Zagat recently scoured each of the 50 states to see which pizza place was best.  #1 was in Iowa City. This is what they said about the top 'za at Wig And Pen:

"This Iowa City favorite offers everything from deep dish to thin crust, and the Flying Tomato is quite literally the in-between. Wig and Pen’s signature pie is both a pan pie and a stuffed pizza, somehow maintaining its own unique form that doesn’t look like any other types of pizza. Topped with mozzarella and tomato slices, it’s not deep enough to be deep dish and not thin enough to be a regular pan, so it’s essentially the just-right Goldilocks version of pizza."

I would agree that the Wig And Pen rolls out a nice pie. Here are my picks for best pizza joints in the Hawkeye State.

  • Tomaso's/Marion
  • Sam's/Iowa City
  • Cranky Hanks/Cedar Rapids
  • Maggie's Farm/Cedar Rapids
  • Wig And Pen/Iowa City
  • Shot Tower/Dubuque
  • Zoey's/Marion

Do you have any to add to the list? Please comment below...and Bon appétit!