The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey
Plaza Pub is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

1. Plaza Pub

7.8
6202 Douglas Ave (at 62nd St), Des Moines, IA
Bar · Merle Hay · 5 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Pella, topped with Pella bologna and sauerkraut. The sauerkraut's tartness pairs well with the bright red sauce. Abundant cheese and rich, meaty Pella bologna offers up a complimentary contrast.

Wig & Pen is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

2. Wig & Pen

8.4
2005 S Ankeny Blvd (DMACC Blvd), Ankeny, IA
Pizza Place · 40 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Pub Special on thin crust with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, and a bounty of sweet red pepper. Crisp crust, zippy red sauce, plentiful toppings.

Something Italian is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

3. Something Italian

8.2
400 Walnut St Ste 2, Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Des Moines · 16 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Papa Luigi, with mozzarella, banana peppers, black and green olives, pepperoni, Graziano's Italian sausage, green peppers, and mushrooms. Light on red sauce, the toppings alone power this slice.

Taste of New York Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

4. Taste of New York Pizza

8.1
West Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · 10 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: A thick crusted Sicilian-style, measuring 16 x 16 inches, twelve hearty squares! Crisp bottom, soft interior, smack between airy and dense, even springy as cold leftovers for breakfast the next day.

Centro is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

5. Centro

9.4
1011 Locust St (at 10th St.), Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Des Moines · 94 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Baked in a coal-fired brick oven, with that crispy, chewy, smoky crust, topped with lovely, melted, fresh mozzarella.

Christopher's is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

6. Christopher's

8.5
2816 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA
American Restaurant · Beaverdale · 24 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Joe with Italian sausage, roasted bell and hot peppers, plus freshly chopped basil was a delight with a sumptuous mélange of simple flavors, piled onto a tasty brown and crisp crust.

Parlo's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

7. Parlo's Pizza

3422 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Beaverdale · 1 tip

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Pizza Mattina features a magnificent family recipe sausage, offering plenty of flavor and a robust zest that lingers in the mouth without wiping out your taste buds with heat.

Paesanos Pizzeria is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

8. Paesanos Pizzeria

8.4
2804 SW 9th St (Creston Ave), Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Greater South Side · 17 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Aunt Angie's Special, with capicola, fried sweet peppers, meatball and hard-boiled egg.

Scornovaccas Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

9. Scornovaccas Pizza

8.0
1930 SE 14th St (Hartford), Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · 15 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Deluxe is a solid build, with Scorno's housemade Italian sausage, plus capicola, mushrooms, roasted sweet peppers and pepperoni.

Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

10. Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company

8.5
309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA
Brewery · Downtown Des Moines · 113 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Graziano Italia takes its name from the Graziano’s Italian sausage used on the build. Add to that pepperoni, mozzarella, and a fire-roasted marinara sauce. The end result is mouthwatering!

Bordenaros Pizza & Pasta is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

11. Bordenaros Pizza & Pasta

9.0
6108 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Watrous South · 18 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Bordy's Special with Italian sausage, pepperoni, beef, capicola, mushrooms, onion, green peppers, and black olives. The crust is exquisitely thin and crispy. The toppings were far from overbearing.

Orlondo's Bar and Grill on Park is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

12. Orlondo's Bar and Grill on Park

8.1
4377 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Combo – built on Orlondo's housemade wheat crust with a bright tomato sauce, über chunky housemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion and roasted red bell pepper – is a delight!

Leaning Tower Of Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

13. Leaning Tower Of Pizza

8.4
512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA
Pizza Place · 8 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Piperoni is a pepperoni lovers dream. Banana peppers add a vinegary bite that cuts through the mozzarella

Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

14. Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

8.1
2400 Ingersoll Ave (24th St), Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · 24 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Exhibits a crispy crust. Though not a saucy build, the tomato sauce was flavored well with oregano and the odd fennel seed. Enjoyable, familiar, and comforting.

515 Pi Food Truck is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

15. 515 Pi Food Truck

Des Moines, IA
Food Truck · East Village · 1 tip

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: 515 Pi's Bacon & Blue with bacon, poblano, caramelized onion, and blue cheese. Its some kind of awesome!

Gusto Pizza Co. is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

16. Gusto Pizza Co.

9.0
1905 Ingersoll Ave (at MLK Pkwy), Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Sherman Hill · 67 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Spartacus. A homage to old-school Italian thin-crust, with a few tweaks to the crust and sauce that make it unique, and toppings perfectly proportioned to compliment each other.

Pagliai's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

17. Pagliai's Pizza

7.8
5312 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA
Pizza Place · 21 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Pagliai's Special with Italian sausage, onion, and green pepper. The housemade sausage is mild in spice, offers a nice chew, and is plentifully distributed along with the other toppings.

Chuck's Italian Restaurant is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

18. Chuck's Italian Restaurant

7.8
3610 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · Oak Park · 12 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Pizza Margherita. Super thin, delicate crust. Order up only what you can eat as any leftovers loses its crispness quickly. Chunky sauce, a scattering of torn basil leaves.

