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Encore Pizza Co - CLOSED

5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-2811
+1 515-276-1625
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (19 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza
5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-2811
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I was sad to see them relocate from Johnston to Ankeny. I have to say that as a weekly customer Denny was very good to me when I had to change my diet sue to food sensitivities. He memorized my lunch time pizza order and...More

Thank caymankim
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I consider this one of the top five pizza places in Des Moines. Johnston is an adjacent suburb so it takes almost no additional time to get there compared to other places in Des Moines. The pizza is thin crust with a good selection of...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a regular and only stop for dine in or carry out pizza. Great sauce and dough make the thin crust pizza outstanding. Have not tried the pasta dishes yet. Dough is so go I buy it and take it home for home-made pizza...More

Thank 114bruceb
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Myself and three others stopped by for the lunch buffet. They had been there before but it was my first trip. There's nothing over the top about Encore but the thin crust pizza was very good and the salad bar, small but fresh. It appears...More

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stopped in for the lunch buffet. It was fairly busy and it seemed like only one person was working, so it seemed kind of dirty. The pizza crust was nice and crisp when first out, but it quickly lost its crisp and got chewy. Toppings...More

Thank IowaGirl-in-Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Enjoyed an Encore combo pizza and a sausage and mushroom pizza on a recent visit. Thin crust, good, fresh ingredients, well proportioned. Onion rings were also very good. Service was prompt and friendly and the restaurant was very clean. The food came out quickly and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 3 April 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...More

1  Thank jwbradley
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

Thank 735DanielA
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank 1Bleacherbum
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  • Address: 5775 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-1625
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