New pizza restaurant opening end of June

Maggie Curry

Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, the next restaurant to open facing Lake Laverne, will open its doors officially on Thursday, June 29.

The restaurant, with a fast casual dining experience, will be located at 2420 Lincoln Way, just a few doors down from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Jeff’s Pizza Shop.

Smokin’ Oak will have free pizza from 10:30 a.m. to midnight on June 29, where customers will be asked to interact with one of the Smokin’ Oak social media accounts.

“The first 100 guests will also receive a free gift bag with a sample of our branded apparel,” said Matt Mongoven, Chief Executive Officer of Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, in a release. “We are extremely excited to welcome everyone in Ames to visit us on June 29.”

You might want to find Smokin’ Oak on your social media of choice – or all of them – because they will be giving away free pizza ahead of the grand opening via their social media channels, including:

  • Free pizza for four
  • Free pizza every week in July
  • Free pizza every week in August
  • Tickets to the restaurant’s VIP event on June 22nd

The nearly 2,800 square foot restaurant will seat more than 80 guests directly across from the Iowa State University campus.

Updates about Ames Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza will be available at

Read more about Smokin’ Oak in our previous article.