Chef's Blog

  • Happy Holidays from Gusto Pizza Co.!

    With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season officially underway, we wanted to get you caught up on all the fun things we're doing this holiday season. 

    12 Days of Christmas Awesomeness

    It pays to Get Some! Stop in to either Gusto Pizza Co. location and Get Some to be entered into our 12 Days of Christmas Awesomeness contest. Everyone who eats enters, and each day winners will be drawn from each location. The awesomeness begins Dec. 12th and ends on Dec. 23rd. 

    Day 1: Twelve "Limited Edition" American Apparel Gusto Pizza Co. T-shirts
    Day 2: Eleven bottles of wine
    Day 3: Ten gift certificates for one large Signature Pizza from Gusto Pizza Co. 
    Day 4: Nine six-packs of local Iowa microbrew (12 oz.)
    Day 5: Eight $25 Gusto Pizza Co. gift cards
    Day 6: Seven $50 gift cards to one of our favorite locally owned businesses
    Day 7: Six premium chocolate assortments from Chocolaterie Stam
    Day 8: Five premium spiral-cut smoked hams each with a six-pack of Hamm's Premium Lager
    Day 9: Four gift certificate packages for one large Signature Pizza per month for 2014
    Day 10: Three pizza parties at Gusto Pizza Co. for up to 20 guests (7 large pizzas, house salad and n/a beverages)
    Day 11: Two pairs of tickets to Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2014 (includes Bacon Fest hats and koozies) 
    Day 12: One 42-inch flat screen LED TV

    Holiday Hours

    Both Gusto Pizza Co. locations will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24th, and remain closed for Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, to spend the holiday with family and friends. We will resume regular hours for the remainder of the year. We will be closed on New Years Day, Jan. 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

    Give the Gift of Gusto

    Surprise your friends and family with the ultimate stocking stuffer. Stop in to either Gusto Pizza Co. location and pick up our reloadable gift cards for all your loved ones. As part of the 12 Days of Christmas Awesomeness, you can earn bonus gift cards: buy $30, get $5; buy $50, get $10; buy $100, get a roll of the "Dice of Awesomeness" with a chance to win up to $60 free. BOOM!

    We also have T-shirts, hats, a house-made Gusto Pizza Co. spice blend, plus Balsamic-Romano and Garlic-Fennel vinaigrette dressings for sale this holiday season. Even Santa can't top that! 

    Toys for Tots

    'Tis the season for giving, so don't forget to drop off a new, unopened toy in the Toys for Tots drop-off box at either Gusto Pizza Co. location. Donations will be collected around Dec. 18th. We appreciate any donations! 

    Vote for Gusto Pizza Co.!

    Cityview's annual "Best of Des Moines" survey is back, and that means it's high time for Gusto Pizza Co. to reclaim the "Best Pizza" award. Visit to cast your vote. We appreciate your support!