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“Less than before.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sven and Ole's Pizza

Sven and Ole's Pizza
Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Golden Valley, Minnesota
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Less than before.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

To be fair, I have been going to this place for a decade or more. I went this past weekend with my boyfriend, and both of us felt that something had changed in the pizzas, but we couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. I for one felt that they skimped on the sauce this time, along with the cheese. Our Meat-za consisted of mostly meat with just a pinch of cheese to fuse the meat toppings together. For the hefty price of $25 for a 16", this was disappointing this year.

I will still come back and hopefully this was just a one time event. But i seriously hope that they hadn't changed their ingredients or formula, because I might have to give up on Ole' Sven & Oles.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Always worth a stop here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great northern touch! We stop here everytime we go to Grand Marais. Quaint, casual place that you order at a counter and take a cup with your number on it to the table, grab some cutlery on the way and watch sports or answer trivia on the tv. Pizzas are AWESOME!! Thin crust and large are great! Busy and casual but never feel rushed to leave. Soft drinks and families on the main floor and small bar upstairs. Hard workers and run like crazy because I've seen this place mid summer and mid winter and always busy...there is a reason.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RochesterMN
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“we love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

It's a dependable favorite for our family. Service is good, dining area is clean, it's always quite busy. Excellent pizza. We had a Hawaiian and a pepperoni/sausage combo. Great filler for after a hike and cliff diving at Artist Point!

Visited August 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great pizza but crazy busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had the Buffalo Chicken pizza, sausage pizza and a Caesar salad with chicken. Food was excellent but line was long, wait was long and seating felt limited. We actually got a seat rather quickly but felt somewhat crowded and were uncomfortable to have others standing waiting for seating to open up. So, great food but crowded atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great pizza, low key restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

This is a very "hometown" restaurant where there's nothing fancy but you get good food and good service. We had a deep dish meat lovers that we took to our campsite - yummmmmmm! A must try if you haven't ever been - truly a northern Minnesota landmark.

Visited August 2014
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