Pizza Rustica Opens Soon at South Campus Gateway
The South Campus Gateway has landed another new retail tenant as Pizza Rustica prepares to open next door to Gooeyz on Monday, October 25th. This new store marks the first Ohio location for the Florida-based company.
“It is a very small operation based out of South Beach,” said local franchise owner Chris diDonato. “After spending some time in South Florida I became a huge fan of the pizza. I spent some time with the owner I loved the passion and creativity he brought to this concept.”
The restaurant display is somewhat unique in the fact that all of the pizza varieties are on display to customers upon entering the store.
“It’s a lot like what you would see if you visited a pizza shop in Rome,” explained Chris. “You choose your favorite and we warm it up so the crust is nice and crispy and you are ready to go.”
Other menu items include salads, paninis, dessert pizzas and a small beer selection.
“Having attended OSU it has always been a dream to open a pizza shop on campus,” said Chris. “The Gateway’s alley is the perfect fit for us as it allows for a huge patio and an opportunity to serve our food late into the evening.”
Delivery is an option for the University District and Short North neighborhoods.
“I believe it will be a great fit for Columbus,” Chris added.
More information can be found online at pizza-rustica.com.