The Airliner

A Tradition Since 1944

About Airliner

Welcome to The Airliner, where our famous pizza has kept us an Iowa City hotspot for over 7 decades. Our passion is quality products. When great food is paired with excellent service and atmosphere, lasting memories are created. From our family to yours, thank you for dining with us. We are honored to serve you.


Jim and Sherry Rinella.

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Every day we make our pizza dough, slice and dice vegetables and take the greatest care in providing you the highest quality meals and excellent service in a unique and fun atmosphere. We look forward to your next visit!

Create Memories

Whether it is the big Iowa game, your lunch break or dinner with friends and family. We're located right off the University of Iowa campus. We welcome all of our guests to enjoy our famous pizza, excellent bill of fare, and outstanding service!

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Crust Styles
Chicago Deep Dish | Airliner Regular | New York Thin
Now available Gluten Free Free Crust - Small Size Only $15.99

Build Your Own
Small $13.99 | Large $18.99

Ground Beef | Italian Sausage | Pepperoni | Bacon | Canadian Bacon | Grilled Chicken | Sauerkraut | Green Pepper | Onion | Black Olives | Green Olives | Mushrooms | Jalapenos | Roma Tomatoes | Garlic | Pineapple | Spinach | Feta Cheese | Artichokes
Additional Toppings
Small 10" $0.75 each | Large 16" $1.25 each

Pizza by the Slice

Served on our Airliner Crust $2.50
Served from 11AM to 3PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and All Day Sunday
Choose from:
Pepperoni, Sausage, Vegetarian, Cheese

Specialty Pizzas

Your choice of crust: Small 10" $15.99 | Large 16" $21.99

Airliner Taco Pizza

Your choice of crust covered with red sauce or refried beans followed by seasoned beef, black olives and onions. Then, special cheese blend, lettuce, tomato, and corn chips. Served with a side of sour cream and salsa. Sub chicken for $1.00

Meat Cravers

Pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, bacon, Canadian bacon, then smothered in our own cheese blend

Philly Cheese Steak

Alfredo sauce, sliced beef, green peppers, sliced onions and cheese blend

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Your hoice of crust covered with our homemade BBQ sauce followed by grilled chicken, Canadian bacon, red onions, and our own cheese blend


Pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, black olives, onions, mushrooms and green peppers, then smothered in our own cheese blend

Thai Chicken Pizza

A spicy citrus sauce accompanied by mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onions, scallions, cheddar jack cheese and grilled chicken

Greek Special Pizza

Your choice of crust covered with an olive oil, garlic and herb sauce. Then topped with spinach, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and lightly covered with our special blend of cheeses.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Our buffalo sauce base topped with grilled chicken, celery, scallions, tomato and a cheese blend. Sided with bleu cheese or ranch

Margarita Pizza

Olive oil based with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes and herbs

5 Cheese and Herb

Mozzarella, provolone, muenster, parmesan and Asiago cheese and spiced with oregano and basil


Mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, black olives, green olives, green pepper and onions, then smother in our own cheese blend

Alfredo Chicken Pizza

Alfredo base topped with grilled chicken, scallions, tomato and artichoke hearts

Chicken Pesto

Red sauce base, chicken, red peppers, spinach, feta cheese and pesto sauce

Soup & Salad & Wraps

All salads served with a housemade breadstick and choice of dressing: Ranch, Blee Cheese, Fat Free Ranch, Italian, French, Caesar, 1000 Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Oil & Vinegar, Greek Vinaigrette, Southwest Ranch, Cilantro Vinaigrette, or Honey Dijon. Make any salad a wrap for $0.50. Comes with fries.

Greek Salad $7.99

Spinach, feta, red onions, black olives, tomatoes, croutons and Greek Dressing. Add Chicken or Turkey for $2

Buffalo Chicken Salad $9.49

Crispy chicken in your choice of sauce with onions, tomatoes, celery and chedarr jack cheese.

Taco Salad $9.49

Spiced beef, chicken or vegetarian beans with black olives, tomato, cheddar jack cheese and chips. With homemade salsa and Southwestern ranch

Traditional Chef Salad $9.99

Ham, turkey, bacon, tomatoes, Cheddar Jack cheese and garlic croutons

Caesar Salad $7.99

Add chicken for $2

House Salad or Small Caesar $3.99

Soup of the Day Cup $3.99 | Bowl $5.49

Airliner Chili Cup $3.99 | Bowl $5.49

Pick Two Combo $8.99

Choose two of the following items: Small House or Caesar Salad
Bowl of Chili or Soup of the Day

Kid's Menu

All meals are $5.99

Chicken Nugget and Fries

Spaghetti and a breadstick

Kid's One Topping Pizza

Mini Corn Dog and Fries

Mac 'N' Cheese and Fries

Grilled Cheese and Fries


All Pastas served with a side salad and breadstick.

