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.
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)
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.
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?