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A & A Pagliai's Pizza

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$$ - $$$
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302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
+1 319-351-5073
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always have to have this when in town. Absolutely the spot to go. Old school pizza place with fresh ingredients and fantastic staff

Thank Hockeypop55
Iowa City, Iowa
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pagliai's is an above average pizza place. There is really nothing negative I can say about it. The pies are good with a wide variety of choices. They also have frozen to go. It is a well established restaurant in Iowa City and a favorite of many people I've talked with including my wife. I however have a different favorite.... More 

Thank jth3309
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, Pagliai's has been in Iowa City for a long time. But that doesn't mean their pizza is extraordinary, or too expensive, and that they won't nickel and dime you for everything. Every senior in Iowa City is in there. It's cramped, and not family friendly. And for a college town pizza place, it's incredibly expensive for pizzas that are... More 

Thank Robert C
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful pizza restaurant! It's no-frills, but you won't find better pizza anywhere! The service is always good and the pizza has a great, homemade flavor. You really can't go wrong if you're hungry for pizza in the Iowa City area!

Thank LisNick
Moline, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Iowa City my visit would not be complete without going to Pagliai's Pizza. The atmosphere is so cool. They make dough and prepare their pizza's at the front of the restaurant. You can walk by outside and watch them spinning the dough, tossing it up in the air, adding the awesome sauce and covering them with... More 

Thank Jessica R
Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Pizza - and only pizza - at this long- established restaurant in downtown Iowa City- only 2 blocks from campus. If you are looking for salads, pasta or dessert, look elsewhere - but the traditional thin crust pizzas are served hot & tasty you can get soda, beer or wine with your pizza. Booth seating, atmosphere is a throwback to... More 

Thank MDB678
Iowa City, Iowa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We eat at Pagliais at least once a month if not more often. They only make thin pizzas, but they do it well. Always a very consistent product.

Thank Bill S
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I've lived in Iowa City for 35 years and have eaten at Pagliai's often during those times. Lately, I am extremely disappointed with the quality of the pizza. The crust is chewy and often over cooked. The ingredients are great, but the crust makes is not worth eating. Makes me sad, really.

Thank Maggie H
Jackson, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Pagliai's is an Iowa City institution. Wonderful thin-style pizza. Toppings are plentiful. The restaurant is great for families and singles alike. I've been here many, many times and I've never had a bad pie. WONDERFUL!

Thank wowforthehome
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I am kind of picky about pizza. I needn't have worried as The pizza here is fantastic. It's all thin crust (no deep dish) and you can either pay for individual ingredients or order a pizza with specific groups of ingredients for a set price. The pizza was fresh with a crispy... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 319-351-5073

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