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Eat Right: 10 Restaurants All Decked Out for the Holidays

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We’re in the midst of the holiday season, and Columbus restaurants are feeling festive with twinkling lights, trees, wreaths and garland. Here are 10 restaurants guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit this month.

Basi Italia
811 Highland St., Victorian Village
The Victorian Village eatery’s cozy back patio is pretty magical during the holiday season. Thanks to heaters, you can dine out back under the white lights all winter long. Pull on a blanket, sip on a warming cocktail, and enjoy.

Due Amici
67 E. Gay St., Downtown
Due Amici was way ahead of the curve on trendy upside-down Christmas trees. Their gorgeous white “magical” Christmas tree has been levitating in the lobby every December for years.

Figlio Wood-Fired Pizza
1369 Grandview Ave., Grandview
The Grandview strip is a favorite holiday destination, and Figlio is the perfect spot to wind down after shopping at the neighborhood boutiques. The owners get into the holiday spirit with strings of lights both inside and out.

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 State Route 374, Logan
When it snows in Ohio, there’s no place more beautiful than the Hocking Hills. So head to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for a wintry hike, then warm up at Kindred Spirits, the Inn’s restaurant. The log cabin dining room is decorated with lot of greenery and gorgeous holiday wreaths over the wood-burning fireplaces.

Jack’s Diner
52 E. Lynn St., Downtown
This quirky Downtown diner is a must-visit during the holiday season. It’s dripping in twinkle lights, aluminum Christmas trees and ’50s and ’60s kitsch.

Lindey’s
169 E. Beck St., German Village
Lindey’s goes all out for the holidays, with copious poinsettia, golden wreaths and a patio glowing with white lights.

Mozart’s
4784 N. High St., Clintonville
Stop in to pick up your holiday pastries, such as the beloved Yule Log, and snap your photo with Mozart—at Christmastime, the restaurant’s piano-playing Mozart mannequin is suited up in a festive Santa hat.

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
1092 Bethel Rd., North Columbus
The Refectory’s main dining room, originally a church sanctuary, looks even more stunning during the holidays with a twinkling Christmas tree that soars to the rafters. During the month of December, catch the ProMusica String Quartet as they play Nutcracker and classic holiday favorites while you enjoy a special four-course dinner from Chef Richard Blondin.

Shaw’s Restaurant
123 N. Broad St., Lancaster
In Lancaster, Shaw’s Restaurant and Harry’s Bar gets a classy Christmas makeover in keeping with the stately nature of the historic building. Even the wall-mounted deer get Santa hats! Shaw’s is now accepting reservations for a three-course Christmas Eve dinner. Call 740-654-1842.

The Worthington Inn
649 High St., Worthington
Outside, the historic inn on Worthington’s town square is aglow in white lights and festive garland each Christmas. Inside, the fireplaces are lit for a warm and cozy dining experience!dine-originals

Dine Originals Columbus celebrates, supports and promotes the culinary diversity that locally owned and operated member restaurants contribute to the identity and culture of our city. The nonprofit group is committed to strengthening the local economy and enriching the community through education and charitable partnerships.

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