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Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown

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225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
+1 573-449-2454
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great atmosphere for family and friends. The food is great and in a lovely range of options, including vegan. The staff is incredibly nice and well prepared. I highly recommend Shakespeare's for any day of the week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice local pizza joint. I had the 8 inch all meats pizza. I was very hungry at the time and this was more than enough to satisfy my hunger. The pizza was great and the service was also top notch.

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Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy pizza place across the street from the North end of the MU campus that is fun. We had the Masterpiece which had tons of toppings. It was not a cheesy as some pizzas, but very tasty and filling. I would absolutely eat here again. Big restaurant with lots of TVs set to various sporting events. Great environment and food.

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Thank McJayhawk
Kurt M, General Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! We're thrilled that you will be back. More 

Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza is pretty good, but not the best I've had. The staff is friendly and has a fun atmosphere.

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Park Hills, Missouri
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza, very flavorful and filling! Nice laid back restaurant, great to meet up with family or friends!

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Kurt M, Director of Sales at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

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Seattle, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality of the pizza was good, we order vegetarian pizza to go , service and management was perfect. Very busy.

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Kurt M, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get it, if you attended Mizzou then Shakespeare's is famous, it's tradition, it's a "rite of passage"... it's just average pizza folks. Sorry, the pizza is not bad, it's just not awesome. Shakespeare's ratings on any review site are overly inflated by college students' nostalgia with the place, not the food. That said, I give it high marks for... More 

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Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a couple and ordered a large "The Masterpiece" pizza. It was awesome. Great size (we took home more than 1/4 of the pizza we couldn't eat) and great flavor. If I go again, I'll order a more simple pizza because this one had a lot of ingredients that were good buy may be too much. Inside, the place... More 

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Kurt M, Owner at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, and writing such a nice review. Hope to see you back soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shalespeare's was a fixture for over 40 years at its original location serving very good pizza at decent prices. In fact, if you went to Mizzou or lived in Columbia, Shakespeare's was a virtual fixture. In the past few years, they closed, remodeled & reopened the original restaurant and have opened 2 additional restaurants. As with many successful restaurants who... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza is great. Great college atmosphere. Good beer selection. The renovation was well done staying pretty true to the old restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-2454

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