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1749 W 5TH Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321239.988994 -83.053319
Neighborhoods: Grandview Heights
Absolute Best Pizza in Columbus/US! – I've been going to Rotollos for the past 32 years. In all that time, I have never once been disappointed in their food. The pizza toppings are piled on, and the sauce - the secret to a great pizza - is out of this world. Many of our friends have turned into fanatics after tasting this delectable pizza. The little Italian family that owns and operates the restaurants are warm and friendly, and remember their regular customers by name - makes you feel that they really appreciate your business. We have friends who are missionaries in South Africa, and the first thing they do when they are home for a visit, is to head for Rotollos for their irresistable, unforgetable pizza.
Eh. So-so. Too sweet. – I suppose this pizza is okay if you like it sweet. Unfortunately I don't. Dumping a pile of sugar in the sauce seems like a shortcut to me. I'll keep looking.
Must have no matter what – Ok so i do work at a couple of the locations and i am slightly biased towards the place but i have had just about every pizza in this entire state and nothing compares to the amazing taste that this pizza delivers. yes, i know that weekends can be crazy but definitely bear with us, i know heart and soul is put into the food at all 5 locations (yes 5 locations with one just opening on Hamilton road right off 161 east and little turtle). i have worked there for almost two years and i have never met ppl who care more about their product. all the Rotolos are amazing ppl, the atmosphere is amazing and the food is superb! subs are awesome too! dine in is sure to come in soon, i have heard it around the store. the ppl who gave the store bad reviews have prolly only had it once and that is a shame that their visit and pie was not the best it could have been, but they should really try it more than once. goodness knows i have waited a long time at plenty other pizza places before and their pies were sub par, but that does not mean i shun it after one time. take my word for it, biased or not, this pizza is amazing and will continue to be amazing whether they stay with these 5 stores or become a chain. thank you for your time
BEST EVER!!!! -- SOOOOOOO GOOD!! – NOT ONLY THE BEST IN COLUMBUS BUT ROTOLO'S MAY BE THE BEST PIZZA I'VE HAD. EVERY CITY I TRAVEL TO I MAKE A POINT TO TRY IT'S PIZZA. ROTOLO'S BLEW ME AWAY. IT'S TASTE IS SO AUTHENTIC IT'S ALMOST UNEXPLAINABLE. ROTOLO'S IS UNDENIABLY ONE OF THE BEST PIES I'VE EVER HAD. YOUR LASAGNA IS DAMN GOOD TOO! KEEP IT UP!
The best – Quite possibly, the best pizza in Columbus. The perfect combonation of crust, sauce, and toppings. Everything is freash and flarvorful. And dont look for a PaPa Johns pizza here...the topopings are piled high, including the cheese. You need two hands to carry this heavy pie.
Still good, but not what it used to be – I grew up in Grandview enjoying Rotolo's pizza since the early 80's. Until within the past several years, I'd swear it was the best with a perfected pizza everytime. Ever since the frozen pizza line/additional shops opened, it seems perhaps the quality has suffered. Inconsistancy is a problem. You never know what you'll get. Sometimes you'll say it was good, other times you'll be disappointed. The disappointment being why can't I get one like they used to make them? Like the days when the Rotolo family would all be working hard on a Friday night. Go to the Rotolo's website and look at the picture with Papa Rotolo holding open the oven door with a pizza pie in it. That's the Rotolo's pizza I remember. You just can't get 'em like they used to be:others agree. Still my favorite, but instead of going there exclusively, I now experiment locally.
BEST IN TOWN BAR NONE – This is awesome pizza! I have tried so many other pizzas in town and in other cities and Rotolo's pizza is simply the best. Honestly a lot of other pizzas in columbus taste like school cafeteria pizza. The cheese has a delicious smoked taste to it and the sauce is perfect, not too bitey, very smooth. The crust is right in the middle but if you want it thicker or thinner just ask and they'll do it for you. Love the face lift on the Grandview store! Very authentic! By the way, thanks for finally delivering!! I get it twice as much now. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
Best Pie I've Ever Had, More Than One Reason... – Recently enjoyed a Rotolo's pizza with an out of town guest. Thoroughly impressed with the sausage- it wasn't the usual mainstream crap I'm used to. Salad was good too, but the company was even better. Love this place for the lack of frills, definite small town vibe. Thought it was cool that the pizza cooks were watchin baseball on TV when we came to pick it up and our pizza was still piping hot.
Skip this place – Terrible service. promised pizza in 45 minutes, got it in 75 minutes. Totally unorganized place with no semblance of order- the cashier couldnt even make change !! When I got it, it was cold. The doughy crust wasnt done. I was really disappointed. Looks like it has gone down over the years. Wake up Dom Rotolo, this place is not good. Better pizza isnt tough to find.
Did I get the same pizza??? – I tried this place a few years ago after reading the wonderful reviews on City Search. I was gravely disappointed. I walked in, placed an order and patiently waited...As soon as I took the first bite I knew it was not the same as people had reviewed it as. Had I received the same pizza that all these other people have?? I have no idea. The pizza was similiar to the type with the cardboard bottom-packaging that you can purchase at the grocery store. I would be scared to try it again and will not be recommending it. It shocks me that others have said its the best in Columbus. There are several awesome pizza places in Columbus and I cannot say this is one of them. Sorry!
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