MOUNT VERNON — Country Club Retirement Campus hosted the third annual Pick the Pizza on Sept. 13 with six pizzerias serving up their best pizza pies.



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6 Responses to “Residents, visitors pick the best pizza”

  1. troubleshooter

    Columbus had a family run ‘chain’, back in the 70’s and 80’s- Leonardo’s- best pizza I every had. One of their past managers has a shop at Westerville and Morse roads- Antolino’s. We stop and get ‘half bakes’ when we come through Columbus. Our home mades are pretty darn good: your the boss when it comes to quantity of ingredients. The family’s local pick is Kelly’s– good hearty pizza. Used to run to Ron’s before Kelly’s came to the valley. A couple of the chains will do in a pinch– keep the tum’s handy.

  2. cop

    squares feed more people, will not fill you up,but at least you got some
    small childern can handle squares better

  3. Debbie Henthorn

    I’ve got to agree with the other posters. It was a little disappointing to see the lack of “locally-owned” participation.

    If you really poll local folks (taking into consideration that “Knox County Pizza” is definitely not the same as “New York/Chicago” pizza – the locally owned, non-chain pizza shops will win out, hands-down. No corporate recipe or special pricing will ever out-do local sentiment and loyalty.

    As far as the squares instead of slices? Sorry Duncan – it’s been that way since I was a kid. Can’t explain it, won’t even attempt to understand it – but it works in the Midwest. Oh – and in the deep South and the Southwest…

  4. Knoxcat

    And the best thing is you can buy a slice or two on the go for a quick lunch or snack or whatever. There are probably 2 pizzerias to the block on NYC —on average anyway.. Nothing like it!

  5. Duncan

    I’m sorry to say that I’ve tried most of these pizzas and they pale in comparison to the good New York/New Jersey pizza. And I still can’t figure out why the local places don’t cut their pizza into 8 slices. What’s with the tiny, messy squares? Is that an Ohio or Midwest thing?