About Us


Aracri Pizzeria is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant and pizzeria in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio.


Built on the foundation of Big Family and Good Food, Aracri Pizzeria has been serving up delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and pizza to Columbus since 1992. Owner-Operators Palmo and Deanne Aracri epitomize the Ma and Pa persona and their four children can be found hard at work behind the counter.


Palmo, an Italian immigrant from Calabria, Italy, grew up with the culinary gene running through his veins. His father owned a small cafeteria in Italy. His older brothers Salvatore and Quentino both owned pizzeria and Italian restaurants in the South before settling in Dayton and Cincinnati, respectively.


Palmo learned the craft from hard work in his brothers’ restaurants, before earning the title of pizzaiolo in 1985.  He and his wife opened Cafe Napolitana in downtown Columbus in 1992 and then Aracri Pizzeria on Campus in 2018. The Aracris have worked hard to make Aracri Pizzeria a family friendly establishment and a place where one can get a great slice of New York style pie any day of the week.


Join us for a quick bite at lunch, dinner, or a night cap!