A Taste of the Best


Photo Courtesy of TAVOLA

When sitting inside of A TAVOLA (1220 Vine Street), be surprised if you don’t find yourself smiling; you’re in the Best Pizza Restaurant of Cincinnati 2013. Located in OTR (Over the Rhine) A TAVOLA boast a menu of stellar cocktails at the bar and handcrafted pizza from the shop’s owners.  Just sampling? The Wagyu Meatball Sliders will set you straight. Hungrier than that? Pick up a signature pizza like the Fig+Prosciutto, or the Soppressata (a spicy cured ham).  Did we mention A TAVOLA cures all meat in house?  http://www.atavolapizza.com/menu/

But A TAVOLA didn’t get here riding on tasty treats alone. Billy Draznik, Sam Ginocchio, and Jared Wayne are the owners and masterminds behind some of the tastiest and unique Italian inspired concoctions.  Working on recipes from their family they set out to craft a destination for all. More importantly they are amongst a group of people helping to build a culture of arts and entertainment in Cincinnati, “we love this neighborhood”, Wayne said.

When the 3CDC Development Group approached them with a space on Vine Street they were reluctant, the Gateway Quarter was in its infancy, barely the culinary haven it is now. “There’s a renaissance going on down here you know, it’s kind of like this whole culinary boulevard,” Wayne said. “A couple of years ago, even ten months ago I thought ‘there’s no way we could be down here, that’s crazy.” This passion is just what Cincinnati needs to fuel its climb back from urban decay. Today A TAVOLA has just won the 2013 Best of Cincinnati for Pizza, supported by a group of people striving for the best this city has to offer. 

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