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“Mama Nicks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of mama nicks circle pizzeria

mama nicks circle pizzeria
Ranked #21 of 131 Restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mama Nick's Circle Pizzaria Welcome! Mama Nick's Circle Pizzeria has been serving the Cedar Valley with a time honored tradition of great quality pizza, pasta and sandwiches for more than 50 years. Mama Nick's still uses only top quality ingredients piled atop our made to order pizzas such as fresh ground beef and sausage mixed with our family spices, fresh sliced meats and chopped veggies topped with 100% real mozzarella cheese and our secret seasoning. Try our baked French bread sandwiches or delicious hand breaded pork tenderloins along with your choice of fresh cut French fries or seasoned Greek fries. Stop in and try our unique homestyle all you can eat lunch buffet with our famous fried chicken, Buffalo wings, pizza, pasta, soups, meatloaf or Salisbury steak. You're sure to find your favorites from 11am-2pm Tuesday through Friday and Sunday or try our all you can eat dinner buffet Tuesday evenings from 4pm-8pm. Dine-in, carry-out or let us bring a fresh made meal to your door! Dial 233-3323 and ask for more details regarding our delivery area which includes much of Waterloo, Washburn, Evansdale and Elk Run. Mama Nick's has been family owned and operated since 1962. Our hours are Tuesday through Friday 11am-9:30pm, Saturday 3pm-9:30pm and Sunday 11am-9:30pm. At Mama Nick's Circle Pizzeria, the customer always comes first.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Mama Nicks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Long time Waterloo pizza place over 50 years. The pizza is good but very greasy. The sides are above ave the cheese sticks stand out. The pizza is very expensive and if you don't like old fashioned greasy pizza this will not be for you. The best way to try Mama's is to do the buffet. The buffet features a nice salad bar a few other rotating entrees like chicken, roast beef and meatloaf a homemade desert ,several sides and of course pizzas. There are some issues the location is tough to get into if your not a local and come the back way. The store is in need of upgrades as it is well worn inside. Also there is often a wait for pizza at the buffet and most of the pizzas are 2 or 3 types so if your looking to load up on a certain kind of pizza it can be a long wait. And it is priced higher than any other buffet in town. Nowadays Mama Nick's is good but not great.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Still great pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We love mama nicks. No one has a better taco pizza. Its a cozy, family type atmosphere. Yoy can tell they use quality ingredients. Its not a $5 pizza, its worth the money.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cherylmp62
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a place I will ever try again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is in what appears to be an old bowling alley bar and the wait for food was outrageous! I waited 45 minutes on a personal size pizza that was barely edible. Not worth your time in my opinion.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Morganmey
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Waterloo, Iowa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Nice little pizza place with a decent buffet and great pizza. A little on the expensive side for the pizza and also to have one delivered.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike L
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Moultrie, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Really nice staff, good food, family friendly or great little bar for sports and beers! Buffet had a really nice selection from Italian to American eats and desserts! Really nice little pizza shop.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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