Earlier this year, we discovered that Vito is on 42nd, located at 4100 River Ridge Dr NE in Cedar Rapids, has been taken over by new owners. These new owners, Jeff Beer and Kevin Flanagan, set to work modernizing the restaurant and reopening it as Flano is on 42nd this last spring. A few months later, the restaurant was rebranded again, this time as The Pines Pizza & Pub.
According to Flano is on the 42nd Facebook page, the restaurant officially became The Pines Pizza & Pub on Saturday October 22nd. No specific reason was given for the change, but a comment on Facebook says it’s “a somewhat complex situation. Pines Pizza & Pub has the same owner and staff, but brand new management.
In addition to the name and management changes, there is also a new menu at Pines Pizza & Pub. Items include specialty and build-your-own pizza options, calzones, wings, sandwiches, burgers, salads, desserts, and more. Loyal patrons will notice that the restaurant has retained a few of its favorites, including the popular “The Jerk” sandwich. You can check out the full menu below:
The Pines Pizza & Pub website says they will have Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Special offers include 2 for 1 on “select drinks at the bar, including bottled beer, draft beer and well-made drinks.“They also have glasses of wine and mules (over 15 different kinds) for $6. Wednesdays at the restaurant are known as Wine Wednesdays, where glasses of wine are $7 all day.
If you want to check out The Pines Pizza & Pub, daily hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can get the latest restaurant updates on the Facebook page. HERE.
10 great local restaurants Courtlin ate at this summer
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