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