When Noble Roman’s reopened a few years ago, we rushed over only to be disappointed by a pizza that was NOTHING like the product of the 80’s and breadsticks that were NOTHING like the hand rolled ones we had as kids. Equally awful, Ragu had tried a Godfather’s Pizza in a gas station in another state. The gas station Godfather’s was more like Speedway Pizza than the Godfather’s of the past. So needless to say, we were skeptical about the new Godfather’s Pizza. Was it going to be the same taste we remembered from the late 70’s and early 80’s?
The buzz about the Huber Heights Godfather’s Pizza was that it was the real deal. So Food Adventures grabbed a couple of foodie friends and headed out Brandt Pike to solve the mystery for ourselves.
We entered the restaurant with our entourage of El Jefe and Gene Genie. The new store works like this, you order first, they give you a number, then you sit down and they bring you your pizza. Our party of four ordered, we decided to go BIG. We ordered 2 jumbo deluxe pizza’s. Hey if we are here, we got to do it right. First of all, Godfathers is not cheap. The sizes come in small, medium, large and jumbo. The large specialty pizzas are $21 and the jumbo ones are $25. However, the place was very busy, so we knew something was up.
We could hardly stand the anticipation as we waited to try the pizzas. We saw a packed restaurant of happy customers enjoying what looked like the same Godfather’s pizza we remembered as kids. Ragu had to order a salad bar to help distract himself from the anticipation.
What followed could not have been better. They brought out 2 huge, thick pizzas piled with toppings and mounds of melted cheese. The cheese even had those brown burnt spots we remembered from the old days. Your Food Adventurers were having a moment. We kept looking at each other using words like incredible and awesome to describe the taste of the pizza. Of course, we finished their pie with no leftovers. El Jefe and Gene Genie on the other hand, had to ask for a to go box. We left the restaurant humming early 80’s tunes and grateful for the chance to have truly re-lived a childhood food experience.
A few months later, a Godfather’s opened up on Wilmington Pike near Feedwire Rd in Kettering/Bellbrook. We had to make sure this was the same legit product and not one of the gas station Godfather’s pizza that resembles a frozen pizza.
Again, Godfather’s delivered as promised. We ordered a small pizza this time, but still received the same great quality. The small pizza was by no means cheap at $14, but definitely worth it. This pizza had anchovies on it and was very tasty. It was also loaded with toppings like onions, green peppers and mushrooms. We saw that the Wilmington Pike store had a small dining area and a “To Go” window as well.
Are you someone who misses that pizza taste of the early 80’s? Then your Food Adventurers suggest you change into some terry cloth shorts and rock the 70’s afro to put you in the mood for some throwback Godfather’s Pizza. Believe Food Adventures when we tell you: “It’s a pizza you can’t refuse!”
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