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Encore Pizza Co

5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 276-1625
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Ranked #2 of 42 restaurants in Johnston
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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Des Moines, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Waukee, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

Johnston, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

Johnston, Iowa
2 reviews
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.

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

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!!

West Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We love the thin crust pizza at Encore! They have great onion rings too and they are great with their house dressing to dip them in.

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our group of six travel the metro rating and searching for the most authentic, delectable thin pie, this past Friday Encore was our 30th establishment we had the pleassure of dining at. Got there around 8pm and the place was almost all ours, therefore we took advantage of the situation. Started out with onion rings, if you are a fat... More

Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The pizza is excellant brick oven style crust! Always perfect! They are generous with the toppings and cheese, and it's cooked to perfection! I love the fact that they deliver too, it's hard to get a really, really good pizza delivered. Their cavetelli is pretty darn good too! I've never been disappointed with either dining in or having it delivered!!... More

Norwalk, Iowa, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Most wonderful pizza I have had in a long time!!! Employees are great too! Can't believe this place is not more well known.

Des Moines, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Great thin crust pizza. The lunch is fast and a very good value. Try the onion ring! My favorite pizza, along with Red Rossa.

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