Your Guide To
The Best Pizza In Columbus, Ohio

One of the most popular foods in the world, pizza is where it’s at whether you are celebrating, need a quick bite to eat on the go, want something hot and comforting, or simply crave the satisfying flavors of yeast dough, melty cheese, tangy sauce, and more.

If you are looking for the ultimate slice, this guide is all you need on your quest to find the best pizza in Columbus! And if your group wants other options, don’t forget to check out our list of the best Italian restaurants in the area.

Adriatico’s New York-Style Pizza

It can be hard to believe that this unassuming campus mainstay, with its pizzas, subs, pasta, and salads, would be one of the best spots in the area, but customer feedback doesn’t lie. And we love it too!

Adriatico’s New York-Style Pizza has plenty of vegetarian options, classic and original toppings, and a friendly staff that makes everyone feel welcome.

They have three choices of crust: extra thin, thin, and thick Sicilian. Some fan favorites include the Vegetarian (choice of onions, green peppers, mushrooms, green olives, extra cheese), the Chicken Pesto (chicken, tomato, spinach, onion, ricotta cheese, pesto sauce), and the Inflation Fighter (nine items for the price of five, including pepperoni, ham, beef, sausage, green olives, black olives, green peppers, onions, mushrooms). Crusts aren’t gluten-free but are egg, nut, and dairy-free.

For dessert, they offer 12 rotating flavors of gelato available by the scoop or by the pint, as well as fresh-baked double chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fudge brownies. They also have 18 beers on tap and various bottles and cans from a rotating selection that includes many local craft IPAs, lagers, porters, and some ciders and seltzers, and a smaller selection of wine.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Adriatico's New York Style Pizza

Address: 1618 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 • (614) 421-2300

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Borgata Pizza Cafe

Borgata Pizza Cafe has perfected the art of New York-style pizza with its perfectly cooked, delightful cheese slices with a fantastic and flavorful crust. See for yourself with these original and mouth-watering options, including the Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable (roasted eggplant, zucchini, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, & roasted red peppers, and spinach), the Pesto Chicken (roasted Chicken breast with mozzarella, pesto, red onion, spinach, and roasted red peppers), and the Supreme (Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions & mozzarella).

While not a pizza, their Spicy Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage (Cubanelle peppers stuffed with house-made sausage and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese served with freshly baked Italian bread) are recommended by anyone who tries them.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Borgata Pizza Cafe

Address: 5701 Parkville St, Columbus, OH 43229 • (614) 505-2635

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Paulie Gee’s

Great thick, square, and thin-crust pizzas await at Paulie Gee’s, along with generous salads and cocktails. You will love the crispy, chewy, and cheesy “cheddar edges”, the honey drizzle, and the fresh ingredients, and it is one of the few places on this list where you can get a spectacular vegan pizza.

Some must-haves include the Hellboy®, which comes loaded with Italian tomatoes, hot soppressata, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Mike’s hot honey drizzle, and the Cacio e Pepe made with fresh and aged mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, garlic, burrata, and cracked black pepper. Or try vegan options like the In Ricotta Da Vegan (Italian tomatoes, housemade vegan sausage, baby arugula, housemade cashew ricotta, and Maldon sea salt) or Jeb’s Garden (garlic, spinach, red onion, mushroom, red pepper flake, sesame seeds, housemade cashew ricotta, chili oil).

You can get their famous cheddar edge when you order a square pizza, like the Pepperoni Square (cheddar edge, mozzarella, oregano, Ezzo pepperoni, red sauce, basil, parmesan, Mike’s hot honey). You won’t regret it!

Best Pizza in Columbus: Paulie Gee's

Address: 1195 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 • (614) 808-0112

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The Pizza House

No wonder The Pizza House ended up on Columbus native Mike Gallicchio’s “Perfect Pies” review. With words like “iconic” and “fantastic”, you know you won’t be disappointed. Try a slice at random for the stellar menu, follow his recommendations and order the pepperoni, mushroom, and banana pepper combo, or go for a House Specialty Pizza like the famed white special, loaded with their homemade white sauce (oil, garlic, and Italian spices), provolone cheese, chicken, tomato slices, and onion.

They also have vegetarian options and are known for being a very kid-friendly place. Hands down one of the best pizza in Columbus!

