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McCaffrey's Dolce Vita

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2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Darling spot nestled deep in the woods. The drive there is half the joy. Awesome pizza out of a wood-fired oven.

Thank Betty50428
Decorah, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a friendly, family-run business with a great reputation in the area. I ordered the peanut chicken pizza and found it to be delightful. The crust is thin and crispy and the best I've ever had. My husband ordered the Carne Amore pizza and found the crust to be soggy, probably because of the weight and greasiness of the... More 

Thank Courtney B
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best quality pizza in Decorah. We always leave stuffed because it is hard to stop eating the pizza!

Thank mknwtr
Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If we hadn't been following family to the restaurant, I would have thought we were lost since this place is off the beaten path. We were there during Sunday brunch which has its own menu. The variety was good with both sweet and dishes. At our table we had pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict, and bangers& mash. All the selections... More 

Thank PMath5516
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take hwy 52 north out of Decorah and turn right at the pulpit rock camp grounds, bear to the left and follow a gravel road over an old wooden bridge and you'll come to the restaurant. Good food. I had the steak special and the wife order the spaghetti and meat balls. Good service and very friendly people. On weekends... More 

Thank LarryWTama
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. A little out of the way but a drive by a trout stream led to this quaint restaurant in a secluded setting. Personnel wonderful, food wonderful. A do not miss.

Thank Ron M
West Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We got pizza to go after a long day outdoors. One was the meat lovers, which supposedly had prime rib on it. If that's what it was, it was salty and dried out. We didn't care for it. The shrimp alfredo was very good, but there was only one shrimp on each slice of pizza. The two pies cost $40,... More 

Thank PHupp1
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Peaceful location just 5 minutes outside of town. We had the "special" pizza of the day - roasted asparagus followed by walnut brownies. Delicious! We were able to be seated on the patio and had great service.

Thank Sallie80
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This place serves award winning pizza and I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. The crust is crispy and fresh. The cheeses are real. A whole another class of pizza. Would be unfair to compare the cheese saturated, grease filled pizzas most people are used to. These are so full of flavor. The portions may seem small but you... More 

Thank Q5303LIrobertl
Coon Rapids, Iowa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

When we arrived at McCaffrey's the parking lot was full and we anticipated a wait. To our surprise, they were able to immediately seat us in the patio/extension. However, the hostess mentioned it may be an hour or so wait on our food. We had nothing else going on and were in town for the weekend so we figured no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2149 Twin Springs Rd, Decorah, IA 52101-7811
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: 563-382-4723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?