Chicago has its deep-dish, New York has thin crust, and Detroit has its rectangular shape. But, did you know Columbus has its own unique style of pizza?
Indeed, Ohio’s capital city has put its stamp on pies in the following three ways:
- thin crust
- edge-to-edge toppings
- cut into squares
What about toppings, you ask? Like the people who populate the city are bound by their love of Columbus but still possess a unique individuality, as long as pizzas have a thing crust, square pieces, and edge-to-edge toppings, those toppings are immaterial! Therefore, be they cheese, pepperoni, or ham + pineapple (feel free to squabble in the comments section about this pairing), Columbus pizzas are free to take on a personality as distinctive as their namesake.
Care to celebrate Columbus’ very first Pizza & Beer Week in true local fashion? Below are a few participating restaurants who carry a torch for the central Ohio style of pie.
Massey’s | Multiple locations
We’re not sure who coined it, but when a shop is known for serving “The Cadillac of pizzas,” you gotta try it. The deck oven-baked, rectangular strip-cut pizza has been a staple of the Columbus pie culture since Jim and Dan Massucci and Romeo Siri first introduced it to central Ohioans in 1949.
During Pizza & Beer Week, score such specialty pies as Taco Fiesta, Cheddar Bacon BBQ, Four Cheese, and more.
JT’s Pizza, Pub & Patio | 2390 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus
Do you like your thin Columbus crust bursting with flavor? Of course you do. During Pizza & Beer Week, order a signature pie with cajun, garlic, garlic butter, parmesan, or sesame seed seasoning for an extra pack to the thin crust.
Wednesdays are trivia + service industry nights and there will be live music this Friday!
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Morone’s Italian Villa | 1490 Bethel Rd, Columbus
For over 40 years Morone’s Italian Villa has been one with the community in friendship and in feeding. Recipes have been passed down from generation to generation to bring you the crispy, completely covered pizzas you see and sink your teeth into today. Family-friendly service and local ingredients you can trust.
Stop by this week for unique pies like Loaded Potato, Cauliflower Crust Build-Your-Own, and many more you’ll only see during Pizza & Beer Week!
BONUS: Donatos | Multiple locations
Ah, the largest purveyor of Columbus-style pizza. Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1963, Donatos does it right every time with heaping toppings, thin crust, and tavern cut slices (save us the tiny triangle edge pieces!). They’re not messing around when they say every piece is important.
While they may not be participating in Pizza & Beer Week, it’s always nice to patronize a Columbus-based business doing it in Columbus style.