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Coals Artisan Pizza

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$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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3730 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-2582
+1 502-742-8200
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Louisville, KY
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

A nice change of pace when you're in the mood for quality pizza. The staff is quick to greet and seat while allowing plenty of time to decide on your meal.

1 Thank Chris M
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The Pizza is absolutely delicious! I was nervous at first to stray from the typical pizza, but after tasting the "Waverly" pizza, it's all I ever want! Great food, reasonable price, friendly staff. Intimate setting, great for small groups or a couples night.

1 Thank heather547
Louisville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

This place has pizza's named for areas of Louisville, They are good, with thin crust. They are a little smaller than we expected.

1 Thank BGHP
Louisville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is in the heart of the St. Matthew's area. Has outdoor area in front where people bring their cocktails and gather until they retrieve a table. My server was nice, and helpful. Timing was great at each visit to our table to check on us. The pizza was fabulous !! If you enjoy thin crust, you will love it... More 

1 Thank citychic1
Madison, Alabama
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We understand it gets really busy in the evening but quiet on a Saturday for a late lunch. Great service from our waiter. Discussed various beers on tap on what we like and we were brought a couple of samples. We both got a Kentucky Bourdon Barrel Ale brewed by Alltech Brewing and Distilling Company in Lexington, KY. If you... More 

1 Thank JRoOntheRoad
Lusby, Maryland
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Friends who live in Louisville took us here during a recent business trip. We had a great meal and a fun visit. The pizza was excellent. Not run of the mill, but upscale artisan pizza. The cheesy flatbread was a hit with the kids. Beer and wine choices were very good too. The menu was much more than pizza -... More 

1 Thank Linda S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

So I admit, I am a bit of a pizza snob. Born and raised in NY, I have high standards for pizza. Louisville has some great pizza places but I can say with 100% certainty that Coals is the best in town! We love the atmosphere, the service, and the food. Our kids often request Coals on the weekends. They... More 

1 Thank Margaret V
Auburn, New York
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Visited Coals on a warm Sunday evening, small classy place in a nice part of Louisville. We chose Coals based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were very happy with our choice! Our server Hunter was attentive and so nice. We split a wedge salad and risotto balls, both were yummy! Our pizza also did not disappoint, thin crunchy crust with fresh... More 

1 Thank lgeisinger
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

we <3 <3 <3 the waverly pizza it's the flavorful blend of "Prosciutto, fig jam, Asiago, mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese, balsamic reduction and shaved Parmesan" a-mazing i think the toppings speak for themselves run, don't walk the crust is thin & light & perfect, it's $14.50 for the pizza that 2 people can easily eat & be satisfied.

1 Thank hungry_indy_guy
Jasper, Indiana
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Just love Coal's and my visit this most recent Monday evening was no disappointment. Started with the Arancini (Risotto balls stuffed w/ mozzarella and bacon, topped with basil and Parmesan cheese and served w/ a side of marinara)...crunchy, cheesy goodness. Clam chowder was their soup of the day and it was chock full of clam, delicious flavor. Now...that Waverly pizza...my... More 

1 Thank indigo100966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3730 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-2582
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-742-8200
Established in April 2011Coals Artisan Pizza is located in the promenade of the historic Vogue Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the first coal-fire pizza in the state of Kentucky. Special attention is paid to the dough which is hand kneaded and refrigerated for 3 days allowing for maximum flavor development in the crust. Whenever possible Ingredients are sourced locally. The pizzas can be described as American Neapolitan. Thin crust with a puffy cornicione using American ingredients.

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