Apizza Scholls

★★★★☆
  • 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd

    Portland, OR 97215

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  • 503-233-1286

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Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 5pm-9:30pm

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I had my introduction to passionate pizza this weekend in NYC starting at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn, and other spots. Returning to Portland I was still craving that style of pizza, something thin, cooked hot and fast and with extra love.
The pizza at Apizza Scholls shows that dedication to perfection that has come to be the hallmark of many places around Portland has spilled over into pizza. I don't know how describe the pie, but its thin without being limp, smokey crust without being burnt, and amazing, simple ingredients. Definitely hit this spot if you think you know good pizza!

Note: I you think pizza has to have 2 inches of meaty toppings on it, and super thick pan crust, you won't like this place....

2
★★★★★

I had my introduction to passionate pizza this weekend in NYC starting at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn, and other spots. Returning to Portland I was still craving that style of pizza, something thin, cooked hot and fast and with extra love.
The pizza at Apizza Scholls shows that dedication to perfection that has come to be the hallmark of many places around Portland has spilled over into pizza. I don't know how describe the pie, but its thin without being limp, smokey crust without being burnt, and amazing, simple ingredients. Definitely hit this spot if you think you know good pizza!

Note: I you think pizza has to have 2 inches of meaty toppings on it, and super thick pan crust, you won't like this place....

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There is something really nice about a place that serves fabulous food and the servers are adept enough to remember you...we couldn't have gone there 3 or 4 times before they started to remember how we take our drinks. As a couple that eats our every night this is not the norm. This place offers the best of everything....excellent food and excellent service. I love Apizza Scholls!

2
★★★★★

There is something really nice about a place that serves fabulous food and the servers are adept enough to remember you...we couldn't have gone there 3 or 4 times before they started to remember how we take our drinks. As a couple that eats our every night this is not the norm. This place offers the best of everything....excellent food and excellent service. I love Apizza Scholls!

Pros: food, service...no wait, service food

Cons: there are none

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Yummm...mmmm....gooood!
And video games. Everyone is nice.
Good ingredients. I like the bar side best.

4
★★★★☆

Yummm...mmmm....gooood!
And video games. Everyone is nice.
Good ingredients. I like the bar side best.

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Very, very long waiting, also because they didn't respect the order of arrival. Then, we got a burnt pizza with very poor topping. This was a bad experience.

1
★★☆☆☆

Very, very long waiting, also because they didn't respect the order of arrival. Then, we got a burnt pizza with very poor topping. This was a bad experience.

Pros: good selection of beer, cheap prices

Cons: long waiting, burnt and not good pizza

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I was so discouraged at the west coast pizza and how it differs from the East Coast, until My friend too my here.
Excellent! The crust is good, tasty chewy and not soggy like so many other places. The sauce is excellent, flavorful. And the cheese is great.
This place has the right stuff for great pizza. Too bad there were not more of this kind of pizza in Portland.

My definition of good pizza... You just had thanksgiving dinner and you are stuffed to the gills, you go out with your friends... they serve pizza... If you are too full, the pizza is not all that, if however you have room for a slice, it's great pizza!! :)

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★★★★★

I was so discouraged at the west coast pizza and how it differs from the East Coast, until My friend too my here.
Excellent! The crust is good, tasty chewy and not soggy like so many other places. The sauce is excellent, flavorful. And the cheese is great.
This place has the right stuff for great pizza. Too bad there were not more of this kind of pizza in Portland.

My definition of good pizza... You just had thanksgiving dinner and you are stuffed to the gills, you go out with your friends... they serve pizza... If you are too full, the pizza is not all that, if however you have room for a slice, it's great pizza!! :)

Pros: Best pizza in portland!

Cons: Long lines and wait

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I don't get the obsession with this place. The crust is okay, the sauce is okay, the toppings are fresh but, what about the cheese? In my book, the cheese is essential to a good pizza. Along with a GOOD sauce and crust. They have none of these qualities. I was extremely disappointed by A Pizza Scholls. They do NOT produce the type of pizza that deserves any kind of wait. Escape From NY puts them to shame. I had to add salt to my pizza because they didn't add enough cheese to qualify for a "tasteful" pizza. Cheese, in my opinion... along with the crust and sauce, makes the pizza. BUT, the cheese is essential. I could hardly see the cheese on the pizza and we had to ask for some parmesan because they don't keep it on the tables. The ultimate call out was that they tell you they will take $2 off your order if you don't have cheese. BIG indication they are going to be chinzy on this!
In my opinion, they don't deserve the attention or the biz they are getting. The only thing I can say is that the wait staff was great and very attentive.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't get the obsession with this place. The crust is okay, the sauce is okay, the toppings are fresh but, what about the cheese? In my book, the cheese is essential to a good pizza. Along with a GOOD sauce and crust. They have none of these qualities. I was extremely disappointed by A Pizza Scholls. They do NOT produce the type of pizza that deserves any kind of wait. Escape From NY puts them to shame. I had to add salt to my pizza because they didn't add enough cheese to qualify for a "tasteful" pizza. Cheese, in my opinion... along with the crust and sauce, makes the pizza. BUT, the cheese is essential. I could hardly see the cheese on the pizza and we had to ask for some parmesan because they don't keep it on the tables. The ultimate call out was that they tell you they will take $2 off your order if you don't have cheese. BIG indication they are going to be chinzy on this!
In my opinion, they don't deserve the attention or the biz they are getting. The only thing I can say is that the wait staff was great and very attentive.

Pros: Service was awesome!

Cons: No cheese!!!

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I've eaten at top places in Chicago and NY, and Apizza Scholls is my favorite.
It has a unique style that may not be for everyone. Some of my friends don't care for the chewy crust or the simplicity of toppings, but I think that is what makes it great. An unbelievable crust that is chewy and crispy and tangy and thin yet substantial...
The toppings are almost minimalistic, but I never mind because they are such high quality that it doesn't take loads of it to get great flavor. The goat-horn peppers... oh my god, how does one little red pepper have so much flavor?
It gets very busy, but we've rarely had to wait too long. The staff is helpful, maybe a little brusque, but who wouldn't be when you've got dozen's of tables clamoring for more?
Anyway... go there. Buy a bottle of wine, too, to awaken all the flavors of the tomatoe sauce... its worth it.

2
★★★★★

I've eaten at top places in Chicago and NY, and Apizza Scholls is my favorite.
It has a unique style that may not be for everyone. Some of my friends don't care for the chewy crust or the simplicity of toppings, but I think that is what makes it great. An unbelievable crust that is chewy and crispy and tangy and thin yet substantial...
The toppings are almost minimalistic, but I never mind because they are such high quality that it doesn't take loads of it to get great flavor. The goat-horn peppers... oh my god, how does one little red pepper have so much flavor?
It gets very busy, but we've rarely had to wait too long. The staff is helpful, maybe a little brusque, but who wouldn't be when you've got dozen's of tables clamoring for more?
Anyway... go there. Buy a bottle of wine, too, to awaken all the flavors of the tomatoe sauce... its worth it.

Pros: The Best Pizza Ever

Cons: The pizza isn't very good left over

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We decided to try this out because we saw it on Anthony Bordain and it also came highly recommended by a family member. Glad we did! It is a little difficult to find parking in this area, but we lucked out. We went on a Friday night and sat at the bar rather than waiting for a table. It wouldn't have been much of a wait anyway for a table. Our pizza did take awhile, 45 minutes, but the pizza was worth it. Tons of garlic, pepperoni, and not over the top on the sauce. The customer service here is really great too. Highly recommended!!

