Unlocking Pizza Bliss in the Heart of Ostrander, Ohio
Ostrander, Ohio – Nestled on Main Street, just a mile down the road off U.S. 36, is a quaint little pizza shop that goes by the name of Leb’s Pizza House. This was my first time trying Leb’s Pizza House, as you step inside, you’re immediately greeted by an ambiance reminiscent of a modern-day pub, complete with a dart board, a pool table, cozy booth seating, and a bustling bar area. However, it’s the unique touches that set Leb’s apart from the rest.
How it began, from Clyde to Ostrander
According to their website, Leb’s Pizza House originated from Thomas Leber’s original Pizza House in Clyde, Ohio. Erik Leber, his son, acquired a deep understanding and passion for pizza through his father’s tutelage. Inspired by this upbringing, Erik established Leb’s Pizza House in Ostrander, Ohio in 2008. Since then, it has become a go to local establishment known for its exceptional pizzas and commitment to community service.
Tell us about the atmosphere!
One noticeable feature that catches the eye as you walk in is a series of four cornhole boards hanging on the back wall, arranged to spell out L E B S. It turns out that Leb’s is no stranger to indoor cornhole tournaments, which adds an exciting and interactive element to the dining experience. But that’s not the only thing that sets this place apart, we will get back to the cornhole later.
Starting the “Certified Chefs” young….
As you cross in to the main dining room / bar area, you can’t help but notice the multiple signs adorning the dining room that proudly proclaim “Leb’s Pizza House: Certified Chefs.” Signed by various names, these signs piqued my curiosity and I had to ask about them.
The owner of Leb’s Pizza House, Erik Lebner, explained with a twinkle in his eye that once a year, he invites kindergartners from the local Buckeye Valley Elementary School to learn about the intricacies of the pizza-making process and the importance of the supply chain. As a delightful finale to their educational session, the children are given the opportunity to create their very own pizzas, which they eagerly devour for lunch. This heartwarming tradition not only demonstrates Leb’s commitment to fostering community connections but also showcases their dedication to educating the younger generation.
The Ostrander Community
This commitment to community is further evident in the numerous photos and trophies of local sports teams that adorn the walls. Leb’s Pizza House has been a generous sponsor over the years, supporting and celebrating the achievements of local athletes. It’s clear that this establishment goes above and beyond to foster a sense of belonging and togetherness.
Now, let’s delve into the heart of the matter—the pizza itself.
I opted for a small pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, onion, and pineapple, with an extra helping of sauce. As a personal preference, I appreciate when the toppings are nestled beneath the cheese, and Leb’s Pizza House delivers exactly that.
The crust, a crucial component of any good pizza, was nothing short of perfection. It boasted a golden-brown hue and possessed just the right amount of crispness, without being overly soggy or requiring the use of two hands to manage. The toppings were generously applied, ensuring that every bite was bursting with flavor.
Speaking of flavors, Leb’s Pizza House takes pride in its signature sauce. According to their website, the Leber family secret pizza sauce recipe has been passed down since 1973. Slow-cooked with key ingredients to lock in flavor, this sauce remains unchanged because, as they say, you just don’t change perfection. The sauce on our pizza certainly lived up to its reputation—tasty, tangy, and complementing the toppings flawlessly. As the saying goes, “you don’t fix what isn’t broken.”
So how did the peperoni, sausage, onion and pineapple taste?
The toppings were ample, satisfying my stringent desire for toppings in each bite. The pepperoni was savory and with just the right kick, while the sausage brought a rich and hearty element to the pizza. The onion were expertly spread across the pizza, balancing out the other ingredients perfectly. And then there’s the pineapple—a divisive topping that often sparks debates among pizza enthusiasts. At Leb’s Pizza House, the pineapple did the job for me. Its natural sweetness harmonized with the other toppings, creating a delightful burst of flavor that added a unique twist to the pizza.
At just over $13, my pizza provided exceptional value for the money. When it comes to evaluating the individual components, Leb’s Pizza House shines in every category. The crust thickness, texture, and flavor all deserve a resounding 10. The sauce delivers a perfect trifecta of flavor, consistency, and seasoning, once again earning a perfect 10. The cheese exudes a delightful taste and melts flawlessly!
What else is on the menu?
While their delectable pizzas steal the show, Leb’s menu offers a variety of sides and starters to complement your meal. From loaded French fries to fresh salads, chicken wings to tantalizing subs, and even satisfying pasta dishes, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. Not to mention, Leb’s boasts an impressive selection of specialty pizzas, including the tempting BLT pizza that I can’t wait to try on my next visit.
Events that enhance the pizza!
Leb’s Pizza House isn’t just known for serving delicious pizza; they also go the extra mile in bringing the community together with an array of exciting events. Whether you’re a fan of karaoke, poker, Euchre, or looking for a creative outlet, Leb’s has got you covered.
Karaoke Nights: Unleash your vocal talents and sing your heart out with friends at Leb’s lively Karaoke Nights. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and have a blast.
Poker Tournaments: If you’re feeling lucky, join Leb’s Poker Tournaments for thrilling gameplay and a chance to support local charities. Enjoy the excitement of the game while making a positive impact.
Euchre Rounds: Whether you come with a partner or meet new friends at the event, Leb’s Euchre Rounds are perfect for those who enjoy a friendly card game. Join in on the fun and show off your skills. (Anyone want to be my partner?)
Paint Nights: Tap into your creativity and become an artist for the night at Leb’s Paint Nights. Guided by talented instructors, these events provide a unique artistic experience for everyone to enjoy.
Indoor Cornhole: Even during the colder months, the fun continues at Leb’s Pizza House with Indoor Cornhole. Gather your friends and test your skills in this popular game.
Name That Tune: Challenge your music knowledge at Leb’s entertaining Name That Tune event. Put your ears to the test and see if you can guess the songs correctly.
Live Music Nights: For music enthusiasts, Leb’s Live Music nights feature talented solo artists, duos, and full bands performing an impressive range of top hits from the past and present. Get ready to groove to the rhythm and enjoy the fantastic performances.
This is just another way I think Lebs Pizza House shows their dedication to being an integral part of the community, and that’s why they host these complementary events.
Make sure to stay updated on their Facebook Fanpage or website for upcoming event dates and details, so you can join in on the fun.
Hours, location, and how to reach Lebs Pizza House.
Leb’s Pizza House operates during convenient hours throughout the week, ensuring that pizza aficionados can satisfy their cravings almost any day. Whether you’re swinging by after work for a late-night slice or enjoying a leisurely Saturday lunch, Leb’s is ready to serve you.
Hours of Operation Monday: 5pm-10pm Tuesday: 4:30pm-10pm Wednesday: 4:30pm-10pm Thursday: 4:30pm-10pm Friday: :30pm-11pm Saturday: 12pm-11pm Sunday: CLOSED
Located at 17 South Main Street in Ostrander, Ohio, Leb’s Pizza House is easily accessible for both locals and visitors alike. To get in touch or place an order, you can reach them at 740-666-2213 or email [email protected]. For more information about their story, menu, and more, be sure to visit their website at http://www.lebspizzahouse.com.
Really, Lebs Pizza House is a MUST STOP PIZZA SHOP!
In a world where pizza choices abound, Leb’s Pizza House stands out as a beacon of quality, community, and culinary expertise in Ostrander. So, the next time you’re hankering for a slice of pizza perfection, don’t hesitate to turn to Leb’s. I, for one, am eagerly anticipating my return to indulge in their tantalizing BLT specialty pizza. It is well worth the drive from wherever you are in Delaware County!