Staying in is not so bad, right? We’re all pretty used to it by now, and since this craziness doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, I thought I would highlight a few of our favorite pizza places in town that have aced the takeout game. Don’t get me wrong – I love dining out at all these local hotspots, but taking advantage of their carry-out and delivery has been a pretty solid alternative.
- Harvest Pizzeria – We love this place — and I can’t say enough about their Roasted Garlic Pizza! Fluffy pizza dough topped with olive oil, roasted garlic cloves, raclette, calabrian chilis, cherry tomatoes and arugula arugula. It’s perfect. We’re also big fans of the Kale Caesar – local lacinato kale, parmigiano reggiano, toasted hazelnuts and house caesar dressing. Not in the mood for pizza? They offer a pretty extensive menu of alternatives including burgers, salads and small plates! You can easily order carry-out on their website from one of their locations throughout Columbus. (You can also check out our experience dining out at their Dublin location with the kiddos for more menu ideas!)
- Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen – While we love the live music and atmosphere at Natalie’s, we also think their takeout is pretty awesome. While it was hard for us to decide what to get (everything on the menu looks amazing), we went with the Greenwich Village — which included Italian sausage, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella and fresh garlic. So, so good. I also need to put a plug in for the Jerk Wings which are a go-to for us. You can simply order online when you’re planning to stay in, and you can check out our latest carry-out experience from earlier in the year here!)
- Taranto’s Pizzeria – Located in Lewis Center, this traditional pizza shop offers a little bit of everything — pizza, subs, stromboli and more. There are also some great options for kiddos including mini pizzas shaped like hearts, clovers – or the option we went with, of course, footballs! Carry-out and delivery options are available — and another bonus that it’s right down the street from Olentangy River Brewing Company in case you want to grab a beer or a growler!
- Dewey’s Pizza – This place is great. While we love that we can actually watch them make the pizza when we dine in, we have certainly been taking advantage of their carry-out quite a bit, and the Meatball Pizza is a family favorite – red sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, Italian meatballs, oregano and mozzarella (pictured below)! My husband and I also love the Porky Fig which is topped with fig jam, mozzarella, fontina, prosciutto, caramelized red onions and gorgonzola.