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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.
When it comes to finding the best pizza in Columbus, the smaller the place the better. When you've been around a long time in one small spot, the pizza is almost destined to be solid. Little Italy's in Groveport is a smaller location and the pizza didn't disappoint. While it wasn't #1 on our list, it's a very good showing for this south-Columbus institution.
We really liked the unique atmosphere. Lots of pictures on the wall of family members and local little league baseball teams. More local = the better. Also inside Little Italy's was a jukebox (I requested some George Thorogood) and there were also two pinball machines! This was unique to any other place that we've been to so far. Lots of fun!
It was a busy night and the pizza took a little time to come out, but we were happy to see it when it got to our table! The regular pepperoni was a little lacking, but the sicilian pepperoni really popped out of the pan with some unique flavor. A few other standouts were the "Everything," "Meat Lovers," and our combo of pepperoni, bacon, and sausage!
There was one waitress for a room packed with several large groups. Bravo to her - whatever your name is! A job well done to you!
Here's what the other guys said:
- Jeff: "I love the Groveport vibe. I'd go back just to support an independent place."
- Steve: "I love the little 'hole in the wall' type place."
- Nate: "Excellent service, excellent food."
- Dan: "A really enjoyable experience."
Here are the numbers from our visit:
- Atmosphere: 4.0 (out of 5, very fun).
- Price: 3.5 (out of 5, reasonably priced).
- Taste: 7.0 (out of 10, great stuff).
- Location: 4.0 (out of 5, easy to access).
- Service: 4.0 (out of 5, a job well done).
BOTTOM LINE: 22.5 / 30 is the final score for Little Italy's. A very unique place with a few good standout pizzas that you will be sure to enjoy. This is definitely a family place that would work well to bring a decent group to. Great time.