Cajun Chicken Pasta $11.99

Chicken sauteed in a creamy Cajun sauce with Roma tomatoes, scallions and cilantro with penne

Jumbo Ravioli $9.99

Eight raviolis stuffed with ricotta and topped with Asiago cheese. Marinara $9.99 Meat Marinara $10.99

Buffalo Mac and Cheese $11.99

House made blend of 4 cheeses and classic elbow mac topped with crispy buffalo chicken and a hot sauce drizzle.

Famous Airliner Marinara or Alfredo $9.49

Generous portion of pasta smothered with our special sauce. Vegetarian $9.49 Meat Sauce $10.99

Airliner Lean

The Airliner is proud to serve a great selection of low cal, healthy meals.

Low Cal Fish Entree $8.99

Catch of the week served baked or grilled with seasioned rice and vetable of the day

Low Cal Chicken Entree $8.99

A lightly seasoned chicken breast served with seasoned rice and the vegetable of the day

Low Cal Beef Entree $11.99

A lightly seasoned, 8oz sirloin griled to perfection and served with seasoned rice and the vegetable of the day


Additional Sauce Options: Ranch, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Marinara, Bleu Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Southwest Ranch -$0.50 each

Cheese Balls $8.99

Served with ranch

Spinach Artichoke Dip $8.99

Served with baguette slices and tortilla chips

Onion Rings $7.99

Served with a side of ranch

Flying Cheese Bread $6.49

Served with a side of marinara Four $6.49 | Six $8.99

Pizza Sticks $9.99

Our signature pizza crust smothered in garlic herbs and our house cheese blend

Airliner's Jumbo Buffalo Wings $9.49

Your choice of traditional or boneless wings tossed in your choice of sauced. Served with celery, bleu cheese or ranch. Sauce choices: Honey Hot, Hot, Spicy Garlic, BBQ, Teriyaki, or Mild

Top Shelf Nachos $8.99

Fresh chips with vegetarian refried beans, tomatoes, black olives and jalepenos. Add spiced beef or chicken for $2

Chips and Salsa $5.99

Enjoy our homemade salsa

Quesadillas $7.99

Cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes, chives and jalapenos with salsa and sour cream. Add spiced beef or chicken for $2

Artisan pretzel and beer dip $8.99

A massive, crusty yet pillowly pretzel served with a craft beer cheese dip

Cheese Fries $8.49

Tooped with cheese sauce, cheddar jack cheese and chives. Add bacon for $0.75


All burgers are fresh ground USDA choice Iowa beef froma local locker, hand-pattied, grilled to order and served with house fried. No charge to make it a black bean burger. Sub a side salad, sweet potato frieds or waffle fries for $1.00

Stealth Bomber $9.49

A Cajun-spiced burger with bleu cheese

B-2 $9.49

Served with smoked bacon, mushrooms, and onions and your choice of cheese

F-16 $9.49

Topped with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, BBQ sauce and two golden onion rings

The Plane $8.49

With lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle

747 $9.49

A beef patty with double Swiss cheese and onions on grilled rye bread

Red Eye $9.49

Topped with bacon, your choice of cheese, fried egg and chipotle aioli

Cessna $8.99

With your choice of melted American, Cheddar, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Provolone or Bleu Cheese

Add bacon for $0.75


All sandwiches are served with house fries. Sub side salad, sweet potato fries or waffle fries for 1.00. Add cheese for $0.50. Add bacon for $0.75

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich $8.99

Breaded chicken in your choice of sauce with lettuce, tomato, onion, and ranch

Airliner Club $8.99

Toasted sourdough with turkey, ham, Swiss, smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato

Pork Tenderloin $9.99

A hand-cut, Iowa tenderloin lightly breaded on a ciabatta roll with lettuce, tomato and onion

Homemade Meatball Sub $9.99

4 Large with mozzarella cheese and marinara on a toasted French roll

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich $8.99

Breaded chicken with marinara, lettuce, Asiago, mozzarella, tomato and onion on a ciabatta roll

Old-fashioned Grilled Cheese $7.99

Grilled sourdough bread with your choice of chesse. Add tomato for no charge.

Classic Chicken Sandwich $8.99

A grilled chicken breast on a ciabatta roll with lettuce, tomato and onion

Contact Us

Satisfaction, everytime.


22 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA

Phone Number

(319) 351-9259


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