Learn about the origins of Columbus-style pizza and where to grab a slice

The edge-to-edge toppings on thin crust date back to 1949 and you can follow a trail to find spots offering Columbus-style slices throughout the city.

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Massey’s is credited as one of the first Columbus-style pizza spots in CBUS. | Photo by @masseyspizza

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Whenever we ask about the top pizza spots in CBUS, our readers and followers always deliver. So, we decided to take your passion for pizza a step further and slice up details on Columbus-style pizza.

What is Columbus-style pizza?

While most people are familiar with New York or Chicago-style pizza, our very own Columbus-style is an ultra thin, crispy crust with toppings that go all the way to the edges. Think: Donatos with its thin, circular pie with square cuts.

Who invented Columbus-style pizza?

Brothers Dan and Jim Massucci, who opened Massey’s, and Romeo Siri, who opened Romeo’s Italian Restaurant, are often credited for creating Columbus-style pizza back in 1949. To this day, Massey’s Pizza still operates in nearly every Columbus suburb including Hilliard, Dublin, Gahanna, Powell, and Westerville.

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Donatos was founded in Columbus in 1963 and is one of the most recognizable pizzerias offering Columbus-style. | Photo by @donatospizza

Where else can I find Columbus-style slices?

Experience Columbus has mapped out some top spots and created a Columbus-style Pizza Trail. Use a free digital pass to check in at spots like Antolino’s Pizza, Grandad’s Pizza, and Vick’s Gourmet Pizza. Earn prizes for checking into the different spots, including a stainless-steel pizza cutter and hot pad when you visit each location on the trail within a year.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Are you a fan of the Columbus-style slices? If so, where’s your go-to spot? Fill us in.

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