Nestled in the midst of German Village eye-pleasing homes and landscaping is Harvest Pizzeria. It's clear from the outside and dining patio decor the restaurant took great care to blend in to the style and vibe of the charming little district.
If weather permits, outside dining at Harvest is the best for people watching and enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of German Village. Shoppers, dog walkers and residents all provide the perfect backdrop to what is some really great pizza. It's also a good place to spot some who's who of Columbus. If you're on the food blogger scene or nightlife crowd, you're sure to spot various notables from those circles as well as a few well-heeled, well-known German Village residents, however most slide in without calling attention to themselves.
Inside, the decor is pleasant with clean lines and homemade touches (whether they are or not) throughout. It's feels very Apartment Therapy.com which isn't a bad thing. The inside eating area is tiny. Think of about two dozen of your closest friends at tables in a large living room. It's cozy, but may be daunting for large parties and during peak times you may have to wait for a table.
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The pizza - which is the main reason why so many flock to this popular restaurant - is worth the trip. Fresh, often organic ingredients are the base of each pizza and inventive combinations make it difficult to decide which pizza to start with first like the Almond Pesto pizza with spinach, fresh mozzarella, artichoke or Mushroom pizza with Gouda, variety of Athens county mushrooms, truffle, herbs, the Vegetable pizza with mozzarella, provolone, onion, olives, mushrooms, bell pepper, sunflower sprouts or the Spicy Yuma - Canal Junction Gouda, chorizo, jalapeno, corn, roasted red pepper, chipotle-spiked tomato sauce each one
Harvest does a fantastic job creating pizzas fresh with deep layers of flavor that will satisfy both foodies and pizza enthusiasts who want more to their slice than canned sauce and greasy cheese. Another plus are the generous portions so expect to share or get a to-go box for the left overs.
One of the highlights beyond the pizza and spirits are the desserts. If you are able to get there when they offer the seasonal strawberry pie you are in for a real treat. A stab-someone-with-a-fork-if-they-try-to-take-the-last-piece type of treat. Even for people who don't really get into pie, the combination of a truly flavorful almost shortbread-like crustwith fresh strawberries - whew! Be sure to get it a la mode and again, it's huge so it can definitely be shared, but that last piece - watch out!
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The staff is friendly and attentive. They make you feel at home in their living room that just happens to be a pizzeria. If stumped on the difference between a pepperoncini and pepperoni, the staff is right there to help with explanations and suggestions. Food snobs they are not.
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The prices for most pizza are mid-range: from $11 to $15 and don't forget the lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. all 9 inch pizzas are $7 and 1/2 size salad can be added for $2.
Desserts are $6, cocktails are $9, draft beer and soda prices vary.
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