DeFelice Bros. Pizza! Best Pizza Around Best Handmade Pizza in the US! Voted best pizza in the Ohio Valley! Find a DeFelice Location Near you!

DeFelice Bros Pizza, Inc. was started in September of 1982 in a small building in Shadyside, Ohio. It began as a proprietorship under the direction of Dominic B. DeFelice and has progressively grown into a small corporation. Brother, T.J., Mother Ada (deceased) and Father Tony Sr. have assisted in the initiation and growth of the business.

DeFelice Bros Pizza, Inc. originally had four employees at the Shadyside location. We now have operations in both Ohio and West Virginia with a staff of over fifty (50) employees. Our continuing desire to expand and grow incorporates the addition of more company owned stores and the sale of franchises.

DeFelice Bros Pizza, Inc. has always maintained a strong commitment to quality, consistency, cleanliness and an outstanding devotion to its customers. All of the original recipes were family oriented and have been adapted to the needs of the business and the customer; however, we are consistently challenging our products by experimenting, testing and developing new ones.



  • Opened first store in September, 1982 in Shadyside, OH.
  • Opened first franchise in 1997 in Wintersville, OH, with John Meszaros
  • There are currently 11 stores open; 3 company stores and 8 franchises
  • The newest store was the Columbus, OH store in March 2005
  • 1990 won first place in Cleveland Pizza Bake Off competition in Cleveland, OH
  • 1991 won first place in Cleveland Pizza Bake Off competition in Cleveland, OH
  • 2003 won 3rd place in North American Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus, OH
  • 2005 won 1st place in North America Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus, OH
  • 2005 won "Best in the USA" in World Pizza Championship in Sallsomaggiore, Italy
  • 2009 won 2nd place in North American Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus, OH
  • 2010 won 2nd place in North American Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus, OH

Fresh. Everyday. We make the dough that is the foundation our special, oven-fried pizza. This happens at every DeFelice store and the dough is NEVER frozen.

We add the sauce and bake the pizza once and then add the toppings and bake it a second time so that it comes out perfect. We have found that this is the only way to produce our pizza properly and we hope you agree.

And the toppings that we put on your pizza? They are cut fresh daily from the freshest ingredients, the only way we know how to make your pizza the one "Worth Going After".