Columbus, OH is a city that seems to have a pizza shop at the corner of every block. With so many choices, it can be difficult to narrow down the best spot for a good slice—but, don’t fret!
Sixth City Marketing is a Columbus company that knows it’s pies. We have done the research and came up with our top 20 best places to grab pizza in “The Arch City.” Did your favorite make the cut?
1. Harvest Pizzeria
If thin crust is your game, then Harvest Pizzeria’s wood-fired approach to pizza is right for you! Incorporating Ohio-grown meat, dairy, and produce into the menu, along with a gorgeous restaurant interior, means you’ll be sure to get a fresh dining experience all-around.
We Recommend: “Monaco” – House Arrabiata sauce, salame toscano, capicollo, pepperoni, bacon, fennel sausage, mozzarella, provolone, picorino, chili oil
2. Adriatico’s New York Style Pizza
A campus staple around the O-Block, Adriatico’s has everything from New York-style fold-up slices to garlicky, thick, square-cut Chicago-style slices. It’s also a great place to grab a beer and catch the Buckeyes.
We Recommend: “Supremo”– Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions with Sicilian thick crust
3. Mikey’s Late Night Slice
With a quirky, New York-style pizza and its status as the “home of the cheezus crust,” Mikey’s is known not only for its physical locations but its Late Night Truck that can be spotted around town. Be sure to try their special unicorn dipping sauce to compliment the slices.
We Recommend: “The Garbage” – Pepperoni, sausage, banana peppers, mushrooms, onions, and extra cheese with unicorn sauce
4. Forno Kitchen + Bar
This upscale pizza spot brings the cooking process center stage with a huge, stone-fire oven as its focal point. Try Forno’s unique pizza toppings like shrimp, prosciutto, and oyster mushrooms, along with their fontina-topped breakfast pizza.
We Recommend: “Breakfast Pizza” – Three eggs, fontina, roasted garlic sauce, pancetta, and Brussel sprouts
5. Bono Pizza
Tucked away in the midst of an apartment complex is this unsuspecting pizza gem. Its fusion approach to pizza marries flavors like Thai hot sauce and kielbasa with your traditional tomato-sauce topped pie. Check out the Bono Pizza website for more!
We Recommend: “Cherry Bomb” – Italian tomato sauce, Thai hot sauce, habanero peppers, fresh tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella
6. Pies and Pints
In the heart of Easton Town Center, you’ll find Pies & Pints, the perfect place to stop after a long day of shopping. Try a half-and-half pizza to experience all of the unique flavors—they even have grapes on one of their pizzas!
We Recommend: “Siracha Shrimp” – Sriracha-marinated shrimp, fresh garlic, red onions, fresh pineapple, scallions, basil, mint, cilantro, and Sriracha aioli
7. Yellow Brick Pizza
Graced with a magical name and magical dining room picture of “Chunk” doing the “truffle shuffle,” Yellow Brick is sure to lead you down the right path. Their diverse selection of sauces adds a perfect twist to any topping and cheese combo.
We Recommend: “Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder” – Delicious sauce, mozzarella, chicken, corn, roasted red pepper, red onion, kale and Cajun seasoning
8. Grandad’s Pizza
Did someone say pepperoni? Well, this shamrock-marked staple doesn’t skimp on toppings, nor flavor. Located in the conjoined Byrne’s Pub, you can order a slice at the bar and have it delivered right to your table.
We Recommend: Their classic “Pepperoni Pizza” – Red sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese
9. Paulie Gee’s Short North
With its menu jam-packed with delectable offerings, and its name pop culture-relevant, this site is both tasty and trendy. Gather around the wood-fired “napoli” oven and enjoy both a fluffy crust and a fantastic cocktail at Paulie Gee’s.
We Recommend: “Monte Cristo” – Canadian bacon, mild gouda, and Ohio maple syrup
10. Hounddog’s Three Degree Pizza
This great pizza spot offers delicious, spicy pizza sauces, cold pitchers of beer, and good games of trivia. And don’t forget Hounddog’s Smokin’ Joe’s garlic crust—it is a must!
We Recommend: “Bacon Cheeseburger” – Ground beef, onions, tomatoes, bacon, two layers of cheese, topped with fries, and available with choice of spicy sauce
11. Rotolo’s Pizza
A city staple since the ‘70s, Rotolo’s has certainly made a name for itself in the Columbus pizza scene. It is known for both its inviting atmosphere and delicious homemade taste.
We Recommend: “Carnoso” – Pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, and meatballs
12. Catfish Biff’s Pizza & Subs
Looking for a good ol’ greasy piece of slightly crispy goodness? Located right by OSU’s campus, Catfish Biff’s is a late-night favorite that offers the cheesiest “on the way home” slice.
We Recommend: “Buffalo Chicken” – Buffalo ranch sauce, chicken, green peppers, and onions
13. Ange’s Pizza
Are you craving a giant pizza able to satisfy a whole party? This vintage spot has that with great prices and classic flavor to boot! Be sure to check out the old school arcade games while you’re waiting for your pie from Ange’s.
We Recommend: “X-Large Pepperoni Pizza” – Pepperoni, red sauce, and mozzarella
14. Mellow Mushroom
Keep calm and eat on with the “chillest” pizza experience ever. Light up your chakras and enlighten your taste buds with these far-out, wood-fired pies from Mellow Mushroom.
We Recommend: “Holy Shiitake Pie” – Olive oil, garlic, shiitake, button and Portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella, MontAmore, garlic aioli, black truffle oil, chives, and parmesan
15. Borgata Pizza Café
A traditional New York-style Italian shop, Borgata Pizza Café is a fast-paced dine-in or carry-out spot which is the definition of East Coast pizza. Don’t forget to end the meal with one of their tantalizing cannolo.
We Recommend: “Margherita Pizza” – Fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, with optional anchovies
17. Brenz Pizza Co.
We Recommend: “Grecian Goat” – Seasoned olive oil, cheese, fresh garlic, Kalamata olives, olive tapénade, Roma tomatoes, and topped with creamy goat cheese after baking
18. Puccini’s Pizza & Pasta
This spot’s “smiling teeth” logo is for sure a great representation of your face once you feast your eyes, and mouth, on this pizza. Each specialty pie’s vivacious flavor at Puccini’s is so different from the next.
We Recommend: “Twice Baked” – New potatoes, bacon, green onions, smoked Gouda, and Puccini’s very own buttermilk herb dressing
This popular national chain was founded right in the Buckeye city over a half a century ago. The super thin slices Donotos offers are absolutely mouth-watering.
We Recommend: “Very Vegy with Chicken” – Chicken, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, yellow onions, fresh mushrooms, baby spinach, and banana peppers
20. Dewey’s Pizza
With both killer fresh pies and fresh pints, Dewey’s is sure to hit the spot. While this is a chain pizza spot, its hometown, authentic flavor is certain to pack a punch and have you coming back for more.
We Recommend: “Southwest BBQ Chicken” – Olive oil, smoked cheddar, mozzarella, black bean-corn salsa, Amish chicken, roasted red peppers, and BBQ sauce