Madame K's Pizza Bistro

★★★★★
  • 5327 Ballard Ave NW

    Seattle, WA 98107

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  • 206-783-9710

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Loved the burlesque theme of the place and the food was awesome. My fiance and I had a great time here and would go back again!

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★★★★★

Loved the burlesque theme of the place and the food was awesome. My fiance and I had a great time here and would go back again!

Pros: good menu, fun environment

Cons: parking

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Madame K's has been in the Ballard hood almost 10 years now and it is still one of my favorite places for pizza and a fun time. Tasty pizza, salads with homemade dressing, good cheap wine and fun sassy service. Her new place in Carnation

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★★★★★

Madame K's has been in the Ballard hood almost 10 years now and it is still one of my favorite places for pizza and a fun time. Tasty pizza, salads with homemade dressing, good cheap wine and fun sassy service. Her new place in Carnation

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Very sad to rate this one poorly, but Madame K herself is insane and deserves to be outed accordingly. Took a party of twelve to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday last week. The waitress spilled vinaigrette all over me, ruining a sweater

3
★★★★★

Very sad to rate this one poorly, but Madame K herself is insane and deserves to be outed accordingly. Took a party of twelve to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday last week. The waitress spilled vinaigrette all over me, ruining a sweater

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great food, even with my ulcer...and the deck...oy vey...what a relaxing experience. go to madam k's and stop complaining...they're busy!\r
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one final note. i still wonder why the tumble twins didn't help paint. i can't let it

3
★★★★★

great food, even with my ulcer...and the deck...oy vey...what a relaxing experience. go to madam k's and stop complaining...they're busy!\r
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one final note. i still wonder why the tumble twins didn't help paint. i can't let it

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Nice atmosphere, good service but the pizza is just OK. I had the deep dish, it was decent, if i hadnt had feta on it, it would have sucked.

3
★★★★★

Nice atmosphere, good service but the pizza is just OK. I had the deep dish, it was decent, if i hadnt had feta on it, it would have sucked.

Pros: Cool place to hang out

Cons: Pizza not that great

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I have been to Madame K's Many times in the past and had great food. Last Saturday at the Art Walk we took out of town guests there. We waited the normal 30 minutes or so. Service was slow, our drinks arrived finally . We ordered the

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★★★★★

I have been to Madame K's Many times in the past and had great food. Last Saturday at the Art Walk we took out of town guests there. We waited the normal 30 minutes or so. Service was slow, our drinks arrived finally . We ordered the

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I just don't understand the attitude of some people reviewing Madame K's, and that's the whole problem. We're speaking two completely different languages. \r
If you want Olive Garden, then go there, you can HAVE it!! You say you think

3
★★★★★

I just don't understand the attitude of some people reviewing Madame K's, and that's the whole problem. We're speaking two completely different languages. \r
If you want Olive Garden, then go there, you can HAVE it!! You say you think

Pros: Atmosphere, Sangria, Food

Cons: People who can't appreciate Madame K's!

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Madame K's serves up some good pizza. The names of the pizzas are playful just like the whole experience. My favorite is the bad boy. The servers are dressed in lingerie which goes along with the boardello theme. The service is a

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Madame K's serves up some good pizza. The names of the pizzas are playful just like the whole experience. My favorite is the bad boy. The servers are dressed in lingerie which goes along with the boardello theme. The service is a

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We met up with another couple on a Friday night around 7:00. No problem getting a table at all. We were all geared up for the rude wait-staff and mediocore food (because we'd read the comments)....but actually it was really good. And

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★★★★★

We met up with another couple on a Friday night around 7:00. No problem getting a table at all. We were all geared up for the rude wait-staff and mediocore food (because we'd read the comments)....but actually it was really good. And

Pros: Unique

Cons: Parking sucks...but it is Ballard afterall!

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I've enjoyed the tomato-based pizzas in the past, but this past time we tried the artie parmie. Beware, the menu doesn't describe it accurately--if it had mentioned mayonnaise, I never would have ordered it. Its a standard

3
★★★★★

I've enjoyed the tomato-based pizzas in the past, but this past time we tried the artie parmie. Beware, the menu doesn't describe it accurately--if it had mentioned mayonnaise, I never would have ordered it. Its a standard

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I love the gals that WORK Madame K's - yes, they work it! All of them have been really sweet with a side of sass that makes us laugh and enjoy our meal more. There is no shame in the Madame's game. Though, even at home the food is INSANE.

