Who We Are
How it all began over 54 years ago!
I began working for Andy Psaros at the Circle Pizzeria on East 4th street on a Friday night in 1958 while attending high school. I developed a friendship with Andy and his wife Connie while continuing on to attend college at UNI.
Andy offered my mother and I who would affectionately be known as Mama Nick (short for Nicholas) an opportunity to purchase the restaurant as Andy was interested in operating a local night club known as the Music Box. My mother and I purchased the Circle Pizzeria on May 14th, 1962 appropriately renaming it Mama Nick’s Circle Pizzeria; a day I remember fondly. Over time Mama coined the phrase “Mama puts a little love in every pizza”€ making our restaurant more than just a place for dinner, but a family tradition passed on from generation to generation.
In 1970 we relocated to our current location which was later expanded in 1975 to accommodate the growing business. The business was later remodeled and expanded again in 1999 after a major fire. A full bar was added in addition to handicap accessibility. The menu was expanded as well to include exclusive pizza combinations such as our Greek Pizza, Gourmet Chicken and Gyro Pizzas.
We continue our tradition of loading our pizzas with fresh ingredients continuing to insure no one leaves our place hungry just like Mama’s own house. The menu also includes amazing pasta dishes with my own personal recipes, traditional sandwiches, French bread sandwiches and Calzones.
If you have any questions or would like to place an order for pickup or delivery, please call us at 319-233-3323.
At Mama Nick’s Circle Pizzeria, the customer always comes first.