Reviews For Urban Pie
First time going and my last. My Philly pizza tasted the best as it was not burnt but everyone elses pizza tasted burnt even our cheese sticks were burnt and could not enjoy them. If you eat here your pizza most likely will be burnt or might get lucky and might taste good. I guarantee they dont clean their ovens.
First time trying Urban Pie and everyone enjoyed it! We ordered Chicken bacon ranch, Mac daddy, cheese, chicken BBQ, traditional taco, 2 garlic cheese sticks, and for dessert chocolate, cherry, and caramel apple!! Very good experience! Definitely will be back, good atmosphere and love the thin crispy crust. Only thing I would say for constructive criticism is pizza was not cut all the way through.. hard time figuring out pieces and getting apart.
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The restaurant will have about 2,300 square feet of inside seating plus an outdoor patio.
Im hoping to employ possibly 25 to 30 people, he said, with four to 15 at any given time, depending on the day and level of business.
Buck, Blake Keating and Derek Hamil are partners in the restaurant.
I spent the last seven years in Phoenix, working for the University of Phoenix, Buck said. I had over 10 years of experience in restaurants and bars before. We talked to a couple of franchises and felt we knew the Cedar Valley better than any of those franchises. So it was something where we felt comfortable putting together our own type of concept, really, to fit this area.
Wed like to grow in the first couple of years, Buck said. Were focused on here, initially, to make sure we do this right, and then possible some other spots in eastern Iowa, maybe Marion or Cedar Rapids. Well see what happens, six months to a year, to see where we want to go.
Buck and his partners liked the River Place location, and specifically a plaza planned just north of 200 State, adjacent to their restaurant space.
Neapolitan pizza with a crust that goes through a curing or fermentation process had caught on in the Phoenix area but was not as prevalent here, Buck said. Its also a one-price, build-your-own pizza.
He also plans to live at River Place. I can take an elevator to go to work, he joked.
Update: Cedar Falls River Place To Welcome Urban Pie
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Left: The new Urban Pie in the new River Place building in Cedar Falls. Right: The Pink Peony Studio at the River Place in Cedar Falls.
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The gas powered pizza oven at Urban Pie at the new River Place building in Cedar Falls.
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Justin Buck, the owner of Urban Pie Fast Fired Pizza, stands in the new River Place building Wednesday in Cedar Falls.
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NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that the restaurant will now open the week of Valentine’s Day, not this Wednesday as earlier reported.
CEDAR FALLS Justin Buck is fired up about River Place, the growing residential-commercial development in downtown Cedar Falls.
So much so, hes firing up a brick oven pizza restaurant there.
Bucks Urban Pie restaurant is scheduled to open there the week of Valentine’s Day. Itll be the final ground-floor commercial tenant, filling out the commercial space at the 200 State St. building.
Itll be a fast-fired Neapolitan type of pizza, said Buck, who moved back to the area from Arizona. We have an oven imported from Italy that rotates on the inside. It times out to about 90 seconds to 2 minutes as far as preparation time to cook.
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Amazing pizza, wings and salad. Great place for families and a date night. Their patio makes it worth the trip. Go try their pizza
Service was great. I have been here for drinks on the patio with friends and with my family . Each time the staff was great!
We’ve been a couple times for the pizza and great on tap selection. Took a group since you get a discount after visiting Escapology .They’ve changed the pricing up somewhat although it makes sense (used to be a flat rate for any pizza, now…More
My daughter goes to the University of Northern Iowa and we were up for a quick visit for an event that she had and were looking online to find something different we decided on urban pie. Had not been there before but the menu looked…More
Thank you for the visit and the review!
Second time back, and was pretty good. Try the wings!!! Had thai chili. Really good wings. The pizzas are very good. Really wishing something jumped out at me that i had to try but they are all good. Typical downtown vibe. Yoga pants and man…More
Thank you for visit and review!
The pizza was fine but it took 25-30 minutes to get our food despite advertising “fast” pizza. The atmosphere was nice, but the chairs were very uncomfortable. It would make more sense to place your order when your walk in and do away with the…More