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Riverview Restaurant

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20 Estes St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2106
+1 978-356-0500
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16:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 23:30
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The thin crust pizza is locally acclaimed a "awesome" but realistically it's just better than out of a box. The real attraction is the tough old broad likely to serve you in the well worn booths on paper plates. The banter can get raucous. Despite my unkind words, their niche is solid for there are legions of followers that would... More 

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Thank Michael L
Boston
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Place has a phenomenal reputation, but the pies are, well, less than extraordinary ... in my opinion. Nice place to sit and the prices are OK. And any place with a kielbasa pizza can't be bad. Different? Yes. But, the pizza just isn't that special to make it worth the parking hassles.

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Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Classic local townie bar and pizza restaurant, with very fine quality pizza and noisy, charming atmosphere. A throwback to pre-gentrification of the area, and a reliable and friendly neighborhood option for honest down-home food.

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Thank Cheryl M
Beverly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Pizza is the best. Get the meat on top for best taste. Wish they had a few more draft beer choices. Off the beaten track but worth the trouble. Not a dress up place.

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1 Thank Rick O
Ipswich, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Pizza is good but the staff who provide takeout don't care unless you are a regular. I was told 30 minutes for pickup, arrived at 35 minutes, was told it would "just be a few" and waited another 20 minutes while the bar staff quickly provided pizzas to people they knew by name who arrived after I did. After being... More 

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Thank rmlIpswich
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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79 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Our friends have been telling us for a few years to try this place. I could not understand why they made a big deal of this, as the Newburyport area has some good pizza places.We finally went there with them. And they were right the pizza is very good and worth an occassional drive. It is thin crust pizza cooked... More 

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1 Thank Ed V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Had pizza here for 25 years! Had It flown over every time relatives went to Boston! 22 years waiting for a fresh one! Worth the wait! Well done Riverview! Next stop eating in the restaurant! Always done take out!

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Thank Johanne P
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great pizza, low prices, family resturant (lots of kids early, opens ~ 4:30). Great take-out pizza. I've been going there since 1955 (opps - am I that old?)

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Thank 142pete
Niagara Falls, ON
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A hidden gem in Ipswich serving only pizza. The place is unchanged in the 50 years I have been going there. It is a thin crust pizza and comes in only one size. Delicious! Drinks are inexpensive and the utensils are plastic and paper plates (which somehow add to the charm). It is a mob scene on Thursday, Friday and... More 

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1 Thank Paul V
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have eaten-in only once - it's a somewhat boisterous experience, but funky and fun! Nowadays we get take-out and eat at home. They create the absolute best pizza I have ever had, with no exceptions! There is only one size - small. The size is actually an advantage for take-out (or eating in) since everyone can order their own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:30
Thursday
16:00 - 23:30
Friday
16:00 - 23:30
Saturday
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Estes St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +1 978-356-0500

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