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★★★★★

We decided to try this out because we saw it on Anthony Bordain and it also came highly recommended by a family member. Glad we did! It is a little difficult to find parking in this area, but we lucked out. We went on a Friday night and sat at the bar rather than waiting for a table. It wouldn't have been much of a wait anyway for a table. Our pizza did take awhile, 45 minutes, but the pizza was worth it. Tons of garlic, pepperoni, and not over the top on the sauce. The customer service here is really great too. Highly recommended!!

Pros: Pizza was delicious!

Cons: Hard to find parking, long wait

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easy to spend $50 here and still be hungry. beware that on the menu it says $2 for additional toppings, but that goes for substitutions also. So if you want onions instead of mushrooms, they will give you a tiny amt of onion instead, and charge you for it. also be prepared to wait 45 minutes to an hour even on a slow night.

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★☆☆☆☆

easy to spend $50 here and still be hungry. beware that on the menu it says $2 for additional toppings, but that goes for substitutions also. So if you want onions instead of mushrooms, they will give you a tiny amt of onion instead, and charge you for it. also be prepared to wait 45 minutes to an hour even on a slow night.

Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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This place is hands down the best pizza in Portland for three reasons: 1. simple, quality ingredients, 2. wood fire ovens 3. sensible flavor combinations. You won't find BBQ chicken pizza or similar junk, just simple, honest food. The crust is both crisp and chewy and has a carmelized taste that will rock your world. Toppings are big on flavor and simultaneously dainty. A caesar salad is exceptionally tasty and light, without a fishy aftertaste, some good micros on tap. The wait can be long but the staff is chill and good about getting you set up with a drink while you wait. Pizzas run about 20bucks and are extremely filling. I eat like a horse and can only ever manage three pieces. Salads are about 8bucks. I've had pizza about every place in town, including the burnt garbage they're serving up at kens and this place is by far the most delicious, most satisfying and worth the wait.

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★★★★★

This place is hands down the best pizza in Portland for three reasons: 1. simple, quality ingredients, 2. wood fire ovens 3. sensible flavor combinations. You won't find BBQ chicken pizza or similar junk, just simple, honest food. The crust is both crisp and chewy and has a carmelized taste that will rock your world. Toppings are big on flavor and simultaneously dainty. A caesar salad is exceptionally tasty and light, without a fishy aftertaste, some good micros on tap. The wait can be long but the staff is chill and good about getting you set up with a drink while you wait. Pizzas run about 20bucks and are extremely filling. I eat like a horse and can only ever manage three pieces. Salads are about 8bucks. I've had pizza about every place in town, including the burnt garbage they're serving up at kens and this place is by far the most delicious, most satisfying and worth the wait.

Pros: yummy food!

Cons: tight seating and tablespace

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The pizza here is unlike any other in town. Many places try to copy their style but they can't. They make simple pies with fresh dough daily. When they run out of crust, they close. They have expanded to the space next door so the wait is no longer as bad as it used to be. They usually have good taps and wine. You are not allowed to take out orders. You have to be served and eat at least one piece before having it wrapped up to go. The Caesar salad is also worth a try.

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★★★★★

The pizza here is unlike any other in town. Many places try to copy their style but they can't. They make simple pies with fresh dough daily. When they run out of crust, they close. They have expanded to the space next door so the wait is no longer as bad as it used to be. They usually have good taps and wine. You are not allowed to take out orders. You have to be served and eat at least one piece before having it wrapped up to go. The Caesar salad is also worth a try.

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only had it once so far, but it lived up to expectations. Paper thin crust, cooked perfect. Have had some awful pizza since we moved to the west coast, but Apizza Scholls definitely does it right. Anxiously awaiting our next visit. Looking forward to trying Sicilian Sundays.

2
★★★★★

only had it once so far, but it lived up to expectations. Paper thin crust, cooked perfect. Have had some awful pizza since we moved to the west coast, but Apizza Scholls definitely does it right. Anxiously awaiting our next visit. Looking forward to trying Sicilian Sundays.

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My husband and I live in the neighborhood and have tried many of the restaurants that have inhabited this space. I'm home grown and my husband is from California.

The pizzas we enjoy most are from Zupan's - made in Italy (and frozen), so maybe we are not the best judges. I will say, however, that the pizza we "enjoyed" was very disappointing and the only thing that I can understand about the great reviews, is that the people who had to wait soooo long in line, is that they were HUNGRY. We were lucky, in that we tried the place soon after its opening. The wait staff was very rude and the pizza was limp. We do so much better at home with a good pizza from Zupan's.

I suppose the ingredients are probably good - but, everything else taken into consideration, I'll give the place a two.

I have to put in my two cents only because I drive by those long lines every day and I just don't get it. My husband thinks that we should try again - but hey, we have too many good places to go (such as Toji's Korean Grill) within 10 minutes walk from our house. And, we have our great Zupan's pizza - cooked in the oven or on the grill which always result in perfection!

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I live in the neighborhood and have tried many of the restaurants that have inhabited this space. I'm home grown and my husband is from California.

The pizzas we enjoy most are from Zupan's - made in Italy (and frozen), so maybe we are not the best judges. I will say, however, that the pizza we "enjoyed" was very disappointing and the only thing that I can understand about the great reviews, is that the people who had to wait soooo long in line, is that they were HUNGRY. We were lucky, in that we tried the place soon after its opening. The wait staff was very rude and the pizza was limp. We do so much better at home with a good pizza from Zupan's.

I suppose the ingredients are probably good - but, everything else taken into consideration, I'll give the place a two.

I have to put in my two cents only because I drive by those long lines every day and I just don't get it. My husband thinks that we should try again - but hey, we have too many good places to go (such as Toji's Korean Grill) within 10 minutes walk from our house. And, we have our great Zupan's pizza - cooked in the oven or on the grill which always result in perfection!

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The pizza here is not only delicious but also huge. We came with friends and polished off two between the four of us, but barely made it. The restaurant is small and crowded, and a wait is likely, but it will be worth it. Also, there is a large waiting area where one may drink a beer or glass of wine in comfort, so the wait isn't even a problem. The pizza is a little spendy, but it's probably some of the best "New York style" pizza in the Portland area.

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★★★★☆

The pizza here is not only delicious but also huge. We came with friends and polished off two between the four of us, but barely made it. The restaurant is small and crowded, and a wait is likely, but it will be worth it. Also, there is a large waiting area where one may drink a beer or glass of wine in comfort, so the wait isn't even a problem. The pizza is a little spendy, but it's probably some of the best "New York style" pizza in the Portland area.

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This is the place for pizza on the east side. The crust and sauce is superb and the toppings are great. Bacon and sausage are made in house. The variety of cheese used here is great. The only downside is they do not do take out.

4
★★★★☆

This is the place for pizza on the east side. The crust and sauce is superb and the toppings are great. Bacon and sausage are made in house. The variety of cheese used here is great. The only downside is they do not do take out.

