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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (34 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank slrpryor
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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had dinner tonight at Pagliai's Pizza. The service was excellent and the meal was amazing. Ravioli was tender and delicious. The lasagna tasty...full of big hunks of meat and just the right amount of sauce. Both dishes came with a salad and two large pieces...More

Thank Stephen D
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 6 June 2017

I grew up on Pagliai's in Grinnell. I ate it pretty much from the time I could eat until my 20's. My in-laws live closer to Des Moines than they do to Grinnell and they took me here. It's practically a clone of the Grinnell...More

Thank Princerman
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

1  Thank Dominic G
Bryan P, Owner at Pagliai's Pizza - Johnston, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Sorry you did not enjoy our pizza. Hope you find a pizza you enjoy. Have a great week!

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
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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
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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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