64-year-old Cbus pizza shop named one of the most popular pizzerias in all of America

Sav McKee

We know how much Columbus loves their pizza – there are dedicated Facebook groups showcasing pizza around the city, pizza meet-ups and trails, and constant, hot debates over whether or not Columbus-style pizza is actually good. 

Turns out, it is. That crispy, well-done, thin crust, loaded with toppings and gooey cheese, is making a name for itself nationally – in fact, a local pizzeria has been included in PMQ’s exclusive “Pizza Power Report 2024,” particularly on the list of “25 Most Popular Independent Pizzerias in America.”

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This accolade goes out to none other than Terita’s Pizza, a local, no-frills pizza joint situated at 3905 Cleveland Ave., that’s been around since 1959. Cbus locals have been ordering these high quality, Columbus-style pies for over 60 years. 

Vintage photo of Terita’s Pizza, via Facebook

PMQ, a national media group focusing solely on pizza in and around America, placed Terita’s at the 20th spot on the list. “To develop a People’s Choice ranking of the most popular independent pizzerias, we averaged out ratings for highly reviewed pizzerias (1,000 reviews or more) on Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor and Facebook….Here’s a look at which pizza shops customers around the United States seem to love the most,” their website says. 

Terita’s Pizza’s exterior, via Facebook

A huge congrats to Terita’s for putting Columbus on the map, once again, showing that it’s not just cows and football in the Arch City like some people think – we’re a culinary destination, too. Looks like we know where to order pizza from this weekend!

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