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09/05/2013
By: kevin.richter.9678
Jaspare's Pizza and Fine Italian Food - Portage
Jaspare's Pizza has had great success since opening in Portage in 2009. After outgrowing their little building on Kilgore/Sprinkle, the owners decided to move to a much larger building only two blocks south & that can seat almost 100 people. Jaspare's Pizza has won numerous Awards from the Community. Including: First Runner Up for WWMT NEWS 3 - Best of West Michigan: Pizza, Best Gourmet Specialty Pizza at the "Portage Pizza Fest", GRUB HUB Golden Grub Award, Best Kids Choice, Best Regular/Thin Crust Pizza, Best Overall Fan Favorite in Portage. My personal Favorites are the Sweet Memphis & the Buffalo Chicken. You must try them!
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12/27/2016
By: Christine F.
Cottage Inn Pizza
I am a weekly customer , I order online every time , when the delivery time says 40 -60 minutes that is what I expect. With that being said , when my order is already 20 minutes late and I call and am told uhm uhm we are running later and the online ordering is not updating our delivery times , I think a phone call to update me -the customer - would be a good idea -great food , not great customer service . And when I call and say my first name and i get the repeated uhm uhm , some kind of compensation should be readily offered , I am a repeat and loyal customer . Should have ordered chinese .
03/31/2013
By: mhedroug
Spicer's Pizza
I must say that I had one of the greatest pizza in Kalamazoo, I am a chef, therefore; I know what I am talking about. The grinders are loaded and pretty big that I will make a great lunch and snack for later on. The place only sits 16 people, and the dining room is so intimate that is perfect for business lunch-ons, or a softball team after the game. The food is honest, and well executed. They have great items for pizzas such as capicola, and great specialty grinders. They deliver too, a must try place.
02/11/2013
By: mrskerriemayfield
Americas Best Value Inn
Our experience with the hotel is that it has always been clean and quiet, and employees have always been friendly and helpful. It is a nice hotel if your looking for a casual night away. We would suggest bringing your own pillows, the pillows in the room are very uncomfortable, and the beds are pretty hard, not comfortable for my husband with back problems at all. New mattresses and pillows would make a world of difference!
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10/09/2016
By: Fuktoy O.
Chicago Style Pizza
Overall apperance, at first glance you think this place is a dive. However DO NOT BE FOOLED.That chipper gentleman at the counter is a true artist and his works should be housed next to devinci, and the like. Do yourself a favor that will start a lifelong romance with that guy's Pies. I suggest the deep dish myself, seriously the best. You will find outside of italy.
03/21/2015
By: Kerrie H.
Eve Salon Spa
I had a wonderful massage today from Maria. I have been a massage therapist for 15 years and am normally disappointed. I was having some bad shoulder pain and needed anything that would help at all. I am not from the area and took a chance with Eve Salon & Spa. Maria surpassed my expectations and did a thorough an amazing job. Thank you!
07/24/2017
By: Marshall C.
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders
Our family has gone here for a couple of years and it's one of our favorites. Their grinders are great. I haven't had their pizza yet but I always see people getting it. The place is frequented by many who are loyal to it. I highly recommend.
12/27/2012
By: melissa.newcomb.58
Jac's Cekola's Pizza
I ate the great food growing up and I am still eating it today always the place to be :) thanks for being part of portage for so many years :) and thanks for picking me up when I fell :)....always thankful eat this food its amazing :)
06/21/2016
By: Sarah D.
Monelli's
Went in there for the first time with my 2 young girls today, and it was amazing. They had a lunch buffet available and it was great... kids 5 and under are free! Our server was very attentive. We will most definitely be returning.
07/12/2013
By: jeffwend
Erbelli's Pizza
Our office goes here for lunch at least once a week. The food is amazing and the service is great too. Don't be afraid to try something new here too. Everything they make is outstanding. I suggest trying the Disco Q pizza.
Tips & Advices
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