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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.
This week, we found ourselves at Vick's Pizza in Reynoldsburg. We had hoped to find a place in Gahanna, but after 45-minutes of nothing, it was to "Tomato Town" we go.
According to their website, Vick's Pizza was under a different name but started by Hollis and Louise Vickers in 1958. The place really screams "this is history." I really appreciate their slogan: "God, Family, Community." It shows that they have their business values aligned in the right places.
You can sit inside or in the back patio. The inside seating is small, but it's hot because of the ovens and the 90-degree temps during the summer. It was a nice busy night, but the service was solid. You have to walk in to order and then they will bring your pizza to you. It's a family operation here at Vick's - love that.
We ordered two 17" pizzas: Buffalo Chicken / Bacon Cheeseburger and Meat Lovers / Pepperoni. Never have really seen a "Bacon Cheeseburger" pizza before, but what the heck - we tried it. Neat note about Vick's: they have a 21" "Raider" pizza that's named after the local high school mascot. Great local connection - love that, too!
Didn't have to wait long until the stuff showed up. The Buffalo Chicken / Bacon Cheeseburger showed up first. The "BC" pizza could have used some more "meaty" seasoning but it was still very tasty and enjoyed it. But, the "Buffalo" pie was well done. Not too spicy - just enough. The next was the Meat Lovers / Pepperoni. This is where they shine big time. Their pepperoni pizza is the absolute best I've had. Vick's has set the standard here. The "Meat Lovers" was superb as well.
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Now, here is our numerical review:
Atmosphere (out of 5): 4.0 (really unique).
Price (out of 5): 3.5 (about $10-11 a guy).
Location (out of 5): 4.0 (easy to get to and park).
Service (out of 5): 4.0 (no real complaints).
Taste (out of 10): 8.5 (excellence - delicious).
BOTTOM LINE: 24.0/30.0 is their score! This is the place to get a stellar pepperoni pizza. That is where they really do their thing. The "Meat Lovers" was also very, very good. Nice variety of pizzas and subs, etc. Vick's has history with the community and delivers with excellent pizza. My favorite place ever.