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There is some palatably perfect aspect about pizza that makes everything awesome in a chaotic world. Pizza is multi-purposeful. You can even eat it cold for breakfast after a night of revelry, and it still somehow manages to taste like a brass band heralding joy. How pizza is supremely fantastic even when cold I will never know. You can choose pizza for a more traditional lunch or dinner as well. An oft-told quote sums up pizza philosophy: Even when not up to par, it is still pretty tasty. Yet, why in comfort food when it is not mouth-watering for every bite?

Papalino's NY Pizzeria

Kinga and I both agree: Papalinos all the way.

All I can say is, thank goodness for Papalinos Pizza on Baxter Avenue (and also on Springhurst Boulevard). Self-tagged, “The Best of NY in Louisville,” it is my personal favorite Louisville spot for a night after fireball cocktails and dancing with my best friends. It puts all the other casual Friday and Saturday night pizza locales to shame. 

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Joe was only in town for a week, so glad he was able to have some of Louisville's top eats while here!

Papalinos' ingredients taste fresh and succulent. You can get pizza by the slice for $4.00 (or $5.00 for the vegans who also are in the pizza fan club), and I am talking a “slice” that will be bigger than your face, as it should be. I ended up boxing some of mine for leftovers, and I eagerly anticipated lunch the following day. It has just the right amount of grease that you not so secretly crave for after a night out on the town. It’s ideally crisp and luscious New York-style pizza and I would even venture to Papalinos for a carefree early dinner with friends or family.

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I am a big fan of pineapple and bacon paired with pizza. In my foodie mind, I picture a seamless combination of the trio as taste bud nirvana. Papalinos knows its pizza toppings. A server recommended the house-cured bacon, which was the most wonderful part of the gorging experience. I can still taste that stellar texture saturated with smoky pangs.  Prime for feasting.

Plain and simple: Papalinos is the ultimate weekend hangout. And what better way to spiritedly reflect on life’s adventures than by wolfing down flavorful pizza with your closest friends? 

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Also adorable and delicious date food if you want to pull a Lady and the Tramp and split some savory Italian. Example A: Morgan and Brett and their yum-tastic calzone.

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This calzone has fresh-made dough, whole milk ricotta, basil, and whole milk mozzarella. Plus whatever three toppings you decide to add!

P.S. I know you all will be wanting some Papalinos for the epic flames of rivalry that will be fanned for Louisville basketball. They have a beer list if you want a refreshing beverage to pair with your glorious carbs. Need I say more? Here are some digits you will want in your phone: 502-749-8525. 

All Photos: Courtesy of Julie Lamb


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Curly-haired owner of one massive sweet tooth, believer of Harry Potter and Disney fairytales, and a fierce lover of all things literary and the arts.

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