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I've been going to apizza scholls for quite some time and the one thing I can say about their pizza's are that they are ALWAYS consistant. I've seriously never eaten at a place that is as consistant is apizza scholls. It's just soooooo yummy!!! Yes you do have to wait especially on the wkn and if you're hungry it can be bothersome but when I go I expect to wait but know it will be worth the wait. It's a good thing b/c you know each and every pie is made to perfection and you can only make so many at a time when you cook them the way they do. The staff are very nice especially if you're a familiar face that dines frequently. As for the person who wrote that the owner was rude etc..... All I have to say is they must have been rude to her b/c the owners are very nice. Think about how you would react if someone told you how to run your business? I can only imagine they get sick of it......the whiney customers who don't understand their menu, or their seating policy. I can tell you they don't want the business of stuffy customers, just the people who really appreciate how amazing their pies are. I also go to kens aristan pizza (kinda similiar but apiza is better) and the wait there is just as long if not longer. That's what you get with small places that cook to perfection. :)

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★★★★★

I've been going to apizza scholls for quite some time and the one thing I can say about their pizza's are that they are ALWAYS consistant. I've seriously never eaten at a place that is as consistant is apizza scholls. It's just soooooo yummy!!! Yes you do have to wait especially on the wkn and if you're hungry it can be bothersome but when I go I expect to wait but know it will be worth the wait. It's a good thing b/c you know each and every pie is made to perfection and you can only make so many at a time when you cook them the way they do. The staff are very nice especially if you're a familiar face that dines frequently. As for the person who wrote that the owner was rude etc..... All I have to say is they must have been rude to her b/c the owners are very nice. Think about how you would react if someone told you how to run your business? I can only imagine they get sick of it......the whiney customers who don't understand their menu, or their seating policy. I can tell you they don't want the business of stuffy customers, just the people who really appreciate how amazing their pies are. I also go to kens aristan pizza (kinda similiar but apiza is better) and the wait there is just as long if not longer. That's what you get with small places that cook to perfection. :)

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Bad seating policy, nasty owner and beer that too expensive. This place can't be worth it! We waited an hour with a toddler and finally gave up. Thirty minutes into the wait, I inquired if we'd be getting the large table in the back that was sitting empty. I was told that they leave that table open for groups of 8 or more. I was a party of 6 and after befriending 2 other people on the waiting list to make a party of 8 they refused to give us the table - saying the policy doesn't work like that. Had we of walked in and put 8 on the reservation list, it would have been a different story. We we finally decided to give up - I tracked down the owner and complimented her on the reviews I'd been reading and suggested that they revisit their seating policy because she just lost our business and could have likely turned the table in the hour we'd spent waiting. It was at this point that she got huffy, shook her finger in my face, raised her voice and told me "obviously you don't understand the restaurant business" and then in a super-patronizing tone, said "thank you for telling me how to run my business." Then she turned her back on me and stormed off. I can't remember when I've been treated so poorly. Don't bother with this place - there's other great pizza in Portland and business owners who treat customers with so much more respect.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Bad seating policy, nasty owner and beer that too expensive. This place can't be worth it! We waited an hour with a toddler and finally gave up. Thirty minutes into the wait, I inquired if we'd be getting the large table in the back that was sitting empty. I was told that they leave that table open for groups of 8 or more. I was a party of 6 and after befriending 2 other people on the waiting list to make a party of 8 they refused to give us the table - saying the policy doesn't work like that. Had we of walked in and put 8 on the reservation list, it would have been a different story. We we finally decided to give up - I tracked down the owner and complimented her on the reviews I'd been reading and suggested that they revisit their seating policy because she just lost our business and could have likely turned the table in the hour we'd spent waiting. It was at this point that she got huffy, shook her finger in my face, raised her voice and told me "obviously you don't understand the restaurant business" and then in a super-patronizing tone, said "thank you for telling me how to run my business." Then she turned her back on me and stormed off. I can't remember when I've been treated so poorly. Don't bother with this place - there's other great pizza in Portland and business owners who treat customers with so much more respect.

Cons: bad seating policy, nasty owner

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Amazing Neapolitan style pies at very reasonable prices. I LOVE their crust, it's thin and crispy and chewy all at the same time. Delicious! They also have an interesting beer menu, and they make a Caesar salad how it should be.

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★★★★★

Amazing Neapolitan style pies at very reasonable prices. I LOVE their crust, it's thin and crispy and chewy all at the same time. Delicious! They also have an interesting beer menu, and they make a Caesar salad how it should be.

Pros: Amazing food, unique drinks, fair prices

Cons: No takeout, no reservations, getting a table can take a while

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Only been to Apizza Scholls once.

1.5 hour wait (and we got there at 4:45!!), that was after we were at the end of the initial waiting line on a Saturday evening.

So we waited it out at BOG next door and had cocktails... that was the fun part.

When we were finally seated the service was friendly and prompt enough. The pizza was decent. Honestly, the crust really was the best part. Their red sauce was lack luster. The house cured bacon was overly salty (and undercooked, kinda fatty and giggly - yuck!). I just wasn't impressed. 3 of our 8 person party left 1 hour into our wait as they were too hungry to wait longer!

Even though I was liquored up on good margaritas from the BOG next door, this pizza just didn't 'do it' for me. Crust, totally good. The toppings and sauce just sort of well... so so.

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★★★☆☆

Only been to Apizza Scholls once.

1.5 hour wait (and we got there at 4:45!!), that was after we were at the end of the initial waiting line on a Saturday evening.

So we waited it out at BOG next door and had cocktails... that was the fun part.

When we were finally seated the service was friendly and prompt enough. The pizza was decent. Honestly, the crust really was the best part. Their red sauce was lack luster. The house cured bacon was overly salty (and undercooked, kinda fatty and giggly - yuck!). I just wasn't impressed. 3 of our 8 person party left 1 hour into our wait as they were too hungry to wait longer!

Even though I was liquored up on good margaritas from the BOG next door, this pizza just didn't 'do it' for me. Crust, totally good. The toppings and sauce just sort of well... so so.

Pros: Its pizza, isn't that pro enough?

Cons: Long wait for ok pizza

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Ok, short story:

Pizza and salads are great but you have to wait awhile to get seated, so don't go hungry. Plan to wait about an hour and you will be good. The pizza is worth it (I had my doubts about the wait, but trust me).

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★★★★★

Ok, short story:

Pizza and salads are great but you have to wait awhile to get seated, so don't go hungry. Plan to wait about an hour and you will be good. The pizza is worth it (I had my doubts about the wait, but trust me).

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Like some of the other reviewers, I can't say enough good about this place. I love it!! Yes, you have to wait, yet somehow after having eaten the holy pies they make in that teeny kitchen, the waiting--the waiting--the waiting just makes the pizza experience, when it comes, all that more pleasurable. This is the best pizza I have eaten on the west coast. It feels like a grand experience to eat a pizza made by people who understand how refined and heavenly pizza can be. Is there anything better than a piping hot pizza made with love and the best ingredients???? NO!! I go to NY just to wander around eating pizza. I've sampled some of the most close-to-God-pizza (John's in Greenwich Village; Lombardi;s; Totonno's), and Apizza Scholls is UP there with the best of the east. My husband and I used to go to Marco's on Hawthorne and they had a very decent slice, if it was hot, and we liked the people so we went all the time, for a slice. Apizza Scolls is not a slice joint. When you come in, you have to wait, but they make the waiting palatable with an exellent and balanced beer and wine selection. There is a little bit of a grown-up vibe inside the place; lots of uppity white liberal folks from Mt. Tabor sipping summery wines. I had a great pilsner which enabled me to tune out the landed gentry in the tiny waiting area. The restaurant should have a patio on the sidewalk (summer only) for the customers who are getting hammered while anticipating the reward for their wait. The Caesar salad is perfect, soft, non-industral romaine--intact leaves, dressed exactly correctly (correct recipe); add the anchovies, please. I will be as loyal to their Caesar as I am to their pizza. This has been a love letter to this restaurant!

