Chain Gang: Our Favorite Regional And National Pizzas

The Queen City has a plethora of regional and national chain pizza joints to choose from. Which one reigns supreme?
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The Queen City has a plethora of regional and national chain pizza joints to choose from. Which one reigns supreme? Our pepperoni rating scale has the details.

Dewey’s

Our fave of the local chain pizza joints, Dewey’s stays packed with families looking for creative options to satisfy even the smallest pizza eater. The best white sauce in town, hands down. Multiple locations, deweyspizza.com

LaRosa’s

This locally owned pizzeria has been serving up pies and other Italian favorites in the tri-state for nearly 70 years, making it a hometown favorite, especially with native Cincinnatians. They’re sweet on that sweet pizza sauce! Multiple locations, larosas.com

Goodfellas

With 10 locations in four states, this Lexington-based chain can calm your pizza cravings while bar hopping. Walk up to the window and leave with a New York–style slice before imbibing your next drink. 6099 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, (513) 351-0592; 1211 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-3625, goodfellaspizzeria.com

Pieology Pizzeria

This California import (with around 120 locations across the country) is known for its creatively topped oven-fired pizzas. The dairy- and gluten-free options are popular. 128 W. McMillan St., Ste. #154, Clifton Heights, (513) 547-3863, pieology.com

Jet’s

With more than 40 years in the pizza business and locations in 21 states, this chain is primarily known for its Detroit-style pies, made with a proprietary blend of milled flour in signature steel pans. Multiple locations, jetspizza.com

MOD Pizza

Fast casual pies at fast casual prices, MOD is known for its build-your-own pizzas (think Chipotle) with more than 40 toppings and eight sauces to choose from. 3208 Vandercar Way, Oakley, (513) 351-0064; 7240 Outfitters Way, West Chester, (513) 755-0678, modpizza.com

Pies and Pints

This spot—which has more than 20 specialty pies, like grape and gorgonzola and street corn—has 14 locations in five states. 5901 E. Galbraith Rd., Kenwood, (513) 793-7437; 7621 Gibson St., Liberty Twp., (513) 755-7437, piesandpints.net

Marco’s

Using the same sauce recipe since 1978, this joint is on par with many national chains: middle- of-the-road ’za for a reasonable price. Multiple locations, marcos.com

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