Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Mia Cucina in New Albany.
Mia Cucina offers an upscale Italian eating experience with warm and amiable service in a casual environment. Appease appetites with a vast menu of hearty favorites, including the Salmon Picatta, where pan-fried salmon courts capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts before a chorus of angel-hair pasta and lemon butter ($16.95). Stop by for lunch and sink poultry-sucking fangs into the Chicken Alforno flat bread, drizzled in parmesan dressing and coated with light pizza sauce, bacon, green onions, feta, and a pizza-cheese blend ($10.95). While enjoying saucy fare and conversation about how best to find meatballs lost while traveling abroad, sip on a specialty drink, glass of wine, or a beer.
Sturdy, huge, and basking in the warmth of candles suspended overhead, the community table inside Mia Cucina's Powell outpost is an apt metaphor for the community that frequents the restaurant. At both locations, a sense of hospitality vies with the aromas of house sauces to charm those who walk through the doors. Children—who dine gratis on Mondays and Wednesdays—peruse a specialized menu with mazes and games, absorbing trivia about Italy's climate, its inventions, and the volcanoes that spew marinara sauce. Adults scan their own menu, which embraces Italian staples along with more updated plates, from chicken parmesan to pesto-rubbed mahi-mahi fillets.
When they aren't browsing the cuisine, their eyes might linger on the shelves of the floating bar, where wine bottles and glasses levitate over the counter instead of bogarting the chairs. The surrounding wall mimics gray stonework, adding a rustic cellar ambiance to the setting, though the white cloths draped over each table bespeak modern sophistication. The murmur of conversations between families, friends, and couples pervades the genial space, where Mia Cucina insists "everyone's Italian."
5525 New Albany Rd. W
New Albany, Ohio 43054Get Directions