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★★★★★

Like some of the other reviewers, I can't say enough good about this place. I love it!! Yes, you have to wait, yet somehow after having eaten the holy pies they make in that teeny kitchen, the waiting--the waiting--the waiting just makes the pizza experience, when it comes, all that more pleasurable. This is the best pizza I have eaten on the west coast. It feels like a grand experience to eat a pizza made by people who understand how refined and heavenly pizza can be. Is there anything better than a piping hot pizza made with love and the best ingredients???? NO!! I go to NY just to wander around eating pizza. I've sampled some of the most close-to-God-pizza (John's in Greenwich Village; Lombardi;s; Totonno's), and Apizza Scholls is UP there with the best of the east. My husband and I used to go to Marco's on Hawthorne and they had a very decent slice, if it was hot, and we liked the people so we went all the time, for a slice. Apizza Scolls is not a slice joint. When you come in, you have to wait, but they make the waiting palatable with an exellent and balanced beer and wine selection. There is a little bit of a grown-up vibe inside the place; lots of uppity white liberal folks from Mt. Tabor sipping summery wines. I had a great pilsner which enabled me to tune out the landed gentry in the tiny waiting area. The restaurant should have a patio on the sidewalk (summer only) for the customers who are getting hammered while anticipating the reward for their wait. The Caesar salad is perfect, soft, non-industral romaine--intact leaves, dressed exactly correctly (correct recipe); add the anchovies, please. I will be as loyal to their Caesar as I am to their pizza. This has been a love letter to this restaurant!

Pros: polite, unpretentious/hardworking staff; great beer

Cons: Waiting area is too close for Portlanders; a little bit yuppie/white bread

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My husband and I have lived on both coasts and have had our share of pizza. I cannot express how Apizza Scholls beats any pizza we have had before. We have stood in torrential downpours to enjoy this pizza with its perfect sauce and crispy crust. They recently opened up some more space next door but prepare to wait a bit in line, its worth it!

A close second would be Pizzeria Mozza (Mario Batali) in Los Angeles.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have lived on both coasts and have had our share of pizza. I cannot express how Apizza Scholls beats any pizza we have had before. We have stood in torrential downpours to enjoy this pizza with its perfect sauce and crispy crust. They recently opened up some more space next door but prepare to wait a bit in line, its worth it!

A close second would be Pizzeria Mozza (Mario Batali) in Los Angeles.

Pros: Great Food and Friendly Staff

Cons: None

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We really miss the pizza in scholls the small town outside of newberg it was the bet pizza i have ever eaten and my family agrees we only orderd to go becuase the small resteraunt in scholls was always so packed full......all the negitive reviews are just people that are really grumpy and have nothing better to do then to complain this pizza is worth the price and they must be good if they run out of dough concidering they make it themselfs........anyways we really miss the pizza in our small town lucky i live closer now and will be visiting very soon ..keep up the hard work guys and your doing a great job on the pizza.

2
★★★★★

We really miss the pizza in scholls the small town outside of newberg it was the bet pizza i have ever eaten and my family agrees we only orderd to go becuase the small resteraunt in scholls was always so packed full......all the negitive reviews are just people that are really grumpy and have nothing better to do then to complain this pizza is worth the price and they must be good if they run out of dough concidering they make it themselfs........anyways we really miss the pizza in our small town lucky i live closer now and will be visiting very soon ..keep up the hard work guys and your doing a great job on the pizza.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Unreal, people are saying "awesome pizza", then giving it one star. Anyone who has read about this place in advance should be forewarned about certain things. However, I do find the place entertaining and kid friendly, as long as we show up early.

2
★★★★☆

Unreal, people are saying "awesome pizza", then giving it one star. Anyone who has read about this place in advance should be forewarned about certain things. However, I do find the place entertaining and kid friendly, as long as we show up early.

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Unfortunately this family restaurant is not a neighborhood place to bring your family. The pizza is great but the kids need to stay home for the experience to be a good one.

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★☆☆☆☆

Unfortunately this family restaurant is not a neighborhood place to bring your family. The pizza is great but the kids need to stay home for the experience to be a good one.

Pros: awesome pizza and salad

Cons: not family friendly

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What we like about the pizza is that unlike other pizzas, including the popular "Ken's", they actually put sauce on their pizza! What I don't like about it is the paucity of toppings. I mean, 1 anchovie per slice... Come on. And, that because of the size and cost of the pizzas, it is impractical for 1 person to buy a pizza for oneself. They should offer a bit smaller, less expensive pies.

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★★★★☆

What we like about the pizza is that unlike other pizzas, including the popular "Ken's", they actually put sauce on their pizza! What I don't like about it is the paucity of toppings. I mean, 1 anchovie per slice... Come on. And, that because of the size and cost of the pizzas, it is impractical for 1 person to buy a pizza for oneself. They should offer a bit smaller, less expensive pies.

Pros: See comments

Cons: See comments (Plus, the pizzas are expensive.)

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I agree with the other reviewer about people not even waiting to taste the pizza b/c it's too long of a wait then writing bad reviews. WHATEVER!!! It's a small local place that is always packed and everything is from scratch and made with love so of course it takes time. Even resturants that are 4 stars have the sauces etc. already prepared so it doesn't take as long. These guys have to flatten out the dough, place the toppings on with perfection, and then cook them. You can only cook so many when you're using a 900 degree oven. Probably no more than 2 at a time. If you know you're going to wait then drink a glass of wine etc. and look forward to what is going to arrive. Or you might try going on a weekday. The pizza is the best. You should try getting extra mozz it's sooooo much better!!! Try it!!! You won't be dissapointed I swear!!!

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★★★★★

I agree with the other reviewer about people not even waiting to taste the pizza b/c it's too long of a wait then writing bad reviews. WHATEVER!!! It's a small local place that is always packed and everything is from scratch and made with love so of course it takes time. Even resturants that are 4 stars have the sauces etc. already prepared so it doesn't take as long. These guys have to flatten out the dough, place the toppings on with perfection, and then cook them. You can only cook so many when you're using a 900 degree oven. Probably no more than 2 at a time. If you know you're going to wait then drink a glass of wine etc. and look forward to what is going to arrive. Or you might try going on a weekday. The pizza is the best. You should try getting extra mozz it's sooooo much better!!! Try it!!! You won't be dissapointed I swear!!!

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We were there tonite for my birthday, got there at quarter to 5, and stood in a small line. Got seated instantly when the doors opened. The tables are super small, I must admit, and the ambience is pretty much non- existent. We ordered the veggie plate for an appetizer, which was interesting. For pizza , we ordered one White Pie , and one Sausage Pie. The pizza was quite amazing, I did prefer the sausage pie to the white pie, as the tomato sauce is very tangy and yummy. The service was pleasant. I've been to KEN"S pizza several times, and swore by it, but I might be turning a page , here. I like the fact that Scholl's has family pizzas, instead of individuals. I had a very memorable experience, and I will be back...............................

