Aug 2, 2021 - Food and Drink
New York-style pizza spot opens in Des Moines
The storefront of Des Moines Pizza Company.
The storefront of Des Moines Pizza Company. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

You may think you've tried every kind of pizza, but Des Moines Pizza Company (aka "Demo") wants to beat your expectations.

  • The new downtown spot opens Monday at the former location of Mama Mia Pizza.

What's happening: It's Brooklyn-fusion pizza, which co-owner Shawn Brighton said means it's got a New York-style crust that's thin with a crispy bottom, while also having a little bit of chew.

  • The majority of ingredients are fresh — not frozen — meaning lots of TLC.

What to expect: There's something for everyone. Pizza slices for downtown office workers. Whole pies ready in 10 minutes for dinner. Late-night grub after the bars.

  • Menu highlights include a Big Mac pizza, an elote (Mexican street corn) pizza and "King Porker" — a barbecue pizza topped with Granny Smith apple coleslaw.
  • The shop will offer takeout for the first month and later delivery through apps.

📍 Visit: 604 Locust Street, DSM

Open: 10:30am-2pm and 4-10pm Mon-Thurs; 10:30am-2pm and 4pm to midnight Fri-Sun

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