Top pizza choices in Cincinnati for takeout and dining in

A lot goes into choosing a pizza — even beyond the question of toppings. But whether you go for takeout or sit-down, thick crust or thin, sauced or bare, you want something delicious — particularly on National Pizza Day, Feb. 9.

Fortunately, Cincinnati boasts a number of quality pizza shops to satisfy your craving for a slice or a pie.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza outlets, using both Yelp data and our own blend of spices to produce a ranked list of the best places to venture — or to call — on National Pizza Day.

1. Forno Osteria + Bar

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Topping the list is Forno Osteria + Bar. Located at 3514 Erie Ave. in Hyde Park, the Italian restaurant and wine bar is the highest rated pizza spot in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 194 reviews on Yelp.

2. Incline Public House

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Next up is East Price Hill's Incline Public House, situated at 2601 W. Eighth St. With four stars out of 528 reviews on Yelp, the bar and New American spot has proven to be a local favorite for pizza.

3. Via Vite

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Central Business District's Via Vite, located at 520 Vine St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the upscale Italian restaurant four stars out of 492 reviews.

4. A Tavola Bar and Trattoria

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A Tavola Bar and Trattoria, an Italian spot  in Over-The-Rhine known for its pizzas and gelato, is another go-to, with four stars out of 488 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1220 Vine St. to see for yourself.

5. Dewey's Pizza

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Over in Clifton, check out Dewey's Pizza, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 125 reviews on Yelp. You can find the pizzeria, which offers gluten-free crusts and salads, at 265 Hosea Ave.