Vittoria cofounder Vince Romanelli hearkens back to his hometown of Alvito, Italy, with a menu of modern and Old-World Tuscan dishes. The kitchen crafts tender housemade pastas for traditional eats such as chicken cannelloni and lemon-pepper linguine tossed with shrimp, and veal osso buco simmers in white wine and spices. Beneath the barrel-vaulted ceiling of a large, open dining area, patrons can also dig into updated entrees such as a pistachio-crusted breast of chicken adorned with marsala-caramel sauce. For dessert, chefs fill tarts with lemon curd made from Vittoria's signature limoncello and surround amaretto and white-chocolate napoleons with fluctuating borders of raspberry coulis. Wines and cocktails from behind Vittoria's marble-topped bar pair with dinner or with the musical stylings of local bands nightly.
The recently renovated brick walls and dark wood paneling of The Bogey Bar and Grill embrace patrons and soak up the warm aromas of a menu of time-tested pub fare. Enjoy a football game or a competitive horse-heckling match on one of The Bogey's many flat-screen televisions while taking on an imaginative appetizer such as the tomato tartare, which gives roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella a basil-tinged balsamic bath ($6). The fried calamari, a golden-battered deep-sea treasure, arrives on plates chaperoned by tangy lime and chipotle-tequila mayo ($9). The Bogey's chefs conduct dough-and-sauce symphonies with pizzas such as the Catalonian, a sweet chorus of manchego cheese, bell peppers, and chorizo ($15 for hand tossed, $12 for flatbread). On Thursday nights, crowds sashay to live music while flexing mouth muscles on ambitiously piled sandwiches. The Bogey's signature entree, pan-seared salmon, satisfies game-day appetites and gives patrons the athletic pep of a half-time speech from a Ferrari ($17).
For 10 years, Wholly Joe's has provided the Columbus metro area with made-to-order Chicago-style eats and treats, saving residents a trip to the eerie, ghost-laden terrain of northeastern Illinois. Joe's uses authentic Chicago-sourced ingredients (including Italian sausage, Italian beef, sport peppers, and Turano Bakery breads) to capture the Windy City's savory, meat-packed cuisine. While Joe's does offer traditional Italian and grill fare—burgers, chicken and fish sandwiches, and pastas—its commitment to the mythic triumvirate of deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and Italian beef is what keeps visitors' salivary glands replacing their th's with d's. The hand-shaped deep-dish pizza ($14.99 for 12", $16.99 for 14") is made from scratch (Chicago's most abundant commodity after political corruption) and can be topped with Second City staples such as Italian sausage, bacon, and hot peppers. Encased-meat enthusiasts can sample an original all-beef hot dog ($2.75) or Polish sausage ($3.35) with mustard, relish, chopped onions, sliced red tomatoes, cucumber, kosher pickle, and sport peppers—all stuffed into a steamed poppy-seed bun like so many cans of beans in a hobo's bindle. The Italian-beef sandwich ($5.39) features a pile of succulent, thinly sliced roast beef on French bread, soaked in the natural juices of its own delicious iniquity, and can be partnered with a side of crinkle-cut fries (regular, $1.89) or a Chicago-style tamale ($1.99).
The Lost Shepherd herds hungry humans toward its homey interior with a menu of elegant cuisine made from natural, locally reared ingredients. Appetizers such as the flash-fried calamari ($9) and the artichoke-infused Carolina crab dip ($9) give meals a fresh-seafood preamble, and sandwiches such as the Insane B.L.T.C., stacked with NY cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon ($7), offer inventive twists on old favorites to ensure that taste buds don’t get bored and pretend to receive an emergency call mid-meal. Entrees include time-tested fish and chips ($10) and the Shepherd surf and turf ($19), featuring a marriage of shrimp scampi and twin beef fillets so harmonious that the proteins practically finish each other's sentences.
We're a family owned and operated company. We've been in business since 2000. We offer an alternative to those hungry for something different. We serve Greek and Mediterranean food in a fast casual setting. We have comfortable dining rooms as well as quick and convenient drive thru windows.