We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 209 Iowa City Restaurants

A & A Pagliai's Pizza

302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
319-351-5073
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 209 Restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

133 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    31
    12
    3
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kent, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Pagliai's is a family tradition. It is a traditional pizza restaurant...if you are expecting anything but pizza you should make another selection. It is extremely popular and with a large party we found getting to the establishment for dinner early was advisable. One of the icons of Iowa City.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bentonville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great little pizza joint. The pizza dough is thin and toppings fresh. Love how the employees are throwing the dough in the open kitchen right up front. And the uniforms are a throwback. They also have beer and wine on the menu, which is not always the case at pizza restaurants. If you are going after a Hawkeye football game,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everyone has their own individual preferences for pizza. My family has patronized Pagliai's on a weekly basis for over 50 years and we have never been disappointed in their products or their service. Fresh ingredients, flavorful sauce, but not too spicy, and thin, crisp crusts are what keep us coming back for more. Pagliai's bakes only one type of crust,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I grew up in Iowa City. Everyone raves about this restaurant. I have no clue why. The cost is ok. The service is ok. The ambiance is ok. The pizza is bland. No two ways about it. It's very hard to make a tasteless pizza, but they've done it. Iowa City deserves better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centennial, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Pagliai's is an Iowa City institution for pizza located near downtown and close to the U of Iowa campus. The restaurant serves only pizza and drinks, eat in or take out. We enjoyed pepperoni and sausage and mushroom pies. The style is thin crust. There is a parking lot across the street otherwise on-street parking is metered. The restaurant is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stayed in Iowa for 2 weeks. I always passed by this place, coz i stayed in a B&B nearby. Finally tried it on my last night. Perhaps if you're looking for those new, crafty, tweaked pizza, you may not like theirs, but if you're looking for classic, hearty, neighborhood pizza, i think this would be a "go to" for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

People in Iowa City seem to love this pizza, so we thought we would try it. $14.00 for a 12" cheese and mushroom pizza, with a crust like cardboard. We were really disappointed. I can't say we have found any great pizza here, but the Wedge is better, and cheaper, and Basta has tasty wood fired pie.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Liberty
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An oasis among cookie cutter franchise pizza joints. thin crust, fresh ingredients. The best pie in Iowa.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, Iowa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

amazing local pizza place with delicious pizza . A local long time favorite. Great for families, couples or college students.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, IA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Watch your pizza being made from the crust up. Pizza makers are fun to watch as they toss your dough in the air. Anyone that goes to Iowa City for school, business or vacation - visits Pagliai's

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed A & A Pagliai's Pizza also viewed

 

Been to A & A Pagliai's Pizza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about A & A Pagliai's Pizza

Address: 302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
Phone Number: 319-351-5073
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from A & A Pagliai's Pizza staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?