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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.
Tristano's Pizzeria: 3306 Columbus St, Grove City.
Another weekend, another pie for the group that we're now calling the "Men's Pizza Coalition." Our mission is to visit a local pizza place each weekend and find out where the best pizza is in Columbus. Our findings are reported here on my blog in a weekly feature titled "Columbus By The Slice."
This week, the gents and I visited a place called "Tristano's Pizzeria" in Grove City. It's about 20 minutes from Downtown Columbus inside an old house that's outfitted to be a restaurant. You really have to keep a look out for this place on Columbus Street because you may miss it amongst the other houses.
There isn't a real Italian atmosphere in this place, but it does have its own unique vibe. There are many awards on the walls with about 5-7 tables in the seating area including an outdoor patio for warmer weather (for pics inside Tristano's, click here). They had classic rock playing - which was a bonus!
But, the main feature (clearly) is the pizza. It's Chicago-style, but it's not like a casserole with way too much crap in it. Very, very well done and has a good, thick layer of toppings. The crust is nice and crispy but not dry as heck. Great amount of sauce which keeps it nice and moist. You'll need to eat it with a fork as there is lots of cheese, pepperoni, and whatever else you choose to have in there.
Highly recommended that you visit this place soon. Frankly, I have a craving for more Tristano's right now...
Here's the take away (out of five):
- Atmosphere: 4 (unique, in an old house).
- Price: 3 (about $20 for a large; worth the $$).
- Taste: 9 (out of 10, excellent, very good).
- Service: 3 (well done).
- Location: 2.5 (somewhat out of the way).
Bottom Line: Definitely worth a visit; one of our favorites (21.5/30).
(If you have any recommendations for a pizza place to visit, please let me know: email@example.com. The more unique the place, the better. I love eating local).