October 17, 2018

11 Italian Restaurants That Aren't Olive Garden to Celebrate National Pasta Day in Cincinnati

Today is National Pasta Day. It is also National Pay Back a Friend Day. So maybe kill two birds with one stone and treat your pal to some lasagna.
Cincinnati may be a historically German city, but certainly does not lack when it comes to locally owned and operated Italian joints. From mom-and-pop shops to more established and swanky trattorias, there's a spot for every pasta lover in this town. Whether you like your pasta stuffed with cheese and meats or you prefer swirled up with some chunky homemade tomato sauce, this list of local Italian restaurants is sure to hit the spot.
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Sotto
118 E 6th St., Downtown
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Sotto

118 E 6th St., Downtown
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Via Vite
520 Vine St., Downtown
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Via Vite

520 Vine St., Downtown
Photo via Facebook.com/ViaVite
Forno Osteria
3514 Erie Ave.,
Oakley
Photo via Facebook.com/FornoOsteriaBar

Forno Osteria

3514 Erie Ave., Oakley
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A Tavola
1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo via Facebook.com/ATavolaPizza

A Tavola

1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo via Facebook.com/ATavolaPizza
Ferrari’s Little Italy
7677 Goff Terrace, Madeira
Photo via Facebook.com/FerrarisLittleItaly

Ferrari’s Little Italy

7677 Goff Terrace, Madeira
Photo via Facebook.com/FerrarisLittleItaly
Scotti’s Italian Restaurant
919 Vine St., Downtown
Photo via Facebook.com/ScottisItalianRestaurant
Nicola’s
1420 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo via Facebook.com/Nicolas

Nicola’s

1420 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo via Facebook.com/Nicolas
Pompilios
600 Washington Ave., Newport
Photo: Provided

Pompilios

600 Washington Ave., Newport
Photo: Provided
Campanello’s Italian Restaurants
414 Central Ave., Downtown
Photo via Facebook.com/Campanellos
Betta’s Italian Oven
3764 Montgomery Road,
Norwood
Photo via Facebook.com/BettasItalianOven

Betta’s Italian Oven

3764 Montgomery Road, Norwood
Photo via Facebook.com/BettasItalianOven