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80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
+1 616-451-1887
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Bloomfield Village, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My daughter and I had a great dinner here. She devoured the kids' pizza and I had the ravioli. Cool atmosphere in the 'basement', complete with checkered tablecloths and Frank Sinatra gracing the wall.

Thank Chantal W
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food was great. Nice location (handy to our hotel). Staff was friendly. Manacotti was a great choice for this vegetarian.

Thank Erin W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you're looking for a nice place to eat without killing your wallet, then Big O's Cafe is the place to go. You might not just wander in because of its basement location, but it is well worth your visit. Right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, it is an easy stop for lunch or dinner when you need... More 

Thank tdglover
Byron Center, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Make your way downstairs and open the door to a wonderful downtown Grand Rapids find. Great Italian cuisine with all the hallmarks of a European bistro. Red-checkered table cloths greet you and the intimate atmosphere makes this a fun dining experience. Close your eyes and pick any item on the menu. Enjoy!

Thank maxxson
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was in town for a wedding in November and made it a point to stop into Big O's for lunch. They have the best BBQ Chicken pizza in the city, hands down. A great beer selection as well. It's a little on the pricey side, but totally worth it.

Thank blamertroy
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ordered two pizzas for delivery. The BBQ chicken and the big O pizza. Both were very under cooked. I could not even eat my BBQ chicken pizza, the cheese and all the toppings feel right of the thin soggy crust. It was disgusting and we are both very mad we spent $40 on pizza we cannot... More 

Thank Taylor B
Greenville, Michigan
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered a pizza and had it delivered. Was very impressed. Great tasting pizza and prompt delivery service!

Thank Josh S
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had dinner here after a long day of walking around ArtPrize. All three of us ordered salads. We had the Caesar, mozzarella and tomato, and a Cobb/Chef with garlic (bread) knots. The salads and bread were excellent. We ordered a brownie sundae to split for dessert. Also, delicious. Nice family atmosphere. TVs abound. Small bar. Overall, small, busy place.... More 

Thank diannem689
South Bend, Indiana
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232 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fast, efficiency, friendly staff. Was crowded and noisy at lunch. Glad we went a bit early. Food came out quickly. Thin crust, personal pizzas were tasty. BBQ chicken wrap was acceptable, not great. I'd stick with the pizza next time. Easy walk from any downtown hotel.

Thank Ken L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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244 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had a business lunch at Big O' Café today and split a 16" pizza with two other people. I'd been in the mood for a more traditional pizza for a while so was thrilled that I was having lunch with two other like-minded people. The pizza was perfect and the service was excellent (Emily). A three-topping pizza and three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ottawa Ave NW, Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-451-1887

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