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★★★★★

I love the gals that WORK Madame K's - yes, they work it! All of them have been really sweet with a side of sass that makes us laugh and enjoy our meal more. There is no shame in the Madame's game. Though, even at home the food is INSANE.

Pros: Sassy Staff - great food - wearable decorations

Cons: you have to give the clothes back - not a real brothel

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We have been to Madame K's a few times before. This visit in December was to celebrate my sister & housemates birthdays. We had so much fun!!! The food was great but most importantly our service was one of the best we have ever

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★★★★★

We have been to Madame K's a few times before. This visit in December was to celebrate my sister & housemates birthdays. We had so much fun!!! The food was great but most importantly our service was one of the best we have ever

Pros: Service, pizza, salad, apps

Cons: Parking

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On October 3rd, 2001 my husband and I had our first date. He told me he wanted to take me to Ballard to a place called Madame K's. Unfortunately, that night, Madame K's was closed, so we ate at a place up the street. It was our first

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On October 3rd, 2001 my husband and I had our first date. He told me he wanted to take me to Ballard to a place called Madame K's. Unfortunately, that night, Madame K's was closed, so we ate at a place up the street. It was our first

Pros: ambience, service, food, music, decor, need I say more?

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First of all, I love, love, love the cheeseburger pizza at Madame K's. It keeps me coming back even though every time I've been the waitstaff is less than attentive, and boarding on rude. I think its because they are trying to project an

3
★★★★★

First of all, I love, love, love the cheeseburger pizza at Madame K's. It keeps me coming back even though every time I've been the waitstaff is less than attentive, and boarding on rude. I think its because they are trying to project an

Pros: Yummy food

Cons: Dismissive waitstaff

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I'm not sure if Citysearch will put this up, but I hope so. I am the owner of Madame K's and I am very proud of my staff, amazing customers and my own good fortune. I think Citysearch is great, but I also feel like it's a place where

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★★★★★

I'm not sure if Citysearch will put this up, but I hope so. I am the owner of Madame K's and I am very proud of my staff, amazing customers and my own good fortune. I think Citysearch is great, but I also feel like it's a place where

Pros: most unique and real restaurant in Seattle

Cons: sassy madame

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We used to live in Ballard and would go to Madame K's frequently for the (at the time) awesome pizza and charming service, but sadly it appears that things have changed quite a bit. During a visit last weekend we were treated to rude,

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★★★★★

We used to live in Ballard and would go to Madame K's frequently for the (at the time) awesome pizza and charming service, but sadly it appears that things have changed quite a bit. During a visit last weekend we were treated to rude,

Pros: nice menu, good portions

Cons: rude service, hair in food, long wait

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My husband and I have been regulars at Madame K's for several years now. The place has great atmosphere. I love the old jazz music, the burgundy-colored walls decorated in pretty nighties and corsets, and the waitresses are always fun,

3
★★★★★

My husband and I have been regulars at Madame K's for several years now. The place has great atmosphere. I love the old jazz music, the burgundy-colored walls decorated in pretty nighties and corsets, and the waitresses are always fun,

Pros: there is a great outdoor deck

Cons: busy on weekends, weekdays are less crowded

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The gals are dressed in lingerie, but only like 3/4 of the way. Done properly, the place could be really, really classy and rad and respectful... but, instead, the waitresses have major 'tude, rush around like they're working the dinner

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★★★★★

The gals are dressed in lingerie, but only like 3/4 of the way. Done properly, the place could be really, really classy and rad and respectful... but, instead, the waitresses have major 'tude, rush around like they're working the dinner

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I will never forget our experience at Madame Ks! We went there for dinner for a bachelorette party and had a *blast*. Thankfully, the crowd was very relaxed, and everyone seemed amused rather than annoyed by our bachelorette fair. The

3
★★★★★

I will never forget our experience at Madame Ks! We went there for dinner for a bachelorette party and had a *blast*. Thankfully, the crowd was very relaxed, and everyone seemed amused rather than annoyed by our bachelorette fair. The

