Purveying pizzas and subs is a family affair for the friendly staffers at Flyers, who have been offering patrons saucy circulars and savory sandwiches since 1976. Like the devastating barrage of cake and ice cream that the Air Force drops on other countries during their birthday, The Bomber signature pizza bombards unsuspecting tasters with palatable flavors, particularly its combination of provolone cheese, mushroom, green peppers, and a gathering of meats ($7.99 for stromboli, $13.99 for 11"; $17.49 for 13"; $19.99 for 15"). Peruse pizza and sandwich options here.
PaPa Joe’s menu (varies slightly between locations) specializes in replacing stomach voids with satisfying subs and tasty pizzas. Start with an eight-piece arrangement of wings ($4.95) whose sauces are kept secret unless you can guess your server’s middle name and favorite Muppet. After an antipasto salad ($6) spiced up with pepperoni, mushrooms, salami, tomatoes, and non-faux cheese, procure a personal seven-inch pizza ($4.25) with a topping of your choice. Or give your body’s gas tank a fright with one of PaPa Joe’s famous two-foot monster pizzas ($32.95 with one topping). You can also add extra summer to your summer by gargling a 10-inch Hawaiian pizza ($11.95)—which includes ham, bacon, black olives, and pineapple chunks—or sample all nine inches of the popular non-pizza, the richboy sub ($5.50+), served with ham, salami, peppers, and mozzarella.
After working at several of central Ohio's premier bakeries, Bryan Tyler decided that if he had his own, he would always prize high-quality ingredients over speed or corner-cutting for the sake of expansion. So, he did just that. At Tyler's Pizzeria & Bakery, he curates ingredients grown without the use of GMOs, herbicides, or pesticides from local purveyors such as Millersburg's Stutzman Farms and Wooster's Hartzler Family Dairy. In fact, come summer and fall, he even grows his own veggies and herbs in raised gardens outside the bakery without the help of the Jolly Green Giant.
These ingredients form the building blocks for a diverse menu of baked goods. In the morning, customers line up for cheese danishes and pumpkin turnovers; by afternoon, they're clamoring for pepperoni rolls and cornish pastys.
Bryan's kitchen is also home to a wood-burning oven, in which he prepares specialty pizzas. These, too, boast quality ingredients?hand-grated cheese, housemade tomato sauce, and organic-flour dough. Like the rest of his menu, the pies are both savory and sweet?the Oktoberfeast is topped with ham and sauerkraut and Grannie's cranapple dessert pizza is built upon cinnamon-roll filling.
Marco's Pizza founder Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco began helping out at his family?s pizzeria when he was just a boy. The eatery provided a taste of home to the Giammarco clan, who moved to the United States from Italy when Pat was 9 years old. Together with his father, young Pat learned the secrets to creating exceptional pizza sauce: three types of vine-ripened tomatoes and spices that can only be imported from Italy or the moon.
The perfected sauce recipe continues to guide Pat?s kitchen operations?although, these days he has considerably more help. Marco's Pizza has 350 locations in more than half the states as well as in the Bahamas, each store tossing fresh pizza dough daily before sprinkling on a trio of fresh, never-frozen cheeses.
An outdoor patio makes dining al fresco at Pie's Gourmet Pizza Bistro a treat in warm weather. But should the rains drive guests inside, they'll find a pleasant scene there, too. The owners recently renovated the century-old home in which the restaurant is situated, putting a high polish on its rustic wood counters and arches. The food is even fresher than the renovations, a nice blend of signature pies such as chicken pesto and margherita rest upon a gourmet sourdough crust; and other housemade, locally-sourced delights such as ravioli and fried mozzarella. Items such as gourmet burgers, steak, and baked scallops round out the menu. For dessert, patrons dine on homemade ice cream.
Expert pie tossing and fresh ingredients catapult Romeo’s Pizza into the upper echelons of dough-centric fare. The menu's resident pizzas—ranging from 9-inch bundles of joy ($7.99+ plus $1.50/topping) to full-sheet behemoths ($24.99+ plus $4/topping) perfect for parties with enough space to compose an entire ode to a birthday boy or girl—can be custom-constructed with any combination of six sauces and more than 20 toppings. Patrons preferring demolition without construction can choose one of Romeo’s specialty pies, including Dante’s Peak, a mouth-wowing mountain of sausage, banana peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pepperoni ($15.99 for 12") that fearlessly scales the heights of flavor without recourse to sauce sherpas or pepperoni pack mules. Subs, wings, and crusty-gooey strombolis and calzones ($7.99) further douse the flames of hunger in savory sauces and cheese.