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LA Pizza House

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1440 Maury St, Des Moines, IA 50317-1055
+1 515-288-2211
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Chariton, Iowa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had been to the old place off and on for the past 40 years. The new place has the same great food, but does not have the "special" look as before.

1 Thank U3359IDMartinB
Des Moines, Iowa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The service is excellent. The employees are very friendly. I usually get the large sausage sandwich and French fries. It's is very full filling. I take the rest home and its just as good as the day before. The Italian Roast beef sandwich is out of this world. The roast beef was very tender and seasoned just right. Yes I... More 

1 Thank larrymcgrean
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Great pizza and onion rings. We have not eaten anything here other than pizza and onion rings but they are wonderful. I have seen the sandwiches that others have ordered and the looked really good and they said that they were. We go here at least once a month. The service is great also.

Thank IowaOceanLover
Ames, Iowa
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Not living in Des Moines any more, it had been years since I'd been to the original R&A La Pizza and not aware they had moved until we made dinner plans with some friends from Clive. Though the original location always hectic, dark and dirty, it had the special charm and energy only local family paces have. I have always... More 

Thank bubbabingo
Indianola, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Food is excellent. Advise to stay and eat OR take your own containers to go. Styrofoam containers make the onion rings soggy :(

Thank danab739
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

go to the new location on 1440 maury, it is really good, and tastes like the old Lapizza house food before it went downhill. This location is clean. The onion rings are awesome, just not orange anymore, and the pizza was great, got half pepperoni and half sausage, EXCELLENT

Thank Jodi B
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

I grew up on Des Moines Iowa and whenever I come back home I have to stop in at La Pizza House for Sausage Pizza, Onion Rings & most of all my favorite salad dressing in the world Roquefort! Still the same value and enjoy the casual atmosphere!

Thank Tammys Journeys T
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

The last time my wife and I ate there, we seen a large Cockroach walk across our table. I made a report to our waitress about it, and she told us they have had them for sometime, and she had them in her house as well. The Polite family has always been known for "filth" which means they will take... More 

3 Thank Carl B
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

This place has opened and closed a number of times and not sure who owns it now. In the past had great pizza and onion rings to die for.

2 Thank DANIEL F
Roland, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

The people who rate this restaurant low have been ordering PIZZA - you didn't read my previous review. THE PIZZA IS TERRIBLE !! You don't go here to eat Pizza !!! You go here for the amazing, wonderful, huge Sausage Sandwiches and Onion rings !! No other reason. PREVIOUS REVIEW - please pay attention Okay, first of all, you DON'T... More 

1 Thank Davilance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Maury St, Des Moines, IA 50317-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?