Rudy's Pizzeria

  • 704 Massachusetts Lawrence, KS 66044
  • 785-749-0055
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Description

The folks working for Rudy got it goin' on. If you take to the taste-sweet sauce, bready crust, thick cheese and ample veggies and/or meats-odds are you'll seldom opt for any other pizza. Pizzas, pocket Zas, breadsticks and salads all available for delivery, too.

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AdmiralAnger 5 years, 10 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Dear Rudy's

I have never had your pizza. However, a very good friend of mine just described your pizza via social networking as "burnt, hastily thrown together slop." Please Rudy's, step up your game, I know you're better than this!

Zuckerhorn 6 years, 5 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

If you're looking for pizza by the slice, go to Papa Keno's instead. The pizza by the slice isn't fresh, and isn't NEARLY as good as Papa's pizza as big as your face. But I hear if you order a pizza it's better.

ionizer 7 years ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Dude, this is the only place to go in Lawrence. It tastes good, the people that work there are really nice... They are nice to punks, and it is truly independent.

themill 7 years, 3 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Tasty pizza by the slice & good service. There's no accounting for taste, but I don't really understand why a few people are calling this the worst pizza they've ever had. I mean, I've had better, but it's definitely good pizza & better than all of the big chains operating in Lawrence. I really like the atmosphere as well. It's really mellow, below street level, kind of low-lit. Very chill place to grab a bite with some friends. Sounds like I need to try one of these pocket-za things. :)

Victoria Partridge 7 years, 4 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I'll vouch for Rudy's. Their pocket-za's are freakin' fantastic. Plus, I think they are the only pizza joint in town to offer soy cheese. Add in free delivery throughout the city and unique toppings (pine nuts, avocado, etc.) and I am sold. I've never been disappointed with their crust/flavor/anything and am actually planning to eat there this weekend. I assume I won't be running into Jonathan Bright there.

whackywhack 7 years, 4 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

rudys is the best pizza in town. white or wheat, regular or thin, great sauce(s), incredible amount of toppings, everything is fresh and tastey! they have been around for 20 years and have been voted best pizza several times. cool place to hang out in and listen to music and eat great pizza and drink good beer. highly reccomend to everyone! there are a couple pizza joints that have tried to immitate them but no one comes close!

thefastlane 7 years, 4 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Don't waste your time. This is simply the worst pizza I've tried in Lawrence thus far. After reading it was voted "best pizza in lawrence," I thought I'd give it a try. I was so disappointed with the bland, dry crust that it ruined the entire meal and I'll never go back.

Instead of flakey , chewy pizza crust (that comes from wood-fired pizza), this crust is hard and tasteless. I think I've had frozen store bought pizza that tasted better.

Can someone please open up a premium pizza joint in Lawrence?

thecaptain 8 years, 7 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Rudy's is great pizza, especially their alfredo.However, I never have it delivered. Why? They don't take credit cards over the phone :(.

lesleydiane 8 years, 8 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

How long has it been since a slice of pizza was $2? They're almost $4...

riseagainst 8 years, 11 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Other than being a little dark in the basement, Rudy's is the best in town. The pocket Zas are the best. The bread sticks are amazing as well. Certainly the best pizza in town.

Phil Mitchell 9 years, 1 month ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Well, well. Allow me to retort...

I had to misfortune to get mixed up the events listed above. I am a former long-time employee of Rudy's, and happened to stop in for a bite to eat on a Sunday afternoon. When this young lady called and complained, I volunteered to run her pizza out to her so that she get it as quick as possible.

To make a long story short, she didn't provide the necessary information (unmarked house, no apt number) to find her door and did not pick-up when the driver called her. At that point, there was nothing we could do. When she called us back, she was insulting, abusive, and refused to allow the manager to do what he could to fix the situation. Even when she received a hot and fresh pizza at half-price, she continued to insult me and failed to admit even partial responsibility for the mix-up.

Unfortunately, these things happen in the delivery business. I can assure this customer, and all those that eat Rudy's, that they will do everything possible to make sure you get the best pizza in town whenever you call and do whatever they can to make it right if you don't. In exchange, I'd ask that her remember to treat them WITH THE RESPECT THAT ALL HARDWORKING PEOPLE DESERVE, Most of them bust their asses to make Rudy's what it is, the best pizza in town.

