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Pagliai's Pizza

1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
+1 217-345-3400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“spaghetti” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (63 reviews)
“sausage” (10 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there on a Thursday night for the first time and got right in and seated. Took a few minutes for the waitress, Jennica, to get over to us but once she “checked us in” she really was good and responsive to our needs....More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s well known in Charleston Illinois that Pagliai’s is the best pizza around! And there’s spaghetti and garlic bread is also delicious. Friendly service, great carry out ... always special time when we get to go here!

Thank cheryl b
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Love this hometown jewel!! Excellent pizza, spaghetti, salad and cheese bread. We have been going here since we went to college at EIU. We love the pizza (Pagliai's Special), salads (the house dressing is excellent!), spaghetti, cheese bread and always the friendly, hometown feel.

Thank MamaB126
Reviewed 12 August 2017

They do pizza right. My favorites are the Pagliais Special which is a thin crust supreme, and the House Special that has double cheese and double sausage. They use quality toppings and have a nice sauce. You might as well get an order of cheese...More

Thank Uberdonk
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place has great pizza and service. They are usually very busy so make sure you take that in consideration when you go to eat there. They also have Pasta special on Wednesday.

Thank Stella O
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Love the house special, thick crust with double sausage and double cheese, when have one you will back for more

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Iconic pizza parlor by Charleston High School that has delighted local residents for years and a must when former residents come back to town. The Wednesday night spaghetti special has locals and college students standing in line outside to have a plate of home made...More

Thank 20ntheg0
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I worked at Pagliai's in college at EIU. Back then the pizza was great and it's still amazing 30+ years later. Real ingredients and made by hand. We went on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was very busy. The waitress was very helpful. If...More

1  Thank BluffDave
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding pizza. Best in town. Price is great and so are the sandwiches. Would recommend this place to everyone

Thank Bartman34
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for 2 spaghetti dinners, 2 salads and garlic bread which became 2 half gallons of spaghetti after being told no dinners only half gallons. Okay I said one half gallon, 2 salads and garlic bread. They gave 2 half gallons and no salads,...More

Thank ChucktownWoodchuck
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure about the glutten free items. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Lincoln Ave Ste C, Charleston, IL 61920-3029
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 217-345-3400
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