Cincinnati's 28 Best Pizza Joints, as Selected by CityBeat Staff and Readers

Ask any person what their favorite food is, and one of the top answers is likely to be “pizza.” Not only because…

By CityBeat Staff

St. Francis Apizza
    3392 Erie Ave., East Hyde Park
    In true hidden gem fashion, St. Francis Apizza’s brick-and-mortar location in East Hyde Park doesn’t look like anything special. It’s a clean, well-lit little kitchen and counter designed only for customers to pick up their order; no dine-in at present. Once that pizza box is open, though, things start to get great. “Apizza” distinguishes itself from a pizza with its thin-yet-airy crisp and slightly charred crust, achieved by a coal-fired oven. Review the menu and you’ll find a point of origin for nearly all the ingredients on your pie, with a special emphasis on local, ethically grown produce and meats that are sourced only a short drive from the pizzeria. If you don’t eat the crust, you don’t deserve this apizza. Note: St. Francis changed its name from Parlor Pizza Project earlier this year.
    Best Bite: If you want to deeply offend a hyperbolous, opinionated pizza-purist prone to overreactions, order the signature Pineapple & Bee’s BBQ Pork Belly Burnt Ends and prove that pineapple absolutely belongs on pizza. — Sean M. Peters
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Rosie's Cocktails & Pies, Cincinnati's New East Coast-Style Pizza Joint

From the team behind downtown's Crown Republic Gastropub and Over-the-Rhine's boutique steakhouse Losanti comes Rosie's Cocktails & Pies. The East Coast-style pizza spot…

By CityBeat Staff

Interior of the cozy and vibrant dining room
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Inside Mikey's Late Night Slice, OTR's New Neon Pizza Haven

Columbus-based pizza parlor Mikey's Late Night Slice has set an opening date for its Over-the-Rhine location: March 18. The pizza joint shares…

By CityBeat Staff

Dining toward the back of the restaurant
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25 Essential Cincinnati Pizzerias You Should Have Tried By Now

Ask any person what their favorite food is, and one of the top answers is likely to be “pizza.” Not only because…

By CityBeat Staff

Two Cities Pizza Company
    202 W. Main St., Mason
    New York City and Chicago are well-known for several things. But most importantly, each city is known for a particular style of pizza. Now, you don’t have to travel further than Mason to get a taste of both. Two Cities Pizza Company, a dining destination housed in Mason’s former city hall — with a bit of an Art Deco nightclub rebrand — closes the chasm between the dueling pizza metropolises. Go classic and grab a Windy City with sausage, onion, green pepper and chunky tomato; and the Marathoner NYC-style margherita. In addition to pizza, they offer tempting best-of-both-worlds street food from each city, like a Chicago dog with all the fixings (no ketchup; add celery salt) or a New York dog with brown mustard and sauerkraut.  
    Photo via Facebook.com/TwoCitiesPizza
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