Wox 9 years, 1 month ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I had a bad experience with ordering delivery from Rudy's. On a night they were short on drivers my pizza was over an hour and a half late. The girl answering the phone was rude and refused to make sure the pizza would even get delivered. When I told her I thought it should be free of charge, she hung up on me! They finally ended up bringing the pizza, 2 hours cold, and with a request that I never order from them again. As far as real pizza goes, Rudy's is fairly close to authentic pizza for being this far west of Chicago. But unfortunately the quality and skill of the company's customer service makes a big difference in product presentation and when dealing with pizza, half the equation is making it and the other is getting it to the customer within appropriate expectations. Their customer service needs a dose of real world work ethics.

Matt Veatch 9 years, 7 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Rudy's is simply the best pizza in Lawrence. We order it for out-of-town guests all the time and they invariably love it. Our favorite: roasted red peppers, yellow banana peppers, spinach, and cashews. Incredible!

domino 10 years, 2 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Ate at Rudy's years ago - didn't even know if they were still in business - glad to know they are - didn't get to Lawrence much in the last few years but now do get through that way from time to time - look forward to checking it out again. The bread sticks were the BEST - can't wait to see if they are as good as I remember!

Atalanta 10 years, 4 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Not doing downtown delivery before 5pm loses a lot of potential business. Boo.

Larry_Living 10 years, 8 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I've indulged in pizza here more than anywhere else in Lawrence. They use good ingredients and have a good selection. Pocket Za's are very good, thin slices are excellent. But be careful of the regular crust - the sauce is thin, the cheese is thin, and the thick crust doesn't have enough substance to carry the load. Twice I've called this summer to place an order and the kitchen had closed by 8:15. That is absurd! Is this a dying farm community or a vibrant college town?

sweet92 10 years, 9 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I love eating here with my friends after shopping all day pizza is really good. love how awsome Rudy's is!

Chris Tackett 11 years, 1 month ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I don't know much about the pizza, but the pocket-za's are effing awesome.

doggie 11 years, 11 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Best pizza in Lawrence!

ALWAYS pick up or eat there.

cool drivers, but the pizzas arent as good delivered.

summer 12 years ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

this was the worst I have ever had the crust was like it was left out all nite you younger people know what I mean maybe we need to open the yearly lawrence best vote up to every one just like this BUT if we did that the truth would come out and we can't have that I have went to a lot of lawrence so called best and so far it has been a waist of money and time OPEN THE VOTE UP TO THE PEOPLE AND SAVE US ALL SOME MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

summer 12 years ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

this was the worst I have ever had the crust was like it was left out all nite you younger people know what I mean maybe we need to open the yearly lawrence best vote up to every one just like this BUT if we did that the truth would come out and we can't have that I have went to a lot of lawrence so called best and so far it has been a waist of money and time OPEN THE VOTE UP TO THE PEOPLE AND SAVE US ALL SOME MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PB 12 years, 9 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Rudy's has by far the best pizza in town. Although we usually opt for delivery, pizza is always hot and made just as ordered (extra cheese, well done). The sweet wine sauce and wheat crust are the greatest.

Jay Lenerr 12 years, 11 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

THEY SHOULD CALL THIS PLACE RUGGLES BECAUSE I HAVE EATEN PIZZA OFF THE FLOOR THAT TASTED BETTER. NEEDS LOTS MORE CHEESE!!!! SAUCE WAS TASTY BUT PIZZA WAS PRETTY MUCH COVERED WITH BUBBLES AND PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING BURNED.

Kyle Rohde 13 years, 1 month ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

A place that just says "college town" to me; the ambiance, the employees, and the location all make me think of a great college pizza place. the taste, however, makes me think of my favorite pizza in the whole city..rudy's is great

poohbear 13 years, 5 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

I crave it. Addiction can be a very blessed thing, and the only side-effect is the little jelly role that now pooches from under my t-shirts. The staff is outta sight! yow! and I'm sure if you asked, they would have put some more feta on your pizza, fella. I recommend a pie with chicken, pineapple, and double avacados.

Hawkfan 13 years, 6 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

Lots of options and different but hardly a plethora of cheese and toppings for the money. Good for a change of pace, but there are better values and better pizzas out there.

Maybe some people get preferential treatment. I asked how much feta goes on a pizza and was told "a generous helping". I asked what the portion was and was told "it just depends?". My idea of generous and their's differed. Still it should be tried as a Lawrence/KU tradition.

michaelb 13 years, 7 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

FYI. Rudy was the dog of the owner who founded the joint-3 owners ago.

sallyride 13 years, 9 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

It's the best pizza in town, and you can get a deal, whether you want a whole meal with a salad and a drink and a brownie for dessert, or just a quick slice. Great when you're working over lunch.

Sara 13 years, 9 months ago on Rudy's Pizzeria

The pizza is hot, tasty and cheap. Can't ask for much more.

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