has been greasy, uninspired, and skimpy on the crust.
Most people get slices, since a whole pizza is fairly expensive. Day after day, the only options are: pepperoni, cheese, or combo. How about some variety? For a place that has SO much in the way of toppings and even soy cheese, I think people would be willing to pay for something good.
The beer and soda are good, and the atmosphere is "authentic hippie". Wednesday nights you can go see the freaky belly dancers, and a lot of nights they have live music. It's also a good place to camp out and study, or just hang out.
Check it out. If you aren't there for the pizza, it's fine.
Very special pizza! – It's a Beautiful Pizza has pizza I would best describe as "gormet." The ingredients are high quality and there is a lot of care that goes into the preparation. They have some unique pizzas off their menu (all named after musicians) and also you can create your own by choosing toppings. A great feature is that they don't just have the standard pizza topping choices, but more interesting ones like pine nuts and artichoke hearts. Also they have vegan cheese (or no cheese) per your request!
IABP is not inexpensive, but I woudn't consider it terribly overpriced considering the massive portion size and great taste. Sometimes their wait time can be a long, so I would suggest you inquire before you place your order.
This place is pretty large inside, but check out the patio out back-- very laid back scene more like a backyard picnic!
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