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5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-1625
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Pizza and Cheese Bread

We ordered pizza and cheese bread to go. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the crust and the seasonings on the pizza. The only thing keeping this from 5 stars was the girl at the counter scoffed and rolled her eyes at the $1 tip I left. It was carryout after all, and I think most people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
jwbradley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I thought it to be average and the wife did not enjoy it at all. We won't be returning. Average is being generous. We didn't even see where they put sauce on her pizza. However the cheese sticks were very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We ordered pizza and cheese bread to go. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the crust and the seasonings on the pizza. The only thing keeping this from 5 stars was the girl at the counter scoffed and rolled her eyes at the $1 tip I left. It was carryout after all, and I think most people wouldn't leave... More 

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Johnston, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Encore Pizza is one of our favorites. They have a thinner crust which we prefer and while all their pizzas are good, they have a few standouts like the Encore Combination and the Chicken Alfredo. They have a lunch buffet with all kinds of pizza - even special requests. The salad bar also has some very tasty selections.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good thin crusty pizza. I walked in and ordered for carry out. Was a ways away from home so pie wasn't as warm as it would have been had we been dining in, but overall was still impressed with the quality and taste. The service i received was good. Staff was pleasant and very helpful. Not a huge fan of... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Pizza is pretty good. Only negative is the selection is pretty limited on the menu. Service is average but the food is good.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This has become our family's go to pizza place. Like many cities there are fine choices for pizza, but a few just seem to stand out. We love a good, crisp, thin crust and Encore provides it every time. Fresh salads, wonderful cheese bread and we leave satisfied every time. The servers are always friendly and the atmosphere is very... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is hands-down one of the best pizza joints in the Des Moines area. The pizza is (of course) is amazing. Pasta is mouth-watering. Salads are super nice & a "meal-sized" salad is easily 2 meals. Creamy garlic dressing is to die for -- I could eat it by the spoonful! They have a great lunch buffet during the week.... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a locally owned restaurant with a very friendly staff and great pizza. If you like thin crust pizza, you will enjoy Encore.

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great thin crust pizza, onion rings. They also have a lunch buffet during the week that allows you to try different kinds of pizza, not just the standards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a very large group of both adults and teenagers, I called ahead and they reserved a room for us. They were very accommodating and the service was great. We ordered pizza's and salads and were both very good! Everyone enjoyed it!!

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Additional Information about Encore Pizza Co

Address: 5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
Phone Number: (515) 276-1625
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: (515) 276-1625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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