Jovanina’s Broken Italian
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The gist: A modern spin on traditional Italian cuisine using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients—and whatever creative inspiration strikes chef Jake Linzinmeir for that night’s dinner service. Now officially reopened to full dine-in capacity (be sure to check out the speakeasy-esque, underground dining room).
The food: Everything you might expect at an Italian restaurant, but with some added sparkle and bang. Fresh focaccia bread with Parmesan olive oil garlic butter, pickled vegetables, a variety of charcuterie options and bright, crisp salads to get dinner off to a good start. However you prefer to enjoy gluten—wood-fired pizza, hand-made pasta, or olive oil cake—there are no wrong choices here. And Jovanina’s does, in fact, offer gluten-free pastas, so you don’t have to miss out on the impeccable flavors of dishes like elk bolognese, cacio e pepe, or puttanesca. Round things out with an affogato and let your heart sing—you’ll be coming back time and time again for everything Jovanina’s has to offer.
The cost: Shareables from $9 - $25, pizzas $21 - $23, pastas $26 - $29, and hearty mains from $32 - $38.