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265 W 11th Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4320139.995478 -83.013884
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 1:30am;Sun. 12am - 1:45am
Neighborhoods: South Campus, University District
New York style pizzas they ain't! – Are they seriously calling them New York style pizzas? Those thick, bready, extremely heavy, un-foldable and tasteless crusts? I would have less of a gut-wrenching reaction if they tried to pass those thick bricks as chicago-style deep dish pizzas. Their food, in my opinion, is overpriced, blend and boring, not to mention taking too dang long to make. Explain to me why it takes 45 minutes to make a half a sandwich. The only reason the place does as well as it does is thanks to its convenient location on campus.
thick slabs of deliciousness – If someone asks me what the best pizza in Columbus is, I quickly tell them Adriatico's (with Tommy's being a close second). Sure, it's a little pricey, but it's quite filling (especially the thick style crust). We usually order a large or a Buckeye size pepperoni and sausage pizza every week or two at work, and the end results are consistently good. My only complaint is that the sausage pieces roll right off the pepperoni a bit too easily. Hilarity ensued when a coworker tried eating a slice and the sausage rolled right into his coffee!
best pizza in columbus – I love this place the pizza is award winning and the breadsticks are to die for! This place will always be a favorite of mine also because me and my sister shared good food and great memories there- And there are many more to go! Right sis!
Little campus pizza joint, great pizza, great service! – We love this place. It's just a little campus dive, but it churns out great pizza. I work on campus and we order it often at work- they have huge 3 foot pizzas for big gatherings. The antipasto is great and the dipping sauces for the crust are good. The service was surprisingly attentive! Campus parking is often difficult.
Best Pizza Anywhere – I came here on a Sunday afternoon a couple weeks into my freshman year at OSU. I was amazed at how big the pizzas are and the AWESOME taste and smells. Probably the best pizza I've ever had and have become a regular customer since. Have to order the breadsticks and the garlic butter for dipping. Definitely not figure friendly, but worth it when you are hungry! I had to come back during Winter break just to satisfy my craving! This is one place I have gladly gained my freshman 15 from!
Best for the money – It's not cheap but for the quantity and especially the quality... worth every penny. Get the Buckeye if you have six people or more.
Best pizza in the city! – Adriatico's is the best pizza east of Chicago! It's the only pizza I would be willing to navigate around campus construction, one way alleys, and threat of parking tickets to get. The thick crust is amazing; crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They sauce is sweet and has a little kick of spice. The location is small, the parking is very limited (the odds you'll be momentarily parking in a permit only space are pretty good) so I recommend carry out. The value is unbeatable! Go Monday or Tuesday and you can get a large for under 10 bucks!
Cannot get enough when I'm in Ohio! – I recently spent the holidays in Ohio and couldn't get enough of Adriatico's (I went to OSU in the early to mid 90s and became addicted then). My fiance is from Boston and claimed there was no way that Adriatico's would come close to anything he's ever had in the North End of Boston or NYC's Little Italy...luckily, he is not afraid to admit when he is wrong! Since returning to Denver, he's actually said he can't wait to go back to Columbus just for Adriatico's. I wish they would consider opening a restaurant out west, as I cannot find any pizza place that can begin to rival Adriatico's. Best pizza in the country!!!
Don't buy the hype - inconsistencies abound – before actually trying their food, all i heard from friends in the campus area was how great their buckeye pizza was. i won't lie, i was impressed by their very accomodating size. at around $20, it was perfect for larger group gatherings, however, over time, i noticed that the sauce became inconsistent, (some days it was spicy, some days it was bland, and some days it fell somewhere in between). their crust leaves something to be desired in that it is one of the greasiest i've tried (my little sister actually likes the greasiness). in addition, the quality of their meats and cheeses seem to have gone downhill. it's hard to get a table during the lunch rush. though you may find the counter and phone staff downright rude on occasion, (maybe it's part of the new york appeal), i will still recommend you at least try the buckeye.
User review by jalepeno – If you prefer a thick crust pizza, this is the place for you. From the outside, it has little to recommend itself. Opening the door, you step up into the small room of a restaurant that clearly does most of its business through carry out. It is a casual, seat yourself, no-frills interior. The breadsticks are melt-in-your mouth doughy yumminess. (Ask for both the pizza sauce and buttery-garlic sauce). This is not a low-carb friendly dinner. The salads are basic iceberg affairs. We enjoy the thick crust pizza. The vegetarian pizzas are not watery and gooey as you can have at other establishments. Overall, this is the best pizza we've found in the city.
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