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Celebrate National Pizza Day in Ames

February 9, 2024

Celebrate National Pizza Day here in Ames, where we love pizza every day! Try out a few of our favorite pizza places around town!

Great Plains Pizza


Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company

Great Plains is a local, family-owned Ames favorite. With a unique wood-lined interior and pizza that never fails to impress, Great Plains promises a worthwhile experience. Great Plains was also voted best pizza restaurant in Ames by the Ames Tribune!


Pizza Pit Express

Pizza Pit on Welch Ave. offers “Fresh, Fast, and Hot Delivery!” They provide a great selection of regular and specialty pizzas and are located right next to Welch. Ave Station, another Ames favorite. Visit the only Pizza Pit in Iowa this National Pizza Day!


Jeff’s Pizza

This laid-back, family-owned pizza spot won’t leave you disappointed! Whether you want dine-in, carry-out, delivery, a whole pizza, or even just a slice, they have you covered! Try their BOGO deal every Monday!


Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom

Enjoy the wide variety at Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom! Their tried-and-true menu offers items that everyone in your family will love, even the kiddos!


Blaze Pizza

If your family can’t agree on one pizza flavor, check out Blaze Pizza! Have your own personalized perfect pizza at this counter-serve pizzeria and watch them blaze it up in the masonry oven. It’s quick, delicious, and your very own creation!



Indulge in another local favorite at Ge-Angelo’s Italian Restaurant! Nestled in north Ames, this Italian gem serves delicious pizza, pasta, and more. We recommend their Natomeli pizza (a Discover Ames staff favorite)!


The classics

For a classic and reliable pizza spot, Ames has that too! Eat at any of the Papa Johns, Dominos, Caseys, Little Caesars, or Pizza Ranch that you can find around Ames! From north to south, west to east, campustown to downtown, there’s a pizza spot in Ames for everyone!


Written by Rachel Gantt, Marketing & Communications Intern


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