By Paola Santiago
Posted On: Jan 22, 2021
Pizza is a worldwide phenomenon. Though it has its origins, no one country can truly own this dish. Gooey, spicey, tart, creamy, meaty, vegan you name it — it exists on a pizza. With so many fresh ingredients available in Ohio and so many creative cooks at the helm of our culinary industry, it's no wonder we've got some of the best pie out there! Take a look at this choice list and enjoy your own slice of (pizza) life.
NOTE: Check directly with places before you go to learn about their health guidelines, hours and safety updates.
Goodfellas Pizzeria in Cincinnati
At Goodfellas, the calories don't really count because you can always say you had only one slice. It doesn't matter that the slice was as big as your face. No one needs to know. These New York-style pies are a perfect interpretation of an American classic. The goodness doesn’t end there, sample their Prohibition-era cocktails, which are award-winning and reinvent the pizza-parlor experience.
Order online using their website or calling one of their various locations throughout the Cincinnati area.
GoreMade Pizza in Columbus
A local favorite for its happy hour specials and Sunday family-dinner style setup ($20 buys you as much pizza as you can eat or as much as the chefs can make!), GoreMade does local cooking like no one else. You'll never see the same menu here more than a handful of times as it changes with the season, ingredients available and maybe the owner’s whimsy. Don’t know what to order? Don’t worry, you'll often be able to ask the owner himself, Nick Gore, to make you something special.
GoreMade is open for dine-in, carry-out and delivery through DoorDash. Call 614-725-2155 to place your order.
Old Scratch Pizza in Dayton
We're all allergic to something. Dairy, gluten, negativity — whatever it is, Old Scratch has a pizza solution for it. Their Neopolitan-style pies are fired in their wood-burning oven and served in a communal style hall. Need something to wash it down? They have 20 taps at the ready with local and regional craft brews.
Curbside carryout is the default pickup method for to-go orders. Order online using their website.
Citizen Pie in Cleveland
Vytauras Sasnaukas was born in Soviet Era Lithuania and came up with his very first pizza dish as a child living through communism. His pizza shop, Citizen Pie, is a tribute to those memories, with the apt slogan, "Pizza for the People." Here you can either build your own pie or take a bite of familiar takes on new concepts like the Pesto Animal or Puttanesca pizzas.
Online ordering for pickup is now available for their Collinwood and Ohio City locations.
Brimfield Bread Oven in Kent
This bakery is unique. They make all of their pastries and bread like they make their unbelievably delectable pizza specials. Fueled by fire, their masonry oven gives everything they make a unique crunch and delightful texture. Most places that cook organic don't consider their grains, but here they do - ensuring that even the flour on their rolling pins is organic and locally sourced.
Brimfield Bread Oven is open for curbside ordering/pickup only. You can preorder on their website and select which day you want to pickup. You can also order by calling 330-474-7800.
No matter the season, pizza is always a great option. Whether you're sticking with your favorite spot, ordering from hot and new restaurants like Wizard of Za or trying new styles, like deep-dish, Ohio Valley or Columbus-style, one thing is for sure: Ohio knows how to do pizza.