Ohioans love their pizza. Geographically located between Chicago’s deep dish and New York’s thin and crispy, Ohio pizza has a taste all its own. Discover the exclusive pizza Midwesterners are serving in the Buckeye State at these five pizzerias.
Dish it up at The Coccia House in Wooster
For more than 50 years, members of the Coccia family have been dishing up pizza for Wooster residents. Made fresh daily, the pizza dough is smothered with mounds of provolone cheese and quality toppings. As an Italian eatery, the Coccia House also makes its own pasta and sauces. It’s a go-to destination for college students, but the students come back again and again well past graduation. For more information, visit http://www.cocciahouse.com
Taste blue ribbon pizza at Michael Angelo’s in Kenton
Owner of one of the best pizza joints in central Ohio, Michael Shepherd serves up blue ribbon pizza, and he has the awards to prove it. As a four-time world champion and a three-time U.S. champion, Shepherd knows his pizza. A 48-hour cold rise dough method enhances the crust, which is then baked in an aged soapstone pizza oven. The results bring visitors from hundreds of miles. To learn more, visit http://www.michael-angelos.com
Stand out from the crowd at Bruno Brothers in Boardman
While Bruno Brothers restaurant in the small town of Boardman already had its regulars, visitors to the pizzeria grew in numbers after USA Today proclaimed its Brier Hill pizza the best in Ohio. The Brier Hill pizza is an old-school deep dish made with several sauces and topped with fried green peppers and Romano cheese. The restaurant is also known for its jumbo chicken wings, served with sides of dipping sauces. Visit brunobrospizza.com to learn more.
Stay for the show at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music in Worthington
If you’re looking for great food, followed by dynamic local entertainment, Natalie’s in Worthington is your place. Coal-fired pizza made with fresh ingredients is accompanied by local talent for an enjoyment-filled evening. Design your own pizza or choose one of the unique items from the menu and then add baked macaroni or an antipasto plate. To learn more, visit http://www.nataliescoalfiredpizza.com
Whistle while you wait for the white pizza at Capo’s Pizza in Ashtabula
For more than 30 years, the Capo family has been serving local favorites at this Ashtabula restaurant. One of the most-requested offerings includes the white pizza, where the owners leave out the tomato sauce and replace it with olive oil and spices. Visitors design and pick their own toppings, resulting in a white pizza of gooey goodness. Learn more about their other pizzas, pasta dishes and grinders by visiting capospizza.com.
Discover the unique pizza flavors Ohio has to offer. Ohioans have ditched the customary thick-crust Chicago pizza and thin-and-crispy New York pizza to create pizza combinations exclusive to Ohio.