Stephan (left), Wagner (right).

Stephan (left), Wagner (right).

  To communicate with us directly, please check out the Find Us page and email us for more specific information.  We are very anxious to open the doors and look forward to bringing a unique and versatile operation to the downtown area.  The focus will be pizza, but we will also offer appetizers, salads with a lunch and dinner menu!

Need is located at 207 2nd Ave SE in the Dows building.  The space offers ample accommodations for dine in guests, large party reservations, bar seating, private conference room and an entertainment area in the rear .  The space will also have a public, rear entrance from the sky-walk.  The atmosphere will be easy going and approachable for anyone that enjoys pizza and cocktails!

Need Pizzeria was founded by David Stephan and Robert Wagner.  David is a native Cedar Rapidian, Washington HS Grad.   Robert is from Cascade, Iowa and has lived in Cedar Rapids for many years. Their industry relationship began following high school; working together at CR Country Club.  Each owner has cut their teeth in multiple restaurant/bar locations with a combined 20+ years of experience in 3 states.

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