Your guide to the best Dayton-area pizza

  • Dayton.com staff
  • Alex Perry
6:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 What To Do

If there is one culinary constant in this world, it's pizza. And this city knows how to do pizza right. 

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Whether you're a fan of thin or thick crust, Brooklyn-style or square-cut, there's no doubt that the Gem City has a pizza place that will fulfill your tastebuds' demands.

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Here is our guide to Dayton-area pizza restaurants.

Local Favorites:

๐Ÿ• Beavercreek Pizza Dive

Lisa Powell
J.R. and Teresa Geraci are the owners of the Beavercreek Pizza Dive. The couple has purchased property at Shroyer Rd. and Wilmington Pike to open a second restaurant, Belmont Pizza Dive.

A unique list of specialty pies, including the Chicken Cordon Bleu and 215 Cheesesteak pizza, plus calzones, Stromboli, oven-baked sandwiches and “Goodie Baskets.” 

Location: 4021 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek

Delivery: Yes, dine-in, curb-service and carry-out also offered

Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-431-8669

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๐Ÿ• Cassano's Pizza King

The first pizza shop in Dayton started in the back of a grocery store.

Subs, salads, pastas, calzones, and, of course, pizzas are what you'll find at Cassano's, including the monster-sized 30-inch pizza! 

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Locations: 1200 Brown St. #110 (Dayton), 2405 Smithville Road (Dayton), 2814 E. Third St. (Dayton) and multiple other Dayton-area locations

Delivery: Yes, dine-in and carry-out also available

Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Mon.-Thur.), 10:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Sun.) at most locations

Info:  Website | Facebook 

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๐Ÿ• Corleone's Pizza

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Locations: 966 Patterson Road (Dayton) and 725 Lyons Road (Centerville)

Delivery: Yes, carry-out also offered 

Hours: 4 p.m. - 1 a.m. (Mon.-Thur.), 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Sun.) 

Info: Website

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๐Ÿ• Cousin Vinny's Pizza 

Cousin Vinny's co-owner Mark Franks cuts a fresh pizza.

A go-to for late-night deliveries, offering wings, specialty and regular pizzas and cinnamon and garlic breads.  

Locations: Multiple Dayton-area locations

Delivery: Yes, take-out also offered

Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Mon.-Wed.), 11 a.m. - 4 a.m. (Thur.-Sat.), 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Sun.) 

Info: Website | Facebook 

๐Ÿ• Dewey's Pizza 

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Dewey's Killer Veggie pizza. CONTRIBUTED/ERIC WAGNER

Choose from 11, 13 or 17-inch versions of Dewey's creatively-named specialty pies, including Porky Fig, Green Lantern and Socrates’ Revenge - or just create your own. 

Locations: 131 Jasper St., Dayton and 3600 Rigby Rd., Austin Landing 

Delivery: through Door Dash, take out is available.

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.) 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 4 - 10 p.m. (Sun.) 

Info: Website | Facebook

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๐Ÿ• Jet’s Pizza

Best known for its eight-corner, golden-brown, deep-dish crust.

Locations: 5843 Far Hills Ave (Dayton), 3979 Indian Ripple Rd (Beavercreek), 2418 Esquire Dr (Beavercreek) 

Delivery: Yes, including online ordering 

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon.-Thur. and Sun.), 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.) 

Info: WebsiteFacebook 

๐Ÿ• Little York Tavern 

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In an attempt to bring not only continents together but also world peace, Dining Divas Sandy Collins and Connie Post went half and half and ordered a Taco Hawaiian pizza at The Little York Tavern. CONNIE POST/STAFF

With delicious appetizers (including fried cauliflower and big onion bloom), sandwiches and generously topped pizzas, this spot in Vandalia has something tasty for everyone in your crew.  

Location: 4120 Little York Rd, Dayton

Delivery: through Door Dash, dine-in and carry-out also available 

Hours: 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Mon. - Sat.), 12 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Sun.) 

Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-890-6700

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๐Ÿ• Marion's Piazza 

Itโ€™s been more than 50 years since Dayton fell in love with a thin crust square cut pizza.

Order one of Marion's plain, single-topping and specialty pizzas in 9 or 13-inch sizes. A variety of sandwiches, salads and pastas also available. 

Locations: 711 Shroyer Rd (Dayton), 50 E Stroop Rd (Dayton), 3443 N Dixie Dr (Dayton) and six other Dayton-area locations 

Delivery: No; dine-in and carry-out offered 

Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Sun.)

Info: Website | Facebook

๐Ÿ• Milano's Atlantic City Subs

Greg Lynch
Pizza and a cheesestake submarine sandwich at Milanoรขย€ย™s Atlantic City Subs, which opened its first Butler County location this week at 7701 Voice of America Centre Drive in West Chester Twp., dishing out calzones, pizza, subs and salads. The new location is the companyรขย€ย™s fourth restaurant and the first one to settle in the Greater Cincinnati region. Its owners opened its first shop in 1969 near the University of Dayton and since have expanded to Beavercreek and Miami Twp. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

The menu consists of a bevy of options, but the pizzas still leave their mark. 
Locations: 1834 Brown St. (Dayton), 9572 Springboro Pike (Miami Twp.), 2260 N. Fairfield Rd. (Beavercreek) and 7701 Voice of America Centre Dr. (West Chester)
Delivery: Yes, carry-out service also offered  
Hours: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Mon. - Thurs.), 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Fri. - Sat), and 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Sun.)
Info: Website | Facebook

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๐Ÿ• Oregon Express

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An addictive pie at the Oregon Express.

