Fabian’s (not so much) Chicago Style Pizza Place
Posted by cmh gourmand on October 9, 2006
Fabian’s Chicago Style Pizza Place
691 North High Street
Columbus, (Short North)
614 221 8240
Fabian’s opened in the Short North during the fall of 2006. I visited on October 7th. The restaurant was still working out some kinks (beers were not on tap yet and the cash register receipt had a different business name on it). The food is pretty good but a few items are a bit over priced. My server was very nice.
I sampled the Chicago style (?) pizza. Well, it is thick crust pizza with good quality toppings bought from suppliers in Chicago – but it is not Chicago style in any way.
Also sampled was the so called Italian Beef. Any native of the Windy City would smack you in the face for calling this a “beef”. This was an oven roasted pseudo french dip with banana peppers – no giardiniera to be seen. For $7, with a very lame side salad – an OK sandwich – but not an Italian Beef.
Do not go to Fabian’s expecting Chicago style anything. If you want Chicago style – go to Wholly Joe’s in the Polaris area or the Windy city. The Fabian’s food is fine and the staff were very friendly – but the fare is not Chicago style as billed. It is worth the trip – but if you are going for a taste of Chicago – you are bound to feel like you ate in Gary, Indiana.