After 45 years, iconic Columbus pizzeria closing one of their locations

Sav McKee

A Columbus staple is shutting down their pizza ovens at one of their locations and bidding farewell.

The Tommy’s Pizza, located at 174 W. Lane Ave., announced that they would be officially closing their doors on June 14th. “We appreciate your loyal patronage over the last 45 years. It has been a pleasure serving multiple generations of families and students alike,” said their website.

A spokesperson for Tommy’s said that all of their employees were given the option to relocate to their Upper Arlington or Dublin location. They said that this Lane Ave. campus location wasn’t making sense for them financially, and they might rent the space out to a potential restaurant.

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Tommy’s Pizza is the second oldest pizzeria in Columbus! They’re known for thin, crispy, square-cut pizza (Columbus-style), loaded with toppings. Thomas Iacano, the founder, was a first generation American whose family immigrated here from Italy. After moving to central Ohio from NYC, he opened his first restaurant here in Columbus in 1952. Years later, he opened this campus restaurant in the late 1970s after tremendous success with these first two restaurants.

“Thank you Central Ohio for your support over the years. We look forward to continuing the tradition for you at our Upper Arlington and Dublin locations!” said Tommy’s.

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