Finals: When Pizza is Needed More Than Ever


During the dreaded finals season, pizza vendor delivery trucks haul through Champaign-Urbana to deliver cheesy, gooey deliciousness to all as we cram for our philosophy paper and study for some gen-ed final. Here is a guide to the top five pizza places on campus, along with student recommendations, to satisfy your late-night cravings.


1. Papa Del’s


Location: 206 E. Green St., Champaign


Phone Number: (217) 359-7700


Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Recommendation: Taylor Sabatini, freshman in LAS, said she loves Papa Del’s because, “They have really good Chicago style, deep-dish pizza.”


2. Manolos


Location: 1115 W. Oregon St., Urbana


Phone Number: (217) 365-0110


Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.


Recommendation: Karyna Rodriguez, sophomore in the College of Media, said, “Manolo’s is great for a quick slice after the bars.”


3. Pizza M


Location: 208 W. Main St., Urbana


Phone Number: (217) 202-1919


Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Recommendation: If you’re looking for creative artisan pizza, Pizza M is the way to go. They have new specials every week, and you can never get bored experimenting with different pizzas. They use local, fresh ingredients as well!


“The best part of Pizza M is that you can also get incredible coffee,” Sarah Mowitz, junior, said. “Pizza M is a step up from Manolos because you can get really interesting pizza toppings, but done really well.”

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4. Jet’s Pizza


Location: 401 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign


Phone Number: (217) 352-333


Hours: On weekends, they deliver from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. and until 11 p.m. on weekdays.


Recommendation: The eight-corner pizza is a student favorite along with hand- tossed crust.


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5. Domino’s


Location: 102 E. Green St., Champaign


Phone Number: (217) 355-0717


Hours: On the weekends, they will deliver from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. and until 3 a.m. on weekdays


Recommendation: If you are looking for a cheaper option, Domino’s is the way to go. “They have the best garlic crust, and they’re cheap because there are always coupons,” Emily Aman, sophomore in the College of Business, said.

6. DP Dough

Location: 33 E. Green St., Champaign

Phone Number: (217) 365-9663

Hours: On weekends, they will deliver from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and they will deliver until 1 a.m. on the weekdays.

Recommendation: If you are looking to break out of the typical pizza mode, calzones are the way to go. Samantha George, freshman, said “they let me put things in the calzone that I bought myself. One time, I brought marshmallows and chocolate chips and they made a smores and bacon calzone for me. My love for them is real.”