Villa Nova Ristorante
Before Frank Colleli returned to Columbus to open this family-style Italian restaurant, he did a stint in the merchant marines. In a way, he brought his work home with him. Plastering the walls of a cozy bar section are more than 250 steam and pressure gauges - intriguing devices with antique dials and bold, brassy rims. You feel a bit like Alice down the rabbit hole, but character like this makes Villa Nova one of the most charming places in town.