Cincinnati’s first pie bakery plans to open its doors this spring in East Walnut Hills. O Pie O
will occupy the space at 1527 Madison Road at DeSales Corner.
“We want to be a gathering place for friends, families and neighbors, and we can’t think of a better place for a pie shop,” Lou Ginocchio II says, O Pie O
’s co-founder and marketer.
Ginocchio’s partner Ian Sobeck is O Pie O’s chef and baker. The intention all along was to open a physical shop, but Sobeck had to figure out how to make pies for a lot of people. Once he got that figured out, he went down to Findlay Market and set up a tent to start selling.
O Pie O’s menu will feature sweet and savory pies that will rotate on a seasonal basis. On the sweet side, there will be fruit, custard and nut pies as well as small pastries made from Sobeck’s pie crust. Pies can be served a la mode or in pie shakes. The savory menu will feature pot pies, quiches and tortas, plus smaller savory options like empanadas and samosas.
The pies will be the cornerstone of the menu but will be complimented by soups, salads, wine, craft beer, coffee and ice cream. Lunch and dinner will be served during the week, with brunch in the mornings and a limited late-night menu.
O Pie O is currently available at Findlay Market
, Sprout Market & Eatery
, Park + Vine
, Reser Bicycle Outfitters
and Clifton Natural Foods
. Ginocchio says they plan to continue these relationships after O Pie O opens.
“We have a lot in common with them,” he says. “They’re in energized neighborhoods and want the same kind of future in Cincinnati where small businesses not only thrive but are good neighbors.”
O Pie O plans to have an event at their space on Pi Day, which is March 14, even if it's before the shop is officially open.