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★★★★☆

We were there tonite for my birthday, got there at quarter to 5, and stood in a small line. Got seated instantly when the doors opened. The tables are super small, I must admit, and the ambience is pretty much non- existent. We ordered the veggie plate for an appetizer, which was interesting. For pizza , we ordered one White Pie , and one Sausage Pie. The pizza was quite amazing, I did prefer the sausage pie to the white pie, as the tomato sauce is very tangy and yummy. The service was pleasant. I've been to KEN"S pizza several times, and swore by it, but I might be turning a page , here. I like the fact that Scholl's has family pizzas, instead of individuals. I had a very memorable experience, and I will be back...............................

Pros: Amazing pizza

Cons: small tables

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The pizza ain't that great, they refuse to open like a normal restaurant and think it s cool to limit their production to the amount they made earlier that day. It's Hawthorn people, not san fransisco or NY, the snobiness of a big city to the street of SE? Give me a break.

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★☆☆☆☆

The pizza ain't that great, they refuse to open like a normal restaurant and think it s cool to limit their production to the amount they made earlier that day. It's Hawthorn people, not san fransisco or NY, the snobiness of a big city to the street of SE? Give me a break.

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First of all, to the people giving poor reviews because they had to wait and left without even tasting the food... why do you think so many people are willing to wait so long? Because this pizza is amazing! and I question the judgement of anyone who eats at BJs and thinks it's good.

At Apizza Scholls, the crust is the perfect thickness, just crunchy on the bottom and edges, a little chewiness. All the toppings, sauce and cheeses are in perfect harmony. The caesar salad is excellent.

those of us willing to wait think it's well worth it. Bring a book, order a glass of wine, bring coloring books or a GameBoy for your kids. My two kids (ages 12 and 8) don't mind waiting an hour to eat here. If you have toddlers, maybe this isn't the place to bring them, but for older kids who appreciate good food, just bring something to entertain them and they'll probably be fine.

2
★★★★★

First of all, to the people giving poor reviews because they had to wait and left without even tasting the food... why do you think so many people are willing to wait so long? Because this pizza is amazing! and I question the judgement of anyone who eats at BJs and thinks it's good.

At Apizza Scholls, the crust is the perfect thickness, just crunchy on the bottom and edges, a little chewiness. All the toppings, sauce and cheeses are in perfect harmony. The caesar salad is excellent.

those of us willing to wait think it's well worth it. Bring a book, order a glass of wine, bring coloring books or a GameBoy for your kids. My two kids (ages 12 and 8) don't mind waiting an hour to eat here. If you have toddlers, maybe this isn't the place to bring them, but for older kids who appreciate good food, just bring something to entertain them and they'll probably be fine.

Pros: best pizza ever, the staff is very nice and service is good

Cons: you will probably have to wait, maybe a very long time.

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We set out with our two kids (4 and 9 months) on a Saturday night, arriving at 5:20 as we heard the place was busy. We signed up at the door, got some wine, and waited. And waited. My wife asked for some water as our nine month old son was hungry and she had to mix his food. They said they were too busy to get her one. I did laps up and down the street trying to keep my four year old from going stir crazy. Finally, after more than an hour, my wife pulled the plug and said, "no way. No pizza is that good!" Our kids were starving and we just couldn't bare to wait any longer. The entire lounge/bar area was packed, with people spilling out onto the street.
Of course everything looked good, but it appeared like the only folks that could muster the experience were without kids, plus many were drinking copiously at the bar, thus numbing themselves to the outrageous wait.
So again - it looks good, but with young kids - no way! Save yourself the pain.

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★☆☆☆☆

We set out with our two kids (4 and 9 months) on a Saturday night, arriving at 5:20 as we heard the place was busy. We signed up at the door, got some wine, and waited. And waited. My wife asked for some water as our nine month old son was hungry and she had to mix his food. They said they were too busy to get her one. I did laps up and down the street trying to keep my four year old from going stir crazy. Finally, after more than an hour, my wife pulled the plug and said, "no way. No pizza is that good!" Our kids were starving and we just couldn't bare to wait any longer. The entire lounge/bar area was packed, with people spilling out onto the street.
Of course everything looked good, but it appeared like the only folks that could muster the experience were without kids, plus many were drinking copiously at the bar, thus numbing themselves to the outrageous wait.
So again - it looks good, but with young kids - no way! Save yourself the pain.

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Service was ok....Pizza was ok..Not worth the $45.00 We dropped for a few glasses of wine, and a pie. I have heard "A pizza scholls is the best in town" Honestly I've had much better service, and pie from BJ's. Sorry won't be back :( Still trying to figure out why we waited 45min. for a table???

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★★☆☆☆

Service was ok....Pizza was ok..Not worth the $45.00 We dropped for a few glasses of wine, and a pie. I have heard "A pizza scholls is the best in town" Honestly I've had much better service, and pie from BJ's. Sorry won't be back :( Still trying to figure out why we waited 45min. for a table???

Pros: Pizza was hot

Cons: Snotty service & overpriced pie

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Well what can i say, Apizza has really good pizza, but their attitude towards the customers are really why people are being turned off by them,I had a really bad expierience a couple of weeks ago ,and it had nothing to do with the food,they did not have to earn there business, growing slowly, serving great food with equally great servive eventually gaining popularity thats how most restaurants do it. no they opened ,and the pappers and bloggers launched them into sucess over night,and that is the reason for there smug attitudes. I was recomended to go to carboni's wood fired pizza off MLK, seriously they have the best pizza in pdx and great service ,and they bend over backwards to make you happy.I WILL NOT BE BACK TO APIZZA SCHOLLS ,SORRY APIZZA YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED BY (CARBONI'S)

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★☆☆☆☆

Well what can i say, Apizza has really good pizza, but their attitude towards the customers are really why people are being turned off by them,I had a really bad expierience a couple of weeks ago ,and it had nothing to do with the food,they did not have to earn there business, growing slowly, serving great food with equally great servive eventually gaining popularity thats how most restaurants do it. no they opened ,and the pappers and bloggers launched them into sucess over night,and that is the reason for there smug attitudes. I was recomended to go to carboni's wood fired pizza off MLK, seriously they have the best pizza in pdx and great service ,and they bend over backwards to make you happy.I WILL NOT BE BACK TO APIZZA SCHOLLS ,SORRY APIZZA YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED BY (CARBONI'S)

Pros: pizza

Cons: everything else

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Simply the best pizza I've had anywhere. It tastes fresh, crispy - crust worth crying over. Great service too. And yes, they do only make so much of it - they're certainly not about mass trade here and I can see that you might be disappointed if you don't know that beforehand (but now you do!).

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★★★★★

Simply the best pizza I've had anywhere. It tastes fresh, crispy - crust worth crying over. Great service too. And yes, they do only make so much of it - they're certainly not about mass trade here and I can see that you might be disappointed if you don't know that beforehand (but now you do!).

Pros: great pizza and caesar salad

Cons: none

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Apizza Scholls makes some fine pizza. The crust and toppins are excellent. Really, you can't go wrong by eating here. Sure, the wait is annoying, but come on people - what do you expect? Just get there early or bring something to read while you wait.

