Small Pizza chains in Columbus, Ohio

From the September 2013 edition

They may not be unique to Columbus, but these small chains turn out some good pizza. 

Dewey’s Pizza

This Grandview spot offers a pizza window so customers can watch as their New York-style pies—like the popular artichoke and pesto Green Lantern or the buffalo chicken Ryan’s Inferno—are hand-tossed. Look out for a new Worthington location on High Street this month. 1327 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview, 614-487-8282,

Pies & Pints

Pass on the pepperoni and opt for more creative toppings at this Worthington pizza place—like the global-themed Thai curry shrimp, Cuban pork and Mediterranean shrimp pies—perfect with a local craft brew on the patio. 7227 N. High St., Worthington, 614-885-7437,


Looking for lighter, vegan or gluten-free options? ZPizza offerings like gluten-free crust, vegan cheese, organic tomato sauce and flatbread-like pizzas make it easy to indulge without going overboard. 945 N. High St., Short North, 614-299-3289; 5060 N. High St., Clintonville, 614-885-0101,

Mellow Mushroom

This psychedelic pizza joint prides itself on its extensive list of beers—about 35 on tap and more than 50 bottles—as much as its thick-crust, Southern-style pies. Beer lovers who try 90 brews will even get a personalized mug and happy-hour prices for life. 2170 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris, 614-885-6355; 6505 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, 614-389-5445,