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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Cincinnati's 13 Best Pizza Places to Grab a Slice

CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati issue has officially arrived, highlighting the city’s most outstanding Arts & Culture, Eats, Shops & Services, Music &…

By CityBeat Staff

Best Neighborhood Pizza Joint (West Side)
    1. Trotta's Pizza & Drive Thru, trottaspizza.net
    2. LaRosa's Family Pizzeria, larosas.com
    3. Dewey's Pizza, deweyspizza.com
    Photo: Jesse Fox
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