Wood-Fired Pizza Places: Favorite Outdoor and Indoor Locations

One of my favorite things is enjoying a fall night outdoors after the weather gets a little cooler–and another favorite thing is wood-fired pizza. Luckily I get to live in a place that joins the two!

The area has a few local farms and other outdoor areas that hold regular pizza nights that continue throughout the fall. So pack a cooler and a lawn chair, and enjoy a great night outdoors. My three-year-old daughter loves coming with us for a family night because she isn’t confined to a restaurant chair, and instead can spread out on a picnic blanket and bring toys.

Geyer’s Oven Bread and Pizza

What: All you can eat pizza at the farm. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and a cooler. The property also includes Anna’s Cutting Garden and guests can wander around the beautiful path of fresh flowers!

When: Second and fourth Thursday of the month from May-September, pizza served 5-8 p.m. Events are available on their Facebook page here

Where: 1259 Rohret Rd SW, Oxford

Cost: $12 per adult, pay your age for children 3-12 (call ahead for groups of 10 or more)

Delicious photo opp provided my my friend Melissa!

Stone Wall Brick Oven Pizza

What: All you can eat pizza at the farm. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and a cooler. Live music starts at 6pm on the first and third Friday of the month.

When: Fridays May-October, pizza served 5-8 PM (no event September 14 or 21 because they will be at the Good Maker’s Market and The Barn Flea & Fair ). Events are available on their Facebook page here.

Where: 3297 320th St, Wellman

Cost: $12 per adult, pay your age for children 3-9. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more.

Scenery photo opp courtesy of my friend Mary Beth!

Provender Pizza Traveling Pizza Truck

What: A traveling wood-fired pizza truck that is available to hire for events. The pizza truck travels to Highland Hideaway Hunting and Revasser Winery for pizza nights.

When: The final scheduled Provender Pizza event at Highland Hideaway is October 11. You can see the Facebook event here. The final scheduled Provender Pizza event at Revasser Winery is September 21. You can see the Facebook event here

Where: Highland Hideaway Hunting: 3127 160th St, Riverside; Revasser Winery: 1749 Yucca Ave, Ainsworth

Cost: Pizza ranges from approximately $13-$15


Indoor Wood-Fired Pizza Places

Can’t make it to one of these events but still have a craving for wood-fired pizza? There are plenty of tasty spots to try around town, including the following:

Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza in Iowa City

Ruscianos in North Liberty

Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher

Red Vespa in Solon

Basta in Iowa City

Marquee Pizzeria in Coralville


Where do you go to get your favorite slice?

 

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Brigette lives in North Liberty with her husband Brian, energetic daughter Kate (October 2014) and their two cats, Penny and Olive. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Brigette came to Iowa City to attend the journalism school at the University of Iowa, fell in love with the area, and decided she couldn’t leave. After meeting Brian while working at the same Iowa City restaurant in college, they got married in August 2015 in the heart of downtown. She works full time in project management and as an employee of the Core Fitness Kids Club while finishing her MBA at Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she drags Kate out garage sale-ing, tries to keep up with her reading list and runs, lives for Hawkeye football season, enjoys a good meal on a patio, runs her Bachelor/Bachelorette bracket with her family and friends, and of course, chases her daughter around the pool and the park.

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