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Tavern Pizza & Pasta Grill

Tavern Pizza & Pasta Grill

1755 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-223-6700

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Menu
thin-crust-pizza
Thin Crust Pizza

The Works Pizza

Pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms and onions.

$14.25


The Meat Eater Pizza

Pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, and ground chuck.

$14.25


BBQ Chicken Pizza

A delightful combination of roasted chicken, sliced onions and our own tangy BBQ sauce.

$14.25


Taco Fiesta Pizza

A true festival of home-made flavor, taco meat(ground chuck), specially seasoned with our own exclusive spice recipe, shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, taco chips and our amazing fiesta sauce.

$14.75


Taco Fiesta Grande Pizza

Served with sour cream and black olives.

$16.25


Cheese Supreme Pizza

This pizza is a must for cheese lovers. It blends mozzarella, American, hot pepper, and Swiss cheese taking it from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

$14.95


Spinach Alfredo Pizza

Made with TLC, this pizza uses our alfredo sauce as the base. Our spinach is sautéed in garlic and olive oil, blended with cheese, then baked to perfection.

$13.00


Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Roasted chicken and sliced onions combined with Alfredo Sauce creates a great flavor profile.

$14.25


Bavarian Pizza

A perfect blend of ham or ground chuck and sauerkraut, complemented by our delicious pizza sauce.

$12.25


Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Roasted chicken with buffalo sauce, topped with cheese.

$14.25


Vegetarian Pizza

Green peppers, sliced onions, mushrooms, black or green olives.

$13.75


Hawaiian Pizza

The flavors that are created with Canadian bacon, pineapple, our pizza sauce and cheese really make you think of the great foods of the tropics.

$12.50


Italian Grinder Pizza

A unique blend of our own Italian sausage, red sauce and seasonings, topped with mozzarella cheese. It's as good as the authentic Grinder sandwich.

$12.50


Special Grinder Pizza

Green peppers, onions, and mushrooms available on request.

$13.75


Grinder Sting Pizza

Italian Grinder with jalapeño peppers and hot pepper cheese.

$13.75


Italian Philly Steak Pizza

Tender marinated Italian roast beef, peppers and onions.

$13.00


Meatball Pizza

Italian meatballs and our pasta sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese.

$13.00


Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

For that real cheeseburger flavor, this pizza features a ketchup/mustard sauce.

$14.25


Cheeseburger Pizza

Ground chuck, sliced onions, pickles and American cheese with the tavern's ketchup/mustard sauce.

$13.50


Italian Special Pizza

Enjoy the tavern's own Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, sweet roasted red peppers and capicola.

$14.25


Pepperoni Rolls Pizza

$8.95


The Italian Grinder

Home-made Italian sausage simmered in a special sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and oven baked on a fresh hoagie bun.

$9.25


The Special Grinder

Add green peppers, onions and mushrooms.

$9.75


The Sting Grinder

Served with jalapeno peppers and hot pepper cheese.

$9.75

appetizers
Appetizers

Home-Made Onion Rings

Sliced thin, lightly breaded and cooked to order.

$1.75


Toasted Ravioli

Home-made with our Italian meat stuffing, served with red sauce.

$6.95


Garlic Bread

Garlic butter spread on freshly made and freshly baked Italian bread. Simply delicious.

$2.75


Chicken Wings

Choose BBQ or Buffalo. Served with ranch dressing and celery.

$8.50


Home-Made Cheese Sticks

Mozzarella sticks, double-rolled in our own special breading, served with delicious pasta sauce.

$8.50


Grinder Cheese Dip & Chips

Our famous grinder meat mixed with melted cheddar cheese and served with corn tortilla chips.

$7.95


Garlic Cheese Bread

Garlic butter spread on our freshly made, freshly baked hoagie roll, topped with mozzarella cheese and toasted to perfection. A Tavern tradition!

