In April, Over-the-Rhine
restaurant staple A Tavola
will open its second location in Maderia. The restaurant, which is located at 7022 Miami Ave., will feature a large, seasonal outdoor bar and dining area in addition to the 2,400-square-foot restaurant.
The Madeira location will have the same menu as the OTR restaurant. It will also have the same imported Neapolitan wood-fired oven from the Ferrara family in Naples. But the Maderia A Tavola will also have the first Italfornia Bull Oven in the United States.
The new oven allows A Tavola to add a new type of pizza to its menu—Roman style, which has a thinner and crispier crust.
“We’re the first restaurant in the country to have one of these new ovens,” says Nicolas Wayne, owner of A Tavola. “We hope to eventually add this type of oven to our OTR location as well to maintain consistency.”
A Tavola’s signature fig and prosciutto pizza, which is topped with dates stuffed with house sausage wrapped in bacon and covered in the house tomato sauce, is a customer favorite. The restaurant also offers vegetarian options, such as the arancini, which are breaded and fried risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, and the eggplant slider.
“We hope to bring a neighborhood restaurant to Madeira where people can enjoy a family meal, a fun night out or a celebration without having to spend a lot of money,” Wayne says.
By Caitlin Koenig
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