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Apr 27, 2008 06:58 PM

New York Style Pizza in Columbus

So, I'm still looking for some really good New York style pizza here. I've been to Adriatico's, and their NY style pizza is not the kind I'm looking for.

This may be heresy, but Sbarro's is pretty close to what I'm looking for. Huge, over-sized, floppy pieces that need to be folded in half. And really good appetizers, like zucchini sticks, and subs, like eggplant parmesan.

If anybody knows where to find any of these three, I would love to know where! Thanks!

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  1. Believe it or not, Whole Foods has the closest thing I've been able to find to NY style pizza in Columbus.

    1. Flying Pizza on Bethel Rd near Godown is the best NY style in the city. You can buy NY or Sicilian pizza by the slice. I believe all they serve is pizza. The chef or owner or whoever is Big Mike and he's from Queens. So the pizza's pretty authentic, as is his attitude.

      Otherwise, you may as well embrace the Midwestern pizza:

      Tommy's (preferably in Arlington) - great pepperoni and flakey crust
      Plank's on Parsons - great pepperoni and sweet crust
      Rottolo's (preferably in Grandview) - solid
      Bexley or Gahanna Pizza Plus - the Ultimate Pizza is pretty amazing
      Eagles in N.A. - a large pepperoni & sausauge is probably the best value in town

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      1. re: johnnyforks

        Have to add The Rossi in the Short North. Just went there. Really, really good NY style pizza.

      2. Truly traditional NYC Pizza is generally not floppy or oversized, but rather a very firm/crip cracker crust cooked in a wood or coal oven. What Sbarro's attempts to pass off as NYC Pizza is the modernized garbage sold by street vendors. A good New York pie is crisp and non-flimsy.

        That said, I will agree that Whole Foods is the best choice in town.

        1. dayton's FLYING PIZZA has a branch by the osu campus that is 100% correct for this. and that's about it in the whole state. get used to midwest pizza and the cute dayton-style pizza quirkiness you will find in columbus via the donato's chain.

          1. Serafino's in the North Market is my pick.