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Monical's Pizza

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2720 Philo Rd, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-8026
+1 217-367-5781
11:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Danville, Georgia
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a college student in late 70s I fell in love with Monica's Pizza. Same great taste since 1959. In the 70s Monica's was a storefront operation. Wonderful new stores with authentic Italian decor and great food..think crust is incredible. Try it soon..stores in Illinois, Indiana and Mo.

Thank David M
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped here to eat- had been on the road most of the day. We really like thin crust pizza and this one was great. We had Pineapple, Ham and Bacon pizza and it was great. Server was really nice and helpful. We had seen other Monical's Pizza places while in Michigan-- wish we would of stopped sooner

Thank traumaERrn
Urbana, Illinois
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you're looking for pizza in Urbana, this is the place to go. Sure, it's a chain restaurant, but the food is good and the service is friendly. I especially like the thin crust option. The Family Pleaser comes with salad and a pitcher of soda...good choice.

Thank Cello12345
Urbana, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Dine in or take out always Hot and fresh.Great for Monday night football,just phone or email your order in and have it brought to your door.

Thank Gary S
Thonotosassa, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

In all major city's, there is always one big, or several big names in pizza. In the middle Illinois area there is Monica'ls. The first place was in Tolono, Illinois and has been around for almost 60 years. The place in Urbana is the same quality, taste, service and pleasure to go to that has been a tradition for all... More 

Thank FloridaGreenFlash
Mason City, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

We travel to the area several times a year and we ALWAYS stop for a Monicals pizza! I wish they would come to Iowa!

Thank Shawna K
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111 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped here with colleagues for a quick lunch. The spaghetti with marinara was tasty, but the salad was dreadful, just iceberg lettuce smothered in shredded cheese with a few bits of tomato. Others had thin and pan pizzas, which they thought were fairly good. Service was slow, even though the restaurant was nearly empty.

Thank chem_dr
Urbana, IL
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

It seems as though the service gets slower and slower every time we eat here. If it were up to me, I'd never return, however, every now and then my hubby wants some pizza. We were seated quickly, however, it took FOREVER for our waitress to show up. I told my hubby that I wanted to leave and eat elsewhere... More 

Thank momcat63
Montrose, Colorado
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We always go to Monicals when we are back in C-U. We can't find pizza like that since we have moved to Colorado. We love the salad dressing also-we even buy it to take back with us. Our daughters worked for Monicals when they were in high school and would come home and take off their shoes at the back... More 

Thank fivestar5
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I was there on a Saturday afternoon and was not impressed with either the staff who spent too much time chatting with each other. I also thought that the stuffed pizza was short on cheese and one of the things that I noted on the menu was that patrons could not order extra cheese on this item. Stick to thin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Philo Rd, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802-8026
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-367-5781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?