'Cincinnati' on Serious Eats

Openings: A Tavola Pizza, Cincinnati

[Photograph: A Tavola's Facebook] The wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pizza wave continues to sweep the U.S. Last week, we touched on the opening of Boulder, Colorado's Pizzeria Locale (officially opened as of Tuesday), which had a Stefano Ferrara oven shipped over from Italy. This week, we've gotten word that A Tavola Pizza in Cincinnati just took shipment on its Ferrara-built oven yesterday. That's the bad boy being forklifted off the tractor-trailer in the photo above.... More

LaRosa's: A Tradition Cincinnatians Should Not Be Proud Of

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, checks in with another piece of intel from the road, this time in Cincinnati. —The Mgmt. Photographs by Andrew Stamm LaRosa’s Pizzeria 417 Madison Road, Covington KY 41011 (map); 773-275-7080‎; larosas.com Pizza Style: Traditional (thin), hand-tossed (medium), and crispy pan (thick) Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: Popular Cincinnati chain's success is baffling, as this is just not good pizza Price: Large thin crust, one topping, $14.04; large focaccia-style pie, $17.14. As with religion and sports teams, I think it’s safe to say that most people are loyal to the type of... More

Dewey's; Cincinnati

Dewey's Pizza (four locations) 3814 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45227 [map]; 513-731-7755 265 Hosea Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220 [map]; 513-221-0400 300 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 [map]; 513-352-0032 11338 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45249 [map]; 513-247-9955 Words and Photographs by Steve F. | This transplant from the East Coast says, "Cincinnati is a ghost town for pizza." Ask the locals, and they'll vehemently disagree—because they grew up with their favorite pizza chains, such as LaRosa's and Donato's. These local chains offer pizza that is one step above microwaveable pizza. Simply put, it's junk. However, if you really explore Cincinnati, there... More

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