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Feb 16, 2012 01:30 PM

Lilly's Pizza coming to Downtown Durham

As has been reported in a few places. Raleigh's Five Points pizza darling, Lilly's, is opening shop in Downtown Durham at the old Pop's Pizza location on Peabody. I've enjoyed their pies the few times I've had them.

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  1. I like their pizza, but hate the service and long waits. Stopped going because it will take up to 30 min's to order and then another long wait, and they just were not busy enough to cause this.

    1. Hopefully this incarnation will be better than the one in Five Points.

      Their list of ingredients is terrific. Most longtime Raleighites love the place and have fond memories of satisfying recreational induced munchies there.

      Execution leaves much to be desired - the dough has always been undercooked to the point that it is still raw in the thicker areas of the crust.

      Service is so appalling that after many visits at varied times of day/month/moon phase/mercury in and out of retrograde that I will not waste my money here again. I am not at all high maintenance, but the service has crossed the line of "don't give a sh*t" to abusive.

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      1. re: meatn3

        It's one of those places that having reached the level of a local institution, and can now provide bad service poorly cooked food, and long waits, but still be loved and crowded.

            1. re: TerryG

              You guys are bumming me out. That's right by my office. Maybe somehow this location will be better. If not, there's another pizza joint going in the corner of Morris and Chapel Hill St. development. And Rue Cler has pizza by the slice.

              1. re: bbqme

                A new place, a new start! Hopefully it won't inherit the tradition of WGAF...

                1. re: bbqme

                  Right and the new one that is suppose to go at Morris and Chapel Hill is from a well known pizza maker out of Seattle.

          1. re: meatn3

            Yeah I just call ahead to solve the wait problem.

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