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114 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
319-351-MESA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is truly unique. It wasn't my favorite, but I know many who could (and do) eat it every day. It has the ambiance of a dive bar with the variety of a drunk college student throwing things on a pizza at 2am, but it works! All the pizzas, despite their differences, are great. It is honest to its... More 

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Thank Jered A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I wanted takeout pizza and always avoid Papa Johns, so I sought this place out. I ordered a taco pizza which claimed to contain beef. I could not find any. Also the toppings which were good were an inch in from the crust. Should have ordered the chicken instead.

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Thank Tom B
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The Chicken BLT pizza was one of the best slices I've ever had. The joint may be a little run down and could use a good cleaning,but the pizza was worth it.

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Thank Bobcatbettyct
Topeka, Kansas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

When I walked in and saw the interesting painted walls, the dirty tables, the few patrons, and the minimal workers, we should have walked right back out. I thought I'd give Mesa Pizza a chance though because with artistic choices, delicious food can come, right? Sadly, no. We tried eight different slices and only one was tolerable. The crust on... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Dixon, Illinois
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Pizza was tasty but definitely not worth $4 per slice. Bathroom was dirty and the atmosphere was not very inviting.

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Thank McKenzie G
Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Mesa Pizza used to be a wonderful little novelty pizza spot. Their specialty pizzas were tremendous and creative. The employees were awesome and wanted to introduce you to some of their weird awesome pizzas. Now, though, it seems Mesa has drifted into the rut of being primarily a "I'm-drunk-let's-go-eat-something" kind of spot. Ordering delivery has become an issue. They now... More 

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Thank 2jlass
Iowa City, Iowa
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I used to love Mesa and was excited to have a pizza shop in town with such interesting toppings. However, the quality and service at this place has taken a serious nosedive since first opening. I no longer order Mesa for delivery because of multiple instances of receiving the wrong kind of pizza...cold. Once they sent me the vegan pizza... More 

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Thank YourTravelPath
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This is a dive place. Don't expect anything fancy however the pizza is creative and good and it's open late close to the bars.

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Thank TKEIG847
Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

If you want to pay $4 for one slice of sub-par pizza in a really dirty "restaurant" while kids who may or may not work there stare at you from behind the counter instead of providing minimum service -then this is the place for you!! I'd skip the risk of dirty curly's in your pizza (the staff appears to have... More 

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Lexington, KY
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I'm not sure. The first time I visited it was paradise, Gyros Pizza, BBQ Beef Pizza with fries, all kinds of wonderful meat offerings! The second time I visited it was most veggie fare. I love the meat pizzas and the wonderful combos, but don't really like chicken pies and veggie pies. They have a lot of wonderful combinations and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-351-MESA

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?