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Old 05-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Best To Go Pizza

We are looking for the best carryout pizza place in Branson. The only pizza joint we have ate at was Pizza World for their buffet. I guess it was an off night, but the pizza choice was terrible. There were only 3 other couples in there, so I wouldn't say it was because they were busy. I've seen some adds in my coupon books for some pretty good looking Chicago style pizza. We are big pizza eaters, so any advice would be great. Carryout or delivery!

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Old 05-19-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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My personal choice for pizza is Pizza World, and you mentioned you did not enjoy it in the past.

I do not care for their pizza buffet at all, although many times have gone there with friends who enjoy it. They have an "appandonza" pizza, which is a combo of about 12/13 items and I think it is great. They load it down with the toppings so it is not a skimpy pizza. If you want to risk Pizza World again, you might give it a shot.

If you try it, please let me know what you think.......but be gentle.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Show Gal! The buffet we had just didn't seem fresh to us. I can't say for sure why our experience wasn't great because there are always circumstances we never see behind the scenes. We have friends of ours that ate there and loved it as well. And I have found that take out pizza is usually a lot better than what can be found on a buffet. If you say it's good, then we may just risk it again. It's not a FFF is it? J/K I know it's not. I'm just shocked he hasn't tried to hit the pizza market yet!
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Thanks Show Gal! The buffet we had just didn't seem fresh to us. I can't say for sure why our experience wasn't great because there are always circumstances we never see behind the scenes. We have friends of ours that ate there and loved it as well. And I have found that take out pizza is usually a lot better than what can be found on a buffet. If you say it's good, then we may just risk it again. It's not a FFF is it? J/K I know it's not. I'm just shocked he hasn't tried to hit the pizza market yet!


I hadn't thought about it until you mentioned it, but I am shocked also. Another way to get the "first-time" tourists money.

Am hoping you enjoy the pizza.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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Pizza by the Chef -- in Branson West ... always yummy
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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We've only had Luigi's Pizza when in Branson, but we ordered it one time and were so pleased with it that we've stuck with it and not tried anything else.
(Plus, Luigi's gives a discount if you have the Branson Guest Card. )
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:29 AM   #8
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Pizza World carry out is OK. I love pizza and I'd probably place them like this:

1. Pizza by the Chef in Branson West
2. Luigi's
3. Pizza World

If we're in Branson and want pizza, we'll go to Luigi's every time. However, we usually stay closer to Branson West, so it's Pizza by the Chef for us.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #9
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Below are the entries from the 2010 Branson's Premier Restaurant & Menu guide. Not sure if they're all still in play or not. When a site wasn't listed I found one online or I entered a review site. Sorry I can't say anything about any of them but maybe some folks here can.

Mr Gilberti S Place Chicago
1451 Acacia Club Rd
Hollister, MO 65672
(417) 334-9322
http://www.mistergilbertisplace.com


Rocky's Italian Restaurant
120 N Sycamore St
Branson, MO65616
(417) 335-4765
http://tinyurl.com/3tq8pvs


Florentina's Ristorante Italiano
2690 Green Mountain Drive
Branson, MO65616
(417) 337-9882
http://www.florentinasristoranteitaliano.com/


And to add to what was said above:


Luigi's Pizza Kitchen
1447-F State Hwy 248,
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 339-4544
http://www.luigispizzakitchen.com/


Then in Branson West:

Pizza By The Chef
18050 Unit B Bus Rte 13
Jct. of Hwy 13 & 76 in Claybough Plaza
Branson West, Missouri 65737
(417) 272-8287 or (417) 336-5232
http://www.pizzabythechefbransonwest.com/menu.html
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:00 PM   #10
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Luigi's is our favorite Pizza - we've got to try Pizza by the Chef!

I'm not familiar with Mr Gilberti

Rocky's is good pasta - can't recall seeing pizza on the menu? Great atmosphere, good food.

Florentinas - food is acceptable but not anything you can't prepare as well at home, not something my family writes home about - but the photo op guy made it a place we won't return to. (I had a $25 certificate, and none of my kids would use it after our first family experience of pushy photo guy disrupting our conversation/meal.)
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #11
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We're staying at Stonebridge this next trip, we may have to head over to Pizza by the Chef. Sounds like its getting a good recommendation here.
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Have done Luigi's and Mr. Gilberti's -- both were okay but neither inspired a return visit. Have been to Pizza by the Chef Branson West many times but haven't tried the Hollister location. Parmesan's between Branson West and Kimberling City has great pizza and calzones, too.

For the chains I would rank them in this order: Papa John's, Mazzios, Dominos, Pizza Hut.

Wish Branson had a Papa Murphy's.
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I'm sure it depends on what you look for in a pizza. I want thin, crisp crust. Dh wants it to be loaded with meat and cheese. ANY meats, ANY cheese........so long as there is lots of it. I like spinach, roasted garlic and roma tomato's with feta or provolone cheese....... or fresh mushrooms.

If you like mozarella cheese, and thick crust - Casey's Pizza is calling your name.
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I'm sure it depends on what you look for in a pizza. I want thin, crisp crust. Dh wants it to be loaded with meat and cheese. ANY meats, ANY cheese........so long as there is lots of it. I like spinach, roasted garlic and roma tomato's with feta or provolone cheese....... or fresh mushrooms.

If you like mozarella cheese, and thick crust - Casey's Pizza is calling your name.

I Love Spinich Pizza! We can get it at our local Mazzios.
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