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Leaning Tower of Pizza

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512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
+1 515-964-0401
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza around period! Thin crust with a flavorful sauce and cheese makes any pizza choice a winner! The mac and cheese is awesome as is every other pasta dish. Onion rings are very tasty as well! Wait staff are young and friendly and the owner is a super nice guy!

Thank Patrick T
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and friends ate there after visiting Farmers Market and the pizza is definitely good. It is different from any of the pizza establishment. I love it.

Thank Connie J
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the pizza here. Everything from taco, to meat lovers to the cheese is all very good. The dining area needs updating and lacks space.

Thank jess762005
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I had a group of my team, that I needed to feed - at the end of a long meeting. Luckily, found this place on Trip Advisor. Called ahead for reservation, for the group of 10. They had our tables all set up, with reserved signs. Our waitress was very helpful, and the 3 types of pizza we ordered were... More 

Thank ttphotography
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Best pizza in the state of Iowa no joke. Great staff, cozy restaurant and even the side salad with house dressing is amazing!

Thank Megan M
Ankeny, Iowa
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Such good pizza. Our waitress was extremely rude to several tables of people. Why 20 somethings think it's attractive to have short brown hair with a water fountain on the top of their head is beyond me.

Thank mhelmick2016
Ames, Iowa
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The onion rings were very good and we loved the thin crust pizza. The pizza toppings and sauce were tasty, but I thought a bit bland. Being in Uptown Ankeny it's several blocks off the main N-S drag (US-69) and in a quieter, less hectic area and reminded us of the type of places we seek out when traveling the... More 

Thank bubbabingo
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Love the pizza here and onion rings. Everything tastes homemade and fresh. Great service. Dining area a bit small. Totally worth it!

Thank Kristin S
Ankeny, Iowa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Went here a few times now. They are a small shop. Their onion rings are spot on. Mainly do thin crust for pizza. Got a good selection of their own style of pizza. Owner is a great fella. They messed up on my order once owner came out said straight up it was his mistake did try to hide a... More 

Thank Jonathan N
Ankeny, Iowa
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

If you've ever traveled and missed something you can't get at a restaurant anyplace else, that's the great food and friendly service at Leaning Tower. Try the Harrington (if you like it a bit spicy) and the house dressing.

Thank mhelmick2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-964-0401

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?