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Sam & Louie's Pizzeria

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8561 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4321
+1 515-537-8361
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple of weeks ago. Walked in there were 3 tables occupied and 3 waitresses working. Sat down and waited for someone to take our order. This is where the adventure began, 10 minutes later a drink order was finally taken because we got up and asked. 20 minutes later still no food order taken while all 3 waitresses... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We discovered this place because of the coupon in the Entertainment book. Great service from Benjamin! He helped us order as my friend is gluten and dairy intolerant! She loved the pizza and I loved the calzone. Before we left, he gave us the card showing daily specials. We will be back. Try a Monday special.

Thank Naomi H
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good, bread sticks are good, overall it's good BUT I drank so much soda that I was sick the next day but I got a good deal for a party room.

Thank Parker J
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dressed like an old-fashioned diner with vinyl flooring, red & white tables and exposed brick faux walls and an open, industrial ceiling makes for a charming look, but the noise level was astronomical. We were the only table in the restaurant eating, but had a hard time hearing each other as well as the waitress due to the blaring music!... More 

Thank Mel M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We ate there today, 8/7/16. The food was great, absolutely delicious, but what impressed me the most is how they let me "alter" my order. I wanted the Chicken Broccoli Stromboli, only I don't eat bread (carbs) so they made me one with the same ingredients, but w/o the pizza dough that makes the Stromboli. They did not charge extra... More 

Thank Sheila R
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I've been here for lunch and supper; enjoyed everything I've ever had here. They have daily specials that make this a pretty good place to eat pizza on a budget. Good service and atomosphere

Thank Glenn P
Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went in for Sunday lunch. About 10 of us. We were immediately seated by happy upbeat staff. Were quickly served drinks and our order was placed FAST! We needed another pizza and the 2nd came out right away! (I have 4 teenage boys who are bottomless pits). Our food was HOT, CORRECT and super YUMMY! Our server was happy... More 

Thank Beth O
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Mediocre pizza at premium price. The toppings were low quality and quantity. I had a Hawaiian pizza. They forgot the bacon. My son's meal was microwaved leftovers. My daughter's tortellini would have been ok if it was warm but it waited on the kitchen counter while the chicken was over cooking. The chicken was nasty, dried out, and dripping in... More 

Thank Matt G
Des Moines
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good pizza. Loves the sauce. Great variety of different pizzas, and other Italian eats. We had the T-Rex 18" - couldb't eat it all. We'll be back.

Thank Cyndeetrek
Des Moines, Iowa
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We decided to try their pizza (having heard it was 'Chicago' style). The atmosphere was fun with a 'diner' type decor. The pizza was very good. We like to pick it up and fold it. The appetizers were good. We would definitely recommend.

Thank Ardeth H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8561 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-537-8361
Sam & Louie's specializes in fresh, hand tossed pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken sandwiches, calzones, stromboli, salads and more. Our menus are sure to please every member of your family, your friends or your co-workers. Gluten free? We have a wide variety of delicious gluten free entrees for you to enjoy.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?