Well, one of the most popular pizza restaurants may be long gone in Owensboro, but there's good news. If you're feeling nostalgic, you can still get a taste of PizzAroma pizza by taking a short drive to beautiful Knottsville. Millays Tavern & Grill is a hidden gem that shouldn't be hidden!


In the '60s, Bob Leucht brought his passion for pizza to Owensboro. It didn't take long for the restaurant to take off. Their unique blend of spices made their pizza sauce something special. It quickly became a local favorite, eventually leading to a second location.

I sure remember PizzaRoma they had the best pizza in town they were great I used to get it all the time, especially when they moved to Wesleyan Park Plaza. I got it quite a bit. - Dee Latanzio

After Bob decided to retire in 2017, he handed the reigns over to his daughter Sherry. It would be an Owensboro tradition until August 16th, 2019 when they closed for good, devastating pizza lovers all over town.

It was the best pizza in the world. -  Jeff Love

Read More: The History of PizzARoma in Owensboro, Kentucky

Barb Birgy/Millay's Tavern/CANVA
Barb Birgy/Millay's Tavern/CANVA


Like the storied history of PizzAroma, Millay's is rich in nostalgia. The Tavern has been a Knottsville fixture since 1941 when it became a popular hangout place to have a drink, listen to music, shoot some pool, hang out with friends, and grab a bite. People drive from Daviess County, Ohio County, Hancock County, and beyond, to visit.

Had to stop by Millay's today to see if it would satisfy my Pizzaroma cravings. So good. - April Kirtley Berry

Barb Birgy
Barb Birgy


I did a pizza and wing poll a few years ago. Millay's Tavern & Grill was voted into the top ten for both. I hadn't heard of them; I knew I wanted to visit soon. They didn't disappoint, and I've been back whenever I get the chance! It's a great place to meet with family and friends. If you miss PizzaAroma pizza, it's a great place to grab a slice. As soon as I took the first bite, I was hooked! The sauce tasted similar, and the crumbled sausage was spot on.

The owners are amazing people themselves & the staff is great. Service is amazing!! It's a "hole in the wall" type place, always passed by or overlooked but it's so worth going! If you live in Knottsville or anywhere near Owensboro, it's a definite must!! - Rene Howard

Owners Kenny and Donna Lawson have a long history with the Leucht family who started PizzAroma so there could be a connection. But, after talking with Donna, she wouldn't give away any family secrets! She did say that Bob comes into the restaurant and enjoys a slice now and then. I can't say that I blame him!

Barb Birgy/CANVA
Barb Birgy/CANVA

You don't have to take my word for it. Many pizza lovers agree the pizza tastes similar!

If you want that PizzaARoma pizza then you must go to Millay's Tavern in Knottsville. It is hands down the best pizza in the area and tastes just like PizzaARoma but better. -BrianSpanky Evans


While you're there, you'll need to try the second-best thing on the menu, in my opinion. Order the meaty chicken wings with Matt's Sauce. It's a custom sauce recipe made on-site. My friends and I wish they'd bottle it up to sell. Matt is a sauce genius!

I don’t know who Matt is but his sauce is the best wing sauce I’ve EVER eaten!! They are the friendliest people too! Great place to eat! - April Mills Huff

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