The Top 5 Pizza Places In and Around Ashley, Ohio
Crispy crust, tangy sauce, melt-in-your-mouth cheese — we’re hungry just thinking about it!
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It’s a classic question: If you could only eat one food, any food, for the rest of your life, what would it be? If you’re like 21% of Americans, according to The Harris Poll, your answer to that question would be pizza.
Pizza is such a popular people-pleaser that about 13% of the US population is eating pizza on any given day. No matter where you go in the States, you’re bound to find somewhere nearby to grab a slice. This includes the wonderful town of Ashley, Ohio!
There is an abundance of restaurants serving hot and delicious pizza in and around Ashley. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best:
- Gibeyes Pizza & Pub
- Long Branch Pizza
- Rusted Nail Grill & Tavern
- Mohio Pizza
- Amato’s Woodfired Pizza
Read on for more info about what makes each of these pizza places extra special!
Gibeye’s Pizza & Pub
8 W High Street | Ashley | gibeyespizzatheashley.com
Located right in the heart of Ashley, Ohio, Gibeye’s Pizza & Pub is a staple for locals and visitors alike. Many Ashley residents report that they are regulars at Gibeye’s, stopping by for a bite once a week or even more. The result is a friendly atmosphere of both staff and patrons who are happy to make conversation.
Gibeye’s is a perfect place to grab a slice of pizza no matter how many mouths you need to feed — sizes range all the way from a personal six-inch pie for solo diners to an extra-large sixteen-inch pie for family gatherings.
The available toppings are just as varied, as meat-lovers can enjoy pepperoni and sausage — both either spicy or non-spicy — as well as ham and bacon, with thirteen additional veggie-based toppings available, on their build-your-own pies. As for specialty pizzas, one of Gibeye’s most popular combinations is their garlic sauce, bacon, chicken, onion, and ranch dressing pizza.
If you’re serving a larger group and not everyone is in the mood for pizza, Gibeye’s could still be right for you. Gibeye’s Pizza is partnered with the Ashley Watering Hole, which serves sandwiches (such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches), salads, stromboli, wings, and a variety of appetizers.
Gibeye’s and the Ashley Watering Hole sell wine and beer at the bar, and have Happy Hour specials. There are multiple televisions for watching sports and other entertainment. Some Ashley residents have lovingly described the restaurant’s atmosphere as having a local dive bar vibe, though it is still a family-friendly and clean establishment.
“Great pizza every time! I'm a pizza lover from way back and was pleased to find this great local gem when I moved to the area. Reasonably priced and quality ingredients - very happy to recommend.” - Yelp Review
Long Branch Pizza
114 E High Street | Ashley
If you’re sick and tired of eating the same cheese and pepperoni pizzas over and over again, Long Branch Pizza in Ashley, Ohio has the pies for you. Their specialties include unique topping combinations that you won’t find everywhere, like their Taco Pizza (taco meat, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sauce on the side) or their Founders Combo (bacon, mushrooms, cheddar, mozzarella, and grated Romano), amongst others.
Of course, for those who believe you can’t beat the classics, more old-fashioned options like Old World Style (their take on a pepperoni pizza) and The Big Cheese (pretty self-explanatory!) are still available for your enjoyment.
Even those who aren’t into pizza at all will find something at Long Branch. They serve a wide variety of sub sandwiches — including a Pizza Sub — and they have chef salad as well as taco salad. The taco salad in particular is very popular amongst regulars! Even their sides are to die for, with garlic breadsticks that could put Olive Garden to shame.
This is not the kind of place where you want to fill up on so much delicious pizza that you’re forced to skip dessert. Ashley residents rave about Long Branch Pizza’s desserts, especially their carrot cake and cheesecakes. There’s no better way to finish off a savory meal than with a sweet snack!
“Ok, what's hiding out in the countryside just north of Columbus? Well, I'll tell you. Just the most delicious pizza spot you get your saucy lil hands on. Did you hear it? The key word... sauce. This place is making the best Za smack dab between the powerhouses of NYC and Chicago. Do they follow either of those? No! They're making it their own way there. Ohio style!” - Yelp Review
Rusted Nail Grill & Tavern
115 E High Street | Ashley | rustednailtavern.com
Rusted Nail is a combination grill and tavern with a modern design and fun, exciting energy. During the day, the restaurant is a family-friendly spot for lunch or dinner, serving great food in a friendly atmosphere that everyone will love.
Rusted Nail’s pizza comes in one 12” size, perfect for serving two or three people (or just one — when it comes to pizza this good, we don’t judge!). Their variety of toppings is wide to say the least, including rare options like fried chicken, smoked pork, and pickle chips. Of course, the classics are available too.
One of Rusted Nail’s six signature pizzas, RN’s Deluxe, is marked on the menu as a customer favorite. It features pepperoni, salami, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon, red onions, black olives, marinara sauce, and mozzarella and provolone cheese!
