The Taranto family has owned the big red barn on ST RT 256 for many years. It started as a produce market and has been used for many different businesses through the years. About 25 years ago Dan Taranto, family, and friends have restored and transformed this barn and started selling his homemade pizza. This pizza was developed by Dan and his Mother creating their very own unique recipe. It was an immediate hit and the business took off right away. The pizza was rated by the Grumpy Gourmet of the Columbus Dispatch as one of the " top 10 pizzas in the Columbus area". Over 400 pizza places were involved in the rating. So Pickerington has a top 10 pizza right here in our city.
In the recent years Dan has remodeled the Pizza Barn and turned it into a full service Italian restaurant. The property has a private screened in patio with a fireplace and big screen TV, outside patio with umbrella seating, party room and a main dining. The dining room has Italian Venetian plaster walls, flat screen TVs,fun to look at farm antiques, as well as cozy booths and tables for its patrons. Designed to be a very casual and comfortable place to enjoy award winning pizza and authentic Italian pasta dishes as well as top quality soft serve ice cream treats, boasting a huge banana split. Taranto's also has carry-out, delivery and a convenient pick-up window. So come by and visit Pickerington"s jewel of a restaurant-- a local, loyal tradition.