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4. crowns

Tucked away in a little strip mall off the Lake Manawa exit is this weeks keep, Old River Pizza Company.councilbluffs

Traffic was light for our noontime dine, which made the above average wait for our food a trifle vexing. Alas, our pies did arrive before concern could churn into annoyance.

Our concoctions of choice ;
The House (Pep, Sausage, Bavarian Sausage, Mushrooms, Green Olives, Green Peppers, and onions).
Pepperoni
Spinach Chicken Alfredo.

We first gnawed upon the Spinach Chicken Alfredo, which was a light weight affair. The flavors were there, but not very aggressive. Enjoyable, but nothing bewitching.

The pepperoni was a decent slice, though lacking in volume of the single topping. Too bad too – the peps were poppin’ flavorful.

Any shortcomings from the previous pies were reconciled wonderfully with the House. All fresh ingredients, wonderful sausages, zesty overall flavor. The only drawback would occur when biting into a green olive which would aggressively dominate the otherwise balanced flavor.old river 1

All of these pies were held together with a very thin, dry wonderful crust. We were amazed how thin, yet sturdy, dry and mellow-flavored this was.

The kings enjoyed the “New Rustic” atmosphere. The gentleman serving us was friendly, personable and helped keep the initial wait bearable.

We expect more royal visits to our new friends across the river. While not great , this pizza had just enough goodness for us to bestow a 4 crown rating.

Along with some unique ‘za designs like Mac & Cheese, Shrimp Scampi and even a Salmon pizza, there’s also calzones, brick oven sandwiches, and a variety of pastas. Old River Pizza Company was born in Minnesota in 1961. This is their third shop.