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Lola & Guiseppe's Trattoria

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100 Granville St, Columbus, OH 43230-3000
(614) 473-9931
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and small authentic Italian trattoria. Food was very good (meat lasagna and spaghetti & meatballs). Lola herself greeted us enthusiastically. Table service was a bit slow as they were quite busy on a Saturday night but weren't in a hurry. I'd be happy to return!

Thank Scott M
Level Contributor
99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel all the time and decided to not do chain. What a pleasure to find this mom and pop family restaurant. The food was very good. We were pleased with the food. It was all so delicious. Honestly felt like I was at my grandparents for a home cooked meal. The service was exceptional. The experience special. Treat yourself and... More 

Thank tazmtnbiker
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say about this hidden, hole-in-the-wall MARVELOUS restaurant. We dined on a warm August evening and found this gem to be just what we needed. Authentic. nothing pretentious about Lola's. The decor is right out of Grandma's living room. But, you don't go to a restaurant to look at the decor, you go for the food. and lola's... More 

Thank Jim H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

A real local neighborhood place ran by family and friends. If Lola doesn't know you walking in she'll know you by the time you leave. Seems most people are long time regulars. And the food is wonderful. Desserts are really fine, we had lemon cake and carrot cake, both perfect. A busy Saturday night so crowded and noisy. But such... More 

Thank Therese T
Leonard, Texas
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360 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We are from Texas and were looking for good Italian food on our visit to Columbus. We for sure found it!! This is a great, small, family owned restaurant. Not many tables so you need to arrive early. Everything we had plus most of the tables around us were very good. We will for sure go back when in the... More 

1 Thank Jack2148
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Lola's is delicious, always. This was the 4th visit and so I am accustomed to waiting for a table. Patio usually seats sooner than the dining romm, especially on weekends. The service is excellent, and while we love the atmosphere and food, the cost keeps this a "special occasion only" dinner.

Thank Brenda H
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Very small, very busy, and quite loud inside. However, we ate outside on their little patio and it was quite lovely. Giuseppe made it a point to come out and welcome the customers and seemed genuinely grateful we were there. The food was wonderful and the service was great. Would highly recommend this great find.

Thank Cathy4042013
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first visit and won't be the last. The food was amazing. We liked our appetizer and loved our main courses and desserts. The server went out of her way to help us navigate the menu and pick things we would enjoy- She was lovely. Got to meet Lola... More 

Thank lisargold
Dayton, Ohio
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited on Saturday eve about 8pm and waited 40 minutes for a table inside although we could have been seated immediately on the patio. I'm glad we waited. To get to the bathroom you must walk through the kitchen so you can see Lola busy prepping salads and the chef making the main entrees. My husband who speaks Italian,... More 

Thank cabbageroller
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

My favorite type of restaurant is the old-home, down-home style neighborhood Italian restaurant. The best tend to be in old houses or storefronts. This place took me back to my roots in Chambersburg, Trenton, NJ. Terrific, basic Italian food. Great red sauce. Good, fresh eggplant parmigiana. We will definitely return on our next trip to Ohio.

Thank Terri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Granville St, Columbus, OH 43230-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 473-9931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?