I feel like Columbus owes Delaware an apology. First one of the region’s best restaurants, Veritas, starts in Delaware before migrating to downtown Columbus. That frees up the space for Speck Italian Eatery to come along… and now that’s moved to Columbus as well. Can we assume that we might eventually get Cove, A Seafood Joint as well? Columbus has...

In the middle of the pandemic, Tony’s Italian Ristorante was struck by a huge loss on the heels of the Columbus Brewery District restaurant’s 40th anniversary.  Antonio Stanley, the restaurant's chef and an employee of 32 years, died at age 53. The restaurant’s owner, Tony Scartz, lost not only a friend but also a key ingredient to the restaurant’s...

Colder weather calls for warm, filling dishes, and few fit the bill better than pasta. While many global cuisines have some type of noodle dish, Italian pasta often first comes to mind. And the best thing about Italian restaurants in Greater Columbus is the level of diversity and skill that goes into making some of the city’s best pasta dishes. It...

An opera aimed at the whole family, a rare Spanish-language opera and a return to the Ohio Theatre are among the highlights of Opera Columbus’ new season. For its 2022-23 season, the company will open on Oct. 28 and 30 in the Southern Theatre with Gioachino Rossini’s 1817 opera “La Cenerentola,” which tells the Cinderella folk tale familiar to fami...

Poor Raphael. Hailed as a rival of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance, he died in Rome in 1520 at age 37 at the height of his artistic power and fame. Scholars believe Raphael succumbed after suffering from a fever and bloodletting, a misguided medical treatment that probably weakened him fatally.  Then of all things,...

The Columbus Italian Festival returns for another year and WBNS-10TV is proud to be front and center at the event serving as the main media sponsor. The three-day event runs Friday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 9 in the streets surrounding St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The festival will include live music from Tre Bella (Three Beauties), Nick Cosg...

BRAVO! Italian Kitchen is celebrating its 30th anniversary with special savings all month long. The first BRAVO! Italian Kitchen restaurant opened in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, the brand has continued to grow, opening multiple locations across the United States. Today, diners still enjoy the restaurant’s fresh, made-from-scratch Italian re...

Bar Cicchetti is taking a chance on a Downtown space that has seen many restaurants fold over the years. Yet, it has more than a few winning cards in its hand — upscale food, refined service and a beverage program that offers curated wines, specialty cocktails and a strong nod to local microbrews, general manager Justin Celiano said. The upscale It...

Six enormous, stunning tapestries designed by the Italian Renaissance master Raphael are being shown for the first time in the United States at the Columbus Museum of Art. “Raphael — The Power of Renaissance Imagery: The Dresden Tapestries and their Impact,” which continues through Oct. 30, is a collaboration between the Columbus museum and the Dre...

The Columbus, Ohio City Council this week indefinitely tabled an ordinance to spend $253,000 on the possible reinstallation of the Christopher Columbus statue that stood outside of City Hall until the summer of 2020. If adopted, the policy would permit the municipal Department of Development to agree to a contract with Designing Local Ltd., a plann...