Pi Pizzeria closes downtown Cincinnati restaurant

Pi Pizzeria closes downtown Cincinnati restaurant
Posted at 9:41 AM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 12:56:39-04

CINCINNATI -- Pi Pizzeria closed its downtown Cincinnati location sometime this weekend.

The pizzeria -- known for thin crust pizza and a deep dish cornmeal crust -- opened its location at Sixth and Main in 2014. In Cincinnati only, it offered a Chili Pi-Way, topped with Cincinnati-style chili, goetta and onions.

The restaurant was open for business on Friday; on Sunday, a sign on the door said the restaurant has closed. The chain's website no longer lists a Cincinnati location -- only locations in the Washington D.C. and St. Louis areas remain.

On May 25, just after a reporter for The Guardian was body-slammed by a Montana lawmaker, Pi announced via Twitter that it would give free pizza to journalists at all restaurant locations. A tweet from the Cincinnati location said it gave away more than 500 free pizzas that day.

WCPO has reached out to the restaurant's staff for comment.