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Poppa Rollo's Pizza

#26 of 315 Restaurants in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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703 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4848
+1 254-776-6776
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Poppa Rollo's has been a Waco pizza institution for 3+ decades. Nice old school pizza place with great pizza. We ordered "The Works" and salads. The salads were fresh, pizza was well cooked and had a large amount of toppings compared to most pizza places. The staff was polite and kept our glasses filled. There is a "secret door" that... More 

Thank Corbett P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Let's start with the food. Is this pizza going to change your life? No. Will you fondly remember it months afterward? No. Is it tasty and reasonably priced? Absolutely. Will it bring back nostalgic memories is you are a child of the 70s or 80s? Oh yeah! If you grew up eating at Godfather's Pizza or Minsky's, you will recognize... More 

Thank Brent D
Denton, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Hewitt location has better service than the Waco location on valley mills but pizza is great at either. Beer is very cold. Wings only available at the Hewitt Texas location

Thank 954clayt
Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to eat for my wife's Sunday school reunion....there was salad and bread then came the pizza... We did pepperoni, sausage pepperoni, supreme... We had water, tea and soft drinks... The owner comped the several hundreds of dollar meal because he remembered the class... So guess he wine me I've....

Thank MJM676
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

When possible, I like to explore local fare when traveling. We drove by Poppa Rollo's while visit Waco last week and were intrigued by the signs out front promising "Old Movies, Arcade, and Sports in HD." Just seeing the front with the old fire engine and VW love bug seat reminded me of places we grew up with in Dallas... More 

Thank KraemerInDallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We had garlic bread, nachos, sausage pizza and a gluten free Hawaiian for my youngest. Gluten free was best I've tried of that kind- my little one gobbled it up. Staff was very friendly and the arcade was cool. Family friendly place and I felt like the pricing was very fair

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great local establishment that serves fresh ingredients on homemade dough! If you are from Waco...this is where you eat pizza. Were so excited when the sons opened a Hewitt location. Much more convenient for us. Try the thick crust, Canadian bacon with pineapple...my husband would say get the Rollo special. All are yummy! The sandwiches are good as well, the... More 

1 Thank Rhonda J
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

One word = SCRUMPTIOUS. Ice cold, frosted mugs with every pitcher! Refreshing! Appetizer/Entree... Ordered the tasty Bean Nachos which included crunchy fresh tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, chili-con-carne, and jalapenos. Main dish selection from the Specialty Pizzas menu included "The Works" pizza. Best tasting pizza ever! Fresh Canadian bacon, sausage, hamburger, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green bell peppers, and green/black olives... Not... More 

Thank KatzenFL
Brownsville, Texas
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Waco and asked the hotel staff if there was a local pizza place and Poppa Rollo's was highly recommended. When we got there we had to go through a secret door in the back of an old phone booth to get to the bar area. We ordered wings and a medium pizza. Wings were huge and... More 

Thank Brian A
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Papa Rollo's is by far the very pizza and food anywhere. I have been going there for over 30 years and will continue to do so. It feel warm and very homey.

Thank Larry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4848
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-776-6776
We've been serving the best pizza in Waco since 1969! ... secret door, and enjoy your favorite sporting event in HD and drink some of the coldest beer in Waco!

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