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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. BEST Pizza in town!
1. BEST Pizza in town!
"Hands down this is some of the best pizza I have ever had"
Christy L
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2. Great @@Pizza@@
2. Great @@Pizza@@
"easily the best pizza I’ve had in Iowa"
Tom S
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3. Excellent Food and Service
3. Excellent Food and Service
"With great food and service. Numeorus kinds of beer choices as well."
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The Iowa City Wig & Pen is inspired by a London club of the same name whose members were either lawyers or journalists. The building is located at 230 The Strand, London and it survived both the Great Fire of London (1666) and the WWII blitz. Started in 1988 by attorney Tom Riley and purchased by Richard Querrey in 1993, the Wig & Pen Pizza Pub has been serving some of the area's best pizza, but don't take our word for it. Recently both Zagat.com and Thrillist.com have mentioned "The Wig" as the best pizza in the state of Iowa. We are also proud of the following accolades: Iowa City Press Citizen - Reader's Choice Best Pizza in Johnson County 2018 Best Pizza in Johnson County 2020 Locals Love
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered delivery from this wonderful restaurant and it was delicious. We didn't have to wait as long as expected and thanks to a good driver, through Chomp, the food arrived hot. The sauce was tangy and everything tasted great - including the garlic bread....We spotted the restaurant when we were out and about and had we been staying longer in the area, would have gone back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when we got to town. Pizzas are amazing here! The staff is friendly and they are proactive with their cleaning efforts. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

We had the Flying Tomato style pizza and it was fantastic. Would recommend for anyone who likes thicker pizza. Would love to have this place at home.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

We were in Iowa City for a weekend trip. We looked on TA for a highly rated pizza place and Wig and Pen popped up. We could see why. Very good deep dish pizza and a generous salad made for a tasty dinner. We ordered...our usual preference of hamburger/pepperoni on their deep dish pizza. Nice flavor and very filling. We took half of our small sized pizza home. I also ordered a half Cobb salad. Tomatoes, eggs, chicken and a few other items on a nice bed of mixed greens made this a really plentiful salad. It was nice to be able to get the salad in a smaller size. I happened to ask if they did half sizes and she said yes. (It wasn’t listed on the menu that you can get a smaller size so ask! ) Balsamic dressing was my choice and it was really good!! Seating on the patio on a warm day could be unbearable if there were no shade but many tables have umbrellas. It made for an enjoyable and safer choice during Covid. Our overall experience was exceptional.We would eat here again if in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

I’ve been here several times with my family and usually get Chicago-style pizza and wings. Service has always been good.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 3, 2020

We love Wig & Pen pizza, and it's generally a treat to go there for a night out. So when we were helping our nephew move in late June we decided to order a pizza for the guys and a salad for me during our...lunch break. I called to order and asked about what types of salads they had. The girl on the phone mentioned a "Mediterranean salad" that sounded good, so I ordered that for myself. My husband was the one to go pick it all up. When he brought back the food the pizza, of course, looked good, but the salad was missing the dressing entirely! And my nephew didn't have any dressing at his place. But on top of that the salad was entirely iceberg lettuce with a few very finely chopped tomatoes on it, along with some green olives and some shredded carrots. That was it! And I paid $8.00 for that beauty! I was so mad I should've taken it back and asked for my money back but after spending hours going up and down moving things I wasn't in the mood. And I'm sure I would've just been too mad to communicate well if I had. I don't understand why any restaurant would offer salads if they're going to put so little effort into them! Honestly, how hard is it to make a decent salad?! I should've had actual greens, with black olives, decent sized tomatoes and maybe another little veggie thrown in for that price! So don't order any salads there unless you just love iceberg lettuce!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020

Every time I'm in Iowa City visiting my parents, I have to get pizza from Wig and Pen. Their think crust is my absolute favorite and they have some fun specialty options. This last time around I had a crab rangoon pizza and it was...fabulous. Will be on my rotation from now on.More

Date of visit: July 2020
299chrisq, Owner at Wig & Pen Pizza Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the kind words! Great choice w the Crab Rangoon, that’s a terrific pizza. Cheers! Chris Querrey

Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

Very good food and a very nice staff. Had the union pizza Chicago style. Good food. Not quite in the range of a giordanos but hey you’re in Iowa. Filling. Tasty. Good.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020

Maybe our last pizza from W & P. Used to love it, but we've had too many in the last couple of years that weren't good. Sauce is great, but crust is flavorless and not thin and crisp like it used to be.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

I came with a large group. I was incredibly impressed, especially with the service. The food was pretty great too and the beer selection is wonderful as well.

Date of visit: February 2020
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November 30, 2018|
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Response from ckobuschinpeosta | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free crusts are not available here
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Don B | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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