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“Best deep dish pizza outside Chicago”
Review of Papa Del's Pizza - CLOSED

Papa Del's Pizza
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I can't make a trip to Champaign without stopping by for some of their incredible pizza. The dough has a sweet taste that is great. Only negative about the place is the long waits especially on game days. I love the new take out store on the Southwest side of Champaign. They have frozen pizzas you can take home to enjoy in between trips to Champaign.

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Thank IlliniFan1990
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Their main campus restaurant is excellent, but I,m hooked on REAL Chicago pizza! Enough said. Their SoWest carryout needs help.

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Thank Justirishdj
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

The deep dish is pretty good for downstate, but the thin crust will blow your mind. It's expensive, but always worth it. It's not the best I ever had on either front, but it's the best in the east central Illinois region. For those looking for deep dish, they'll take care of you and then some. But the thin crust is unique in how loaded with cheese and toppings they have. It's an experience to at least try and bring a healthy appetite because even their thin crust is pretty filling. I love both, but I highly recommend pizza folks give both a try and make up their own minds. No matter what your preferences may be, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank viiowe996
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is some of the best deep dish in the area. We get it average 6 times per year. It's always good but we always order the same thing & it can really vary as to the amt of sauce & some of the ingredients. This applies to both locations. Expensive but it's always a treat.

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Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Thick Chicago-style pizza that rivals even what you'll find in the Windy City. My only complaint is that it takes forever to cook a regular-size pizza. That's why I love coming in to get slices during the lunch-hour; they're usually ready to go right away. I take that back - the other complaint is that there's not much of an atmosphere or ambience to the place. Then again, I go for the pizza and not the atmosphere. Still, it would be nice if they spruced up the place a little.

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Thank Chris C
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