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    Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Any recommendations? I'm staying in Des Moines tonight and I'm craving pizza. I tend to like thin crust the best, but I'm open to suggestions otherwise as well.

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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Tavern for thin crust.
    Felix and Oscars for thick crust.
    Big Tomato for different toppings.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    I'm going to answer your question with the best answer possible, but I must ask that you not share this information with anyone else, whether they're friend, foe or family.

    If you like thin crust, go to the Plaza Pub which is immediately S of Merle Hay Mall on Douglas.

    Get the buffalo wing pizza.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    The most well-known places for thin crust are the Tavern and Mustards. Doesn't mean they're the best, just the most well known. Where are you staying?



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    I'm by Jordan Creek, but willing to drive downtown, etc.

    I've had Tavern's pizza and it was good, but I wouldn't mind trying something else.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    The coal-fired oven at Centro only gets to about 900 degrees.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    I'd recommend Big Tomato for thin crust. Fong's is solid too.

    Big Tomato is on Ingersoll, and Fong's is downtown, across from the Royal Mile.


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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I'm by Jordan Creek, but willing to drive downtown, etc.

    I've had Tavern's pizza and it was good, but I wouldn't mind trying something else.
    Coach's is out by Jordan Creek, next to Cabaret West Glen. It's not amazing, but it's pretty solid.

    I'm one of those guys that thinks pizza is rarely great, or rarely terrible, but usually pretty good.


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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I'm by Jordan Creek, but willing to drive downtown, etc.

    I've had Tavern's pizza and it was good, but I wouldn't mind trying something else.
    There is a Mustards near the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee on University. Just head East off 73rd, and if you see Herky you've gone too far; it's in the complex just South of the Front Row.

    That may have been TMI, but I don't know how familiar you are with the area.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Thanks, I've been to Big Tomato, but I think I was drunk and it's been probably 10 years, so I'll probably go with that.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Actually, now that I think about, Red Rossa @ 60th and University is really good.



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    fongs for some crazy good pizza! down by crt ave. i recomend the crab rangoon pizza



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    Thin crust is tavern. Yum.


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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    These aren't pizza places but I've had good pizza there. Cosi Cucina and Biaggi's. Thin crust but the options are minimal. I stick to the ones with salami, capicola, sausage, etc...

    I generally order a burger or pizza where ever I go. I'm pretty high class



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    Re: Des Moines pizza restaurants?

    go to Fongs downtown....save yourself and get out of suburban hell!



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