$3.95

salads
Salads

Classic Dinner Salad

$2.95


Caesar Dinner Salad

$4.25


Asian Chicken Salad

Crispy breaded chicken breast on a bed of lettuce with carrots, mandarin orange slices and crispy noodles.

$9.95


Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, with carrots and our home-made croûtons.

$9.50


Caesar Salad

Fresh Romain lettuce with Caesar dressing and topped with shredded cheese, and home-made croûtons.

$7.95


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Grilled chicken breast with Fresh Romain lettuce with Caesar dressing and topped with shredded cheese, and home-made croûtons.

$10.50


Taco Salad

Our ground chuck beef cooked and seasoned with our special spice recipe, served in a 10-inch taco shell basket, then filled with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, black olives and sour cream.

$8.50


Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, and our home-made croûtons.

$9.50


Chef's Salad

Turkey, ham, Mozzarella and American cheese, tomatoes, and our home-made croûtons on a bed of fresh lettuce.

$9.50


Famouse Creamy Parmesan Dressing Salad

$3.50

calzones
Calzones
Stuffed pizza folded and baked.

Cheese Calzone

$8.95


Chicken Calzone

$8.95


The Works Calzone

$8.95


Spinach Alfredo Calzone

$8.95


Veggie Calzone

With black olives.

$8.95


Sausage Calzone

$8.95

sandwiches
Sandwiches
All sandwiches are served with steak fries or cottage cheese.

Reuben Sandwich

Corned beef brisket, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and our creamy Parmesan dressing on rye bread, toasted to perfection. A tavern classic!

$9.95


Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

The Tavern's version of this classic Iowa favorite.

$9.75


Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Italian breaded chicken breast covered in pasta sauce topped with provolone.

$9.75

italian-sandwiches
Italian Sandwiches
All sandwiches are served with steak fries or cottage cheese.

Italian Roast Beef Sandwich

Roast beef slow cooked with great flavor, topped with mozzarella cheese, onions and peppers and served on a home-made hoagie roll toasted to perfection. Add onions and peppers on request.

$9.95


Italian Sausage Sandwich

$8.95


Italian Double Patty Sandwich

Served on our home-made bread.

$10.50


Italian Meatball Sandwich

With provolone cheese. Delicious meatballs dressed with our pasta sauce and served on our fresh hoagie roll.

$9.95

hot-hoagies
Hot Hoagies
Served cold on request. All include melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and our special sauce on a home-made toasted hoagie roll. All sandwiches are served with steak fries or cottage cheese.

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Hoagie

$9.95


Ham & Cheese Sandwich Hoagie

$8.95


Italian Club Sandwich Hoagie

Turkey, Canadian bacon & pepperoni.

$9.95

angus-burgers
Angus Burgers
All sandwiches are served with steak fries or cottage.

Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger

Mushrooms, crispy bacon and Swiss cheese.

$9.50


BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger

Served with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

$9.50


Bacon Cheese Burger

Served with crispy bacon and American cheese.

$8.95


Cheese Burger

$8.50


Hamburger

In addition to lettuce, tomato and pickle, all Tavern burgers are topped with our fantastic onion rings.

$7.75

pasta
Pasta
All pasta served with salad & 1 slice of garlic toast. Any pasta dish can be made to order with the following sauces: Alfredo, Barcelona Sauce, Italian Red Sauce.

Pasta Dinners

Choose from spaghetti, penne, angel hair, cavatelli or fettuccine. Served with our home-made red sauce, salad and toasted garlic bread.

$10.95


Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta

The classic Italian favorite.

$13.95


Baked Cavatelli Pasta with Red Sauce

$10.95


Penne Ziti-Rigati Pasta

Delicate pasta tubes tossed with Barcelona sauce (a savory blend of our own Alfredo sauce and home-made Italian sausage).

$11.95


Italian Lasagna Pasta

Pure authentic Italian bliss, sauce, noodles, meat, spices and mozzarella cheese.