Still, I have to give the edge in the great Portland Pizza War to Ken's Artisan Pizza. I alternated visits between Apizza Scholls and Ken's, visiting each one three times before deciding that Ken's was superior. Ken's had consistently shorter wait times (in fact, I've never had to wait at Ken's when I sat at the bar), the atmosphere is WAY better, and the pizzas are half the size which means that couples can get two different kinds. Ken's pizza is better too, of course - that's what really matters.

Nothing agaist Apizza Scholls. If you're stuck on Hawthorne and can't make it up to Ken's, the place is most definitely worth a visit. Just not quite as worth it as Ken's.

2
★★★★☆

Apizza Scholls makes some fine pizza. The crust and toppins are excellent. Really, you can't go wrong by eating here. Sure, the wait is annoying, but come on people - what do you expect? Just get there early or bring something to read while you wait.

Still, I have to give the edge in the great Portland Pizza War to Ken's Artisan Pizza. I alternated visits between Apizza Scholls and Ken's, visiting each one three times before deciding that Ken's was superior. Ken's had consistently shorter wait times (in fact, I've never had to wait at Ken's when I sat at the bar), the atmosphere is WAY better, and the pizzas are half the size which means that couples can get two different kinds. Ken's pizza is better too, of course - that's what really matters.

Nothing agaist Apizza Scholls. If you're stuck on Hawthorne and can't make it up to Ken's, the place is most definitely worth a visit. Just not quite as worth it as Ken's.

Pros: Good Pizza

Cons: Atmosphere

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We were disappointed to arrive on a Saturday evening and find out that only so much dough is made, and they were out by 8pm. Make sure that you get there early and sign in next door. I hope the on our next visit, more dough will be ready for a busy Saturday evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were disappointed to arrive on a Saturday evening and find out that only so much dough is made, and they were out by 8pm. Make sure that you get there early and sign in next door. I hope the on our next visit, more dough will be ready for a busy Saturday evening.

Pros: smelled amazing

Cons: never got to eat

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They lost their outdoor patio, which was awesome. I can't stand it inside and that newer side reminds me of Round Table. Pizza is still great but as others say wait it too long. Go on a weeknight, never bother with a weekend unless you are there before opening.

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★★★☆☆

They lost their outdoor patio, which was awesome. I can't stand it inside and that newer side reminds me of Round Table. Pizza is still great but as others say wait it too long. Go on a weeknight, never bother with a weekend unless you are there before opening.

Pros: Pizza!

Cons: No outdoor patio anymore, babymongers

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Just like everyone else, we had to wait two hours to get our food. The wait was helped along with a couple beers and that might have affected my judgement (i admit it), that being said I think the pizza was fantastic.

I thought the wait staff was very friendly. They can't help that they have too many customers and the service we got was very good. (Read: our beers were never empty.)

I thought the food and service was great, but not good enough to go back and wait two more hours.

1
★★★☆☆

Just like everyone else, we had to wait two hours to get our food. The wait was helped along with a couple beers and that might have affected my judgement (i admit it), that being said I think the pizza was fantastic.

I thought the wait staff was very friendly. They can't help that they have too many customers and the service we got was very good. (Read: our beers were never empty.)

I thought the food and service was great, but not good enough to go back and wait two more hours.

Pros: Pizza is very good, waitstaff is good

Cons: you just should NOT have to wait two hours for pizza

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I know that is not the best way to start a rate it session. The wait was way too long over 90 minutes just to get seated for your order. Staff are far from friendly. Then it takes 30 minutes more to get the freckin pie that is over cooked and lacks flavor. What the bleep? Anthony Bourdain (chef/critic) is an old has been that you should not bother listening to his food judgment, he drinks so much and smokes that he has no taste buds.

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★☆☆☆☆

I know that is not the best way to start a rate it session. The wait was way too long over 90 minutes just to get seated for your order. Staff are far from friendly. Then it takes 30 minutes more to get the freckin pie that is over cooked and lacks flavor. What the bleep? Anthony Bourdain (chef/critic) is an old has been that you should not bother listening to his food judgment, he drinks so much and smokes that he has no taste buds.

Pros: cold outside, a little warmer insice

Cons: overcooked pizza, flavorless sauce

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After waiting for 90 minutes to have our order taken, it took another 30 minutes to get the pizza. My son and I were both kidding with each other saying this better be the best pizza we ever had. The waitress did a little tease with us and brought plates to the table about 15 minutes into the wait and then the pizza didn't come for 15 minutes later. I say it was ok pizza. I really was expecting a more flavorful sauce. When you just can't say no to another slice that is good pizza. This was not that at all. The crust is good thin crust, but there are so many places in Portland that make really good thin crust pizzas. I was really hoping for something delicious.

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★☆☆☆☆

After waiting for 90 minutes to have our order taken, it took another 30 minutes to get the pizza. My son and I were both kidding with each other saying this better be the best pizza we ever had. The waitress did a little tease with us and brought plates to the table about 15 minutes into the wait and then the pizza didn't come for 15 minutes later. I say it was ok pizza. I really was expecting a more flavorful sauce. When you just can't say no to another slice that is good pizza. This was not that at all. The crust is good thin crust, but there are so many places in Portland that make really good thin crust pizzas. I was really hoping for something delicious.

Pros: No screaming kids

Cons: service

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I just don't understand how people think these guys are rude. Yeah, they're busy and constantly turning around tables and taking names down (the waiting list) but rude??? Never. They don't have time to sit and shoot the s**t if that's what you're looking for but they have always been super nice to me. In fact my friend and I have gone so many times, they know our bottle of wine and pizza without even asking us. The pizza is amazing and yes it takes a bit but that's why you order a bottle of wine and anticipate what's going to arrive. It has to take a bit because you can only cook so many pizza's in their oven and with it always being packed, you're gonna have to wait a bit. It is fresh. If you don't want fresh gourmet pizza then go somewhere else. The crust is explained on the website why it is the way it is. It's how it's done in Italy. But hey, I don't care if people have a problem with it, because it's just more dough for me. Obviously Portlanders love it and business is booming b/c I've never gone where it's been slow and I only ever go during the week.

2
★★★★★

I just don't understand how people think these guys are rude. Yeah, they're busy and constantly turning around tables and taking names down (the waiting list) but rude??? Never. They don't have time to sit and shoot the s**t if that's what you're looking for but they have always been super nice to me. In fact my friend and I have gone so many times, they know our bottle of wine and pizza without even asking us. The pizza is amazing and yes it takes a bit but that's why you order a bottle of wine and anticipate what's going to arrive. It has to take a bit because you can only cook so many pizza's in their oven and with it always being packed, you're gonna have to wait a bit. It is fresh. If you don't want fresh gourmet pizza then go somewhere else. The crust is explained on the website why it is the way it is. It's how it's done in Italy. But hey, I don't care if people have a problem with it, because it's just more dough for me. Obviously Portlanders love it and business is booming b/c I've never gone where it's been slow and I only ever go during the week.

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Indifferent service I can live with, but I am deadly serious about my Pizza. Pizza Scholls says all the right things, but are unable to make those things come out right.

The crust was dry and "cracker-like" without any chew. The toppings on our 'basic' were of good quality but over-cooked and dry.

Whatever happened to the good old tomato pie with mootz.

