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Celebrate the Holidays with Pizza: Coralville's Top 3 Pie Shops


For many of us, the holidays are a magical time of the year, rich with familiarity and tradition. But there’s no reason you can’t add a new tradition to your arsenal, and what’s better than making December your month for loving pizza? Latitude at River Landing has a few suggestions for indulging in the ultimate pie. Try one or all of these Coralville restaurants – we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Looking for Something a Little Out of the Ordinary?

Just a 3-minute drive from Latitude, The Wig & Pen Pizza Pub on the Strip offers traditional thin crust pizzas, deep dish pizza, and Chicago-style stuffed pies, with 17 signature combinations to choose from – or create your own! If you’re a seafood fan, don’t miss the Crab Rangoon pizza, featuring a base-layer of cream cheese sauce, topped with mozzarella, imitation crab meat, crispy wontons, and a Thai chili sauce. The Wig and Pen menu also has a Taco Deluxe pizza you won’t want to pass up. Yum!

Like to Keep Your Options Open?

Also on the Strip and a 3-minute trip from Latitude at River Landing, Monica’s Coralville restaurant has won a variety of local dining awards including placing in the top three for pizza. Their open-flame brick oven-baked pies are available in 7-, 10-, and 16-inch sizes and each of their signature combinations is named for a current or former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team member. For something truly spectacular, check out the Sam Logic, featuring artichoke dip, crab, mozzarella and provolone, and shrimp and bacon. Monica’s also offers a full menu of other options, everything from burgers and paninis to salads, pasta, and entrees like fish and chips or chicken fried steak. The perfect place to feed the picky eaters in your life.

In Search of Something Gourmet?

Less than half a mile from our front door on East 2nd Avenue, Marquee Pizzeria + Bar makes its pies from 100% naturally leavened dough baked at 900 degrees in a wood-fired oven shipped straight from Modena, Italy. While not as large as Monica’s, Marquee’s menu offers more than just pizza, and everything looks amazing. They offer nine signature pies, including a breakfast option complete with sausage gravy, bacon, hash browns, and scrambled eggs. Fittingly, this one’s only available on Saturdays.

Happy Holidays – From Us to You!

For more great restaurants to visit in and around Coralville, Iowa, visit the Latitude at River Landing Neighborhood page.


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