$11.95


Chicken Parmesan Pasta

It's the home-made breading that makes our version of this classic so delicious! It is breaded, and served over fettuccine noodles with salad and garlic bread.

$12.95


Eggplant Parmesan Pasta

Lightly breaded, fried and served with spaghetti and garlic bread.

$12.95

broasted-chicken
Broasted Chicken
"Broasting" is a franchised pressure-cooking process that produces the juiciest, most flavorful fried chicken you've ever tasted. Our chicken is always fresh, never frozen and the lite broaster breading completes the flavor profile of this special process

Three Pieces

Leg, thigh & wing served with one side.

$8.50


3 Pieces

Breast, leg & wing served with one side.

$8.50


Chicken

Served with two sides.

$12.25


Chicken Tender Meal

Breaded breast tenders. Served with one side.

$8.50

desserts
Desserts
Making authentic Italian gelato.

Malts & Shakes

Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, oreo cookie. Extra thick and creamy.

$3.50


Old Fashioned Root Beer Float

$2.95


Hot Fudge Sundae

$3.25


Strawberry Sundae

$3.25


Italian Quantis

Pronounced 'Wandas'. They are a labor of love, a made from scratch Italian cookie tradition. Lightly frosted and delightfully simple, these wandas will melt in your mouth.

$4.50

kids-menu
Kid's Menu
All Kids meals come with soft drink.

Kid's Pepperoni Cheese Melt

$4.95


Kid's Spaghetti

With soft drink.

$4.95


Kid's Cavatelli

With soft drink.

$4.95


Kid's Chicken Strips

With streak fries and soft drink.

$4.95


Kid's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

With streak fries and soft drink.

$4.95

beverages
Beverages

Pepsi

$2.49


Diet Pepsi

$2.49


Wild Cherry Pepsi

$2.49


Sierra Mist

$2.49


Mountain Dew

$2.49


Diet Mountain Dew

$2.49


Mug's Root Beer

$2.49


Pepperoni Calzone

$8.95


Fresh Coffee

$1.99


Brewed Iced Tea

$1.99


Milk

$2.50


Chocolate Milk

$2.75


Raspberry Tea

$2.49


Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

$2.49

pizza-lunch-special
Pizza Lunch Special
Includes salad and soft drink.

Cheese Pizza Lunch Special

Cheese or one topping pizza.

$7.75


Specialty Pizza Lunch Special

$8.95

pasta-lunch-special
Pasta Lunch Special
Includes salad and soft drink.

Angel Hair Pasta

With red sauce. Includes salad and soft drink.

$7.75


Penne Rigate Pasta

With red sauce. Includes salad and soft drink.

$7.75


Spaghett Pasta

With red sauce. Includes salad and soft drink.

$7.75

summer-menu-pizza
Summer Menu Pizza

Honey-Garlic Pizza

Some things are just meant to be! This pizza features Tavern's homemade garlic sauce, topped with cheese and drizzled with honey.

$13.25


Gluten Free Pizza

Try our new gluten-friendly pizza crust! This cauliflower based crust can be made with any of our pizza toppings or as any specialty pizza. This crust is gluten-free but may come in contact with flour in our kitchen during the cooking process.

$13.25

summer-menu-appetizers
Summer Menu Appetizers

Meatball Marinara

Meatballs nestled in our homemade marinara sauce. Topped with cheese and melted to perfection. This will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen.

$6.00

summer-menu-salads
Summer Menu Salads

Italian Chicken Salad

Italian seasoned grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, black olives, onion, and fresh parmesan cheese on top of romaine lettuce. Try it with our homemade Italian dressing.

$11.25

summer-menu-sandwiches-wraps
Summer Menu Sandwiches & Wraps

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Crispy breaded chicken strips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. Drizzled with ranch dressing and wrapped in a tortilla.

$9.50


Triple Decker BLT Sandwich

Enjoy this traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich served on a lightly toasted garlic bread.

$10.25

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