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Leaning Tower of Pizza

512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
+1 515-964-0401
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (13 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Haven't been for a while, but really enjoyed the Pizza. Very small space with no waiting area but standing in front of door. I am now in a wheelchair so can't go because they are not accessible.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This place has been around for years. It’s is hands down the best place in Ankeny for pizza. Something to be said for older pizza ovens, just tastes better!

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Best pizza in Des Moines. Ankeny and the surrounding areas. Try the Bubbie pizza it's great. All The Pizza's are delicious. The sauce is the best we've had.

Thank 820jerryp
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of those little family Italian places that thankfully still exist. Good thin crust pizza; we had the bacon cheeseburger and it was good. Good attentive service, even with the place being full the whole time we were there. Will definitely eat here...More

Thank bigred6933
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great pizza in a small space. Pizza warms up just as good the next day too! Wish there was more seating though.

Thank ncacchad
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Perhaps we are stuck in a rut, but my wife and I just love the Pepperoni & Green Pepper pizza at Leaning Tower. We started going there back in the early 70's while in college, and we still stop in at the 3rd Street main...More

Thank Charles E
Reviewed 6 December 2017

With meatballs, the dish is pretty good. We do take out - and the only watchout is that they frequently forget to include the parmisan cheese packets. It seems pretty popular for pizza too, but we're New York pizza snobs. It's a very small dining...More

Thank Claude B
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

A nice little pizza place with great tasting pizza and onion rings. They have a lot of specialty pizzas on the menu just in case your looking for something more than the traditional toppings. The had a good selection of beers.

1  Thank Tom I
Reviewed 20 November 2017

In town for the weekend for a family holiday. We have Leaning Tower every time we come back to Ankeny. Potters pizza is fantastic onion rings are great. Grew up here years ago and love to come back and enjoy the pizza.

1  Thank djones118
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Ate here w/ a party of 4. First off, our waitress (and quite honestly all the employees) was amazing. All were so friendly and attentive. They were obviously having fun w/ their jobs. I have lived in the Des Moines area for almost 20 years...More

2  Thank Robert M
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20 April 2018|
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Response from ncacchad | Reviewed this property |
This location is not optimal for large groups. You would need to check about reserving tables, room as there are only approximately 18 tables or booths total. Definitely a small dining room and they are usually pretty busy.
11 March 2016|
Response from Larr E | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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