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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.
Pizza Cottage: 4592 Walnut Rd Buckeye Lake, OH 43008.
Another week with more pizza to taste and review! Jeff suggested we head out east - way east - to Buckeye Lake. While this place is a part of a chain, this Pizza Cottage in Buckeye Lake is the original!
First - don't trust "Siri" on your iPhone to get you here. Jeff was driving, so I barked the address to Pizza Cottage into my phone. When coming off I-70, it took us the wrong way on I-79! Sam and Sean, driving behind us, called and corrected us!
Before you know it, we were sitting inside the place and were thinking about what we wanted to order. I really like how this was just a stone's throw away from the actual lake, but I digress. Here's what we ordered: Buffalo Chicken pizza, Meat pizza / Pepperoni pizza, BLT pizza.
While we were soaking in the nicey nice atmosphere of Pizza Cottage, they changed the TV for us from a lacrosse game to a baseball game (it was the Reds vs. Rangers game). Woo hoo!
I think the order from best-to-worst is as follows: 1) BLT, 2) Buffalo Chicken, 3) Meat, 4) Pepperoni. The Meat and Pepperoni weren't bad, but they didn't stand out like the other two. The BLT is a "must eat" if you go to the Pizza Cottage. This is clearly what they are known for!
Overall, here's what we thought:
Atmosphere (out of 5): 4.0 (enjoyed the unique feel).
Price (out of 5): 4.0 (about $12 a guy - good).
Location (out of 5): 3.5 (a solid 30-minute drive east from Columbus).
Service (out of 5): 3.5 (not bad, missed a few refills).
Taste (out of 10): 8.5 (very good).
BOTTOM LINE: 23.5/30 is the final score! We enjoyed going to the original Pizza Cottage location. A fun ride to the outskirts of the Columbus-metro area. The BLT pizza was the best BLT pizza we've had so far. Buffalo Chicken was also excellent - plenty of sauce. Pizza Cottage in Buckeye Lake is worthy of a return visit - or two, three, and more!