Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
By: Dayton.com staff, Alex Perry
— If there is one culinary constant in this world, it's pizza. And this city knows how to do pizza right.
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.
Here is our guide to Dayton-area pizza restaurants.
🍕 Beavercreek 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.
🍕 Cassano's Pizza King
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
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🍕 Corleone's Pizza
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.)
🍕 Cousin Vinny's 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.)
🍕 Dewey's Pizza
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.)
🍕 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.)
🍕 Little York Tavern
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.)
🍕 Marion's Piazza
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.)
🍕 Milano's Atlantic City Subs
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
🍕 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: Website | Facebook | Call 937-223-9205
🍕 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: Website| Facebook | Call 937-224-4477
🍕 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: Website | Facebook | Call 937-866-4321
🍕 South Park Tavern
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.)
🍕 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
🍕 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
🍕 Old Scratch Pizza
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. Friday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, closed on Mondays
🍕 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
🍕 Rapid Fired Pizza
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. Friday - Saturday
🍕 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
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.
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Location: 1018 Irving Ave, Dayton
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. Monday