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.

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.