Best Pizza in Columbus: The Pizza House

Address: 747 E Lincoln Ave, Columbus, OH 43229 • (614) 885-3121

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Tommy’s Pizza

Tommy’s Pizza is one of the most venerable spots in Old North Columbus and the second oldest pizza restaurant in the city, having served Central Ohio for over 60 years. It is known for its classic but casual yet excellent menu offerings made from high-quality ingredients. It is a great choice any day of the week when you’re in the mood for crispy, hot, and satisfying slices.

Their pepperoni is the most popular topping option, followed closely by mushroom and then sausage. Green pepper and onion round out the top five. All of these most popular items make up their “All-The-Way” pizza. If you want something lighter, their Vegetarian is made with mushrooms, green pepper, and onion. They also offer various beverages, including alcoholic options like beer, wine, and White Claw.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Tommy's Pizza

Address: 1350 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221 • (614) 294-4669

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Dewey’s Pizza

Not only does Dewey’s Pizza serve great pizza, but they are also dedicated to supporting the Columbus community through charitable donations. They donated over $225,000 in 2022 in total – including $60,000 to the Cincinatti’s Children’s Hospital. You can help their efforts by purchasing pizzas during Give Back Nights and more.

And their pizzas are worth it! Customer favorites include Ryan’s Inferno (olive oil, mozzarella, all-natural buffalo chicken, gorgonzola, red onions, with ranch and celery after the bake), the Killer Veggie (red sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, white onions, black olives, green bell peppers, with tomatoes and parsley after the bake), and the Tito Santana (taco sauce base, Chihuahua cheese, mild cheddar, red onions, crumbled corn chips, seasoned ground beef with shredded lettuce, chipotle ranch, and diced tomatoes after the bake).

Best Pizza in Columbus: Dewey's Pizza

Address: 1327 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 •

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GoreMade Pizza

GoreMade Pizza started out as a fun weekly evening between friends, only to become a firm favorite at Farmers Markets and then a restaurant in the Italian village. Today, they pride themselves in sourcing local ingredients as much as possible to make their delicious wood-fired pizzas, including pork from Butcher & Grocer, mushrooms from Green Edge Garden, cheese from Blue Jacket Dairy, and more.

It makes for ever-changing toppings. Start with the Comfort Zone Harry (fresh mozzarella and your choice of sauce), and add your own extras like caramelized onions, meats, olives, and more. Or, try the ClintonVillain (roasted mushrooms, smoked salt, truffled oil, and grated cheese), the Porkistopheles (pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and red sauce), or be adventurous and try the surprise Chef’s Choice!

Best Pizza in Columbus: GoreMade Pizza

Address: 936 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201 •

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Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica is a counter-serve chain that offers Roman-style rectangular pies, slices, and more. It’s the go-to place for many people working in downtown Columbus who want a quick but tasty meal.

In the mood for something comforting and filling? You’ll love the Pizza con Potate (Alfredo sauce topped with thinly sliced roasted yellow Yukon potatoes, creamy goat cheese, melted mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, Kalamata olives, sweet red onions, fresh diced Roma tomatoes, rosemary, and black pepper). If you would rather have something spicy, the Chicken Alla Florentina is made with 100% natural boneless breast of chicken marinated with Alfredo sauce, baby spinach, sweet red onions, diced Roma tomatoes, melted mozzarella cheese and a touch of jalapeno peppers).

They also make Salad Pizzas loaded with greens, Special Pizzas with ingredients like imported prosciutto, anchovies, and more. One of the best pizzas in Columbus, for sure!

Best Pizza in Columbus: Pizza Rustica

Address: 17 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215 •

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East Coast Pizzeria

One of the top spots for New York-style, brick-fired pizza, East Coast Pizzeria specializes in thin to medium crusts with a slight crisp crunch that will have you going back for seconds. Choose your sauce (traditional, spicy, or sweet), crust (regular or gluten-free), and pick your favorite toppings. The result will be great no matter what.

Or choose from their diverse list of Speciality Pizzas, like the East Coast Breakfast (homemade queso with mozzarella, topped with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheddar and cilantro), East Coast Taco Pizza (spicy sauce base topped with tortilla chips, cheddar, tomatoes, jalapenos, taco beef), or the East Coast Veggie (traditional sauce topped with mozzarella, white onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms).

