Your guide to the best Dayton-area pizza

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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 and carry-out also offered

Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 4-9 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.)

Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-431-8669 

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!

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

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

Delivery: Yes, carry-out also offered 

Hours: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. (Mon.-Thur.), 11 a.m. - 3 a.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Sun.) 

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

An excellent choice 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.) 

Eric Wagner
Dewey's Killer Veggie pizza. CONTRIBUTED/ERIC WAGNER

Choose from 11, 13 or 17-inch versions of Dewey's creatively-named specialty pies, or just create your own. 

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

Delivery: No, 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.) 

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. – 12 a.m. (Fri. and Sat.) 

Info: WebsiteFacebook 

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

What this restaurant might lack in delivery radius, it makes up for it in serving delicious pizza, with loads of toppings, at friendly prices. 

Location: 4120 Little York Rd, Dayton

Delivery: Yes (Vandalia area only), dine-in and carry-out also available 

Hours: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.) 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Sun.) 

Info: WebsiteFacebook | Call 890-6700

It’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

Greg Lynch
Pizza and a cheesestake submarine sandwich at Milano’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 company’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.) and 2260 N. Fairfield Rd. (Beavercreek)
Delivery: Yes, carry-out service also offered  
Hours: (Mon-Sat) 11 a.m. - 2:30 am, (Sun) 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Info: Website | Facebook

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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!
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

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 3:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Mon-Fri), 3:30 pm - 11 p.m. (Sat), 3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Sun)
Info:  WebsiteFacebook | Call 937-224-4477

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

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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)

 It's hard to go wrong with a pizza and beer list as lengthy as the ones you'll find at South Park Tavern!

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

A Dayton pizza mainstay for decades serving up New York-style pies.
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) noon-7 p.m. (Sun) (Centerville location) 
Info: Website Facebook 

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: No but they offer carry-out during select hours. 

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


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 but they offer carry-out and you can order online during select hours. 

Hours: 11a–10p on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11a–11p Friday and Saturdays, 11a–9p on Sunday, Closed on Mondays


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. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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

Rapid Fired Pizza lives up to its name, as they open new shops almost as quickly as they make their pizzas! The restaurants utlize a quick-service concept, with a serving line in which customers pick out the toppings for their 11-inch thin-crust or 9-inch pan pizza. Customers can choose from eight sauces, eight cheeses, more than 30 toppings, and 19 dipping sauces to build their pizza, or try one of the 10 craft pizzas on the menu.

Location: 3301 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek; 1008 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Washington Township; 1080 S Main Street, Englewood; 2800 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn; 6315 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights; 2001 E Dorothy Lane, Kettering; 6252 Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Township; and two more are on the way in Xenia and Troy.

Delivery: No but they offer carry-out and you can order online

Hours: 10:30a–10p on Sunday through Thursdays, 10:30a–11p Friday and Saturdays

A pizza from the ovens of PizzaFire, which will open its first Dayton-area location in Kettering. Photo from PizzaFire Facebook page.

With its “fast-casual,” built-to-order service line similar to Chipotle, PizzaFire is similar in concept to Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza. Choose from their signature pizza combination or create your own, either way their promise is that your ‘za will be baked in 180 seconds. 

Location: 4325 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

Delivery: No but they offer carry-out and you can order online using their website or their app and they have a pick-up / drive-thru window 

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


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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 (Coming soon)

Delivery: No, just carry out

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


We look at one of Dayton's best kept secrets--the pizza at Kramers.

Just what is it about this pizza at this 84-year-old Dayton institution? It depends on who you ask.

“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.

Location: 1018 Irving Ave, Dayton

Delivery: No

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


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