Columbus area pizzeria announces closure of original location after 44 years, new location coming soon

Jack McLaughlin

Little Italy Pizza in Groveport will be leaving the location it has called home for more than four decades next week, but a sleek new home is coming shortly after.

According to a statement posted to Little Italy’s Facebook page, the central Ohio pizzeria  will close its current restaurant, which is located at 619 Main St. in Groveport, on Feb. 4. It will then reopen at its new home, located at 490 Main St., on Feb. 12.

“I’d like to take a moment to thank our awesome customers for 44 years of support. What started as my grandparent’s grocery store has grown into one of Groveport’s favorite gathering places. Little Italy Pizza,” the statement reads.


According to operations manager Avery Ward, Little Italy’s new location, in addition to an overall update of the interior decor, will feature more room for dine-in customers and even a hand-dipped ice cream store.

The plan has been in the works for nearly a year, and it likely won’t be the Groveport pizzeria’s only big move in the next few years, either. Ward said the eatery is eyeing a food truck in 2024, and a second brick and mortar restaurant in 2025.

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