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Each week, the guys and I visit a local pizza joint. Our mission: to find the best pie in Columbus. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!
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Here are our rankings so far:
Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus: 26.5/30.
Pasquale's in Westerville: 25.5/30.
Little Sicily's in Brice: 25.0/30.
Bridge Street in Dublin: 25.0/30.
Late Night Slice in Clintonville: 25.0/30.
Anthony's in Bexley: 25.0/30.
Vick's Pizza in Reynoldsburg: 24.0/30.
Capuano's in Pataskala: 24.0/30.
Pizza Cottage in Buckeye Lake: 23.5/30.
Adriatico's in Columbus (OSU): 23.5/30.
Dewey's in Grandview: 23.5/30.
Carsonie's in Upper Arlington: 23.5/30.
Bruno's in Columbus: 23.5/30.
Tristano's in Grove City: 23.0/30.
Taranto's in Pickerington: 23/0/30.
Joseppi's in Columbus (West Broad): 23.0/30.
Little Italy's in Groveport: 22.5/30.
Big Cheese Pizzeria in Blacklick: 22.5/30.
Iacono's in Hilliard: 22.0/30.
Yellow Brick in Columbus: 21.5/30.
Tammy's in Grove City: 21.5/30.
Payne's in Delaware: 21.5/30.
Pizzeria NY in Pickerington: 21.5/30.
Plank's on Parsons Ave: 21.5/30.
Romeo's in Reynoldsburg: 21.0/30.
Bellacino's in New Albany: 21.0/30.
Tommy's in Upper Arlington: 20.5/30.
Antonio's in Westerville: 20.5/30.
Pizza House in Worthington: 20.5/30.
Brooklyn Pizza in Powell: 20.5/30.
Kingy's Pizza in Canal Winchester: 20.0/30.
Eagle's in New Albany: 20.0/30.
Flyer's Pizza in Groveport: 20.0/30.
Possum Holler in Obetz: 19.5/30.
Emelio's Pizza in Columbus: 16.5/30.
Houndogs in Clintonville: 15.5/30.
The Men's Pizza Coalition soldier on through the sauce and onward to find the best pizza in Columbus. This week, we stopped at Kingy's Pizza - just off of 33 in Canal Winchester.
We had 18 guys this week. Really surprised as we were seated pretty quickly despite the fact it was a busy night. The atmosphere had a bar-type feel as we were seated in the back indoor patio (which was nice and toasty, mind you).
The waitress came over quickly and got our drink orders (bonus points). When she came back, they weren't in wimpy small glasses. These were some big daddy glasses. Glad we didn't have to ask for repeated refills as were are a thirsty bunch (more bonus points). After near flat-out brawl over what to order, we finally settled on seven pies: Everything, BBQ, Mexican, Hawaiian, Pepperoni, and Kingy's Special.
The stand outs were the BBQ, BLT (really, really good) and the Kingy's Special. The other pizzas weren't bad, they just lacked to "ka-zang" that we look for as pizza aficionados.
Normally, we get one bill together and just split it up at the table. Our waitress (Christyn, I think was her name) actually did something we have never seen before: she split the bill herself and gave us all individual receipts! I mean, seriously, Christyn. That was freakin' insane, girl. Tell your boss you need a raise because that was fantastic. No joke - best waitress of any place we've been to.
While it's not #1 on our list, Kingy's definitely was a good pizza joint and well worth another visit (or two).
Here's what some of the guys had to say...
- Paul: "Service was excellent. Overall, I'd give it about a 4 out of 5."
- Jon: "Good pizza, great atmosphere. As always - grab life by the slice."
- Cliff: "Location's a little bit tough to get to. But, not a bad place."
- Evan: "Kingy's Pizza has kingly pizza. But, it's an Arch Duke at best."
- David: "Good service, we had a little popcorn there at the beginning and that was good."
Our final numerical take away...
- Atmosphere: 3.0 (out of 5, felt unique).
- Price: 3.5 (out of 5, not half bad).
- Taste: 6.5 (out of 10, it was good).
- Service: 4.0 (out of 5, top-notch and the best).
- Location: 3.0 (out of 5, somewhat out of the way).