NATIONAL PIZZA DAY: Celebrate with the Best of Dayton winners

Joe's Pizzeria in Dayton. (Source: Facebook)

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Joe's Pizzeria in Dayton. (Source: Facebook)

Daytonians take their pizza seriously, especially on official pizza holidays like today.

Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, and what better way to celebrate than devouring the city’s best of the best. The 2021 Best of Dayton contest featured two pizza categories: “Best Pizza Restaurant” and “Best Square-Cut Pizza.” Our readers weighed-in, and two pizzerias placed in both contests.

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2021 Best Pizza Restaurant winners

🍕First place: Marion’s Piazza

-8 area locations

-Connect: marionspiazza.com

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Marion's Piazza off Shroyer Road in Dayton opened June 1, 2020.

Marion's Piazza off Shroyer Road in Dayton opened June 1, 2020.

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Marion's Piazza off Shroyer Road in Dayton opened June 1, 2020.

🍕Second place: Old Scratch Pizza & Beer

-812 S Patterson Blvd., Dayton

-440 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Centerville

-Connect: oldscratchpizza.com

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Old Scratch Pizza. FILE

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Old Scratch Pizza. FILE

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Old Scratch Pizza. FILE

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🍕Third place: Joe’s Pizzeria

-4313 Airway Rd., Dayton

-Connect: 937-253-8154 | joes-pizzadayton.com

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Joe's Pizzeria has been a family-owned, Dayton classic since 1959. DDN ARCHIVE

Joe's Pizzeria has been a family-owned, Dayton classic since 1959. DDN ARCHIVE

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Joe's Pizzeria has been a family-owned, Dayton classic since 1959. DDN ARCHIVE

🍕Honorable mention: Pizza Bandit

-700 E 4th St., Dayton

-Connect: iampizzabandit.com/

2021 Best Square-Cut Pizza winners

🍕First place: Marion’s Piazza

-8 area locations

-Connect: marionspiazza.com

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What Makes Marion's Super Cheese Pizza so super

What Makes Marion's Super Cheese Pizza so super

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What Makes Marion's Super Cheese Pizza so super

🍕Second place: Joe’s Pizzeria

-4313 Airway Rd., Dayton

-Connect: 937-253-8154 | joes-pizzadayton.com

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Joe's Pizzeria in Dayton. (Source: Facebook)

Joe's Pizzeria in Dayton. (Source: Facebook)

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Joe's Pizzeria in Dayton. (Source: Facebook)

🍕Third place: Cassano’s Pizza King

-20 area locations

-Connect: cassanos.com

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Vic Cassano gives final approval during a tasting in July 1971. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE

Credit: Dayton Daily News Archive

Vic Cassano gives final approval during a tasting in July 1971. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE

Credit: Dayton Daily News Archive

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Vic Cassano gives final approval during a tasting in July 1971. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE

Credit: Dayton Daily News Archive

Credit: Dayton Daily News Archive

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