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A & A Pagliai's Pizza

302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
319-351-5073
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Ranked #2 of 205 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
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A & A Paglial's Pizza comes the closest to the pizza I grew up with on the East coast. The owners and staff are very friendly. They aim to please the customer and they do

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Warsaw, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were driving thru Iowa City on a trip. Noted this was a place that was reasonably priced, had good ratings on trip advisor and my wife really likes pizza. It was very busy with a variety of customers. It is a pizza place, but nice. Service was very good. It was very good pizza, but not great pizza. The... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice restaurant for pizza, but there is nothing else on the menu...not even a side salad. Nothing while you wait. Only standard pizzas, standard toppings, and only thin crust. But the pizza is freshly made and tastes great. The restaurant has a lot of booth seating and is very clean. We'd definitely come back, but probably for takeout.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We liked the pizza. Freshly prepared and served hot. The pizza choices were the classic popular choices. Nothing too creative. The restaurant was clean and the cooks were dressed well. I like the theme where the restaurant showcases the food prep professionals. You can see them through the glass outside the restaurant. Cool theme. The wait staff service could have... More

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illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My spouse and I went to college at Eastern Illinois University where Pagliai's Pizza is THE pizza of choice. This Pagliai's looks just like it's twin - maybe just a tad smaller, but the inside is set up exactly the same way. We ordered a medium cheese pizza, because that is what we always ordered as poor college kids. The... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful local pizza place in Iowa City, and wonderful hometown family atmosphere. All pizzas are simple, fresh and delicious.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are a few really good pizza places in Iowa City, and this is one. They've been here forever and they've perfected their pizzas. Good luck not burning your mouth, because you can't stop yourself once you start. They also have frozen pizzas for sale, which you can get pretty close to the same results at home. I highly recommend... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a very ordinary and unexceptional pizza place that has achieved a reputation amongst the intelligentsia and culturally elite PC grou0p as some where you have to be seen. If there were a blind taste test of pizza this would not score even a 1 on either taste or freshness of flavor or inventiveness, but as soon as the... More

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Iowa City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I live in Iowa City and have been eating at Pagliai's for as long as I can remember. I have traveled a lot in my adulthood and it is by far the best pizza I have ever had. My personal favorite is the "Palace Special" but many people simply enjoy a one ingredient pizza as well. You can't go wrong... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite pizza places in IC. I remember coming here as a kid with family and nothing has changed. (Not even the decor) Good take out but even better when you can sit and watch them make your pizza.

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