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    Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    I'm looking for a recommendation for great pizza in the West Des Moines area. Prefer somewhere I have never been. (no chains) Deep Dish is not an option.. prefer traditional thin crust.

    Momma Lacona's or Felix and Oscars?? or something else? I have had Tavern, Paradise Pizza, Angelo's.


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Sarpino's is a really great place. Awesome toppings. Not really thin crust, but I'd say it's like a hand-tossed type of crust.



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Felix and oscars is HORRIBLE, it will put you on the crapper for days, and it is deep dish chicago style. It is just a bowl of undercooked dough and grease.

    Tavern has great thin crust pizza.


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Felix & Oscar's has great deep dish, but since you don't want it there's no point in going there. I know Pagliai's has pretty good thin crust pizza.



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Encore Pizza in Johnston is run by ex-Cyclone Dennis Gibson and has pretty good thin-crust pizza. Not really WDM, but how can you say no to a former Clone?



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Encore pizza Merle Hay rd Johnston. Across from Hy Vee owned by a former ISU player. Great thin crust, also good lunch buffet



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    J Benjamins on Franklin in Urbandale. They open at 5, and you better be there by 5:10 or you'll be waiting for a table.



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    J Benjamins on Franklin in Urbandale. They open at 5, and you better be there by 5:10 or you'll be waiting for a table.
    I have been here as well. The owner is a really young guy and a former ISU student (I believe).


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    The Tavern! Closest to original thin crust NY style


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    The Tavern! Closest to original thin crust NY style
    That's probably what I'm going to go with even though we eat it the most (its so good that its hard not to go back there).


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Best thin crust (taco ESPECIALLY) is Pagliais (sp?) in Johnston! The taco is UN REAL.


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Pagliais or the Tavern.



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    I've never been, but I've heard great things about Red Rossa:
    RedRossa Napoli Pizza Sioux Falls South Dakota

    It's localish. It's located right next to Granite City brewery.


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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Forget WDM and go to Big Tomato.



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    Re: Pizza in West Des Moines (area)

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Forget WDM and go to Big Tomato.
    (Big Tomato is really good!)


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