Restaurant News & Reviews

Mellow Mushroom

601 W. Peace St., Raleigh; 1502 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

832-3499 (Raleigh); 969-8789 (Chapel Hill). www.mellowmushroom.com

Cuisine: pizza.

Rating: **

Prices: Entrees average less than $10.

Atmosphere: 1960s flashback; patio (Raleigh location only).

Service: variable.

Recommended: Magical Mystery Tour or pick your own topping combination.

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: accepted only for parties of 12 or more.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; full bar (excellent draft beer selection); vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary. *** Excellent.

** Good. * Fair. Zero stars: Poor.

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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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