Best Pizza in Columbus: East Coast Pizzeria

Address: 5060 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214 • (614) 885-0101

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Fibonacci’s Pizzeria

By far, some of the best pizza in Columbus for many locals. Fibonacci’s Pizzeria plants many of the ingredients themselves, like the peppers, to add to their fantastic woodfired pies. But what makes this family-owned and independently operated place stand out among the others on the list is the fact that it’s also a cinema and draft house! Enjoy a movie on one of the two screens, a beer from their full bar with 40 draft options, and their own in-house pizza for an awesome well-rounded evening.

Customers love the Ecto Pesto (pesto base, fire braised chicken, house cheese, tomato, feta, bacon, Parmesan), Pele’s Curse (garlic EVOO base, house cheese, capicola ham, pineapple, ricotta, almonds, cinnamon), and the Margherita (pizzaiolo red sauce, fresh Grande Ciliegine mozzarella, very light house cheese, parmesan, fresh basil).

Best Pizza in Columbus: Fibonacci's Pizzeria

Address: 3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202 • (614) 262-7505

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Pie of The Tiger

If you are a fan of square pizzas, you will love Pie of the Tiger, the go-to option in Columbus for Detroit-style pizza that’s thick and satisfying without being overly deep. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are having the best time, even though the place can get pretty crowded due to how popular it is.

All pizzas come cut into four squares and are topped with basil and tomato sauce and provolone on top unless otherwise noted. The Margharita, with garlic butter, minced garlic, tomatoes, provolone, and ricotta with pesto on top, is a classic, but meat lovers will enjoy the Meatball Sunday with provolone, spicy housemade meatballs, shaved Parmesan, ricotta, and fresh basil. Or you can make your own with premium ingredients like Ezzo jumbo pepperoni, vegan mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, feta cheese, and more.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Pie of the Tiger

Address: 674 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 • (380) 210-0197

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Terita’s Pizza

There is no shortage of 5-star reviews for Terita’s Pizza, a family-owned spot that first opened in 1959 and has become famous for using the very best ingredients and serving their own homemade Italian sausage with no fillers. It was even voted #1 pizzeria in 2022 by Pizza Connoisseurs of Columbus!

While you can build your own pizza, their Speciality Pizzas are worth trying, especially the Terita’s Special, which comes topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, Terita’s homemade sausage, green peppers, and onions, the luscious Terita’s White Pizza with slightly thicker crust topped with olive oil, a touch of garlic, oregano, provolone cheese, and grated Romano cheese, and Terita’s Veggie, a plant-based favorite loaded with mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, and tomatoes.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Terita's Pizza

Address: 3905 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43224 • (614) 475-2100

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The Wizard of Za

The Wizard of Za started at the very beginning of the pandemic when they began making homemade pies and taking orders through Instagram. Word spread, and so did the waitlist. Fast forward to today, they settled down in Clintonville in late 2020, got a larger pizza oven to expand their options, and now serve walk-in and delivery customers alike on the spot.

One of their favorites is definitely the Rainbow Pie served Wizard-style with the sauce on top of the cheese, with stripes of vodka sauce, house red sauce, house pest sauce, and mozzarella. But customers also love the Sorcerer’s Supreme pie with house red sauce or vodka sauce, fresh mozzarella, sausage crumbles, bell pepper, mushrooms, and white onions, and the Vodka Pie with tomato cream sauce and fresh mozzarella.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Wizard of Za

Address: 4214 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214 • (614) 450-1466

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Hounddog’s Pizza

Creative pizzas abound at Hounddog’s Pizza, a cozy spot conveniently located a mile from Ohio State that is known for serving some of the best pies in Columbus. These are not your usual run-of-the-mill pizzas, with options like the Breakfast Pizza with queso, cheddar cheese, bacon, ham, spicy sausage, red onions, green peppers and topped with scrambled eggs and fries, or the Senor Dog with salsa, seasoned ground beef, black olives, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos, topped with lettuce, tomato, and more cheese.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Hounddog's Pizza

Address: 2657 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202 • (614) 261-4686

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Rubinos Pizza

This renowned cash-only pizzeria is the go-to choice for thin-crust pies and casual Italian fare. Classically old-school, Rubinos Pizza uses fresh ingredients and flavorful sauce and prioritizes quality over quantity. Hot, flavorful, and crispy, this is one pizza to remember!

Choose between the small 10” or the large 14”, and options like cheese, pepperoni, vegetarian, pickles, combo with and without mushrooms, and more.

Best Pizza in Columbus: Rubinos Pizza

Address: 2657 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202 • (614) 261-4686

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