Lorobi’s Pizza — A delicious slice of Gallia County
Gallipolis staple voted Best Pizzain 2013 Ohio Valley Reader’s Choice Awards
by By Callie Lyons Special to the Sunday Times-Sentinel GDTnews@civitasmedia.com
GALLIPOLIS — There’s no pizza quite like Lorobi’s — just ask their thousands of fans from all over the country.
Lorobi’s, with locations downtown and in the Silver Bridge Plaza, was voted the Best Pizza in Gallia, Meigs and Mason Counties in this newspaper’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards.
Serving from the same location for more than 40 years, Lorobi’s features a menu resplendent with pizza, salads and sandwiches.
The operation is the result of a mother/daughter partnership between Deloris Hart and Dreama Matovich.
“We do everything by hand here,” Matovich explained.
Shredding their own cheese, making sausage, and mixing up fresh dough are all part of the process. All the sauces are homemade, too, and with the freshest ingredients.
“I use local produce as often as I can,” Matovich said.
Since the eatery first opened its doors in the 1960s, there have been a couple of different owners, but the recipes have not changed a bit. There are no shortcuts here.
“We take a lot of pride in our store,” Matovich said.
The dynamic duo says their customers are as dependable as clockwork. And, those who relocate away from the area are sure to stop back in whenever they are in town.
“It is the first stop they make when they come in and the last stop when they leave,” Matovich said.
Lorobi’s pizzas are made to travel, too. Fans have carried them from Gallipolis to locations all over the country.
“I think we’ve made it from coast to coast,” Matovich said.
Lorobi’s has two locations in Gallipolis — the Silver Bridge Plaza and 248 Second Ave. To browse the menu, participate in contests, and view specials, visit Lorobi’s on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lorobis.
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