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Pagliai's Pizza

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816 5th Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112-1652
+1 641-236-5331
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Medford, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The pizza was excellent. Restaurant was clean with ample seating. Easy to find and get to. Staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank Michelle R
Grinnell, Iowa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

"Pags", as it is affectionately known, has the feel of your old time pizza joint. Add to the menu of the best pizza in the Midwest, salads and pasta and there is something for everyone. The service is prompt but you never feel rushed. A great place for a few or many. Seating is almost always available. They are not... More 

Thank FoodLady60
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

In town for Iowa State Swimming Championships, my swimmer wanted pasta. This was the only place still open in town - and good fortune, because it was delicious! He had the spaghetti with two extra meatballs and absolutely loved it. I had a thin crust cheese pizza and enjoyed it - just as good the next morning cold, too! Despite... More 

Thank JBry
Columbia, Missouri
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local college student. I am not a fan of thin crust pizza, but that is the house specialty, so we ordered two large ones for our group of five. One was spinach and garlic; not a lot of spinach, but the buttery garlic flavor was great. The other pizza was green pepper and onion.... More 

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Laurel, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

You can't go wrong with Pag's! The Pagliai's special is our favorite- great sausage paired with onion and green pepper on a crispy thin crust the way it should be. Try a salad too along with a pitcher of beer. Simple perfection!

Thank Missy P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I go here with my family on special occasions and two of us are on a gluten free diet. The pizza here is the best I have tried and I think it is due to their special sausage. We get the house special and my husband always has his pizza cut in squares.

Thank Brenda B
Glencoe, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I enjoyed that there were college kids, families, senior citizens all kinds of people enjoying the cozy atmosphere, really good pizza with fresh ingredients, and friendly service.

Thank Daphne C
Okemos, Michigan
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling , stayed overnight in Grinnell on a Sunday night. We quickly found many restaurants close there on Sundays. This was rated #1 on Tripadvisor,so even though we weren't really looking for pizza , the choices were limited. We found out why it's #1! The staff is great! There are many choices ,not just pizza. My husband had... More 

Thank Stategt
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the pizza place to go to while in Grinnell. I grew up going to this restaurant and I continue to go back on my trips back to my hometown. The pizza is well worth the price and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Thank ALo335
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Pagliai's pizza came recommended by two friends so we knew we had to give it a try. It was very good and our order was ready very quickly even though it was a busy Friday night!

Thank msbien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $21
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 5th Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112-1652
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grinnell
  • Phone Number: +1 641-236-5331
Pagliai's Pizza is a 3rd generation Family owned restaurant. We've been serving Iowa families since 1957! We use premium toppings, custom blended mozzarella, fresh beef/ sausage (spiced in house), and receive fresh produce almost daily!

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