Pros: fun atmosphere, excellent food

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My girlfriends and I went on Wed night after work, and were "put on display" in the front window table, very fun!
Our waitress was super nice, even offering to bring 2 dressings for my salad on the side, the raspberry vinagrette is made

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★★★★★

My girlfriends and I went on Wed night after work, and were "put on display" in the front window table, very fun!
Our waitress was super nice, even offering to bring 2 dressings for my salad on the side, the raspberry vinagrette is made

Pros: 21+, Great Pizza

Cons: Limited Alcohol

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After living in Seattle for ten years and rarely finding any pizza that is good; I was amazed at how good Madame K's was.
The pizza was reminiscent in style of the Chicago style pizza I was raised with.
The crispiness of the thin crust

3
★★★★★

After living in Seattle for ten years and rarely finding any pizza that is good; I was amazed at how good Madame K's was.
The pizza was reminiscent in style of the Chicago style pizza I was raised with.
The crispiness of the thin crust

Pros: awesome food, sexy ambiance, fun wait staff

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what fun you can have here! it's a 21+ only place, which is just as well with the theme being that of a former brothel. There are costumes you can dress up in if you feel so inclined. The pizza is sooo good too. I'm not really a pizza person, but they have this wonderful pie that's called something like White Heaven. It's an all cheese, 4 or 5 varieties I believe, with only olive oil as a base and a few spinach leaves sprinkled on top for fun. A great place to bring friends from out of town.

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★★★★☆

what fun you can have here! it's a 21+ only place, which is just as well with the theme being that of a former brothel. There are costumes you can dress up in if you feel so inclined. The pizza is sooo good too. I'm not really a pizza person, but they have this wonderful pie that's called something like White Heaven. It's an all cheese, 4 or 5 varieties I believe, with only olive oil as a base and a few spinach leaves sprinkled on top for fun. A great place to bring friends from out of town.

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I think it is odd how some people complained about the wait for food or a table and, practically within the same breath, complained about being asked if they were done (i.e. could they make room for others). The reason there is always a

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I think it is odd how some people complained about the wait for food or a table and, practically within the same breath, complained about being asked if they were done (i.e. could they make room for others). The reason there is always a

Pros: Atmosphere, Decent Pizza, Location

Cons: Wait Time, Slightly High Price, Better Food Elsewhere

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I just can not rave enough about this place. Not only does it have the atmosphere of a bordello and the servers give enough lip to make a sailor blush, but their food is outstanding!

The pizzas are inventive and I enjoyed the variety of the menu. Service was fasat and friendly.

I had never had a Sangria before I came to this place, now I make them even at home, but they can't compare to Madame K's...

And, for dessert, you can not leave without a screaming orgasm. I loved it so much that I got another one to go. Heat it up in the microwave at home, add you own touch of ice cream and enjoy again...

A fabulous experience for a romantic date for two or a batchelorette party.

PROS: Great service and food!
CONS: Limited seating, you may have to wait for a table, but grab a sangria at the bar while you wait, it makes the time fly faster.

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★★★★☆

I just can not rave enough about this place. Not only does it have the atmosphere of a bordello and the servers give enough lip to make a sailor blush, but their food is outstanding!

The pizzas are inventive and I enjoyed the variety of the menu. Service was fasat and friendly.

I had never had a Sangria before I came to this place, now I make them even at home, but they can't compare to Madame K's...

And, for dessert, you can not leave without a screaming orgasm. I loved it so much that I got another one to go. Heat it up in the microwave at home, add you own touch of ice cream and enjoy again...

A fabulous experience for a romantic date for two or a batchelorette party.

PROS: Great service and food!
CONS: Limited seating, you may have to wait for a table, but grab a sangria at the bar while you wait, it makes the time fly faster.

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Madame K's is one of those great small businesses that reflects the spirit of its spunky owner - Kirsten. OK, I don't know her last name, but at what bordello do you? Yes, it was a bordello long ago, and Kirsten has kept the flirtation alive. Always a fun and interesting wait staff. Could be bigger for all it's popularity. The pizzas are really good and really filling, and while service if great, the kitchen can be a tad slow and the waits can be long. What you cannot leave without trying is the Chocolate Chip Orgasm. It's cookie dough in a deep dish pan, hot from the oven (and just a tad underdown) hit with a big scoop of icecold vanilla ice cream. The combination is amazing, and even if you are full of sausage and peppers pizza you will force it down, burning your tongue on every bite and loving it. Fun for a birthday or a group. A little loud for a romantic outing.

