Best of Columbus 2009

Best Pizza

From the 02/25/2009 edition

Massey's Pizza

Multiple locations


At this point it's a surprise when somebody besides Massey's is voted Best in Columbus. The longstanding local chain wins popularity contests with such regularity that it calls into question the conventional wisdom that there's no such thing as "Columbus-style pizza."

The signature style includes crust made from Guido Casa's cornmeal-infused dough recipe, copious amounts of toppings and fresh ground spices that get stuck to your fingertips. Sliced into unusually long slivers, the pies stand out for their look, feel and taste.

The Capital City has been gobbling that stuff up since 1949, when Romeo's, a little Italian joint in Whitehall, added pizza to its menu. Now there's a Massey's within a few minutes' drive no matter where you live in town. And based on the results of our poll, Massey's is as popular as ever with local pizza connoisseurs.

It may not be as famous as Chicago-style deep dish or New York's big, folded slices, but Massey's is distinctly Columbus and distinctly delicious.

Runners up: Donatos, Adriatico's New York Style