Food News: Gallo’s Pizzeria debuts in Dublin; The Hungarian Butcher opens soon

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
Gallo's Pizzeria

Openings & Announcements 

Gallo’s Pizzeria opens today (Monday, Nov. 8) at North Market Bridge Park (6750 Longshore St.). The pizza shop, located between Lan Viet and The Little Kitchen, is a new venture from brothers Nick and Tommy Gallo and their cousin, Larry Gallo. The Gallo family also owns a pair of Gallo's Tap Rooms, Gallo's Kitchen and Bar in Upper Arlington and Gallo's on High in Clintonville. The new pizzeria will feature hand-tossed pies, salads, subs and stromboli. 

Dan Varga’s Old World butcher shop, The Hungarian Butcher, opens at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12. The new spot is located at 2177 W. Dublin-Granville Road.  

Miracle, the holiday-themed pop-up cocktail bar, returns to The Citizens Trust (11 W. Gay St.) on Nov. 26. The kitschy cocktail bar, featuring festive décor and holiday-themed cocktails, will run through Dec. 30. Meanwhile, Powell’s Huli Huli Tiki Lounge (26 W. Olentangy St.) is preparing to host Miracle's tiki-themed spin-off, Sippin’ Santa, beginning Nov. 16. 

Ohio Valley pizza is coming to Westerville. Franchisees Michael and Sarah Carlson are planning to open a DiCarlo's Pizza storefront at 20 S. State St. early next year. 

Lizz Szabo’s takeaway pierogi shop, Sweet CLE-'bus, opened over the weekend at 447 Lazelle Road in Westerville. The storefront offers a variety of par-boiled pierogis ready to heat at home, as well as baked goods such as kolackzi. 

Events

This February, you are invited once again to eat soup for a good cause. Tickets are now on sale for SoupFest, an annual soup-sampling and live music event that started out as a joke among friends. After taking place virtually in 2021, the in-person event will return Saturday, Feb. 5, at The Valley Dale Ballroom (1590 Sunbury Road). All proceeds from SoupFest 2022 will benefit the Miklos Battaglia Fund at the Columbus Foundation, which honors Nicholas “Miklos” Battaglia, a SoupFest co-founder who died in 2019. The fund supports “community efforts related to food scarcity and homelessness.” Learn more at soup-fest.com.

Closings

Lewis Center Kitchen & Bar (1611 Polaris Pkwy.) shut down permanently in October because of the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing issues, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page.