It’s “dough time” for Jefferson City, Missouri-based pizza joint West Main Pizza. The second mom-and-pop pizzeria opened in Columbia, Missouri, in March as West Main Pizza² in the space that formerly housed Gunther’s Games. West Main Pizza² offers “exponentially” faster service along with a pizza and salad menu similar to the offerings at its flagship location.
Co-owner Jessica Christiansen says she hopes customers can order and be out the door with a hot, fresh pizza in fewer than five minutes, but there are 30 or seats for those who want to eat at the pizzeria. The hand-tossed, oven-baked pizza is available in a variety of signature options, including best-sellers like The Man for meat-lovers or all-veggie Tree Hugger. Plus, you can craft your own pie at the counter and choose from a variety of Columbia-exclusive sauces, including roasted red pepper pesto, chipotle pesto and garlic purée, as well as a whole-wheat dough option. The fast-casual space also has cheesy garlic breadsticks and build-your-own salads perfect for a quick lunch or midafternoon fuel-up.
Christiansen says the change in concept is geared toward Downtown foot traffic and the college population – West Main Pizza² plans to stay open late to accommodate the hungry bar-hoppers after last call.
Written by Lauren Rutherford. Photography by Travis Duncan. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.
West Main Pizza², 923 E. Broadway, Columbia, Missouri, 573.777.7711, westmainpizza2.com