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Italian Village

Annexed to the city in 1862, Italian Village was one of Columbus’s first suburbs. It is bounded by I-670 on the south, Fifth Avenue on the north, North High Street on the west, and the Conrail railroad tracks to the east. A mix of Italian and Irish immigrants resided in the area in the 1890s, and Italianate style architecture is prevalent.

DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

Susan Post Susan Post DiCarlo’s Pizza Opens in Italian Village

In case you haven’t heard, DiCarlo’s Pizza uses provolone cheese. Period.  The second Central Ohio location of DiCarlo’s and its cheese can now be found in Italian Village, with a takeout and delivery-only joint at 91 E. Fifth Ave. The family-run business, which has been slinging pies since 1945, is well-known for a particular kind […]

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First Look: Budd Dairy Food Hall

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Budd Dairy Food Hall

The wait is over. Budd Dairy Food Hall officially opens its doors at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 6, at 1086 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village. The latest concept from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Budd Dairy features nine chef-driven restaurant partners, along with its Hatch space, which will host a rotating selection of pop-up concepts. […]

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Two Large Developments in Italian Village Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Large Developments in Italian Village Moving Forward

Two significant projects got key approvals this week from the Italian Village Commission – one in the Jeffrey Park development and the other in a new development called The Lusso. In Jeffrey Park, a plan to build a five-story, 178-unit apartment building and parking garage near the I-670 off-ramp will be moving forward after the […]

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Cheesecake Girl Lands Spot at Budd Dairy & Storefront in Dublin

Susan Post Susan Post Cheesecake Girl Lands Spot at Budd Dairy & Storefront in Dublin

Soon there will be not one, not two, but three locations where fans can get their fill of The Cheesecake Girl. One year after Owner Samantha Strange opened The Cheesecake Girl’s first brick-and-mortar at Hilliard’s Center Street Market, the bakery will join Budd Dairy Food Hall in Italian Village. The Cheesecake Girl will occupy Budd […]

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First Look: S’wich Social

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: S’wich Social

The premise is pretty simple: choose cookies, choose ice cream, choose toppings and devour. But the flavors are anything but. Build-your-own ice cream sandwich shop S’wich Social is set to make its Italian Village debut on St. Patrick’s Day – Wednesday, March 17. (There may not be green beer, but there is green ice cream!) […]

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Mr. Hummus Grill Expanding with New Restaurant in Italian Village

Susan Post Susan Post Mr. Hummus Grill Expanding with New Restaurant in Italian Village

Work is underway on a long-vacant building in Italian Village. Mr. Hummus Grill will transform 1131 N. Fourth St. into its second Central Ohio restaurant. The authentic Lebanese eatery had its beginnings as a food truck in 2015. After three years, calls from fans for a dine-in restaurant accumulated as the food truck grew in […]

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Budd Dairy Food Hall Sets Opening Date

Susan Post Susan Post Budd Dairy Food Hall Sets Opening Date

April 6 is the big day for Budd Dairy Food Hall, which will officially open its doors at 1086 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village after months of COVID-19-related delays. Budd Dairy Food Hall has been just over three years in the making. The chef-driven food hall concept from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants was initially announced […]

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