Fresh Ingredients Come First

For most restaurants, it’s extremely important to make sure the ingredients used in all their dishes are the best of the best. Here at Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, we’re no different. We believe that fresh ingredients are critical to an unforgettable experience you’ll have with us. That’s why you will never find a freezer in any of our restaurants!

It Starts with the Dough

While people spend quite a bit of time talking about what they prefer on or off their pizzas, the fact is the crust can literally make or break the pizza experience. We’ve learned the fine balance of when soft meets crunchy, delicious meets authentic, and making the first bite just as fulfilling as the last. From the flour to the yeast, our dough is made in-house with only the freshest ingredients we can find.

At Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, we’re proud to serve other dishes aside from pizza, too. Our salads and desserts are made with similarly cared for and hand-selected ingredients.

Sauce is the Boss

Some people may argue that the cheese or other toppings can be the most important piece of the pizza puzzle. We believe that the initial tomato sauce that goes on top of the dough and crust is what can send a pizza to new heights. The sauce is what unifies all of the other ingredients, while simultaneously complementing the pizza as a whole.

When it comes to our other dishes, we pay the same amount of attention to detail. All of our sauces and salad dressings are made in house with authentic, fresh ingredients.

Cheese Please! 

Let’s face it, people love cheese. There’s something amazing about tearing away a piece of pizza and watching as cheeses melt and stretch as that piece soars higher into the air or further onto your plate. Or when you take that first bite and at some point you have to grab at the cheese strings because the melted goodness just continues. At Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, we have a wide variety of cheeses that add something special to different pizzas. From tried and true mozzarella to goat cheese, we’re here to please.

Top It Off! 

Fresh meats, veggies, herbs, and even fruits can all work together to create unique, delicious pizzas.  Few things can ruin a pizza, but questionable ingredients are definitely one of them. For us, we value fresh ingredients down to every leaf, strip of bacon, and each vegetable you could possibly want on your pizza.

Fresh is Best

Today’s world allows for a lot of quick turnarounds and easy to find food products. Unfortunately a lot of these options can take away from the authentic and true taste of fresh ingredients. At Smokin’ Wood-Fired Pizza, we take freshness seriously. Since the dining and eating experience is so important to us, we take every step we can to ensure your Smokin’ Oak experience, from the dough to the table, is authentic and fresh.

We look forward to seeing you, whether for the first time or another time. We’re proudly located at 2420 Lincoln Way, Suite 101, Ames, IA 50014. We’re open 11am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 am to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.