The spaghetti-western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Vittoria.
At Vittoria, seasoned Chef Nick Bedalli keeps tongues entranced by enhancing traditional Italian dishes with modern flavors. Like a robot stomping grapes, the menu melds old and new. Classic dishes include ravioli alichia, hand filled with fresh ground beef, mozzarella, and ricotta and topped with the chef's tomato sauce ($16.95), while the progressive scampi San Marino features jumbo shrimp stuffed with borsin cheese and wrapped with pancetta in a balsamic reduction, blackberry sauce, and berry blanc ($26.95).
A hefty selection of Italian wines warms esophagi while twin fireplaces warm toes and tentacles. Vittoria's Old World Tuscan-style dining room also has barrel-vaulted ceilings and hand-painted wall murals, ideal camouflage for diners disguised as marble columns. In the sunny season, an outdoor patio whisks savory aromas away on the breeze while the warm, hospitable staff whisks plates from tables.
Vittoria was reviewed by the Columbus Dispatch, and won three 2010 Diner's Choice awards from OpenTable including best Italian and best service, along with a 4.2-star average from more than 90 reviewers. Seventy-nine percent of more than 50 Urbanspooners like it, and nine Yelpers give it a four-star average.
- The food journeys from old- fashioned Italian-American to upscale northern Italian and several points between. Depending on the order, Vittoria can be a red-sauce emporium or an ambitious purveyor of trendy Italian dishes. – Jon Christensen, Columbus Dispatch
- I have been to Vittoria on several occasions. The food is always very good and the service friendly without being intrusive. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 12/15/2010
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.
10241 Sawmill Pkwy.
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