The Oldest Italian Restaurant in Columbus ~ 1929!
The Corrova name is a familiar one in Columbus, and has long been linked with the proud and proven heritage of fine Italian cuisine since early 1929. Papa Pete and Mama Philomena emigrated from the sunny shores of Italy shortly after the turn of the century. Their fine Italian ristorante first was located in the heart of old "Flytown" on Goodale Street. Freeways and progressive inner city planning in "Flytown" area forced Papa Pete and Mama Philomena to move their successful operation to the far east side of town.
Another historic family milestone occured on March 1, 1955 when their son Jimmy and his wife, Dolores, opend their first ristorante at the corner of Broad and James. The apparent success of their famour Italian food and good hospitality continued to grow when Jimmy and Dolores opened their second facility at Livingston and Beechwood Aves. in the year 1962.
During the fall of 1980 a new dream began to emerge on the horizon for Jimmy and Dolores. Family discussions led to the idea of consolidating all their present operations into a new single facility which would be directly linked to the quality and service of the past, but also have a special personality and atmospere all of its own.
So once again we, La Famiglia Corrova, cordially and proudly welcome you into our all new ristorante, and thank you for this chance again to serve you.
Jimmy & Dolores Corrova
Marianne, Jeff, Austin, Cody , Jordan, Kendall & Kelsie
Michelle, Sam, Justin, Samantha & Jamie
Frank D. Corrova
(December 18, 1938 - August 1, 1997)