5118 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Dayton Ohio has a variety of local pizza places, and several of the biggest chains have a lot of local exposure. Cassano’s, toting itself as the Pizza King, is definitely one of those. The recipes, inspired by Vic Cassano and his family, here you will find thin crust pizza, subs, bar food and lots of love from the locals. In each of the smattering of locations around the Miami Valley, you’ll find a spot where the food comes pretty quickly and there’s a small dining room to enjoy it, but much of the business is done to-go. I like the things that I try here, this makes for a pretty good experience of inexpensive, comfort food that screams Dayton.
The menu largely consists of pizza, sandwiches, and generally pretty cheap finger food. Some of the things worth trying:
- Pizza: popularly known as the Dayton style pizza, this thin crust Crunches on bottom and is absolutely loaded with toppings. Giving a try to the supreme option as well as a one topping alternative, overall the pizza can get a little bit salty sometimes, but it’s still very satisfying.
- Wings: The bone in and boneless varieties feature about half a dozen different sauces all of which are pretty typical. Very sweet, generally kind of spicy, a barbecue and an Asian variety among them. Pretty good finger food especially if you’re sharing with a group of people.
- Cassini: A sort of Italian flatbread sandwich, these come in a few types, mostly what you’d think of as an American sandwich. A hamburger, a cheeseburger, Italian sub, each with a crispy flatbread on the outside and packed with flavor on the inside. The Italian option has some real flavor, but a ton of mayo too.
The restaurants are pretty casual, and the location itself has a place to sit, but most people like to take the food for delivery — and between all of the location, this place serves most of Dayton. People inside are pretty friendly, the food comes very quickly, and the prices are pretty cheap. This spot isn’t out to reinvent the wheel — Dayton style pizza is nothing if not to the point! But it tends to be a crowd pleaser, so the locals swear by it.
Local chains in Dayton have a lot of affection. Locals dive into them, and there is a great deal of charm with this one. You don’t go 60 years without it. Worth a try!
- There are enormous pizzas (say 30-inch “party pizza”) and these tend to be pretty popular for big, big groups. That square-cut makes for a wonderful group option.
- There are sandwiches and calzones and wings and other things if you’re looking for something other than pizza. Good too.
- The company has a texting service that sends you weekly deals if you become a serious regular.