Mikey’s Late Night Slice has it all: giant pizza served by the slice (duh), a 3 a.m. closing time perfect for stumbling in after the bars close and a delightful menu full of options. Mikey’s won 1870’s best pizza for a reason, and if you haven’t had it yet you’ve got no one to blame but yourself. Next time you go out for lunch (make sure it’s a late lunch, Mikey’s doesn’t open until 3 p.m.), stop by Mikey’s and change your life for the better.
However, maybe you’ve already had Mikey’s and are looking for some other great pizza places around campus and Columbus to add to your pizza experience. You won’t want to miss out on these places.
If you lived in a south campus residence hall, you’ve probably had Adriatico’s. The thick crust is perfect for pairing with a few beers or eating cold out of the fridge the next morning. Having been a campus mainstay for nearly 40 years, plenty of hearts probably broke when the news broke that the space Adriatico’s is in would be repurposed, but we can all rejoice that the pizza shop has found a new home.
Pizza, beer, and a location less than a mile from campus. What more could you possibly want?
This one is for the pizza lovers who love Italian food, too. Grab a Chicken Parmigiana or Shrimp Alfredo to put next to your pizza, and you’ve got enough carbs to last a few days.
The pizza choice for people on campus who prefer thin sliced pizza rather than the New York Style that Adriatico’s uses. Again, if you ever lived on south campus, you probably walked down 11th to order a pizza at midnight at least once.
Tommy’s Pizza is another campus mainstay, although this one is a bit more out of the way. Get your ass to Lane Avenue, find Tommy’s, order a combo that has a slice of pizza and a drink and thank us later. And in case you’re a fan of celebrity endorsements, they count Kirk Herbstreit among their biggest fans.
This one is the furthest from campus, but definitely worth trying at some point in time while you’re in Columbus. If you ride the COTA down to German Village, you might happen upon Plank’s which has been standing at the corner of Parsons and Sycamore since 1939. Here, you’ll find much more than just pizza — a full bar, a menu littered with German cuisine and free self-serve popcorn if you sit down inside. Oh, and the pizza is fucking fantastic, too.
Blaze is no longer a newcomer to campus, and is more like another fast-casual staple on High Street. Sometimes, you just really want a pizza that has toppings that no one else in your friend group wants, and when that happens, it’s time to go to Blaze and get a create-your-own pizza that you don’t have to share with anyone.