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Bobarino's Pizzeria

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
+1 616-356-2000
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a Saturday evening and found the place quite busy. We were seated in short order. This is a large, loud place. Sorta odd menu - pizza,burgers etc. I thought it was a pizza joint. We tried 2 different thin crust pizzas...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 791chriss791
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thank you for the feedback! We are sorry to hear that you did not love your experience with us, but we hope you join us again or one of our other restaurants in the building before your next show at 20 Monroe Live. Also feel...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Pizza was fair at best. Their deep dish is pretty thin lol Was thinking more like Unoa, but shame on me for not asking. But would come back for drinks and appetizers.....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BBlkburn
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for the review! We're sorry your pizza did not come out as expected. Our Sicilian-style crust is not technically a Chicago-style "deep dish" pizza, but a thicker, fluffier alternative to our thinner Neopolitan pizza. We are working on introducing a true Chicago-style deep dish...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We went to Bobarino's during Art Prize, and should have been suspicious when it was the only restaurant with less than an hour wait. The service was okay, but the food was not very good. The Spinach and Feta Mac and Cheese was flavorless and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joanne K
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hi Joanne, we are very sorry that you did not have the greatest experience with us! Please feel free to reach out to our manager Adam at abrown@gilmorec.com to tell us more about your visit and how we can improve for your next visit. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

I was looking forward to taking one of my best friends who has never been to the lunch buffet at Bobarino's, I've been telling her about it for a long time. We went this past Tuesday, the 18th and it was a HUGE disappointment. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andria B
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Andria, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your most recent visit with us. Our menu has adapted throughout the years to meet the changing needs and wants of our guests, including removing our pizza lunch buffet. We hope you join us again and give us...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Rated 3rd best in Grand Rapids. This is very sad for Grand rapids I'm giving it such a low rating to balance out the stars because I'm just going to have to assume this isn't the 3rd best pizza around. If I were to give...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ralph M
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Ralph - we're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. Feel free to reach out to our manager Felicia at fflores@gilmorec.com to tell us how we can improve this for your next visit.

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here over the past weekend. We hadn't been to Bobarinos in a while. My wife had a sandwhich and I had pasta. Both were delicious. The service was good & atmosphere was nice.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wolverines_go_blue
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi there! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you back here soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Had just a cheese pizza with the most delicious mushrooms on it. Had their local Blondie beer with it and was very good.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rainforest5
Gilmore C, Marketing Ambassador at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our wood fired pizzas are delicious, we strive to use fresh ingredients. Brewer John does a great job with our beers. Our beer list is constantly being update, we would love to have you back...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We came here a couple hours before a big concert at the VanAndel arena. We had six of us and we were told it would be about a 45 minute wait. The whole place was packed and a lot of people were on a wait...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ej9718
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi there, thanks for the kind review! We love serving the pre-concert crowd and hope you choose us again as your pre-show food and drinks choice!

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent food n and even better service! Get garlic sauce ... recommend beer sampler... n let staff pick for you! Great for any gathering

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank doc030235
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi there, thank you for leaving us a nice review! We're glad you had great service and enjoy your food and drinks!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

I was in town for a conference recently that had about 3,000 high school kids in town. Most restaurants were busy but we were able to get into Bobarino's with our large group of 20. Our server, and server-in-training handled our big group with no...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SKSTech
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Bobarino's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi there, thank you for the kind review. We're happy to hear you had a great experience with us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-356-2000
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Description
Bobarino's, the 2nd floor at the B.O.B., Is a melting pot of great food and drinks, live entertainment, and pure fun. Chef Edward John's new menu is both familiar and inspiring, twisting perceptions about new american with exciting Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors. This isn't just bar food. Bobarino's uses farm fresh, local ingredients from local growers, and always has amazing specials to expand and entice your pallet. Bobarino's also features a legendary array of wood-fired pizzas, some have called the best in Grand Rapids. The bar features taps with revolving Bob's Beers, local crafts, and domestics. We also offer specialty Michigan crafts in the bottle. Our signature seasonal cocktail menu is handcrafted my our staff Mixologist, and our wine list features local favorites for any price range. Dueling Pianos is the feature 9pm - 1am Friday and Saturday nights. The always hilarious artists take your requests, that is unless someone else stops your song! Adjacent to the always hopping stage, is our large game and billiards room. Test your skills on Big Buck or Golden Tee, or enjoy the classic billiards and shuffle board tables while watching the biggest sporting events our large collection of new plasma screens. Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2pm everything on our lunch menu is $6.50 Including buffet for greglist members
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