Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

5601 N High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
614.436.2625
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One of the dives that can be found along the High Street corridor in the north Columbus suburb of Worthington, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza offers a chance to feast on some great pies while listening to some really great live music. The bar is a smaller one, as venues go, but it’s not to be forgotten for the kinds of acts that it attracts. Make a point to check out the list of artists who are coming through and see if one is worth checking out — then make a reservation.

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Preferring good pizza first and foremost, this shop has an otherwise smaller menu, much of it bar food for easy consumption. Coal-fired pizza is all about the thin, bubbly crust. 

  • Chicken Pesto: Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy! This house special features chunks of grilled chicken, drizzled with white sauce and topped with plenty of cheese. This one has a lighter, saltier flavor that goes well with a mild cocktail or beer. 
  • High St. Casa: Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and herbs. This is a much richer pizza. But that light crust has the perfect texture and the whole thing hits the spot. Well balanced, and easily my favorite pie on the menu.
  • Margherita: Roasted garlic puree, roma tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, smoked virgin olive oil. It’s the simple, classic pizza with a limited focus on the fresh flavors. Again with the Margherita pizza, the great texture of the crust makes all of the difference here, and this one is well worth a bite. 
  • Meatball: One of the daily specials, this one also topped with oregano, banana peppers and has a similarly heavy texture as the High St. Casa. I like it though because it still manages to balance well.
  • Old Fashioned: There are plenty of good cocktails here. This one relies on a very subtle amount of citrus and bitters. Best with Maker’s Mark. 

Both venues have kind of a laid-back bar feel, but more importantly each is a music venue with a strong following of classic jazz, blues and other kinds of acts that means most prime nights they tend to be full. I like the feel even when that means the bar is pretty full. But make sure you know the show schedule, Natalie’s often sells out.

Natalie’s is Columbus’ best music club for sure. Both for the feel of the place, the real good and chill vibe, is really worthwhile. 

Recommendations

  • Know when someone’s playing. Both the High Street and the King Avenue locations host many concerts on the weekends, and they are almost always sold out. But there is a front bar on King that is more a dining area. 
  • The pizzas are a must, and they’re best when shared. 
  • Parking at both locations is at a premium, fortunately both are in an area where there’s plenty of street parking nearby too. 

Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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