The Tradition Continues …

The Pony Express Pizza Shop
– Serving fine homemade recipes since 1978
Voted Top Ten Best Pizza in Beacon Journal Readers Choice

Established in 1978, by four friends, Paul Testa, Jim Leone, Ed Chevalier, and Larry Conti, Today, the non-franchised store, owned and operated by the Leone Family, has been in the same location at the corner of Graham Rd. and Fishcreek Rd. in the Crossroads Plaza at Fishcreek. We have been serving area residents the best pizza, chicken, and subs for over 40 years. The Pony Express Pizza Shop has been a household name in Stow for decades.

The shop has a lot to be proud of

We have a long history of being active in the Stow community and we have been a part of the lives of generations of residents. Whether it’s sponsoring youth baseball and basketball teams, or donating to a local cause, The Pony Express Pizza Shop is proud to say we have been involved in the community for the last three decades. The store has received recognition awards from such organizations as Friends of Education, YMCA, City of Stow, Stow Youth Baseball, Stow Munroe Falls HS Booster Club, and Fire & Police Associations. When you enter the store, it is evident of our pride, by the photos and plaques we display in the lobby. Hundreds of local kids have worked at the shop throughout the years preparing food and delivering it to your doorstep. The shop is often called “The Pony”, the name has been a fixture at dinner tables for thousands of area families.

The secret to our success and longevity is providing fine food at fair prices and their old world recipes using only the best ingredients. The pizza sauce and dough are made fresh daily using the same recipe that Mama “Nina” Leone brought over from Naples, Italy in 1946. The premium pizza cheese comes from the same local vendor they have used since their inception. The broasted chicken and famous jo-jo’s are made fresh with every order and have become one of the top selling items on our menu. We also have great chicken “buffalo”wings, appetizers, salads, and subs available. The Pony Express Shop is proud to mention that we have used the same local vendors for many years and will continue to do so to ensure consistency and quality.
The folks at The Pony Express are quick to pay special thanks to the loyal customers who have been patronizing the shop for decades. The Leone family and dedicated employees are committed to providing the very best possible service and food for you and your family. In addition to delivering in Stow, they also deliver to Silver Lake, Munroe Falls, and Kent.
If you have never tried The Pony Express, we welcome the opportunity to serve you. Please check out our website and the local newspapers for coupons and daily specials.


“To sell delicious and remarkable pizza, subs, chicken, salads and more. That the pizza, subs and chicken we sell meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combines both modern-creative and traditional italian styles of cooking. To consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity in our work. To have every customer who comes through our doors leave excited to come back again. To create and maintain a pizza shop that is comprehensive and exceptional in its attention to every detail of operation. To provide all who work with us a friendly, cooperative and rewarding environment. To be a giving member of the Stow community and to use our restaurant to improve the quality of life in Stow and the surrounding areas.

Buon Appetite! The Jim Leone Family