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A slice above the rest

Adriano's chicken pesto pizza
The chicken pesto pizza at Adriano's Brick Oven in Glenwood is topped with fresh basil pesto, artichoke hearts and sliced chicken. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Who doesn't love pizza when watching the Big Game? Adriano's in Glenwood slices up some of the best pizza in the nation.

One of the best pizzas in the U.S. can be found in southwest Iowa. 

Adriano’s Brick Oven in Glenwood is number 99 on The Daily Meal’s list of 101 best pizzas in the country. The list highlights pizzerias from all parts of the country, focusing on smaller establishments and local favorites. They utilized internal expertise, review sites such as Yelp, local news coverage and reader suggestions to make their selections.

“It’s quite an honor to be included in this,” says Julie Kalambokidis. “We appreciate the recognition.”

Mills County Farm Bureau members Julie and Adrian Kalambokidis own and operate the craft pizza establishment on the Glenwood town square. It’s one of four downtown buildings they own and have renovated, and only one of a handful of their business ventures.

“Julie and Adrian are very innovative business owners,” says Jan O’Tool, sales associate...




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