4 places to grab a delicious deep-dish pizza in Dayton

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Coming at lunch may help diners avoid the crush.

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With the opening of the highly anticipated Chicago-based Giordano’s in Beavercreek, deep-dish is top of mind.

It’s in the name, but deep-dish is an art of pizza thickness that is not mastered by all. From experience, however, Dayton seems to do deep-dish pizza right nearly every time. Starting with the newest member of this cheesy club, Giordano’s, here are 4 places to dive into deep-dish pizza in Dayton.

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🍕Giordano’s 

The Chicago-based deep-dish pizza specialist Giordano’s opens its first Dayton-area location at 2819 Centre Drive near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. MARK FISHER / STAFF PHOTO
The Chicago-based deep-dish pizza specialist Giordano’s opens its first Dayton-area location at 2819 Centre Drive near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. MARK FISHER / STAFF PHOTO

The Chicago-based deep-dish pizza specialist Giordano’s opens its first Dayton-area location today near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

Explore>>Giordano’s opens 1st Dayton-area deep-dish pizza restaurant 

The chain’s Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza contains a second layer of dough, below the sauce, that Giordano’s officials say seals in the flavors of the pizza, making it a soufflé-like pizza pie.

Giordano’s has been serving its large-scale pies since 1974, when founders and immigrant brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio introduced their mother’s Deep Dish pizza recipe to Chicago. Today, Giordano’s has more than 65 restaurants nationwide. This is the first Dayton location.

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DAYTON LOCATION: 2819 Centre Drive, Beavercreek

INFO: Website | 937-986-1180

 

🍕Uno Pizzeria & Grill

This filling, tasty pizza — also known as Chicago-style pizza —has a thick, buttery crust that can be as high as 3 inches tall, along with generous amounts of sauce, toppings and cheese. Uno’s is a downtown Dayton staple, and a great destination for a meal before a show at the Schuster. Uno’s does not deliver, but does offer takeout.

Uno Pizzeria and Grill sticking with its offer of a free pizza for lunch for any federal government employee with a valid ID despite the end, for now anyway,  of the government shutdown.
Uno Pizzeria and Grill sticking with its offer of a free pizza for lunch for any federal government employee with a valid ID despite the end, for now anyway,  of the government shutdown.

Boston-based Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes more than 100 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants in 21 states and five other countries.

DAYTON LOCATION: 126 N. Main St., Dayton

INFO: Website | 937-910-8000

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🍕Jet’s Pizza

Jet's is best-known for its 8-corner, golden-brown, deep-dish crust. Last year, Jet's celebrated its 40th year since the first Jet's Pizza was tossed and brought to its delicious creation. There are three Dayton-area Jet's locations.

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Consumer Reports said 32,405 subscribers participated in its 2014 survey, rating restaurants on food quality and freshness, value, politeness, speed of service and dining area cleanliness. The restaurants then received an overall score.

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“In 1978, brothers Eugene and John Jetts opened their first store together in Sterling Heights, Michigan as Jetts Party Shoppe and Pizzeria,” according to a Jet’s press release. “The company has now grown to over 380 stores in 20 states. While Jet’s Detroit-style deep dish pizza made with Mama Jetts’ secret family recipe put them on the map, their salads, breads, Jetzees and variety of crust options are all among customers’ favorites as well.”

DAYTON LOCATIONS: 5843 Far Hills Ave., Dayton | 2418 Esquire Drive, Beavercreek | 6241 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights

INFO: Website | 937-431-1111

🍕BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 

This brewhouse offers deep-dish pizza on its menu and even has recommended beer pairings. Yum!

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DAYTON LOCATIONS: 2715 Fairfield Commons Drive, Beavercreek | 10563 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg
INFO: Website | 937-859-6000