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“Classic pizzaria”

Bordenaro's Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #90 of 574 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Pizza
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Des Moines
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Classic pizzaria”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is pizza before pizzerias were franchised. This place does not order its dough from a warehouse, and the topping are not loaded with additives. This place is a cozy bar and grill that serves the best crispy-crust pizzas around. Get it to go and be flooded with memories of your parents bringing home a takeout pizza from the local place. A special note needs to be made about the veggie pizza. They do it right. Their veggie pizza is loaded with fresh goodies and olives, and unlike chain pizzas, the crust here is cooked all the way through. Mmmm.

  • Visited February 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very nice friendly neighborhood restaurant, great pizza, onion rings are a hit or miss, sometimes perfect sometimes over cooked.
You can get overlooked when picking up carryout orders.

  • Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, NC
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good visit”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stopped in for pizza and enjoyed our visit. The onion rings were the best except they were very thin with more crust than onion but the taste was super. The pizzas were good. The crusts were very thin but crispy.
We arrived about 4:45pm and they had just opened at 4:30. The drinks and onion rings were quickly served but the pizzas took a while.
The menu had other Italian entrees but seemed to be mainly a pizza place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pizza”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Good thin crust pizza. Kind of a cracker type crust. Zesty sauce. Very busy when I picked up the to go pizza. Took a few minutes for anyone to acknowledge I was there. Staff was friendly once someone paid attention to me. The bartender totally ignored me.

Visited March 2013
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Frozen Tundra
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots of food!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Ordered food during my stay at the Days Inn & Suites Airport. Thank goodness we had a mini fridge & microwave in our room, because we received so much food we made two meals out of it! The food was very good and was delivered piping hot to our room... despite the blizzard! I recommend the raviolis!

Visited December 2012
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