Italian Restaurants in Mount Auburn

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Conceptualized by Chef Joshua Steven Campbell, a Cincinnati native, Mayberry and World Food Bar bring creative tastes to the community without ever pressuring the community to adopt creative eating techniques in return—traditional methods such as teeth and forks are acceptable. Mayberry's modest, warm atmosphere invites patrons to feast on fancified versions of classic comfort food such as the Sloppy Josh sandwich (slow-cooked beef with rosemary and spicy mustard, $7) for lunch, paired with a tater-tot casserole ($3). Transitioning palates to dinner hour are elegant small plates such as pepper-bacon-wrapped pork medallions sweetly accompanied by barbecue chickpeas and goat cheese ($10) and the restaurant's herbed flatbread with guava, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, which can be made with lamb or with minted tofu for vegetarians ($10).

1801 Race St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

A Tavola is a pizzeria and bar in a league of its own. With its lovingly handmade wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and its vast selection of fine wines craft beers and unique cocktails A Tavola is Italian gourmet done right. Sophisticated menu items include the fig and prosciutto pizza the bacon tapenade with goat cheese and the eggplant sliders on blue-oven English muffins. Don’t let all of that fanciness intimidate you though- A Tavola pizzas start for as little as $10. Beautiful simple and yet classy A Tavola has you covered whether you’re looking to rekindle an old love or impress a first date with your knowledge of fine-dining places in Cincinnati.

1220 Vine Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Doughby's satisfies cravings for flaky stuffed pastries with its hearty calzones and crepes. Golden-brown calzone crusts hug chicken, pork, steak, beef, and vegetable fillings and come in 50 different combinations that quiet a rumbling stomach much more pleasantly than swallowing a pacifier. Twenty-six crepes hold similar savory fillings or sweet stuffings, such as Nutella, strawberries, and bananas. To satisfy late-night revelers, Doughby's stays open until 4 a.m. on the weekends.

2707 Vine Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Mac's Pizza Pub supplies mozzarella monomaniacs with scrumptious pizzas and booze enthusiasts with a pirate's treasure cove of cold beers. Voyage into spicy-hot lands by ordering the Mac-Attack pizza, a pie of hot ground beef, jalapeños, double pepperoni, and cheese ($13.79 for 12-inch). Or, create your own cheese circle by artistically arranging toppings of your choice in the shape of a dinosaur or crossing guard. Mac's pours frothy mugs of Bar Harbor's Blueberry Ale and locally brewed Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale from the tap, and the extensive beer list boasts a solid selection of bottled brewskies.

205 W McMillan St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Cuisine Type: American/classic Italian comfort food

Established: 2014

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 5?10

Parking: Metered street parking

Most popular offering: Beef meatball pasta with tomato sauce

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: Our original sides are delicious and turn every meal into a flavorful feast. Must try the cupcakes.

Q&A with Dan Katz, Owner

Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?

Our recipes are all original and created by us. Our chef is always coming up with seasonal recipes and specials. Our goal is to be innovative [and] keep food fresh, fast, and affordable.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Our menu is contemporary American comfort food with a classic Italian feel, meatball-centric and vegetarian-friendly. All our dishes are prepared in-house from scratch with fresh, seasonal ingredients; focaccia bread [is] baked daily and [a selection of] creative cupcakes and pies [is] always rotating.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are a kid favorite. Kids love the food and parents are happy their children eat a healthy, nutritious meal. Desserts available to kids who finish their meal.

2912 Vine St.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The chefs at Mt. Adams Pizza are more than happy to let you create your own pizza from their collection of more than 30 toppings—including buffalo chicken, gyro meat, vegan sausage, and roasted red peppers. But they’ve also engineered a selection of specialty pizzas, including the white Diablo Chicken pizza, which they load up with buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and jalapeño peppers. They can craft gluten-free pizzas smothered in vegan cheese, as well as vegetarian-friendly pizzas. Gyros, calzones, and Italian-inspired hoagies round out the menu. The chefs keep cooking until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, when college students are most in need of a study break.

1045 Saint Gregory St
Cincinnati,
OH
US