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The Best Pizza in Columbus

Over the last four decades, Cincinnati has grown into a foodies' paradise. Although the 'Queen City' has become famous for iconic dishes like Graeter’s Ice Cream and Skyline Chili, the best pizza in Columbus serves everything from classic thin crust and New York style to farm-to-table recipes. Toss in the German Village and high density of fast-food chains for even more choices. So where do the savviest diners go for pizza in Columbus? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from expert foodies in the OpenTable network to identify the eateries that people just can’t get enough of. Book a table at one of these restaurants with the best pizza in Columbus before they fill up!

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The OpenTable Team
9 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Forno Kitchen and Bar, Marcella's, Buca di Beppo - Columbus
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Short North - Arena District, Columbus
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Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
American
Short North - Arena District
4.8
2286 reviews
It's bold for a restaurant to assert that it offers the best contemporary cuisine and atmosphere in the entire city, but Forno Kitchen and Bar does quite well at living up to these claims. It's located in the Short North Arts District, and the hip minimalist sign out front fits right into this scene. Guests can enjoy watching the happenings out on High Street, but the intricate wallpapers, neon lighting, modern décor and custom stone fire oven will likely keep their attention focused inside. The eatery has over a dozen offerings for the best pizza in Columbus, and those who can't decide should try something unique like the chicken alfredo, breakfast and shrimp options.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Marcella's

$$$$
Italian
Short North - Arena District
4.7
4737 reviews
Aiming to provide an authentic Italian café in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Marcella's offers up an impressive wine list, vibrant atmosphere and a variety of culinary favorites right out of the Mediterranean. Bustling streets and a giant archway are visible from the interior, and this hip vibe continues on the inside with exposed brick, vintage ceiling tiles, globe lighting and other décor that honestly feels like a café in the Old Country. The menu has ten of the best pizzas in Columbus – including Margherita, crispy potato and chicken Florentine options – along with a variety of Italian classics.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Buca di Beppo - Columbus

$$$$
Italian
Columbus
4.0
1425 reviews
Located in the heart of the Arena District, Buca di Beppo offers their guests an authentic taste of traditional Italian fare. In keeping with the country’s spirit, most dishes are served family-style. Options include a variety of stuffed pastas, healthy salads, delicious desserts and what are arguably some of the best pizzas in Columbus. These include the Bianca, Supremo Italiano and veggie pizzas. The interior décor is just as authentic as the menu – featuring unique lighting, vintage artwork, old-school photos and a variety of eclectic sculptures.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Mezzo - Dublin

$$$$
Italian
Dublin
4.7
2289 reviews
Just minutes away from Columbus in Downtown Dublin sits Mezzo Restaurant & Bar. This eatery is a neighborhood favorite thanks to a combination of classic and modern influences on popular Italian dishes. The inventive wine bottle 'chandelier,' colorful seating, international wall décor and relaxing ambiance provide a unique setting for a lovely meal. Those seeking the best pizza in Columbus will have five options – including veggie and gluten-free offerings – but should start with the garlic cheese bread or one of the other delicious appetizers.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Giammarco's

$$$$
Italian
Westerville
4.5
1615 reviews
The Columbus Dispatch gave the lasagna and spaghetti at Giammarco's their top distinction, but the Westerville eatery also cooks some of the best pizza in the Columbus area. They offer a variety of specialty and homestyle pizzas, but even guests who prefer the NY strip steak, veal marsala or other Italian classics should at least start out with a Pizza Pillow appetizer. On select nights, live entertainment is offered in the grotto or on the patio. There’s also a bocce league to join! If neither of these sounds appealing, the Old Country artwork, soft colors and Italian architecture are still to provide a beautiful escape.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Napa Kitchen + Bar - Dublin

$$$$
American
Dublin
4.7
1815 reviews
Craft beers on tap, artisan cocktails and a well-curated wine list is enough to attract anyone to Napa Kitchen + Bar. When the steak frites, beef short ribs, crab cakes and oven-fired pizzas are thrown in, though, it’s enough to attract everyone. The Margherita and pepperoni options are classics, but visitors should try out The Juliette and Tres Carnes for a bit of unique flavor that other eateries don’t offer. Guests are free to explore the open wine cellar and get pairing suggestions. Those who just want to enjoy a nice meal, though, will be happy to simply admire the uncommon hanging lights, lively artwork, wine bottle chandeliers and décor that undeniably belongs in Wine Country.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Columbus

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.5
8197 reviews
Those who walk into Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant are immediately greeted with expansive walls of wine, a retail area packed with pristine items, gorgeous art and the coolest wine pourers they’re likely to ever encounter. Tours are offered of their Barrel Room, but many patrons head straight over to the tasting room. It’s really the focus on wine that draws the most praise, but their Caprese, carne Asada and Italian sausage flatbreads likely also qualify as some of the best pizzas in Columbus.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Easton Town Center

$$$$
American
Easton
4.1
109 reviews
Not many people come to Ohio for Chicago deep dish pizza with Southern California culinary influences, but that’s exactly what they’ll find at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. BJ's Favorite is likely the most popular offering, but The Spicy Pig and Old Country tomato basil certainly give it a run for its money. In addition to Chicago-style options, there are thin-crust tavern-cut pizzas as well. Guests should strive not to drop any toppings while admiring the immense selection of beers on tap, multiple big screen televisions, artistic murals and captivating artwork. Waste not, want not!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Spaghetti Warehouse - Columbus

$$$$
Italian
Columbus
4.1
720 reviews
The interior trolley car, stained glass light covers, vintage paintings and Avant Garde architectural aspects make Spaghetti Warehouse one of the most Instagrammable eateries in Ohio. Their Incredible 15-Layer Lasagna, beer chili and spicy shrimp al fresco pasta are also pretty impressive in front of the camera, but those searching for the best pizza in Columbus will need to opt for their flatbreads. These feature tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and a variety of toppings, so they’re pretty much pizza anyway in most guests' opinions.

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