Italian Restaurants in Iowa City


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OK, not your uncle. "Bob's your uncle," a century-old British slang phrase, refers to anyone with a bright future, and if Executive Chef Sal Hnesh's previous endeavors are any indication, this restaurant can most certainly count "Bob" among its kin. Renowned for his pizza, Chef Hnesh, a 30-year veteran of the Iowa City culinary scene, hurls dough sky-high before peppering fresh ingredients across thin, medium-thick, pan, or stuffed-crust pies. The menu oscillates from gourmet pizza to homestyle comfort fare such as liver and onions, goulash, shepherd's pie and roast beef served on gravy-smothered sourdough. Many gluten-free options available, as are pasta, salad, and sandwich options, all with generous portions.
2208 N Dodge St.
Iowa City,
IA
US
With a menu loaded with pizzas and calzones, cheesy breadsticks, and flavorful wings, Gumby's ovens satisfy voracious cravings into the wee hours of the morning. The pizza makers start each day by making mounds of dough by hand, which they decorate with more than 15 inventive toppings, such as alfredo sauce, chicken tenders, and feta cheese, to create specialty pizzas and personalized pies. The same hand-tossed dough serves as a foundation for their famous Pokey Stix, which are smothered in garlic butter, Italian spices, and heaps of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, then cut into strips exactly the length of Abraham Lincoln's foot. To complement the bubbling pizzas, buffalo and boneless wings can be tossed in tangy barbecue, honey mustard, sriracha, or one of four other sauces.
702 S Gilbert St
Iowa City,
IA
US
The Eastside Iowa City off-shoot of the Wig & Pen Pizza Pub on the Coralville Strip. Since 2003 we have been serving up the same delicious pizza as the Pub from a convenient pickup/delivery location across from Regina High School.
363 N 1st Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US
Lorraine Williams is a firm believer in the power of positive energy. That's why she consulted a feng shui expert in China while designing her restaurant and why she named that restaurant after the Italian word for 12—the number around which we structure time, measurements, and music. Cafe Dodici has since thrived under her influence, attracting diners from far and wide with its good vibes and Italian meals. The Iowan even estimates that 85% of its visitors are from out of town, and recounts how an Illinois couple has stayed in the upstairs guest suite for Valentine's day for the last four years. The menu keeps its dishes simple, steering clear of ingredients that tend to overwhelm the palate, such as salt, garlic, and Junior Mints. Instead, the kitchen lets its clove- and nutmeg-spiced tomato sauce speak for itself. In the sugo di carne, the sauce covers ground beef and pork mixed with tagliatelle pasta, but you can also order it as part of a classic: house-made meatballs and spaghetti. Other entrees include spinach- and gouda-stuffed chicken roulades, a roasted half-duck in an orange-rosemary glaze, and lobster-stuffed ravioli. And, should you stop by before dinnertime, the café serves lunch sandwiches as well as baked goods and coffee in its adjoining shop.
122 S Iowa Ave
Washington,
IA
US
Lovebirds flock to Brown Bottle Iowa City for Italian cuisine in Iowa City's Longfellow district. Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu this place serves the real deal. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Brown Bottle Iowa City has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Brown Bottle Iowa City. At Brown Bottle Iowa City, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Come order a flavorful feast at Brown Bottle Iowa City, and sit outside if it's nice! Brown Bottle Iowa City welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Can't get enough of Brown Bottle Iowa City's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. You can also grab your grub to go. Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's East Washington Street location. At Brown Bottle Iowa City, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Meals at Brown Bottle Iowa City are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
115 East Washington Street
Iowa City,
IA
US
Have a relaxing night with a refreshing beverage and tasty pizza at Sam's Pizza. Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the pizzeria's menu. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Sam's Pizza. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Sam's Pizza, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Sam's Pizza — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Get online gratis thanks to Sam's Pizza's complimentary wifi. Skip long waits and head to Sam's Pizza with your large group for easy seating. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the pizzeria is rather noisy. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Sam's Pizza is come-as-you-are. Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere. Parking is easy at Sam's Pizza, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
441 S Gilbert St
Iowa City,
IA
US
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