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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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great local pizza joint. Thin crust pizza with a good sauce. Can also get carry out. There are a few other items on the menu.

Thank Julie G
Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress came to the table to ask how the pizza was. I said it was good but cold. She became very rude and walked away. Then she ignored us...not even refilling our drinks.

Thank kimN5354ON
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered a pizza to go on a weeknight. It was ready in 30 minutes and pick-up was easy. We ordered a hamburger and mushroom pizza and it was very delicious. We'd love to dine in with our family sometime!

Thank Jaime M
Ramsey, Minnesota
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have never been to Ankeny before and searched online for a good pizza place. I'm glad I came upon this one! I ordered the Harrington which is spicy Italian sausage pepporoni and 2 different cheeses on what I would describe as somewhere between thin and a classic crust. All I can say is you must try this pizza. I... More 

Thank qwestcruiser
Ankeny, Iowa
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

An Italian original. I love the pizza, to eat in or to go. I haven't tried any of the other dishes, but if you go during any typical busy hours there's always a wait, and the carry out business seems to be just as busy. Every time I've waited, I've never been disappointed. Trust me way better than all the... More 

Thank oserpatrick
Ankeny, Iowa
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is an Ankeny staple and has a flavor you can't find anywhere else. The thin crust with their homemade sauce is awesome. My favorite is the sausage and mushroom but the Harrington and Piper are great as well. The onion rings are soem of the best around as well. There isn't much seating room so get there early if... More 

Thank Randy W
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to Leaning Tower several times now and have had great experiences throughout! It's a cute little pizza shop that offers a variety of pizza, pasta, and sandwiches- and it always smells amazing upon walking in. The Taco Pizza and the Charlie's are surefire winners with great cheese:meat:veggie ratios. The staff are friendly and this is an excellent place... More 

Thank Lauren B
Ankeny, Iowa
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354 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I started going to this pizza joint over 40 years ago. It is the old downtown area. You have to find parking on the street. It is famous for its thin crust pizza. The prices are competitive. The service is very fast. It has a huge delivery business. You can order a side salad but there is no salad bar.... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Wichita, Kansas
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We always dine in or take out pizza and onion rings when in Ankeny, The restaurant dining room is small but quaint with red checked table cloths in old downtown Ankeny. All of the pizza selections are high quality and delicious as are the thinly sliced onion rings. Service is attentive and personable. It's a must visit when in Ankeny!

Thank JohnTerry13
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The pizza & service have always been great. Pizzas are very tasty. Our favorite is the taco pizza. Only complaint, in the winter if you are near the door...you will be eating cold pizza & freezing your buns off. They need to make some changes to the entry to stop some of the cold air. The tables & booths are... More 

Thank wendy k

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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, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 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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