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La Tavola Owner Rick Lopez Opening New Tapas Bar Lupo on Arlington

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega La Tavola Owner Rick Lopez Opening New Tapas Bar Lupo on Arlington

Local entrepreneur and chef Rick Lopez, known for his old world Italian restaurant La Tavola, has announced the upcoming opening of a new venture: Lupo on Arlington, a tapas bar with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese influences. Filling what he sees as a desperate need for a true tapas bar, Lopez has teamed up with chef […]

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Restaurant Review: La Tavola

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: La Tavola

La Tavola has a big, beloved history on the local dining scene. Originally an establishment in Powell, it moved over onto Riverside Drive for a few years. Then, in 2009, it stopped existing altogether while the owners started a restaurant project called Knead down in the Short North Now in 2014, La Tavola rides again. […]


Best New Restaurant of 2010 – Knead

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best New Restaurant of 2010 – Knead

As we mentioned earlier this week… Columbus saw a large addition to the local dining scene in 2010; over 35 new restaurants opened throughout the city. Each year, our readers crown one of them as the best new addition, and this year, that honor goes to Knead. Knead opened their doors at 505 N. High […]


Everything that you Need to know about Knead

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Rick & Krista Lopez are no strangers to Columbus diners. The duo opened Crescendo Pastaria in Shawnee Hills in the mid-nineties, and later opened Trattoria La Tavola, which closed earlier this year after a solid 10-year run. Prior to their own ventures, Rick worked at Tapatio, a memorable spot for many on Columbus Underground. Last […]


Knead Restaurant Opens Downtown in February

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: No knead to fear: Couple to open new place Tuesday, November 17, 2009 By Bill Chronister The team that brought Trattoria LaTavola to life in Powell in 1999 — only to watch it die in Dublin in February — is ready to get back in the kitchen. Rick and Krista Lopez plan […]


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