21 November 2009

Bono Pizza

I'm not going to be the first one to say that Bono Pizza is delicious. You can see the glowing reviews from Slow Food Columbus or Hungry Woolf or the Columbus Foodcast or Columbus Foodie or CMH Gourmand or Columbus Underground or Columbus Alive or This Week or Restaurant Widow to confirm the existence of a consensus built upon a foundation of effusive praise of Bill Yerkes' nomadic pizza outpost.

It appears that I am a little late to the party.

Nonetheless, since Bono creates such amazing artisanal pizza pies, I have to extol the virtues of their vegetarian pizza options.

I sampled the Hulk, which is a pesto and mozzarella pie made with green veggies. The green bounty included spinach, green onions and avocado as well as shaved parmesan. The garlicky pesto brings out the earthy notes of the spinach and the bright flavors of the cheese to create a pyrotechnic explosion of flavor.

There are many vegetarian pizza options on the menu at Bono. There is a cheeseless pizza made with tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, basil and eggplant. Bono also has a Margherita pizza, a five cheese pizza, a Greek pizza, a pizza made with what is described as "f**king hot peppers", a mixed mushroom pizza, and the obligatory build-your-own five topping pie.

The place is tucked into the back of a carry-out liquor store. The menu explains the paradox thusly: "Of course it's in the back of a liquor store, it's bonopizza." Bono seats about 12 people.

The address on the Urban Spoon site linked above is incorrect. The address is 1717 Northwest Blvd., and the phone number is (614) 906-8646. Bono is open Monday through Saturday from 5-11 pm.

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Stacie Tamaki said...

What a fantastic blog post! I just discovered it while searching for pictures of Bono's pizzas. Am hoping you don't mind if I borrow your Hulk image for a blog post I just wrote. Will link back to you (of course). I am trying to help publicize that Bono TOGO has reopened in the Short North for one month only. If you prefer I not use the photo please let me know and I'll remove it immediately.

Adam Lehman said...

Wife and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and we wanted to go to our favorite food place over the past year, it was BONO's.

The pizza flavors are incredible. After chatting it up with the owners (an opportunty available to each and every patron) we learned that they only use fresh ingredients. They go out to local markets and buy EVERYTHING fresh every day.

Also, if you order something for dessert, they rarely charge for it.

deraj1013 said...

Yeah, it's definitely excellent.