Palace Special Pizza

Preparation info
  • Makes


    ( 13 inch 33 cm ) pizza
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

By Anthony Falco

Published 2021

  • About

I was working with Marquee Pizzeria in Coralville, Iowa, and we kept driving by this place, A & A Pagliai’s Pizza. The old-school sign was so awesome (signs are important) I had to go. With respect to Pagliai’s history (they opened their first pizzeria in 1957), the pizza was basically your classic Midwest tavern-style—crispy and loaded with toppings. Pagliai’s supreme (topped with sausage, beef, pepperoni, mushroom, and onion) is the “Palace Special.” It’s a cool name for a supreme. Sh