johnson’s pizza pi

Photo: Fred Lopez

Pi that’s infinitely delicious

By and large—and by that, I mean a large handmade thin crust with a magical blend of carbohydrates, cheese, and a smattering of vegetables—Americans love pizza. In fact, pizza is every bit an American staple as apple pie.

When a new pizza restaurant opens locally, one becomes exceptionally curious.

That’s why I headed to Johnson’s Pizza Pi, a Leesburg-based pizzeria where the unpretentious atmosphere and décor won’t impress but the food certainly will. It’s important to note that owner David Johnson is not a Johnny-come-lately in the world of pizza making. He spent 15 years working for corporate giants Domino’s and Pizza Hut.

“I observed and learned as much as I could from each chain,” says David, who fulfilled a lifelong dream in July when he opened his own restaurant.

Now, he’s adding personal touches to craft the perfect pies. A firm believer in generous amounts of toppings makes David’s pies far superior to chains. The thin-crust Full Circle Pi came loaded with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and black olives. By ordering thin crust, diners enjoy more of what’s good about pizza—cheese, sauce, and toppings.

However, pizza is not the only star here. My dining partner described the pizza supreme grinder as “pizza in a sandwich” and was impressed that “cheese was oozing out, and the bun was toasted and crunchy with a nice touch of garlic butter on top.” Diners should strongly consider ordering cheese bread; the long, thin slices drip with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese are accompanied with marinara sauce.

If you’re like most Americans, your mouth waters at the thought of golden brown crust and cheesy goodness. Johnson’s Pizza Pi is a great place to satisfy that craving.


Johnson’s Pizza Pi // 4120 Corley Island Road, Suite 300, Leesburg // 352.801.7250