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Pagliai's Pizza

) #6 of 36 Restaurants in Johnston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
5312 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
+1 515-253-9800
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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5312 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
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Reviews (48)
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice meals. Ordered Delivery Excellent staff taking our order, faster than expected delivery, a nice surprise. Good sized portions and yummy food! Will definitely be ordering from them again

Thank olbear1962
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were told this place has best pizza in Iowa n been around for long, etc. Excuse while try not to vomit.....this place sucks!!! The menu is deceitful n the service is horrible!! Did I mention pizza is worse than frozen from a box. Stay...More

Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I lived in Grinnell most of my life - where the original Paglia's is located. Now we're in Johnston and are so glad that there is one here,, too! We don't have to miss out on their delicious pizza! It isn't the cheapest pizza in...More

Thank Lorna_DDP
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Since my go-to pizza place left town, we decided to give Pagliai's another try. Used to be our favorite years ago. Friday evening was crazy busy and the kids were running wild. As I remember, pizza was good-not over the top great though. Our server...More

Thank 114bruceb
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and moved away from the DSM area. Coming through we decided to stop at a familiar place. Still so pleased with the food and service. The thin crust is our favorite and the salads are great too. Never...More

Thank teintackett
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a family business and a very popular pizza restaurant for many years in the Des Moines area. Highly recommend it!

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Terrible customer service from the manger, he made a mistake and tried to blame it on me. Even the owner was no help. We used to eat here all the time and after reading the reviews of another worker spitting in the food we will...More

Thank Lucille068
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great specials and fresh pizza. Great place for our family to come with a large group. Sometimes the service is touch and go but food never disappoints

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at the Ramada Tropics Resort and went to get a pizza here instead of ordering one from the Hotel. We are glad we did. Very good, plenty of cheese and meet. Kids ate a sausage and we had the special. I'll be going...More

Thank Joruus C
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

After day at Adventureland family of 11 was ready for a good pizza. We ranged on age from 3 years to 67. We ordered the house specialty and cheese pizza. It arrived in timely manner, staff friendly and attentive. Pizza was amazing! Lots of ingredients...More

Thank Patti P
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5312 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-253-9800
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