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★★★★☆

Madame K's is one of those great small businesses that reflects the spirit of its spunky owner - Kirsten. OK, I don't know her last name, but at what bordello do you? Yes, it was a bordello long ago, and Kirsten has kept the flirtation alive. Always a fun and interesting wait staff. Could be bigger for all it's popularity. The pizzas are really good and really filling, and while service if great, the kitchen can be a tad slow and the waits can be long. What you cannot leave without trying is the Chocolate Chip Orgasm. It's cookie dough in a deep dish pan, hot from the oven (and just a tad underdown) hit with a big scoop of icecold vanilla ice cream. The combination is amazing, and even if you are full of sausage and peppers pizza you will force it down, burning your tongue on every bite and loving it. Fun for a birthday or a group. A little loud for a romantic outing.

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You have to go to a pizzeria that advertises itself as being in an ex-brothel! Madame K's, located in Ballard, is housed in a former brothel, a leftover of Seattle's railroad and mining days. You have to be 21, you have to go there, and you have to eat their pizza--while being served by a saucy waitstaff dressed as if they were employed by the former occupying business! They also have a great patio out back overlooking the locks if you're lucky enough to be in Seattle when the sun is shining.

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★★★★★

You have to go to a pizzeria that advertises itself as being in an ex-brothel! Madame K's, located in Ballard, is housed in a former brothel, a leftover of Seattle's railroad and mining days. You have to be 21, you have to go there, and you have to eat their pizza--while being served by a saucy waitstaff dressed as if they were employed by the former occupying business! They also have a great patio out back overlooking the locks if you're lucky enough to be in Seattle when the sun is shining.

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This is a great neighborhood place. Tasty food, sassy fun service and always welcoming. I wish there were more restaurants like this in the city that have a personality.

3
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This is a great neighborhood place. Tasty food, sassy fun service and always welcoming. I wish there were more restaurants like this in the city that have a personality.

Pros: fun, inexpensive

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First we ordered a pitcher of beer. When we got it, it was flat and warm. Then about 50 minutes later our pizza arrived. It had canned mushrooms on it! Yuck! We asked to have the leftovers boxed up, what we got was three layers of

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★★★★★

First we ordered a pitcher of beer. When we got it, it was flat and warm. Then about 50 minutes later our pizza arrived. It had canned mushrooms on it! Yuck! We asked to have the leftovers boxed up, what we got was three layers of

Cons: , service

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The pizza was pretty good, not too greasy or that expensive. The drink selection is limited though. Outdoor seating is nice. The service was a little slow, but that may have been a product of the time of night.

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★★★★★

The pizza was pretty good, not too greasy or that expensive. The drink selection is limited though. Outdoor seating is nice. The service was a little slow, but that may have been a product of the time of night.

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I wish I had read some of these reviews before dining at Madame K's. I might have gone elsewhere. The food was so-so. The service was rushed and our party was encouraged to leave after barely finishing our last bite. The lack of parking

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★★★★★

I wish I had read some of these reviews before dining at Madame K's. I might have gone elsewhere. The food was so-so. The service was rushed and our party was encouraged to leave after barely finishing our last bite. The lack of parking

Cons: , Lack of parking, Average food

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I love that there are so many reviews of Madame K's. To illicit such an emotional response from so many people is the higest form of flattery. When we go there, we just accept the drama that so prefectly defines this place and in fact, we

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★★★★★

I love that there are so many reviews of Madame K's. To illicit such an emotional response from so many people is the higest form of flattery. When we go there, we just accept the drama that so prefectly defines this place and in fact, we

Pros: great drama!, fun ambiance

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I've been going to Madame K's for over 4 years. I love it! I love the owners candidness! I love the friendly waitresses that always seem to be having a great time! I'm a little baffled by some of the reviews on here, though. I've

3
★★★★★

I've been going to Madame K's for over 4 years. I love it! I love the owners candidness! I love the friendly waitresses that always seem to be having a great time! I'm a little baffled by some of the reviews on here, though. I've