An Oregon District favorite since 1976. Try the new sweet and spicy Sriracha Pizza! Burger, sandwiches and daily specials also available.
Locations: 336 E. 5th St, Dayton
Delivery: No, dine-in  or carry-out available
Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Mon. - Fri.) and 5 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Sat.)
Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-223-9205
 

๐Ÿ• Pizza Factory - Dayton's Original

A large list of gourmet and traditional pizzas awaits you, along with calzones, subs, sides and salads. 
Locations: 1101 Wayne Ave, Dayton
Delivery: Yes, catering and dine-in also available
Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Mon-Fri), 4 pm - 11 p.m. (Sat), 4 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Sun)
Info:  WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-224-4477

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๐Ÿ• Ron's Pizza

Boasting "lightning-fast delivery service" Ron's menu features creative specialty pies, including "The Heart Attack."
Location: 5562 Springboro Pike, West Carrollton
Delivery: Yes, carry-out also available 
Hours: 11 a.m.- 12 a.m. (Mon. - Thurs.), 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Fri. - Sat.), 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. (Sun.)
Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-866-4321

๐Ÿ• South Park Tavern

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Look at that melty cheese! Chicken Cordon Bleu gourmet pizza is made by scratch and baked in a stone oven at South Park Tavern. (Staff photo by Connie Post)

With a lengthy list of craft beers and pub fare, this tavern features a menu to suit all your party’s appetite. As far as the pizza goes - there are classics and specialities (including Ghostlight Delight) that’ll tantalize your tastebuds. 

Location: 1301 Wayne Ave, Dayton

Delivery: No, dine-in or carry-out available

Hours: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Mon.-Sat.) 12 p.m. - 1 a.m. (Sun.)

Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-586-9526

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๐Ÿ• The Flying Pizza

This family-owned Dayton pizza mainstay has been serving up New York and Sicilian-style pies for decades.
Locations: Three Dayton-area locations in Beavercreek, Dayton and Centerville
Delivery: Yes, dine-in and carry-out also offered
Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Mon-Sat), closed Sunday (Beavercreek location), 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Mon-Sat, Dayton location, closed Sunday), 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Mon-Sat) 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Sun) (Centerville location) 
Info: Website Facebook 

๐Ÿ• Joe’s Pizzeria

Joe’s has been a family-owned and operated business since 1959, serving delicious, no-frills pizza made from scratch with handmade dough, delicious sauce, freshly ground sausage, and shredded cheeses.  

Location: 4313 Airway Road, Dayton

Delivery: Yes through Door Dash, carry-out available

Dining Room Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11a.m – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, 12p.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday

Carry Out Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday

InfoWebsite

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๐Ÿ• Old Scratch Pizza

Old Scratch spicy honey pizza stings like an Angry Beekeeper. Video by Amelia Robinson

Old Scratch Pizza is a pizzeria and beer hall that has communal seating and a casual environment. Their focus is Neopolitan pizza — wood-fired pizza ovens that reach interior temperature of 800 to 1,000 degrees cook their signature Naples-style pizzas in two minutes or less.

Location: 800 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

Delivery: No, online orders available during limited hours

Hours: 11 a.m. –10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11a.m. – 11p.m. ๏ปฟFriday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, closed on Mondays

Info:WebsiteFacebook

๐Ÿ• Wheat Penny Pizza

There are robust flavor combos for every sort of taste bud, and Wheat Penny Chef Liz Valenti (who perfected the crunchy outside, soft inside California style at San Francisco’s International School of Pizza) offers gluten-free crusts if requested. Rich, to be sure, but a personal-sized pie ($12.95, $19.95 for a large pie) is just the right size before going overboard.

Location: 515 Wayne Ave, Dayton

Delivery: No but you can get carry-out

Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Info: Website | Call: 937-496-5268

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๐Ÿ• Rapid Fired Pizza

Staff Writer
Rapid Fired Pizza is expanding to Portsmouth in southern Ohio. SUBMITTED

Rapid Fired Pizza lives up to its name, for in just 180 seconds your thin-cust pizza will be cooked perfectly (pan pizzas take a bit longer). They even offer fresh spinach leaf or grated parmesan in place of pizza doh for carb-cutters.

Location: Multiple Dayton area locations

Delivery: Select locations, also offers carry-out and online ordering

Hours: 10:30 a.m. –10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11p.m. ๏ปฟFriday - Saturday

Info: Website

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๐Ÿ• MOD Pizza

Staff Writer
MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is a Seattle-based pizza chain with a fast-serve, build-your-own personal-pizza concept similar to the Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza. 

Location: 9196 N Main St (Englewood); 5225 Cornerstone North Blvd (Centerville)

Delivery: No, just carry out

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday

InfoWebsite

๐Ÿ•  ๏ปฟKramer’s

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“A lot of that comes down to the sauce,” said manager Jessica Pricci. “One of the things we put in our sauce is 100-percent pure Italian olive oil.” Others prefer the authentic Italian-style crust. 

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Location: 1018 Irving Ave, Dayton

Delivery: No

Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. Monday 

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