Here's where you can find Chicago-style deep-dish pizza in the Des Moines metro
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Des Moines has dozens of pizza joints, but only a few that serve traditional Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.
If you're craving that buttery, flaky crust covered with gooey mozzarella, delicious toppings and sauce, here are your local choices. Be sure to allow extra time as these thick pies take extra time to bake.
7 Stone Pizzeria
Although technically not true Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, this Waukee pizzeria features hand-rolled dough that's known for its caramelized brick-oven deep-dish crust. But 7 Stone's thin wood-fired crust is also a must-try. $12.50 and up.
Location: 9350 University Ave., #18, West Des Moines.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub
BeerStyles recently introduced three kinds of deep-dish pizza created by their pizza chef from Chicago — cheese, veggie and pepperoni. Pies start at $15.
Location: 5513 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Felix and Oscar's
For Chicago-style deep-dish, this is one place to keep in mind. But thin crust, the popular Cheese Topper (pan pizza topped with a thick layer of cheese) and gluten-free options are available. Pizzas start at $14.95.
Location: Haymarket Square, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Gusto Pizza at Clocktower Square
Gusto Pizza recently rolled out a new menu featuring five kinds of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. The 10-inch deep-dish pizzas are only available at Gusto Pizza's Clocktower Square location and start at $13.
Location: 2800 University Ave., Ste. 400., West Des Moines
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sundays.
Wig & Pen Pizza Pub
People know that Wig & Pen is one of the only places in town to go for authentic Chicago deep-dish pies.
Location: 2005 S. Ankeny Blvd., #300, Ankeny.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday, 4 to 10 p.m.
Does your restaurant serve Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and you do not see it on this list? Contact Brian Carlson to be added.
- 2732 S.E. Delaware Ave., Ste. 101, Ankeny; (515) 963-8686.
- Merle Hay Mall, 3800 Merle Hay Rd., Ste. 520, Des Moines; (515) 727-1300.
- 1550 N Ankeny Blvd., #110, Ankeny; (515) 777-3074.
- 1135 S.E. Alice's Rd., Ste. 1165, Waukee; (515) 987-2556