7 new places to get pizza in the Dayton area

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Old Scratch Pizza gears up to expand

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The pizza explosion continues in southwest Ohio as new restaurants continue to pop up and chains expand.

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Here are seven new places to get pizza in the Dayton area.

🍕 Double Deuce Tavern & Pizzeria

The new Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria officially opened its doors Monday, as the business relocated from north Dayton to Huber Heights, where it renovated the former site of C’s Pizza at 5186 Brandt Pike (State Route 201).

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James Williams and Ralph Mueller first opened Double Deuce in 2009 at 17 Brandt St. in Dayton. It’s been a popular place to get some pizza and beer, as the restaurant offers 10 beers on tap, including eight devoted to craft brews.

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🍕 Rapid Fired Pizza

The fast-growing Kettering-based pizza chain has opened several new locations and is expanding its offerings and services to attract more customers and keep them coming back.

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The first Rapid Fired Pizza opened in September 2015 on Ohio 725 east of the Dayton Mall, and the latest one opened at 40 South Progress Drive in Xenia on Jan. 28. There are now 22 stores open in two states and many more on the way, as the chain has entered into agreements with developers that could lead to as many as 200 or more new locations in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and California.

🍕 Old Scratch Pizza

Recently featured in Pizza Today’s “Destination” column in its January edition, Old Scratch Pizza opened in a former auto parts store at 800 S. Patterson Boulevard in October 2016 and its owner is exploring the idea of expanding to other locations in the Dayton area.

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The 6,000-square-foot pizzeria and beer hall serves Naples-style pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens, and it features a variety of craft beers on tap as well as a wine and cocktail list. The atmosphere is casual, with picnic-table seating to accommodate 230.

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🍕 Mackenzie River Pizza Grill Pub

This new-to-the-market restaurant concept opened its doors in November at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek at the former Max & Erma’s spot.

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MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub is all about fresh ingredients, scratch kitchens, creative cocktails, and a diverse beer section in a casual rustic Montana atmosphere that depicts the heart and soul of the Rocky Mountains.

🍕 Bella Sorella Pizza

Two sisters celebrated their fifth year in business serving pizza from a mobile van that tows a wood-fired brick oven behind it, and they’ve added a second unit to accommodate demand.

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Gail Corrado-Okafor and Elizabeth Corrado Weizman began serving Neopolitan-style pizzas at area festivals, brewpubs and other locations in 2013, and now they also cater private events.

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🍕 Cassano’s Pizza King

Dayton’s oldest pizza chain opened its latest restaurant at 4029 N. Main Street in Harrison Township last year.

The Kettering-based chain operates 33 stores around the region.

🍕 MOD Pizza

Seattle-based MOD Pizza opened its first Dayton-area location in Englewood last April in an outlot to the Meijer store there.

A second location opened in September 2017 at Cornerstone of Centerville.

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