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A & A Pagliai's Pizza

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302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
319-351-5073
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Lets just say. You are taking a step into the way things use to be. Outstanding and they take pride in every pizza and are proud of their heritage. Awesome!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Joe g
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Iowa City, Iowa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lets just say. You are taking a step into the way things use to be. Outstanding and they take pride in every pizza and are proud of their heritage. Awesome!!!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

lots of people love their thin crust pizza. reminds me of (chef boy r d in a box late 60's) so does not do much for me.

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best pizza in Iowa City! The Palace Special is their best one! A little on the pricey side, but well worth it!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Pagliai's is unpretentious. There's nothing gluten free here, if you want vegan food you'll find it and fairly close as well. This is classic American style pizza with no frills. Try not to come on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is within walking distance of the dorms, and the cafeteria doesn't serve on Sunday evenings. If family is visiting from... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been going to Pagliai's Pizza since way back in my college days (a few years ago to be sure) and have always loved it. Now that I live far away, it's only on weekends when visiting Iowa City again that my wife and I can stop by and enjoy a pizza. First, it can be very busy there at... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great pizza, family owned with three generations working behind the counter on the average night. Seating is limited but carry out is easy. If you can eat there, do it. The garlic salt on the tables makes the Palace Special better, if that is even possible.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The pizza is tasty here. Old house converted into a no frills restaurant. Very small and congested atmosphere. Yes, you can see the crowded staff make the pizza. No appetizers or salads... Prices reasonable for what you get....

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The place is perfect if you want something different from the traditional american pizza... Their pizza tastes like real italian, which is awesome, and its also thinner and has different options of toppings. I had it with some white wine and loved it. Really recommend

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Iowa City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm a firm believer that a not all pizzas are created equally. I have a favorite deep-dish pizza place, a favorite specialty-pizza place, a favorite fast-pizza place, and then there's A & A Pagliai's. For impossible-to-beat traditional restaurant pizza with delicious sauce, flat crust, and no-nonsense toppings I challenge you to find someplace better. They offer seating in their restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What is everyone else thinking? For those of you who think this pizza is "outstanding" - you need to get out more! This place is a disappointment. The crust is a tasteless cracker-type material (more reminiscent of Civil War-era hard tack than pizza crust). The sauce is bland, they are skimpy on the cheese, and an extra topping of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-351-5073

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?