History

Tony’s La Pizzeria started out as a simple pizza shop on Sycamore Street in 1958. It is the second oldest pizzeria in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. The location has changed several times in Waterloo to Cedar Falls, back to Waterloo, and now a new location in downtown Cedar Falls, on Main Street.

We have been serving the Cedar Valley for over fifty years and while many things have changed, one thing has not….our commitment to serving the highest quality products to our customers.

The dough is still made fresh on the premises every day and the sauce is made in our kitchen. To ensure only the best quality, we hand trim the Iowa grown pork and grind our own sausage every week.

Our Philosophy

We seek out the finest ingredients and are committed to “Buy Fresh, Buy Local.” Our milk, cream, and ice cream comes from Hansen’s Dairy in Hudson and we strive to buy fresh seasonal vegetables from local growers whenever possible.

Contrary to most chain pizza places, we still make things from scratch. From salad dressings and sauces to the vegetables we cut and prepare fresh each day. It’s far better than anything that comes out of a package. Our customers can taste the difference, and we think they deserve fresh, wholesome food.

Now, as a local second-generation family business, we are very proud of our history and community.

The new location on Main Street is an exciting venture, and presents unique opportunities. We won a Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant in 2010, using sustainable and eco-friendly materials to create a unique outdoor space at the rear entrance of the building. Our Main Street interior features a mahogany bar, mahogany paneling, as well as mahogany booths and tables, all of which was sustain-ably grown and was crafted by skilled artisans so that it will last a hundred years. That’s our investment in our future and our community.

But at the end of the day all that really matters are our customers. We are most proud to have such loyal customers who have been on this amazing journey with us.

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