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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.
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.
If you've lived in Columbus long enough - you've undoubtedly heard about Adriatico's. It's a very small pizza place essentially on the corner of Neil and 11th, near the Ohio State campus (across the street). This is one of those places where students most likely go to right after the annual Mirror Lake jump.
First, this is a total "college" pizza-type place. It has a well established feel, but is geared to a campus vibe (which would only make sense, of course). You could easily take your family here, but I'd avoid a weekend evening if you have the kiddies with you. As you will be able to tell from our photo gallery, it's a very small place. Very fun to eat there and eat inside, but maybe for your first time think about take out.
We opted to feast outside - good choice since it was a fan-freakin-tastic evening. The staff must have been all college-age peeps, but they didn't serve us like they were that age. Very classy work they did. From the time we arrived to the time we left, no complaints in this department.
We ordered a couple of 2-lieters and three medium pizzas: thick crust pepperoni and sausage, thin crust supremo, and extra thin crust banana peppers / ham and pineapple. While the other two weren't bad, the total standout is the thick crust pep and sausage. If and when you go here, order that. Very good as it had a unique flavor - you can tell that particular pizza is what they are really, really good at.
The biggest downside to Adriatico's is the parking - probably the worst of any of the places we've been to. But, you cannot ding them for that as they are kinda boxed in by OSU and other businesses.
Hear some of our thoughts by clicking play below...
In numbers, here's what we thought:
- Atmosphere (out of 5): 3.5.
- Price (out of 5): 4.0.
- Location (out of 5): 3.5.
- Service (out of 5): 4.5.
- Taste (out of 10): 8.0.
BOTTOM LINE: 23.5 out of 30.00! Excellent place to get some pizza. It was about $9 a guy (plus tip). The other two pizzas we ordered were pretty good, but the best thing to get here is the thick crust (Sicilian style) sausage and pepperoni. Get here for an early dinner because the parking is crappy. But, this is an absolute must visit if you're a fan of pizza.