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Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston

5312 Merle Hay Rd, Just Two Blocks North of I-80 On Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
+1 515-253-9800
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (38 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5312 Merle Hay Rd, Just Two Blocks North of I-80 On Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great family environment. The pizza I had was thin crust. The restaurant is clean and the staff was friendly. Pricing is average. Will return! Leo Kirk

Thank Leo K
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Very good thin crust pizza, nice take out also. Can get crowded on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8 pm. Good salads with bread sticks

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Let’s get one thing right. This is not the place go for some goofy fusion thing like, say, Chop Suey Pizza. It is, however, a great place for old-school, thin-crust pizza the way you remember it. (Or wish it was.) For my money, the thing...More

1  Thank Mhainey924
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

It’s not just the pizza that keeps us coming back over and over. It’s the weekly spaghetti special plus the staff that have all been there for a number of years. My husband swears by the taco pizza. I go for the house special. No...More

Thank Ahorntime2run
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank You so much for visiting us... we like to serve you and provide a good product. Customer service is our main goal. See you next visit! Have a great week!! Bless your Heart. Bry

Reviewed 25 October 2017

This pizza place is equal to the hype of being one of Des Moines's premier pizza places. Located on Merle Hay Road in Johnston Pagliai's offers 3 crust choices. We went with the double crust. It was actually two regular crust with amazing sauce, cheese...More

Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I had a taste for pizza so I googled "thin pizza" which is my preference. Pagliai's came up so it was worth a try. I'm from the NYC area and I guess my definition of thin pizza is different from Des Moines residents. The pie...More

Thank amyhhs
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for your opinion/ If you'd like a super thin crust/ we can do it! when you place your order just ask us to stretch it extra thin crust. we can do this for you!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wow. I had never had this pizza before. We ordered it on our way to the restaurant and just agreed to a large 'Pagliais special'. It is as fabulous! I would post a photo but we ate it all too fast!! I'll be going back.

Thank clbosco
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank You So much for the nice review. We strive to produce a supreme product. We also like to focus on customer service!! Have a great week! Bryan Pagliai and the Staff

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Delicious pizza! A wonderful variety of pizza offerings, great service and ultimately delicious pizza makes this a go-to restaurant!

Thank slrpryor
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank You for your kind words/ the staff works hard to provide you Good Food!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This Pagliai's Pizza is affiliated with the one in Grinnell, Iowa. I grew up on this pizza and have loved having them in town. The house made crust is thin, but not too thin, and semi-crisp...it has some nice chew to it, in my opinion....More

Thank Jason M
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you. That is always nice to hear and something we work for every day. I will pass that along to everyone.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

While working in the area, I decided to get some pizza for the guys I was working with. I ordered 2 large sausage/peperoni pizza to eat while the crew was working. Everyone liked the pizza. The staff was very friendly. I would definely go back...More

Thank Brian S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5312 Merle Hay Rd, Just Two Blocks North of I-80 On Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-253-9800
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