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Restaurant Reviews

Columbus Underground’s restaurant reviews are written by Miriam Bowers Abbott, our official Restaurant & Food Critic. We hope to share with you the good, bad and the honest about our local dining scene in an unbiased fashion. Review recommendations can be emailed to [email protected].

Review: Cafe del Mondo

 Morgan Kelley Review: Cafe del Mondo

Italian Village isn’t really known for Italian restaurants. Of course, you’ve got Rigsby’s on High Street filling in for the fine dining niche, but the rest of the neighborhood is lacking in the meatballs and alfredo department. But wait! Don’t forget about Cafe del Mondo! Hidden in plain sight on North Fourth Street, Cafe del […]

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Review: La Casita Authentic Mexican Grill

 Morgan Kelley Review: La Casita Authentic Mexican Grill

La Casita sits in an unassuming building on Bethel Road, near the intersection of Godown Road. The small stone building is actually quite charming from the outside, and once inside you’ll find that the interior is a match. A cozy and intimate setup not unsimilar to other Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in Columbus… only smaller. […]

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Review: Piada Italian Street Food

 Morgan Kelley Review: Piada Italian Street Food

The history of Piada Italian Street Food can be traced all the way back to the year 2010. In fact, the first Piada location that opened on Lane Avenue will be celebrating their first anniversary on September 1st. With three locations now open and three more opening soon, Piada may qualify as the most rapidly […]

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Review: Diaspora Korean & Japanese Restaurant

 Morgan Kelley Review: Diaspora Korean & Japanese Restaurant

Tucked in between the Shell gas station and the Radio Shack located on High Street near the campus of The Ohio State University is a hidden gem of a restaurant called Diaspora. The exterior is unassuming, and the window-covering menus hide what is actually a very cozy and well-decorated Korean and Japanese restaurant. Guests have […]

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Review: Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro

 Morgan Kelley Review: Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro

When I first read about Aloha Hawaiian BBQ in the Columbus Underground messageboard, I got pretty excited. Then when I found out that it would be my first assignment for a new weekly restaurant review column featured on Columbus Underground, I was ecstatic! First, a little background. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ & Asian Bistro is a […]

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Breakfast with Nick’s Guide to Columbus Diners

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Breakfast blogger Nick Dekker published a guide to Columbus diners yesterday, and while he admits that it’s incomplete, it’s still probably the most comprehensive guide we’ve seen, and you can be sure that it will continue to be updated as his adventures continue. So far, the guide includes staples such as the Starliner Diner, Nancy’s […]

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Latitude 41 – Hidden in Plain Sight

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Jill Moorhead posted up a review of Latitude 41 over at Itinerant Foodies on Wednesday, where she describes their happy hour specials as both amazing, and shockingly under-crowded. Her review highlights five of their small plate appetizers including Chicken & Waffles, Korean Chicken Wings, Bleu Cheese stuffed Dates and other delicious sounding items. To read […]

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