They may not be unique to Columbus, but these small chains turn out some good pizza: Dewey's Pizza, Pies & Pints, ZPizza & Mellow Mushroom

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, deweyspizza.com

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, piesandpints.net

ZPizza

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,zpizza.com

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, mellowmushroom.com