About Us


5411 Monona Dr, Monona

More than 50 years of great pizza!

The Pizza Oven has been making homemade, fresh pizza daily. Homemade dough with a special sauce recipe and delicious blend of mozzarella cheese to make Monona/Madison’s best thin crust pizza.

We have a special story. In 1961, Dick and Judy Domenget opened a pizzeria at 6119 Monona Drive as Pizza Hut, but were forced to change the name to The Pizza Oven when the pizza chain moved to Madison. After retiring in 2004, The Pizza Oven tradition has continued as a local, family owned business in Madison operated by Greg Ewelt and his family. Dick ensured a smooth transition of The Pizza Oven by
working with Greg.


920 Hwy 16, West Salem

In 2016, the same great pizza continues in West Salem with Greg’s sister, Terri Martinson, her husband Rick, and family friend Heidi Ebert.

Thank You for your continued support.