Pros: service, food, charm

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We've been going to Madame K's since it opened up. The atmosphere is fun & funky but the food isn't all that great. It's good and edible, but not exceptional. We also relate to the person who on 3/15/04 wrote that they were rushed out

3
★★★★★

We've been going to Madame K's since it opened up. The atmosphere is fun & funky but the food isn't all that great. It's good and edible, but not exceptional. We also relate to the person who on 3/15/04 wrote that they were rushed out

Pros: fairly inexpensive, fun

Cons: , no reservations, rushed

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Don't dare to linger and chat after your meal in this place! Despite ordering entrees, wine and dessert, our party of four was asked to leave by the manager/owner in order to free up the table. The request wasn't even made nicely... it was

3
★★★★★

Don't dare to linger and chat after your meal in this place! Despite ordering entrees, wine and dessert, our party of four was asked to leave by the manager/owner in order to free up the table. The request wasn't even made nicely... it was

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My husband and I have been going to Madame K's for over 3 years on a regular basis. The food is excellent, the service is wonderful and the waitstaff are truly sweethearts. This is a true Ballard experience, complete with fun and sassy

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Madame K's for over 3 years on a regular basis. The food is excellent, the service is wonderful and the waitstaff are truly sweethearts. This is a true Ballard experience, complete with fun and sassy

Pros: A ton of fun, Great good, Ballard experience

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Madame K's is one of my favorite places in the universe. It is a unique and independent entity, delightfully free from mainstream mediocrity and stringent political correctness. The food is consistently delicious with such marvelous

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★★★★★

Madame K's is one of my favorite places in the universe. It is a unique and independent entity, delightfully free from mainstream mediocrity and stringent political correctness. The food is consistently delicious with such marvelous

Pros: Fun Atmosphere, Sassy Service, Great Food

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I'm not sure what to think about all of the negative ratings here. Our party of six had a splendid time the other night. The food was great, the atmosphere better than we expected and the waitresses were absolute sweethearts, not cool and

3
★★★★★

I'm not sure what to think about all of the negative ratings here. Our party of six had a splendid time the other night. The food was great, the atmosphere better than we expected and the waitresses were absolute sweethearts, not cool and

Pros: generous portions, fun atmosphere, modest prices

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As a person who gives second chances, I too stopped frequenting this establishment because of the unfriendly and somewhat rude service. Why not it has been a couple of years and maybe things have changed. Very disappointed to say the

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★★★★★

As a person who gives second chances, I too stopped frequenting this establishment because of the unfriendly and somewhat rude service. Why not it has been a couple of years and maybe things have changed. Very disappointed to say the

Pros: Orgasm

Cons: Pizza...c'mon, Attitude, Order took forever

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This is the worst pizza I've ever paid money for in a restaurant or cafe. I don't expect great pizza anywhere but NYC or NJ and have learned to accept that fact, but this stuff was absolutely horrible!!! I tried Madame K's pizza because of

3
★★★★★

This is the worst pizza I've ever paid money for in a restaurant or cafe. I don't expect great pizza anywhere but NYC or NJ and have learned to accept that fact, but this stuff was absolutely horrible!!! I tried Madame K's pizza because of

Pros: comfortable, inexpensive

Cons: pizza, pizza, pizza

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I think our server was on something the night my boyfriend and I went there for dinner. She was one big space trip. I had heard stories about poor service - but thought heck let's give it a go. Well - what they say is true. The food was

3
★★★★★

I think our server was on something the night my boyfriend and I went there for dinner. She was one big space trip. I had heard stories about poor service - but thought heck let's give it a go. Well - what they say is true. The food was

Pros: great food, nice atmosphere

Cons: bad service, spacey service, non-existent service

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I can't get enough of Madame K's. I live only a few blocks away and try to stop in once every couple of weeks for the amazing pie and the great service. The Go-Go Chick Pie and Artie Parm rule the school and to start off, try the

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★★★★★

I can't get enough of Madame K's. I live only a few blocks away and try to stop in once every couple of weeks for the amazing pie and the great service. The Go-Go Chick Pie and Artie Parm rule the school and to start off, try the

 

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