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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Best pizza in Iowa City

This is the best pizza in iowa city but honestly that's no prize. However I can eat this pizza, be satisfied and not feel sick afterwords.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Brad S
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the best pizza in iowa city but honestly that's no prize. However I can eat this pizza, be satisfied and not feel sick afterwords.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Basic but delicious thin crust pizza. Friendly staff and seated quickly. Other patrons were very friendly. Great for families.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was welcomed back by my favorite pizza restaurant in IC. Nothing has changed - even the 70s/80s décor is still alive and well. But who cares - since their steaming hot pizza makes my belly so happy. I love their sausage, shrimp pizza with some jalapenos thrown in if you like a little zest. I know...sounds gross but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I went for a pizza, I enjoyed the place, very comfortable and with a lot of room. The pizza was ok, quality tomato and cheese,crust too dry and crispy. I wish they put a bit more of toppings, I had to really look hard to find the sliced onion on my pizza, and extra toppings are quite expensive. Overall it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you grew up in Iowa City, this would surely own your vote for the best pizza you'd ever had. The sauce was excellent, yet I believe they apply bit too much. The cheese was very good, and the toppings were excellent. Fresh vegetables and sausage that did not make the pizza soggy on the bottom. As a matter of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This by far has to be the best pizza in eastern iowa. The staff is the best quick seating and pizza is still piping hot when served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The wife and I were in town for daughters softball and was craving some original pizza. This place was least than 10 minutes from the hotel and has great parking. Watching the staff you could tell they were in tune with getting people thru. Now the best part. The pie. Amazing! The fresh sausage and pepperoni was to die for.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is great, pizza is amazing, the people who run it are wonderful and care about how you are enjoying the food.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Why do so many feel so passionately about Pagliai's pizza? Beats me! Even members of my own family love this home-town favorite. You can see employees actually flipping rounds of dough into the air, which is pretty cool. The building is historic and charming. For me, the problem is the product itself. The crust has no discernible taste. The sauce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but always good. The ONLY thing on their menu is pizza and they don't have GF so make sure you aren't going with a picky crew. That being said, our favorite pizza in the area!

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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