We are going to try it again this Saturday, early, and see if the waiter/waitress will take our direction to the baker and add some extra tomato sauce (for moisture).

We love the blackened crust and bubbles, but if we wanted scorched crackers we would put tomato sauce on a matzo.

1
★★★☆☆

Indifferent service I can live with, but I am deadly serious about my Pizza. Pizza Scholls says all the right things, but are unable to make those things come out right.

The crust was dry and "cracker-like" without any chew. The toppings on our 'basic' were of good quality but over-cooked and dry.

Whatever happened to the good old tomato pie with mootz.

We are going to try it again this Saturday, early, and see if the waiter/waitress will take our direction to the baker and add some extra tomato sauce (for moisture).

We love the blackened crust and bubbles, but if we wanted scorched crackers we would put tomato sauce on a matzo.

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After the long wait we felt like the pizza better be out of this world and I have to admit that it was very good if you like gourmet thin-crust pizza. That said, every time that we have been there the staff has been the most arrogant and rude that we have encountered and we eat out often at nice places. They act like they are doing you a favor by serving you a freaking pizza. We feel we have gotten attitude because we don't fit the Hawthorne neighborhood they are in because we don't have any tatoos or piercings. The last straw was when the staff started seating their friends first who had arrived after us. No pizza is worth the treatment at this place. My husband and I have both worked in restaurants and own our own business now and we know that this place will not survive unless they lose the attitude. It's just pizza for crying out loud!

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★☆☆☆☆

After the long wait we felt like the pizza better be out of this world and I have to admit that it was very good if you like gourmet thin-crust pizza. That said, every time that we have been there the staff has been the most arrogant and rude that we have encountered and we eat out often at nice places. They act like they are doing you a favor by serving you a freaking pizza. We feel we have gotten attitude because we don't fit the Hawthorne neighborhood they are in because we don't have any tatoos or piercings. The last straw was when the staff started seating their friends first who had arrived after us. No pizza is worth the treatment at this place. My husband and I have both worked in restaurants and own our own business now and we know that this place will not survive unless they lose the attitude. It's just pizza for crying out loud!

Pros: Pizza

Cons: Service

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Ridiculously good pizza, even after a two-hour-fifteen-minute wait. (And we even got there at 5 p.m.) Try the truffle pizza -- simple, delicious, filling. By 7:30pm, the place had calmed down and the wait was much, much shorter.

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★★★★★

Ridiculously good pizza, even after a two-hour-fifteen-minute wait. (And we even got there at 5 p.m.) Try the truffle pizza -- simple, delicious, filling. By 7:30pm, the place had calmed down and the wait was much, much shorter.

Pros: PIZZA

Cons: wait times

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After reading the recent review in WW, I had to try this place, since I'm new and still exploring the region. All I can say is it's likely the best I've ever sampled, anywhere. The table waiters were prompt, and not superficially cheerful; they appeared to really like working there.

First, the salad: plenty of everything, and a dressing and seasoning that slowed my pace to enjoy every tidbit. The antipasta plate was full of tasty treats, and similar to the salad in that it required methodical savoring to truly enjoy it.

I had a sausage with peppers pizza, last. It was huge. I'd expected a typical "artisan" pizza -- long on looks, short on portion and flavor. This pie had the perfect balance of flavors: the sauce, cheese, crust, and meats were balanced so that none overwhelmed the others. The dough was baked to an absolutely perfect texture, just right. Again, the symphony of tastes made me slow down and enjoy each fork full as if it were the last.

Price and portions: two of us dined for around sixty bucks, including drinks, salad, antipasta plate, and the pie. We walked out with four slices leftover. Pretty remarkable, considering I enjoy fair portion sizes, as opposed to artistic presentations draining the account and leaving room for another meal. I'm not a desk jockey, so portion sizes along with good flavors are paramount. If I want "artisan" I'll go to a museum of art, thank you.

We arrived at 4:40 in anticipation of the usual crowd awaiting outside for the first seating. It was a splendid evening, and the short wait went fast. I didn't think our position in line would permit an opening seat, but somehow the long line all fit inside, without feeling stuffed. Plenty of privacy and the waiters did not push us to finish.

Please don't change anything!

2
★★★★★

After reading the recent review in WW, I had to try this place, since I'm new and still exploring the region. All I can say is it's likely the best I've ever sampled, anywhere. The table waiters were prompt, and not superficially cheerful; they appeared to really like working there.

First, the salad: plenty of everything, and a dressing and seasoning that slowed my pace to enjoy every tidbit. The antipasta plate was full of tasty treats, and similar to the salad in that it required methodical savoring to truly enjoy it.

I had a sausage with peppers pizza, last. It was huge. I'd expected a typical "artisan" pizza -- long on looks, short on portion and flavor. This pie had the perfect balance of flavors: the sauce, cheese, crust, and meats were balanced so that none overwhelmed the others. The dough was baked to an absolutely perfect texture, just right. Again, the symphony of tastes made me slow down and enjoy each fork full as if it were the last.

Price and portions: two of us dined for around sixty bucks, including drinks, salad, antipasta plate, and the pie. We walked out with four slices leftover. Pretty remarkable, considering I enjoy fair portion sizes, as opposed to artistic presentations draining the account and leaving room for another meal. I'm not a desk jockey, so portion sizes along with good flavors are paramount. If I want "artisan" I'll go to a museum of art, thank you.

We arrived at 4:40 in anticipation of the usual crowd awaiting outside for the first seating. It was a splendid evening, and the short wait went fast. I didn't think our position in line would permit an opening seat, but somehow the long line all fit inside, without feeling stuffed. Plenty of privacy and the waiters did not push us to finish.

Please don't change anything!

Pros: Superb flavors, staff, portions!

Cons: small wait for a great pie

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Oh the Pizza is grand at Scholls! Just make sure you take some patient pie eating compatriots with you. If you have a party of 2 to 4 (two for a date seems perfect) then somewhat prompt seating awaits you. If it's crowded and you've brought a crowd expect 40 minutes to 2 hours to get fed! Yep, the food is that crazy here. It's unlike any pie around the west coast, very new york and very traditional. It's not quite european as top notch plaqces like Nostrana dish that out of their in view wood fire oven. The meats are impeccable and local wether you're into antipasti plates or the Apizza Amore, my personal fave with sliced pork shoulder on top of a world class tomato sauce. Just expect the wait, and go for the food that is worth sitting down for. If you can't stand the foodie diet then please take someone else's advice and go to the other plethora of pizza chains. In fact, I'm pretty sure you can get flat pizza at Schmizza around town and by the slice to boot. BTW, we called over to Ken's Artisan while we were wating (45 minutes) and were informed should we head over their it'd be an hour and a half. It's a toss up, besides Ken's greatness is not the New York flavor but more of a pizza fusion like Pizzicato. We were sort of nervous because of prior reviews, but the wait staff was very cordial. They seem a tad conflicted on how to make everyone happy, but once you sit down they usher in a sigh of relief. They know you're just waiting for good dough like everyone else. So go to scholls if you love Pizza and don't mind waiting. Don't dare go with more than 5 unless you want to wait for 2 hours on a Thursday. :) Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

