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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Iowa City, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since moving to the area, we haven't found GREAT pizza - until Pagliai's! The pizza was great, the beer cold & the service was fine. My husband was disappointed to learn they didn't serve whiskey or other hard drinks. Oh well - great pizza!

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Thank Genie533
Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an "old school" pizza place. I have eaten pizza at this resteraunt for close to 40 years. Pizza, only pizza served, wine and beer... Thin crust with a classic sauce. You ate it when you went to college, your children and their children. Family owned and always 5-7 pizza makers working. Through all the pizza fads it has... More 

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Elkader ia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to have pizza when I go back home. It's been there 54 years and I crave it from time to time. If there is a wait it is very worth it. Our favorite is sausage mushroom and onion. Their sausage is the best. Thanks again for a great meal.

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Thank A5003MTamyh
iowa city, ia
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295 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited on Thursday, July 28th. We visited just after opening at 4pm. I believe we were the 1st dine in customers of the day. Things did pick up nicely by the time we finished. We were greeted right away and chose a booth in the middle of the restaurant, close to where the servers stand. Our... More 

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Thank iowacityia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another north end institution. Best place in IC for a sit down, take out or frozen specialty pizza . Hasn't changed much since the 60s and I hope it never does. Try the "Palace special".

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Thank Michael W
lawrence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step inside and you can just smell how good it is going to be. All they do is pizza and it is good. Glad I went

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Thank alawrencetraveller
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pagliai's pizza in Iowa City is an old fashioned pizza parlor with great tasting pizza and good old fashioned service. The booths and tables have red and white checkered tablecloths and the pizza makers stand in a line in the front window hurrying through their pizza making process. Only pizza and only pizza smells in this restaurant.

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Thank Jim E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pagliai's is simply the place to go for classic thin pizza. Great sauce, variety of toppings and usually, 15 minutes from order to plate. They make it right in the front window. Homecoming, football games,Saturday or Sunday night it's busy but takeout is just as good. And the frozen pizzas really do taste almost like the fresh so don't overlook... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Iowa City favorite ! Great pizza in a down home atmosphere ! Expect to wait as this place is always busy. They also have takeout.

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Thank basilbug
Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the smell of this place and Palace Special. Bonus is watching the pizza process in the front window.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
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

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