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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.
Pizzeria New York: 833 Hill Rd N Pickerington, OH 43147.
Atmosphere (out of 5): 3.0 is what they got. Nothing too crazy for this place. They are in a strip mall, but that doesn't really take away from the vibe of the joint. There wasn't any music or tons of NY-themed stuff. However, there was a nice large TV that was playing... anime? At Jeff's request, the tube was change to some football later.
Price (out of 5): 3.0 - this is due to the pretty steep $17 per dude tab. That's including tip, FYI. We normally try to keep it around $12 a guy, but this was a few bucks above our normal range. And, we didn't do anything different. Not like we ordered anything fancy. Just the usual pizza and pop combination.
Location (out of 5): 4.0 - the Pizzeria NY location is simple to get to. It's in Pickerington so basically 70E to 256E/Hill Road and then it's at the corner of Hill and Diley. We're usually down on strip mall pizza places, but they did a good job of not letting that ding their score here.
Service (out of 5): 4.5 - outstanding. The lady who waited on us was virtually perfect. We loved her. Don't remember her name, but she did a great job of making sure the beverages never ran dry. My Coke was half empty? She'd have it filled again. Love that. She served the pizza and joked with us - rock on. One of the best we've had. Now, the place was pretty empty when we were there, but she was excellent.
Taste (out of 10): 7.0 - about average. We got a Buffalo Chicken, Taco, Pepperoni / Meat Special. I think the best out of all of these was the Meat Special. But, they get bonus points for trying something new on a Taco Pizza - tortilla chips. Never had chips on a pizza but it worked. All the other pizzas ranked about average, but they didn't do a bad job. It's just that nothing really "popped" on our taste buds.
BOTTOM LINE: Interesting enough, I almost think Pizzeria New York in Pickerington tasted better when it was reheated a few days later. The Buffalo Chicken popped more and the Taco had an extra little zest. But, they scored 21.5/30. You claim alot with "New York" in your title, but we think they should not be discouraged. They have some improving to do - and that's not a bad thing.