Sunday Addie and Reagan were with us for dinner and we were in a hurry to eat so we went to the very closest pizza place to our home - Donatos. Donatos is a chain all around Columbus and there is one on Tamarack circle that we have been to a lot over the years.
This restaurant is big and has a lot of tables in it but does not have a wait staff. Instead you order your pizza at the counter. We ordered a large cheese pizza, an order of Asiago bread and fountain drinks all around.
As we sat down I notices that it had been upgraded since I had been there last. There was lots of seating in comfortable booths. I asked the girls to describe it to me and they said: "fake plants, kind of cold, smells like disinfectant, brick walls, many windows, cameras pointed on the customers, and lights are weird."
Actually the lights were interesting and I liked them - the shades were all collanders and it was very creative.
I was very disappointed with the service - such as it was. The pizza came in the pizza box at least 5 minutes before the bread. She handed us paper plates. We had to go to the counter to get plastic forks and knives. (yes - I eat the first hot bites of pizza usually with a fork and knife!)
The pizza itself was good but a little greasy. After all the pizzas I have been trying this year, I found that Donatos was not as good as I remembered - or maybe my taste is becoming more "elevated." None of us like the bread very much - there was a funny flavor to the cheese.
So, the best part of Donatos for us now is that it is close to home.