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Your guide to the best Dayton-area pizza

Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 4:17 PM
By: staff

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.

>>GUIDE: Top 9 delicious Dayton restaurants you don't have to leave your seat to enjoy

Here is our guide to Dayton-area pizza restaurants, with a focus on local establishments.

Local Favorites:

🍕 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 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 


🍕 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!

>>Dayton’s first pizza chain: Cassano’s and the taste of success

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

Info:  Website | Facebook 


🍕 Corleone's Pizza

Salads, wings, gyros, specialty and regular pizzas, hoagies, pastas, calzones, wedgies are under one roof!

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.) 

Info: Website


🍕 Cousin Vinny's 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.) 

Info: Website | Facebook 


🍕 Dewey's Pizza 

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

>>Best of Dayton: Third Place winner 2016

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.) 

Info: Website | Facebook


🍕 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. – 12 a.m. (Fri. and Sat.) 

Info: WebsiteFacebook 


🍕 Little York Tavern 

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


🍕 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.)

Info: Website | Facebook


🍕 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.) 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

🍕 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

🍕 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 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

🍕 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
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


🍕 South Park Tavern

 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


🍕 The Flying Pizza

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 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.  

>>Best of Dayton: Second Place Winner 2016

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 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 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


>>RELATED: Old Scratch offers new, cheap pizza options

🍕 Wheatpenny 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. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Info: Website | Call: (937) 496-5268.

🍕 Rapid Fired Pizza

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.

>>RELATED: Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza to expand nationally with 175 new locations

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


🍕 PizzaFire

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.


🍕 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


🍕  Kramer’s

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.

>>Have you tried this pizza that Daytonians are willing to wait hours for?

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