Oh the Pizza is grand at Scholls! Just make sure you take some patient pie eating compatriots with you. If you have a party of 2 to 4 (two for a date seems perfect) then somewhat prompt seating awaits you. If it's crowded and you've brought a crowd expect 40 minutes to 2 hours to get fed! Yep, the food is that crazy here. It's unlike any pie around the west coast, very new york and very traditional. It's not quite european as top notch plaqces like Nostrana dish that out of their in view wood fire oven. The meats are impeccable and local wether you're into antipasti plates or the Apizza Amore, my personal fave with sliced pork shoulder on top of a world class tomato sauce. Just expect the wait, and go for the food that is worth sitting down for. If you can't stand the foodie diet then please take someone else's advice and go to the other plethora of pizza chains. In fact, I'm pretty sure you can get flat pizza at Schmizza around town and by the slice to boot. BTW, we called over to Ken's Artisan while we were wating (45 minutes) and were informed should we head over their it'd be an hour and a half. It's a toss up, besides Ken's greatness is not the New York flavor but more of a pizza fusion like Pizzicato. We were sort of nervous because of prior reviews, but the wait staff was very cordial. They seem a tad conflicted on how to make everyone happy, but once you sit down they usher in a sigh of relief. They know you're just waiting for good dough like everyone else. So go to scholls if you love Pizza and don't mind waiting. Don't dare go with more than 5 unless you want to wait for 2 hours on a Thursday. :) Enjoy!

Pros: The best New York inspired pizza on the west side

Cons: You might starve while waiting for a table.

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So here's the deal get there early, stand in line, and watch how the line forms down the street. Next herd in inside and get seated. I was one of the first to get an order out, Half pepperoni half cheese, this my favorite way to rate my first time at a pizza place. I'm sitting at the bar watching how they make the pie, dough, cheese, sauce, pepperoni, hmm. Ok so I'm reading the back of the menu about how the pizza is made and then all of a sudden I was overcome with this wave of pretentiousness. I start looking around and kind of notice these customers are not from these neck of the woods. How dare they put a can of Hamms in my hand to mask the smells and tastes over fanciness that was floating past me. Then my pizza arrives, one of the first since I did not have to think about what kind of hoyty toyty topping I was gonna have my pie. (which by the way your only allowed three otherwise you might my make a rip in the time space continuum.) The pie was albeit pretty tasty, but it was week on the sauce and pepperoni. I was not super hungry but I managed to eat more than half of the pie, so pretty week on the overall mass. I would have to say try it once and you will see what I'm saying. I would rate the experience as kinda creepy, uncomfortable pretentiousness with a hint yuppiness. Its a pizza joint for Christ sakes! My rating 1 - 10 is a 5

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★★★☆☆

So here's the deal get there early, stand in line, and watch how the line forms down the street. Next herd in inside and get seated. I was one of the first to get an order out, Half pepperoni half cheese, this my favorite way to rate my first time at a pizza place. I'm sitting at the bar watching how they make the pie, dough, cheese, sauce, pepperoni, hmm. Ok so I'm reading the back of the menu about how the pizza is made and then all of a sudden I was overcome with this wave of pretentiousness. I start looking around and kind of notice these customers are not from these neck of the woods. How dare they put a can of Hamms in my hand to mask the smells and tastes over fanciness that was floating past me. Then my pizza arrives, one of the first since I did not have to think about what kind of hoyty toyty topping I was gonna have my pie. (which by the way your only allowed three otherwise you might my make a rip in the time space continuum.) The pie was albeit pretty tasty, but it was week on the sauce and pepperoni. I was not super hungry but I managed to eat more than half of the pie, so pretty week on the overall mass. I would have to say try it once and you will see what I'm saying. I would rate the experience as kinda creepy, uncomfortable pretentiousness with a hint yuppiness. Its a pizza joint for Christ sakes! My rating 1 - 10 is a 5

Pros: They sell Hamms in a can.

Cons: Wait in line, weak on the toppings, spendy

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I love apizza scholls. I think it's the best in town. However, they have lost my business for good. After being turned away FIVE times in a row, including 7:30 on a Friday night, I'm sick of their inability to make enough pizza dough for the evening. I think it is incredibly foolish for them to double the size of the restaurant yet not double the amount of dough they make. It's one thing to leave people wanting more, but I'm sick of it. From now on Ken's Artisan Pizza gets my business as their pizza is just as good and at least I know that I'll be able to eat there even if I have to wait 20 mins for a table.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I love apizza scholls. I think it's the best in town. However, they have lost my business for good. After being turned away FIVE times in a row, including 7:30 on a Friday night, I'm sick of their inability to make enough pizza dough for the evening. I think it is incredibly foolish for them to double the size of the restaurant yet not double the amount of dough they make. It's one thing to leave people wanting more, but I'm sick of it. From now on Ken's Artisan Pizza gets my business as their pizza is just as good and at least I know that I'll be able to eat there even if I have to wait 20 mins for a table.

Pros: great pizza

Cons: they don't make enough dough

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Apizza Scholls is wrong if they think their purposely gruff style adds to their appeal. Anyway, you would have to have VERY good food to pull that one off successfully. I went there with a group of people from New York. We saw many pizzas go past our table and they all looked charred, so we asked the waitress if we could request our pizzas a little less done. She said "Absolutely Not, we make them the way we like." They did indeed arrive quite burned. On their menu, they describe this as caramelized. The definition I found online of "caramelized" is what I had also understood: "To heat sugar until it liquefies and become a clear caramel syrup ranging in color from golden to dark brown. Fruits and vegetables with natural sugars can be caramelized by sauteeing, roasting or grilling, giving them a sweet flavor and golden glaze." Flour does not caramelize; it burns. The toppings were fine, but not exceptional by any means and they were overwhelmed by the burnt crust. The service was distinctly haughty. Ambiance was entirely lacking, If you crave abuse, go here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Apizza Scholls is wrong if they think their purposely gruff style adds to their appeal. Anyway, you would have to have VERY good food to pull that one off successfully. I went there with a group of people from New York. We saw many pizzas go past our table and they all looked charred, so we asked the waitress if we could request our pizzas a little less done. She said "Absolutely Not, we make them the way we like." They did indeed arrive quite burned. On their menu, they describe this as caramelized. The definition I found online of "caramelized" is what I had also understood: "To heat sugar until it liquefies and become a clear caramel syrup ranging in color from golden to dark brown. Fruits and vegetables with natural sugars can be caramelized by sauteeing, roasting or grilling, giving them a sweet flavor and golden glaze." Flour does not caramelize; it burns. The toppings were fine, but not exceptional by any means and they were overwhelmed by the burnt crust. The service was distinctly haughty. Ambiance was entirely lacking, If you crave abuse, go here.

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good pizza,but the wait and terribly slow and rude service have regrettably made me decide not to go back even though I've been a big fan since their days out in Scholls,the final straw was when we went with a friend who became very ill while waiting outside and when they finally opened my friend was practically stampeded and not one person offered to help,including the staff!!!

1
★★★☆☆

good pizza,but the wait and terribly slow and rude service have regrettably made me decide not to go back even though I've been a big fan since their days out in Scholls,the final straw was when we went with a friend who became very ill while waiting outside and when they finally opened my friend was practically stampeded and not one person offered to help,including the staff!!!

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You won't notice the plain storefront or minimalist interior for the throngs of people waiting to dine on this celebrated gourmet pie. Couples, families and groups come from all over town for the crisp and chewy crust;…

 

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