Eatery / A is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

19. Eatery / A

8.9
2932 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · 34 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Pizza No. 1, with mortadella, pistachio pesto, watercress, and olive oil. A surprising hint of cinnamon entices.

Mullet's is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

20. Mullet's

8.8
1300 SE 1st St, Des Moines, IA
American Restaurant · 90 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Chili Dog pizza. Slathered with chili con carne, then topped with diced beef wiener, mozzarella, cheddar, and diced onion and pickle.

Baratta's is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

21. Baratta's

7.9
2320 South Union St (at Kirkwood Ave), Des Moines, IA
Italian Restaurant · Indianola Hills · 18 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Baratta's Combo, with pepperoni, mushroom, and onion. Crust is crispy but not crunchy, thick but not doughy.

Fong's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

22. Fong's Pizza

9.2
223 4th St (btwn Court Ave. & Walnut St.), Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Downtown Des Moines · 196 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Godzilla with creamy, sausage-laden pepper gravy, and cubes of potato atop abundant scrambled egg. Even with all that going on, bacon has no problem asserting itself.

Michael's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

23. Michael's Pizza

8.9
2629 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Beaverdale · 8 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Meatball serves up tender housemade meatballs, abundant bell pepper and onion, mushroom, garlic, and a bright tomato sauce. A pleasure to eat!

Sonny's Pizza Bistro is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

24. Sonny's Pizza Bistro

8.8
6594 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · 18 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Sausage and mushroom. The fennel-laden housemade Italian sausage is springy and zesty, meaty mushroom compliments.

Fat Joe's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

25. Fat Joe's Pizza

4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Waveland Park · 1 tip

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Cuz, with Italian sausage, capicola, pepperoni, meatballs, and banana peppers

County Line Tap is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

26. County Line Tap

10894 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA
Dive Bar · 4 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: One-price-fits-most-toppings pizza, popular enough to keep a clipboard handy with blank pizza gift certificates.

Godfather's Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

27. Godfather's Pizza

7.8
4119 University Ave, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Drake · 7 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Hot Stuff, with pepperoni, beef, Italian sausage, jalapeño and onion. Each bite was a thick, delicious delight, with just the right proportions of cheese, sauce, toppings and crust.

Felix & Oscar's is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

28. Felix & Oscar's

7.1
4050 Merle Hay Rd (Haymarket Mall), Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Merle Hay · 30 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The "Nasty" Grinder, with Italian Sausage, ground beef, mozzarella, jalapeños, crushed red pepper, and from the pronounced vinegary aroma I suspect judicial use of bottled hot sauce. Saucy.

Wheel House Pizzeria & Pub is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

29. Wheel House Pizzeria & Pub

8.3
106 SW State St Ste 100 (at W 1st St), Ankeny, IA
Pizza Place · 16 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Egg Roll pizza – an inspired fusion of Italian/Asian cuisine – with sliced egg rolls, Graziano's Italian sausage, and just enough teriyaki and Sriracha mixed in the red sauce for umami and zest.

The Other Place is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

30. The Other Place

6.9
12401 University Ave (123rd St), Clive, IA
Pizza Place · 56 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: House Special – Salami, ham and pepperoni with green peppers, black olives, mushrooms and onions.

Hilltop Restaraunt is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

31. Hilltop Restaraunt

6.8
2820 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA
American Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: No shortage of meat on the Meat Lovers', with capicola, pepperoni, ground beef and Italian sausage. Per bite, the chunks of ground beef were the standout.

La Pizza House is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

32. La Pizza House

1440 Maury St, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Chesterfield · 9 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: A "hot" sauced pizza. I’ve had my share of pies with crushed pepper sprinkled atop in great portions, but when cooked in sauce, the flavor and heat blossoms. Chile-heads will love it.

Encore Pizza Co. is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

33. Encore Pizza Co.

6.8
5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA
Pizza Place · 11 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: Best pizza buffet this side of a Pizza Ranch. Pricier than CiCi's but worth it.

Cheese Castle Pizza is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

34. Cheese Castle Pizza

6.2
1101 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Watrous South · 2 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: A floppy slice with a decent amount of cheese, it wouldn't take much more to overload the thin crust.

Michaelangelos is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

35. Michaelangelos

555 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA
Pizza Place · Downtown Des Moines · 2 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Veggie, with generous amounts of spinach, with mushroom and two kinds of cheese atop a hand-tossed crust.

Nick's Tenderloin & Italian Beef is one of The Greater Des Moines Pizza Journey.

36. Nick's Tenderloin & Italian Beef

8.1
1106 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA
Sandwich Place · 21 tips and reviews

SlakingfoolSlakingfool: The Greek pizza. Loads of feta, kalamata olives, spinach, tomato. Soft, bready crust.