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Our Pizza
What goes into our pizza is what makes the difference.


Do you know the real story behind what makes Plus 1 Pizza taste so unique? We are a small, family-operated pizzeria. Staying a small family owned pizzeria enables us to be independent and free to constantly find and source only the best ingredients possible. This enables us to create new recipes for our customers using only the freshest ingredients.  

We're not a some franchise lackey or large corporate chain that is mandated to use ingredients based on how much they cost and profit margins. As a locally owned and family-operated pizzeria, we are free to purchase only the best ingredients. We don't have a corporate office, parent company, or franchiser telling us what pepperoni we can use (we carry 3 different types of pepperoni). We don't have a corporate accounting office trying to tell us how much cheese we're allowed to put on your pizza to meet profit margins. We don't have some CEO telling us to buy imported canned mushrooms because they're cheaper in an effort to make more money for the shareholders. No, we don't think so.  We use fresh cermini mushrooms for exceptional flavor and taste. 

We're family owned and operated and able to do what is best for our customers, we choose only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

We understand that if you’re going to build a masterpiece, you better start with all the best materials! Sauce made from fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, authentic Italian sausage, select pepperoni made from a special family recipe, premium Italian cheeses, and fresh crispy veggies; we specially select and source each ingredient that goes into our pizzas. Simply put, our pizza  is as great as the ingredients that go in it. 


Our dough is made fresh each morning in our kitchen. Ask any one you know who works at one of the big chain pizza shops in town, where their dough is made.  You'll soon learn that they won't be able to tell you, when or where it was made, because all they know is that their dough is delivered on a truck each week to save them money.  Ask anyone at Plus 1 Pizza, and they will tell you that our is dough made in-house each and every morning. 

Back in the early 50’s, when pizza first became popular in the United States, most pizza was made from dough that was prepared directly in the kitchen of the pizzeria. Today, many pizza shops and national chain pizza shops use dough that is mass-produced in a warehouse located thousands of miles away and then delivered to the pizzeria once or twice a week.

At Plus 1 Pizza, we don’t follow the crowd. We still make dough from scratch, fresh every morning in the back of our kitchens from the same homemade family recipe that has been handed down for over three generations. We use only the best spring wheat that money can buy. Sure, it costs more to make our dough this way, but it’s our way of giving you the freshest tasting, lightest texture, and most flavorful crust with every pizza we sell.

Dough lays the groundwork for our pizza. It’s where it all starts, so we make sure our dough is the best foundation for our homemade fresh made pizza.


Even the best chefs can’t prepare great pizza sauce from dehydrated tomato paste like some pizza companies use today. Plus 1 Pizza’s sauce is prepared from rich natural tomatoes packed fresh within hours after being picked from the vine. Plus 1 Pizza’s sauce is freshly prepared every morning with a secret blend of spices passed down over 38 years ago from father to son and finally to his grandchildren.

Family pride and quality tradition in the preparation of our pizza continues today and is our way to give our customers a pizza sauce prepared fresh daily from fresh-packed, natural tomatoes.


Great pizza starts with a great blend of premium Italian cheeses. Unlike some of our competitors who use frozen (most the big chain pizzas places use a frozen cheese) or artificial blends of cheeses to cut back on cost, Plus 1 Pizza uses only a premium blend of real Italian cheeses that is never frozen.

The result is a creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth taste that gets your taste buds working. One taste of our premium Italian cheese and you will agree that fresh is always better then frozen and real is better than artificial. Our cheese is the best money can buy and with one taste we think you’ll agree.


We don’t skip on toppings by using a bunch of meat fillers and paper-thin pepperoni slices like so many others; we only use premium meat toppings having a robust flavor. And, hey, we use real pepperoni. You might think that all pizzerias use real pepperoni, but some do not. Some use what is called sausage for pizza.

We only use fresh vegetables, cut daily by hand in our kitchens, the same way we’ve done it for over 38 years. By using only generous portions of quality meats and fresh vegetables is our way to bring you the best and freshest pizza in Athens.  Find out more about our service and making our customers smile.

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Athens 740-594-9494       Cambridge 740-439-1333      Byesville  740-685-1999      Coshocton  740-622-9300    Caldwell  740-732-551
Word Up... What People Say About Us

"This pizza has been perfect everytime, so absolutely delicious I would suggest the bold neopolitan pizza sauce on a thin crust with spicy pepperoni! So good!! Thank you Athens plus one pizza!" - Earl Wood

Earl Wood
Athens Ohio

“ I love their pizza..... I think they quite possibly have the best pizza I have ever had. Their sauce is a little sweeter which I love, and the crust is delicious as well.  Everything is always perfect when I order. Give them a shot, they might just become your new favorite.

Katie B. 
Athens Ohio

“This place is great. I left Athens for a while and moved back and was surprised to see it there. I decided to order from them to give them a try, and now I get them more than any other Athens pizza, they are affordable (unlike a certain place down the street), their staff is amazing, and I have never had a problem with my order (again...unlike that certain place down the street). There are plenty of pizza places in Athens, but most of them are either chains that you can find anywhere or that one place that sells novelty pizzas that cost an arm and a leg and seem more like absurd experiments than food. Also, if you sign up with Plus 1, you get all kinds of deals, they routinely e-mail me great deals. I don't really ever write reviews, but I like this place so much that I feel the least I can do is ...”

David Nabel
Athens Ohio

“Staff goes out of their way to help you out and make sure you are satisfied. New favorite pizza joint in Athens!”

Zach Schabel
Athens Ohio

 Pizza and wings were awesome. Staff were all friendly when I picked up my order. Glad you guys came to Athens.

Fran Cline
Athens Ohio

“Pizza sub was awesome! There was enough sauce, cheese, and meats to make the perfect sub. it wasn't too crispy, wasn't too dry, and it wasn't bare! Fantastic flavor, and an amazing job!”

Zach Sinclair
Athens Ohio

 We have done  pickup orders.....done when we get there and still hot, tastes great and exactly what we ordered. Please keep up the good work.

Amber Miller
Athens Ohio

I've had Plus 1 three times since they opened (twice delivery, once dine in). Everyone is super friendly and the food is delicious! The delivery times are also crazy reasonable (if you're ordering during the lunch and dinner rushes, don't expect to get it in 30 minutes, just saying). Each delivery I got was made in 30-45 minutes, and I love their online gps tracker. Keep supporting these awesome folks. They may be a little green, but they're soon to be a local favorite!

 Katey Burgess
Athens Ohio

Friendly people and GREAT food. Best Pizza Sauce in Athens Hands Down!  You guys do a great job. You're making the other pizza places look really bad...

David White
Athens Ohio