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As a young Lebanese man living in Cincinnati, Andy Hajjar found himself longing for the tahini, mint, and feta flavors of his family’s home cooking. Once his mother and brother joined him in the US, the three of them decided to start a deli. Their corner establishment quickly burgeoned into an award-winning restaurant, Andy’s Mediterranean Grill, where they continue to share family recipes without asking relatives to adopt every diner first. Their talent with seasoning lamb—which they grind, chop, marinate, and even serve tartar, if a diner orders in advance—landed Andy on WCPO Channel 9, where he showed the audience how to make lamb burgers. When preparing skewers of charbroiled tenderloin, cilantro-flavored sea scallops, and flatbread pizzas, the kitchen also relies on fresh ingredients and house marinades. Diners can also sip dozens of beers or wines, including some from Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey, as they relish the old-fashioned coziness of a wood-burning stove and the modern joys of a flat-screen television. On weekend evenings, belly dancers appear, and on any evening guests can lounge on black-and-red striped cushions in the wood-paneled hookah room. The Hajjars also sell marinades, salad dressing, and Turkish coffees through Andy’s International Market, which helps customers stock the pantry in their own apartment, home, or sandcastle.
906 Nassau St
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Fall in love at Martino's — this gem serves tasty Italian fare in a romantic setting. Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Martino's. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Martino's has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Martino's. Whether you have a large or small group, Martino's can accommodate both. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Martino's to create the perfect night. Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options. Martino's is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons. Martino's offers safe bike parking outside. You can fill up on Martino's' delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
2618 Vine St
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Papa John's Pizza in Cincinnati. Papa John's Pizza is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Wifi access is totally free at Papa John's Pizza, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Sometimes you need food fast, and Papa John's Pizza totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Papa John's Pizza to create the perfect night. null With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Papa John's Pizza.
2723 Vine St
Cincinnati,
OH
US
The first thing you want to do with a hot pizza is dig in, but if you're so inclined, go ahead and count the pepperoni first. Donatos promises that every pepperoni pizza, sized large or larger, will have at least 100 slices of lean pepperoni spread across the pie. That's just one of the many flourishes that Donatos, founded in 1963, has used to distinguish itself from the rest. There's also its Edge to Edge promise: a guarantee that every pie will be loaded from one end to the other with toppings, from said pepperoni slices to family-recipe sausage to fresh, hand-cut veggies. Donatos' formula seems to have worked, as the once small Italian eatery now spans the nation with more than 150 locations. Beyond its classic pizzas, Donatos offers many specialty pies, including its chicken spinach mozzarella and Mariachi beef. Each is framed with naturally smoked, aged provolone cheese on top and cornmeal-encrusted dough, from a 50-year old recipe, below. Donatos even offers gluten-free pizzas on its signature Udi's crust. For those searching out other Italian fare, the menu features robust stromboli stuffed with meats and cheeses, and hearty subs. And for dessert, Donatos creates its warm cinnamon brick-street bread, an oven-baked loaf of artisan pull-apart bread with cinnamon spread, streusel, and vanilla icing.
2914 Vine Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Domino's Pizza, located in Cincinnati's Corryville neighborhood, is a great spot to grab a hot slice. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Domino's Pizza will leave you happy and full. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Domino's Pizza is ultra casual. If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, Domino's Pizza also offers delivery and take-out options. Through their catering service, Domino's Pizza can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. null Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Domino's Pizza.
2901 Vine Street
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
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