Wig & Pen

Pizza Place and Sandwich Place$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for pizza places in Ankeny
  • Megan P.
    "Love their flying tomato pizza!"(6 Tips)
    Larry R.
    "Union Jack is my favorite!"(2 Tips)
    Neal S.
    "homemade chips instead of fries"(2 Tips)
    Josh K.
    "Best deep dish crust in town."(2 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • union jack
  • homemade chips
  • good service
  • hidden gem
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  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite place to eat in Ankeny. It is a hidden gem! Their Flying Tomato pizza is amazing, quite possibly the best pizza I've ever had (not joking) -- but a large is huge! Worth a trip.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJune 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pub Special on thin crust with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, and a bounty of sweet red pepper. Crisp crust, zippy red sauce, plentiful toppings.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Flying Tomato, a pan version of their thin-crust with extra cheese on top and slices of tomato. One-of-a-kind in these parts.
  • Chelsey O.
    Chelsey OrlandoFebruary 24, 2013
    MUST HAVE the Mac and Cheese with bacon. It is the most incredible Mac and Cheese I've ever had INMAHLIFE. I promise you won't be disappointed.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WinkelFebruary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's already been said, but the Flying Tomato pizza is pretty incredible. Then, just take your pick of a craft beer off their menu and enjoy.
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineFebruary 21, 2013
    Grab a Guinness and the Union Jack, with sweet peppers, mushrooms, onion and sausage blanketed under cheese, with tomatoes on top. Read more
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Wigatoni. My favorite baked pasta dish. Chocked full of Italian sausage.
  • Larry R.
    Larry Robinson SrApril 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great. You can't go wrong with the pizza! Union Jack is my favorite!
  • Miranda A.
    Miranda Awesome SauceAugust 30, 2014
    Great homemade chips. Great pickles. Good breaded tenderloin. Good service. Too many kids :/
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheese Fries. Fries are golden and crispy; melted mozzarella on top doesn't soggy them.
  • Neal S.
    Neal SchuettDecember 24, 2012
    Ask for the homemade chips instead of fries; they're great with ranch.
  • James J.
    James JonesJuly 4, 2014
    Twickenham, flying tomato style. It is the best pizza I've had in Iowa.
  • James J.
    James JonesJuly 4, 2014
    I usually prefer thick onion tongs, but the thin ones they make here are quite good.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KehoeJune 3, 2011
    Best deep dish crust in town. I wish the sausage was in patty form though.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Wig and Pen's deep-dish stuffed crust pizza, better than Giordano's.
  • Tricia F.
    Tricia FryNovember 29, 2012
    I LOVE the pizza here! The crust is just right!! :-)
  • Megan P.
    Megan PriceNovember 24, 2010
    Love their flying tomato pizza! Also they have a great Reuben!!
  • Michael M.
    Michael McGowenDecember 18, 2013
    It's fantastic pizza get the Chicago style!
  • Darren W.
    Darren WarnkeJuly 20, 2014
    Yummy saint patrics day countdown...... Catos birthday dinner with classic European cars outside...... Even a delorean....
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'BrienSeptember 3, 2015
    Great deep dish pizza!
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnsonMay 31, 2011
    The Flying Tomato Pizza is quite tasty. Not a full deep-dish, but you still can't eat 2 slices. Read more
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GarzaJanuary 26, 2014
    Flying Tomato Pizza, baby! The crust is flaky like a biscuit.
  • Me®edith ✿.
    Me®edith ✿ Ea†onMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Careful though. The host staff is nice but our server had no idea what to do when we told her the food was cold and we needed drink refills
  • Eric W.
    Eric WinkelDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing pizza, crappy silverware.
  • Arwen T.
    Arwen ThornNovember 10, 2013
    Service was slow. I ordered a salad and I was the last person served in my party. Maybe if I'd gotten a pizza I would have gotten better service!
  • Chuck U.
    Chuck UtechSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The bartenders are the best in town!
  • Krickett C.
    Krickett CockayneFebruary 18, 2012
    Their phone booth is the wrong color. It should be blue!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wigatoni/minitoni... Can't go wrong with that!
  • Deb G.
    Deb GaskinsJanuary 28, 2016
    Pizza and good service
  • Charley M.
    Charley MillerApril 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pizza in the Des Moines area
  • Todd L.
    Todd L.October 12, 2015
    Best pizza in town
  • Greg
    GregSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Flying tomato is the best!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LoweMarch 26, 2012
    Flying tomato pizza! Yum!
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 19, 2016
  • Norma Z.
    Norma ZubradtOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food!
  • Deana T.
    Deana TomlinsonJuly 24, 2016
    Fish and chips
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 19, 2016
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 19, 2016
  • Brad T.
    Brad ToussaintJanuary 18, 2015
    Food service very slow. Deal breaker.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LMarch 13, 2010
    Thin crust pizza is awesome!
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