Food blogger logo


« The Garden Grill and Bar (Hilton Garden Inn) - Des Plaines, IL | Main | Avanzare Italian Dining - Springfield, MO »



I lived in Marshalltown for four years and never understood the love for Zeno's. My first night in town I'd ordered three pizza off the menu, then quickly backtracked when they quoted me $75. $75 for three pizzas! Unreal. The pizza was fine, but not nearly as good as what everyone makes it out to be. For a $25 pizza, the canned mushrooms they used were unacceptable.

The second time we stopped in to dine. They sat us, then proceeded to ignore us for 20 minutes. I tried waving down a waitress and was unsuccessful, to which the guy in the booth next to me muttered, "Well, you can't please everyone." After 25 minutes, someone stopped by. The pizza was just as disappointing the second time, and I never went back after that.

Vernon Beenken

Zeno's Pizza in my Grundy Center, Ia was where my wife and I had our first date after going to a UNI Basketball game in '72.
In '76 I worked there as an Assistant Manager part time for some extra money.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)