Open Every Day From 4 - 9pm

5312 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131

Best Pizza Place Johnston, Iowa

Fresh, Hand-Crafted Italian Specialties

We custom-blend it all right here in our Italian kitchen. Our dough is made from a secret, memorized family recipe. Sausage is spiced and blended just the way the Pagliai family has made for over 60 years. Our sausage and beef are happily prepared on site so we can make ultra-premium old school quality for your pizzas, calzones, pastas or sandwiches.

Our old school meat pasta sauce simmers all day long waiting for a chance to delight your taste buds!

We love what we do.  Travis and Alex Vander Weerdt own and operate Pagliai's in Johnston, and have been eating Pagliai's Pizzas since we were children.  Between Travis, Alex and Manager Robert (Bobby) Betts, we have 35 years of dedicated work under the Pagliai family.  You’ll find us on site every day pursuing our passion. We will make sure everything is being prepared to perfection, and our creations exceed your expectations.

Pagliai’s is locally owned and operated. you will enjoy friendly service from our professional staff every time you walk in our doors.

Thank You, patrons for your love and support.


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

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

travis vanderWeerdt, Manager Pagliai's

Travis VanderWeerdt
General Manager

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

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."