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Coal Fire Pizza

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5725 Richards Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043-7195
+1 410-480-2625
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We love coming here for happy hour. You have to get there early, especially on a Friday. The bar area is very small, but if you can get a seat it is a great value. The pizzas are 1/2 price then. The pizza is made in a coal oven and has that smokey flavor. I see kids eating there, but... More 

Thank mbagley
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Coal Fire Consistently serves great fresh pizza by a team of attentive servers. The restaurant is consistently clean, with reasonable prices. Highly recommend their caprese, Cajun sandwich, brisket sandwich and classic pizza. Wings are oddly good here too.

Thank Chris L
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

To my opinion, the best pizza you can find around Columbia / Ellicott City ! And the kids love watching the pizzaiolo toss the dough and prepare your pizza. A delicious thin crust with the toppings of your choice. I always go for typical italian toppings : proscuitto, mushrooms and black olives is a hit Regina ! Anchovies and capers... More 

Thank Christophe G
Greenbelt, Maryland
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I had the cheddar steak and cheese with fries. They were delicious. The bread tasted really fresh and the steak was top round and amazing... not what you typically find on a steak and cheese. The service was quick and everyone was really nice.

Thank Artsygirl9
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Tina the bartender makes a good drink. Family priced wine by bottle or glass. Delicious Pizza. Many offerings of pizza. Our favorite was the Margarita. Entree orders could be a little more demonstrative ; adequate portion ; but nothing exciting. Kid Friendly

Thank urejected
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

My husband and I became fans of coal fire pizza during a trip to Florida, so we were excited that Coal Fire Pizza was close to our residence. We had no wait time for a table. Service was very good - the staff seem to work very well together. We were a bit disappointed with the pizza. The regular sauce... More 

Thank yogagirl143
Richmond, Virginia
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300 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I've been here about four times over the past year and the pizza has always been great, with multiple sauces to choose from that are always delicious. The wings are normally really good but they were a little dry and plain this last visit. The salads are good and the one with bacon and shrimp we had last time was... More 

Thank David S
Columbia, Maryland
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The food is always good here and there is a great selection of beer. Try the grilled Caesar salad because it is delicious!

Thank Connie M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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204 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

I'd been hoping to try the pizza at this place but, today I only wanted a sub to go. Coalby's are what they call a sub and I wanted a steak and cheese. I asked if I could get the "Cheddar Cheese Steak" $8.95 wo/ mushrooms and peppers. Guess I should have just gotten the "Ribeye" $11.95. I would have... More 

Thank smokeater55
Columbia, MD
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We had dinner at Coal Fire on 5/3 in the evening. We should have left when I saw how dirty the floor was in the entrance, it appeared as if no one had cleaned it in days. Our meal was not bad, the pizza crust was wonderful and service was pretty good. I couldn't get over how dirty everything was,... More 

Thank Andi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
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: 5725 Richards Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043-7195
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-480-2625

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