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Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown

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225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
+1 573-449-2454
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We've been going to the big S for 30 years and yeah they have temporarily moved...that's a hassle i itself as that did not seem to think they flow...but then pizza a Was NOT up to par this time....too much sauce. Skimpy toppings and cheese. We will hold off for a while!

Thank Steve R
Louisiana, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Delicious! Shakespeare 's Pizza has two restaurants in Columbia. We ate at the one in the downtown district. Brick oven pizza is my favorite. Inviting staff and unforgettable pizza. Shakespeare's also helps high schools with fundraisers.

Thank Angela S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Shakespeare's is a character place catering to the college crowd. But so many locals were once university students who have stuck around that it's now a community favorite as well as a college favorite. The decor is quirky (think motorcycle hung on the wall) and the cooks throw dough balls over the barrier for kids. But the pizza is just... More 

Thank Kathleen M. B
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The best pizza in Columbia. A must try - great atmosphere :) My daughter loves getting the balls of dough they toss out for kids to play with...it's the little things that count.

Thank demianjcook
Columbia, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

When I first moved to the area, everyone told me I had to have Shakespeare's pizza. I am apparently one of the few that don't care for it. The pizza isn't bad, I just don't think it is anything special. The sauce is more of a spaghetti sauce than a pizza sauce. Other than that, just regular pizza.

Thank Doug F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

went there for a middle of a Saturday afternoon lunch, my wife and I each has a salad and ordered a pizza. the salads were fresh and the pizza was very good. we will go back

Thank Harry D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

3 locations in Columbia and have their pizzas available in grocery stores. A small Masterpiece is more than plenty for 2 people! The salad was just ordinary.

Thank Anne M
Rainier, Oregon
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809 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Apparently, the previous venue for this pizza parlor is under renovation, so they are occupying the site of a previous Mexican restaurant. We ordered a Metro to go, and were happy to leave the premises. The pizza was good.

Thank Kalamariverrat
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Great pizza! We were told we had to try this place while passing through columbia and I was not dissapointed!

Thank SavanahJune
Kansas City, MO
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to go after our girls swim meet at MU. It was really busy Friday night so we couldn't go for dinner, went for lunch on Saturday afternoon, was almost as busy. Popular place, now I see why. And the girls loved the dough throw!

Thank jccjrkc

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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
Italian, Pizza
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?