When it comes to Brick Oven Pizza, few spots go as unnoticed as Stong’s Brick Oven. Located less than a block away from the levee, it’s never too far away when you’re having a night on the town. Instead of giving in to all of that processed sh*t you may be used to, Strong’s takes pride in the fact that they use all-natural ingredients in their pizzas. Not only that, but they have a ridiculous amount of options and varieties to satisfy your pizza cravings, whatever they may be. When you go there, make sure to try the Quattro Formaggi. Piled with Mozzarella, Ricotta, Asiago, and Parmesan cheeses, it’s sure to satisfy if you love your pizza extra cheesy. Or you could just go with our personal favorite with sausage and pepperoni. It always satisfies.
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Damn, this pizza is too good for words. We’re writers, though, so we’ll do our best… ermahgerd, pehrzza. Just kidding, we can do better than that. Newport Pizza Co. is one of those places that’s near and dear to the hearts of the NKY, but few talk about it outside of when people bring up the best pizza in Cincinnati. They have everything from the classics to the Cincinnatus, which is topped with Cincinnati Chili (yes, you read that correctly) Cheddar Cheese, and Sour Cream. Oh, and it’s amazing. You gotta respect a place that combines two of your favorite things. They’re definitely known for their originality and creativity with their Specialty Pizzas, so don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when you take them on.
What a behemoth… how do they even make a pizza this big, anyway?! That’s all we could think when we first laid eyes on the pizza that many have chosen to take on as a Food Challenge. You and a friend will have ten minutes to scarf down a pizza that’s right around two feet across. Don’t worry, though. We won’t judge if you fail, but you will have to pay a hefty price if you don’t succeed. Hey, at least the pizza is high-quality. Maybe you’ll even say forget about the challenge just to savor each bite. If you’re going to do it, though, make sure you get the lightest toppings possible. You’ll be regretting it if you decide to load it down with meat.
4. Pasquales Pizza
Pasquales has been a staple of Northern Kentucky for quite a few decades now, and it definitely has a lot to do with being a huge part of the community. Sticking with their family recipe, they’ve managed to wrangle in tons of pizza and hoagie lovers alike. To us, what really makes their pizza is that spicy, zesty sauce. Yeah, it’s rare that a sauce can win you over with a place, but Pasquales has done just that. Sure, the toppings are excellent too, but our favorite will always be a simple cheese pizza, loaded with extra sauce. Yeah, it’s that good…
5. Pomodori’s Pizza
It’s easy to lose Pomodori’s in the fast-paced world of Clifton, but, make no mistake, you’re missing out if you haven’t stopped in at least once in the past few years. You could say that every pizza joint in Clifton has its own unique style, but you won’t find another place near UC that makes Brick Oven Pizza like this. That goes without saying that their deals are ridiculous, too. Who knew that you could get such great deals for this kind of quality? Well, we do now, and there’s no way we’re going back to crappy pizza chains ever again! When you stop in, make sure you go on Wednesday. They have a deal where your second Woodfire Pizza is half off after you buy the first. You have too go with the Shrimp Asparagus Pizza. It’s unique, but still absolutely amazing.
Sure, you’re probably fantasizing about everything else on their menu, but you really need to consider the pizza. This pizza is even underrated on the menu, let alone the rest of the city. When they say “Artisinal Pizza,” they mean it. These all-natural creations feature everything from veal to Fennel Pollen on them, and it’s always so fresh. Literally the freshest pizza we’ve ever had, in fact. Maybe they pamper the cows they get the cheese from, but ooooh weeee. Plus they put this amazing Olive Oil on there… serioously, just try the Margherita. Prepare to have your mind blown.
Speaking of restaurants where pizza gets overlooked on the menu, another prime example is that at Teller’s. Sure, you know them for their delicious, high-profile meals, but you really should give the pizza a try, even if you’ve got your mind set on something else. If you’re looking for something classic, go with the Florentine. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, though, you absolutely have to try the Duck and Brie Pizza. It even has apples on it! Okay, it sounds interesting at first, but you sometimes have to venture off of the beaten path to find something truly impressive, and that’s definitely the case here.