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A & A Pagliai's Pizza

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302 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2102
+1 319-351-5073
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Tiffin, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I have been enjoying their thin crust - extra sauce palace supreme (I believe that is what it's called) for almost 40 years - it is the perfect pizza. I'm from the East Coast and I'm Italian - so trust me - I know of what I speak!

Thank Roger T
Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza tasted better than average but the price is too high for what you get, especially there are a lot of UI students live around that area!

Thank sue8882016
Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This pizza comes closest to Mabe's pizza for those of you from Northeast Iowa. Love the square cut palace special. Only thing missing - a side of cheesebread.

Thank JD A
Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 30 October 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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 12 September 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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?