Cityview’s Ultimate Pizza Challenge

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Pagliai's Mobile Site | Comments Off on Cityview’s Ultimate Pizza Challenge

Pagliai’s Pizza is honored to have been selected in Cityview’s sixth annual “Ultimate Place for …” in its Ultimate Pizza Challenge. Five years ago, readers voted us one of the top pizza places out of 48 others. Competition is stronger now with 64 competitors. Here’s what Cityview had to say: … Still, you have to beat the best to be the best, and five years ago readers deemed Pagliai’s and Gusto tops. John and Katrina Pagliai left Lucca, Italy, in 1914 and settled in the coal mining town of Zookspur, Iowa. That is a ghost town today, but a century ago, Zookspur’s numerous Central Italian immigrants supported five bakeries. The senior Pagliai’s came to America with family recipes committed to memory. Their son, Sam, started selling “tomato tarts” in 1953 in Ames taverns. By 1957, word of mouth about those doughy treats led to his first restaurant — The Pizza House — which he opened with his brother Armond. These days, the Iowa-based, family-owned Pagliai’s Pizza restaurants go through 12,000 pounds of cheese, 9,000 pounds of flour, and 1,000 gallons of tomato sauce each month keeping customers happy. Specials such as $2 glasses of wine, $5.50 spaghetti dinners and $10 two-topping pizza (the same prices as five years ago) help make this one of the busiest restaurants in the metro. Pies are thin-crusted but not crispy enough to be called tavern style. Nor are they malleable enough to be called New York style. Double-crusted pies are offered as an option. Cheese is promoted as “100 percent Mozzarella.” Tomato sauce is quite fresh with visible chunks of tomato and obvious use of garlic and oregano. The restaurant has never changed John & Katrina’s pizza sauce recipe. Are we still one of your favorites? Help us vote! Each week the number of restaurants will be cut in half — so help us stay on top. Here’s a link that will take you directly to the...

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Pagliai’s Snap and Win Contest!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Contests, Pagliai's Mobile Site, Pagliai's Pizza | Comments Off on Pagliai’s Snap and Win Contest!

Document and tag your Pagliai’s visit or food on Instagram with #PagliaisPizza for your chance to win. Tag @PagliaisPizza or @PagliaisGrinnell in your photo. A $20 gift certificate to Pagliai’s will be given away each week for the best photo, and a grand prize of a DINNER FOR 6 at the end of the contest. Keep your photos posted for your chance to win!...

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St. Paddy’s Day Deal

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Coupons, Feature Menu Item, Pagliai's Mobile Site | Comments Off on St. Paddy’s Day Deal

You’re in luck. Print off this coupon to receive $2 OFF your bill between on St. Paddy’s Day! Click to Open in Print...

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Pagliai's Mobile Site | Comments Off on Locations

Des Moines 5312 Merle Hay Road Johnston, IA 50131 Hours Summer Hours Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 4pm – 9pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4pm – 10pm Winter Hours Daily 4pm – 9pm Telephone 515-253-9800   Grinnell 816 Fifth Avenue, Grinnell, IA Hours Sunday-Thursday: 5-10pm Friday-Saturday: 5-11pm Telephone...

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Des Moines Menu

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Pagliai's Mobile Site | Comments Off on Des Moines Menu

Starters & Salads Garlic Bread $0.75 Thick slice of Country Italian bread toasted with garlic butter by the slice. Cheese Bread $1.75 Thick slice of Country Italian bread toasted with garlic butter and mozzarella cheese by the slice. Pagliai’s Bruschetta $1.50 Country Italian bread, sliced thick topped with our own seasoned tomatoes slightly toasted, topped with parmesan cheese by the slice. Bread Sticks $4.85 Basket of five oven baked bread sticks served with our made from scratch meat sauce. Tossed Salad $3.95 Mixed greens garnished with red cabbage, carrots, cherry tomato, red onion and croutons with your choice of dressing. (Ranch, French, Italian and Raspberry Vinaigrette) Additional dressing $1.30. Greek Salad $8.00 Romaine and mixed greens with Tomato, Feta Cheese, Kalamata olives, red onion, and cucumber with greek dressing. Chicken BLT Salad $8.00 Mixed greens garnished with bacon, cheddar cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. Side of Ranch, Meat Sauce & Marinara 1.30 Savory homemade dressing and sauces are perfect for dipping. Chicken Caesar Salad $8.00 Romaine lettuce, sliced tender chicken breast, with shredded parmesan cheese, and croutons all tossed in Caesar Dressing. Pagliai Calzones Our own unique twist on an Italian Classic, with crisp dough and a special red sauce. Served with your choice of a side of ranch or marinara. Classic Zone $9.85 Marinara sauce, sausage, and onion Chez Zone $9.85 Marinara sauce, provolone cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Meat Zone $9.85 Marinara sauce, beef, sausage, pepperoni, canadian bacon, and mozzarella cheese. Pesto Zone $9.85 Pesto sauce, pepperoni, onion, pepperoncini, tomato, and mozzarella cheese. Pag Zone $9.85 Marinara sauce, pepperoni, sausage, onion, green pepper, mushroom, and mozzarella cheese.   Pasta Kitchen All pasta dinners served with Italian bread and a tossed salad. Pasta is served until 10:00 p.m. Baked Cavatelli $12.25 A delicious combination of our made from scratch meat sauce and melted Mozzarella cheese. Spaghetti $12.25 Traditional Pasta topped with your choice of our made from scratch meat sauce or marinara sauce. Add two meatballs $3.00. Lasagna $12.25 Layers of pasta with ricotta, mozzarella and our made from scratch meat sauce. Fettuccini Alfredo $12.25 Fettuccine noodle with creamy Alfredo. Add chicken or shrimp $3.00. Cheese Ravioli $12.25 Cheese-stuffed ravioli with your choice of our made from scratch meat sauce, marinara, pesto or alfredo sauce. Beef Ravioli $12.25 Beef-stuffed Ravioli with your choice of rich meat sauce, pesto or alfredo sauce Combo Ravioli $12.25 4 Beef and 4 Cheese Ravioli with your choice of rich meat sauce, pesto or alfredo sauce   Sandwich Board Pag’s Hero $8.00 Cured ham, capocolla, salami, pepperoni and sliced provolone, piled high on a hoagie bun with shredded lettuce and “hero” sauce. Italian Meatball $8.00 Savory homemade meatballs topped with zesty marinara sauce and provolone on a hoagie bun. The Grinder $8.00 Italian sausage, onions, roasted peppers and provolone covered with marinara sauce on a hoagie bun. Italian Steak $8.00 Marinated beef strips with onions, roasted sweet peppers, mushrooms and provolone cheese on a toasted hoagie bun. Ham & Cheese $8.00   Pizza Each week, a Wisconsin dairy ships an exclusive, custom-made 100% mozzarella cheese to the Pagliai restaurants. This special blend, created...

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