Although Cincinnati may be more famous for its chili than its pizza, the city has plenty of noteworthy pizza places that are doing justice to the Italian treat. LaRosa’s has been serving up real Italian family recipes for almost 70 years and Taglio continues to delight its customers with 18-inch rectangles of savory heaven.
Whether you feel like indulging in a deluxe pizza after a stroll through the trendy Over-The-Rhine district or are in need of a quick fix on hump day, you can find what you’re looking for among these nine popular pizza places in Cincinnati.
With three locations across Cincinnati, Taglio is an American-Italian bar dedicated to sourcing the freshest ingredients and providing top-quality service to its customers. Taglio’s menu features New York-style and Detroit-style pizza. Before ordering the signature pepperoni and hot honey pizza or spicy Italian wonder, why not order some cheesy bread or mozzarella sticks? You can wash it all down with one of Taglio’s great beers or craft cocktails.
🍕9321 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati 🍕56 E 12TH ST., Cincinnati 🍕3531 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati
2. Two Cities Pizza Company
Within just six months of the Two Cities Pizza Company’s grand opening in the greater Cincinnati area, the pizza place was voted “Best Pizza in Cincinnati” by Cincinnati Magazine. Known for unifying the New York thin crust and Chicago deep dish, Two Cities has established “the tastiest peace treaty of all time.” Craft your own pizza or order a Chicago specialty pizza. You can order delicious calzones filled with ingredients like sausage, yellow onions and ricotta.
Note: Two Cities doesn’t take reservations, so make sure to join the waitlist before you arrive!
🍕202 West Main Street, Mason
Chameleon is a bar, an events venue and it does pizza delivery. This local favorite is open late and hosts special events such as karaoke nights, so make sure to keep an eye on Chameleon’s calendar. More importantly, this pizza place offers pizza by the slice and by the pie. Try the stromboli (“kind of like a calzone, but better”), a veggie pie, or a crispy chicken chamwich topped with sweet kimchi on a challah bun.
🍕4114 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati
4. Joe’s Pizza Napoli
We have already covered great places for deep-dish and New york-style pizzas, but Joe’s Pizza Napoli chooses to serve Neapolitan pizza. If you seek the authentic taste of Napoli when you have a craving for pizza, this restaurant uses “00” flour from Naples, San Marzano tomatoes, and cooks the pizzas in an oven that was handcrafted in Italy. From the classic Margherita to the “Polpette” pizza topped with housemade meatballs and fresh mozzarella, these artisan pizzas are a must.
🍕507 Chamber Drive, Cincinnati
5. Fireside Pizza
The oldest remaining fire house in Cincinnati is home to Fireside Pizza—an American pizza joint. The brick interior gives the place an industrial feel which adds to the atmosphere of this family-style setting. Aside from the local brews tapped from a fire extinguisher, Fireside Pizza serves great pizza made from quality ingredients, including Roma tomatoes and Italian sausage.
🍕773 E McMillan St, Cincinnati
6. Catch-a-Fire Pizza
What began as a humble food truck in 2013 has grown into a successful business with three locations in Ohio. After two years of serving hungry customers around Cincinnati and other locations, Catch-a-Fire Pizza opened their first location at MadTree Brewing. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas topped with the bold likes of Cincy-style chili, spaghetti, and oyster crackers. Catch-a-Fire Pizza also has vegetarian and vegan options.
🍕3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati
7. Goodfellas Pizzeria
Goodfellas Pizzeria has all the speakeasy charm of Scorsese’s 1990 film. Not only will you try one of the greatest pizzas in Cincinnati, but you can also discover the hidden Wise Guy Lounge at the pizzeria enhanced by low lighting and elite bourbons. Build your own pizza or choose from the speciality pies on the menu, including ‘The Bootlegger’ and the ‘Tommy Two Times’ which comes with double the amount of pepperoni! Between the quality pizza, Al Pacino subs, and signature cocktails, you’re certain to enjoy a criminally good meal at Goodfellas Pizzeria.
🍕1211 Main St., Cincinnati 🍕6099 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati
Located on the University of Cincinnati Campus, Adriatico’s Pizza has been serving locals for over 38 years. For pure indulgence Adriatico’s is the place to go. Appetizers, tater tots, chicken wings, Sicilian-style pizzas, and pasta—you name it, they have it! The university treasure is popular among students and young professionals in search of a good feed after a long day. You can choose your own toppings or order a speciality pizza, but watch out for their spicy sauces!
🍕113 West McMillan Ave. Cincinnati
9. LaRosa’s Pizza
Family-owned pizza places are common across the Queen City. LaRosa’s is one of those institutions continuing to be a number one family pizzeria. In 1954, Buddy LaRosa opened his first pizzeria on the West Side. What started from scraping together $400, his aunt’s pizza recipe, and a few partners has grown into a success story. Now a franchise, LaRosa’s has over 40 menu items, such as deluxe pizzas, tasty trio pizzas, and crustless pizza bowls. With an emphasis on being “YOUR neighborhood family pizzeria”, LaRosa’s is the place to go to or order online from when you feel like a taste of home.