"Place is very clean and comfortable. Salads were big and fresh and the raspberry vinaigrette was great. Ordered the "House Special" and absolutely loved it. You guys nailed the crust.!!!"
~Brad Floden

We are open for Dine-In, Carry-out and Delivery.  Order online or call 253-9800.

Now Serving Mixed Drinks. Check it out HERE.

Does your crew need a pizza party? 

Our kitchen is open when our Pizzeria isn’t.   Call in for group ordering with 24 hour notice.

Our food is healthier. CLICK HERE to learn why.

Best Pizza Place Johnston, Iowa
travis vanderWeerdt, Manager Pagliai's

Travis VanderWeerdt
General Manager


We offer discounts to our brave men and women in the military.
Just ask.

Fresh, Hand-Crafted Italian Specialties

Everything you are served at Pagliai’s is fresh. And let’s face it, fresh food tastes sooo much better! Our dough is made daily from a secret, memorized family recipe. Sausage is spiced and blended just the way ‘nonna’ Pagliai did it. And our meat is lovingly prepared on site.

How about our mozzarella? We custom-blend it right here in our Italian kitchen. Our old school meat pasta sauce simmers all day long waiting for a chance to delight your taste buds!

We love what we do. Bryan Pagliai is our Master chef. Travis VanderWeerdt is our General Manager. You’ll find them on site every day pursuing their passion. They’ll make sure that everything is being prepared to perfection, and that their creations exceed your expectations.

Why should you order right now? Because we’re not interested in one-time customers. We want friends for life. And one pizza is all it takes! If you want to eat in our beautiful restaurant, you will enjoy friendly service from our professional staff.

Pagliai’s is locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves in treating you with honesty, respect, fairness, kindness, consideration, and compassion.


Come in during the week and enjoy one of our regular mid-week specials.

Absolutely Delicious

"I have lived in this town 45 years and just discovered Pagliai's about a year ago. To think I spent 44 years without Payliai's in my life! Love the place!"

Great food

"The pizza is outstanding but so is everything else I tried. Love the Meat Sauce, the Calzones, the Chicken Parmesan. You name it, it is all good."

Outstanding Service

"The service is always great. Sometimes you have to wait for your food when it is crowded but they always take our drink order right away and make you feel they care."

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Open Every Day from 4pm - 9pm

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