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After decades, this Columbus-area pizzeria has closed for good

After decades, this Columbus-area pizzeria has closed for good

Jack McLaughlin

One of the area’s oldest pizzerias has officially called it quits.

Anthony’s Pizzeria, which was located at 602 Pleasant Ridge Ave. in downtown Bexley, closed for good earlier this week.

A sign taped to the front door of Anthony’s reads:

“We are permanently closed from today. (04/17th)–so sorry.”


Located mere blocks from Rubino’s Pizza, the two eateries served as some of the area’s oldest pizzerias. Rubino’s (which remains open) first opened in 1954, while Anthony’s opened in 1940, according to its website.

Unlike Rubino’s Columbus-style pies, Anthony’s is known for its New York-style pizza, featuring freshly-made dough, Roma tomatoes from California and locally-made pepperoni from Ezzo Sausage Co.

It’s currently unclear why the eatery closed, and Anthony’s did not return a request for comment by the time this story was published.

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