Primarily Pi Columbia, SC
- SweetPea Jul 10, 2009 08:26 AM
Stopped by yesterday at this place I've had my eye on waiting for it to open. On Hwy 378 near Interstate 26 across from the Lexington Medical Center. I had been hoping to find a place to get a slice of pie. A good one. Much to my delight it is owned by the Za's people and I like their pie. I got a big slice for $4.68 total and picked fresh tomatoes, spinach and roasted garlic from the chalkboard as my topping on standard sauce and mozzarella. Fresh and tasty with a thin crisp crust. They don't have a brick oven at this place but they have sandwiches, wraps, salads, paninis, soup and a couple apps and lasagna and baked chicken parm. And they are... primarily pi. Specialty pies and create your own from a nice selection of suces and cheeses (even soy) and toppings.
I forgot to notice if they had alcohol and I forgot to notice their hours.
BUT I have the phone and web. 791-3395 and primarilypi.com.
I'll put in a good word for the Ceasar salad I had there. Very fresh and tasty. The Ghirardelli brownie ($1.25) was delicious and a bargain too. They seemed to have a bar in the back of the room.
I'm not a fan of Primarily Pi. Slightly above average stuff - not bad, but not worth driving for. I like Za's fine (the Devine St. location has a spectacular bar scene), but Primarily Pi didn't work for me.
For top-notch pizza near Lexington Medical Center, head to Grecian Gardens (only about 1 1/2 miles away), or Kovachi's or Parthenon in Lexington.
In the Columbia area, you can't beat Pizza Man (just off Rosewood), Mellow Mushroom downtown or Al Amir in Irmo, although Za's and Z Pizza make really good pies, too.
For good NY pizza but no atmosphere, I like Paulie's Pizza on Trenholm Rd. You can get it by the slice there I believe.