There are many other options on the menu in addition to pizza. Classic pub food favorites include nachos, wings, burgers, wraps, and quesadillas. For kids 12 and under, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, and beef sliders are available.
Later in the night, Rusted Nail is the perfect place for adults to come together for a night out of fun. This is a favorite spot for Ashley, Ohio residents to grab a slice of pizza, enjoy a cold beer, and catch up with all of their friends and neighbors who are also stopping by for a bite. It’s easy and fun to get together with friends at Rusted Nail to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy some live music and entertainment, or watch the big game on one of their many televisions.
Rusted Nail features many special discounts that are listed on their website’s calendar, including happy hour specials as well as half-off pizzas on Mondays!
“Awesome bar for a tiny little town. They have great pub food at a good price. The beer is cold and the staff is friendly. The atmosphere is very laid back. They have live music at night and in the summer they open up the patio and it is seriously a great spot for some outdoor drinking. Two bars, inside and outside. This is a perfect place to party with friends, watch some football, or chill and do some day drinking.” - Google Reviews
Mohio Pizza Co.
25 N Sandusky Street | Delaware | mohiopizzaco.com
Though there are a handful of other items on the menu — two salads, two sandwiches, and two appetizers — Mohio makes it clear that you should be here for the pizza, with seven red pizzas and three white pizzas available. Their artisanal pies are bound to impress even the pickiest of critics.
Quality ingredients are quintessential in making quality pizza. Mohio knows this, which is why they hand-make their dough each and every morning. The Mohio dough recipe was perfected over nearly a decade by the owner. For an extra fee, gluten-sensitive pizza lovers can order a pie with gluten-free crust!
They put the same effort into the preparation of their sauces and toppings, using fresh ingredients and preparing them from scratch. Some of these toppings are particularly unique and authentically Italian, like soppressata, mortadella, capocolla, and pistachio pesto.
Mohio Pizza Co. is located in the heart of historic downtown Delaware, Ohio, just under 15 minutes south of Ashley by car. This drive is a small price to pay for the amazing food you’ll eat when you get there. Plus, while you’re in town, you can check out all that downtown Delaware’s has to offer!
“We absolutely love Mohio and have been enjoying their excellent food and service since they opened. Their pizza is the best we’ve ever had - we cannot think of a single thing on the menu that we didn’t rave about afterwards. We’re constantly recommending this place to friends and family and look forward to every visit!” - Google Reviews
Amato’s Woodfired Pizza
6 S Sandusky Street | Delaware | amatoswoodfiredpizza.com
Amato’s Woodfired Pizza has two locations, both of which are quite close to Ashley, Ohio. One is about fifteen minutes away in downtown Delaware, and the other is slightly further away in Mount Vernon. But don’t let a little extra commute scare you away from this special pizza place — you’ll really be missing out if you don’t try Amato’s!
Amato’s Woodfired Pizza is very proud to have a 90% scratch kitchen. They use all fresh and natural ingredients in their pizzas, create their own salad dressings and sauces, and top their pizzas and salads with produce from local farms. Each pie is hand-tossed and made to order in a woodfired oven, giving their pizzas a beautiful crispy crust.
In addition to the incredibly wide variety of create-your-own pizza options, Amato’s has nearly twenty specialty pizzas, from basic favorites such as the Margherita to signature dishes like the Cherry Bomb and the Barcelona. Crust options include eight- or twelve-inch wheat doughs and twelve-inch gluten-free cauliflower crust.
The rest of Amato’s menu stays true to the Italian roots of pizza. A wide assortment of pasta dishes are offered, as well as appetizers such as pesto bread, meatballs, antipasto, and bruschetta. Salads are offered for the more health-conscious, and sub sandwiches are also available.
In addition to their delicious foods, Amato’s carries beer and wine. This includes more than a dozen craft beers, many of which are hard to find at just any bar!
The woodfire oven used to cook Amato’s pizzas keeps the restaurant warm and cozy during the cold winter months. During the summer, both indoor and outdoor patio seating are available.
“Our first experience eating here was to say the least absolutely wonderful. My wife and I each had a different pizza and both were to perfection. Thin slightly sweet, wood fired crust with a very pleasing sauce and fresh mozzarella, delicious… Overall great experience. Plan on returning soon.” - Yelp Review
Let’s face it: when you’re trying to find somewhere for the whole family or friend group to eat, it can be hard to figure out an option that pleases everyone. Except, of course, when that option is pizza. Between the crispy crust, tangy sauce, and melt-in-your-mouth cheese, what’s not to love
The next time you’re in the Ashley, Ohio area, consider checking out one of these pizza places. Whether it’s right on Ashley’s main road, High Street, or just a short drive away, you’ll be glad you took our advice.
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