Pizza in Des Moines

The 7 Best Pizzas In Des Moines

From thin crust to deep dish (and always from Naples with love), there is something about the pizza in Des Moines that tempts you in off the street and sits you down at a table.

It’s a tricky task to choose which place is the best, but what the heck – we’re sticking our necks out with our picks for the seven best pizzas in Des Moines. Prepare to be very impressed.

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1. Fong’s Pizza

Fong’s Pizza is known just as much for their enticing tiki drinks as they are their delicious pizza. This is the kind of place you’d head to with a group of friends to enjoy a fun evening of fine food and great drinks. Enjoy their famous Crab Rangoon Pizza, which comes with a Crab Rangoon base, surimi, green onion, asiago, and mozzarella topped with crispy wontons and a sweet chilli lattice.

2. Bordenaro’s Pizza & Pasta

For an authentic taste of Italy, head to Bordenaro’s to indulge in some of the best pizza in Des Moines. Here, you’ll get a true taste of flavour whether you order their Neapolitan pizza or stick with something more classic like their namesake Bordy’s Special pizza. It comes with a tantalising meat mixture of sausage, pepperoni, and beef, plus mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives.

3. Eatery A

When you’re hungry for more than just pizza in Des Moines, head to Eatery A. It’s one of the city’s best foodie destinations for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The trendy space serves up a delightful mix of Moroccan, Egyptian, Spanish, and Italian cuisine. However, we can’t deny that their wood-fired pizza is some of the best in the state.

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4. Gusto Pizza Co.

You can hop in your car and drive about five hours from Des Moines to try authentic deep-dish pizza in Chicago. However, with Gusto Pizza Co. right in your backyard. They serve New York-style pizza here, and they do so really well. But, nothing beats the deep-dish pizza they’ve got on their menu. It’s perfectly thick, just the right amount of crunchy, and loaded with delicious toppings.

5. Chuck Celsi’s Tavern Restaurant

Not a fan of deep-dish pizza? No problem. Chuck Celsi’s Tavern Restaurant has got all you thin crust lovers covered. Since 1950, The Tavern has been making one of the Des Moines area’s original and most-loved pizzas, featuring their famous thin crust and special cheese. What’s so special about it, we don’t know. But, we do know that it’s absolutely delicious.

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6. Big Tomato Pizza

Big Tomato Pizza has been voted as having one of the best pizzas in Des Moines for nearly ten years now by local publications. And, it’s pretty easy to see why. Guests consistently rave about the cheese to crust to toppings ratio. It’s all so well-balanced that you get a burst of tantalising flavour in each and every bite. Plus, you can order pizza by the slice, which is always a nice option to have.

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7. Felix and Oscars

Felix and Oscars have been serving Des Moines’ best pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads since 1975. And, while their deep-dish pizza is delicious and their specialty pizzas are pretty inventive, it’s the additional attention to detail they put into everything that makes this place great. Enjoy Trivia Friday Night, Sunday Brunch, and lots of football games on their big-screen TVs.

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Big 7 Travel Team