Cowtown Pizza is one of the many pizza places tucked into the gourmet pizza corridor that is Grandview. Overall, Cowtown produces good food at a fair price that is tremendously safe for vegetarians.
Grandview has a plethora of options for those who don't want to eat the same pizza every night. Aside from Cowtown Pizza, there is Dewey's, Panzera's, Bono Pizza, Figlio and Mama Mimi's, all located in and around Grandview.
Although the design of Cowtown Pizza makes it appear as if it is a chain, the spot on Grandview Avenue is the only Cowtown Pizza in existence. It is operated by Jason Slagle.
Cowtown Pizza takes great care with the ingredients. The sauce is house-made daily, and they only use vegetarian cheeses from Grande.
Vegetarian items on the menu include the vegetarian pizza, Mediterranean pizza, build-your-own pizza with 23 vegetarian topping options, garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, fried mac and cheese, a garden salad, a vegetarian baked sub, a vegetarian stromboli, and a build-your-own stromboli.
I could have went the safe route and ordered pizza. I'll have to wait until next time. Instead, I ordered the vegetarian stromboli. I can safely say that I did not make a bad decision.
The large stromboli is 14 inches long. It is stuffed with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, tomato, red onion, sliced mushrooms and roasted eggplant. The crust is brushed with buttery garlic before it is baked, and a hint of garlic bursts through in your mouth. The stromboli is served with a side of brightly flavored marinara sauce. The only minor complaint I had was that the mushrooms are canned. I prefer fresh mushrooms, but those who do not should be thrilled by Cowtown Pizza. That notwithstanding, it was a delicious stromboli.
Cowtown Pizza is priced similarly to Donatos. A large specialty pizza is about $16, and the stromboli was $15. However, there are coupons on the menu and on the Web site that will save you a couple of bucks.
The storefront is designed for delivery, as Cowtown has no seating. Cowtown delivers to Grandview and parts of Columbus. It is open until 11 during the week and 12 on weekends.