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ESPN’s Herbies highlights Columbus Italian fare

Not only does ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit know sports, but he also knows good food.

Each year, Herbstreit lists his top picks for the season—from superstars to coaches, hotels and restaurants—called the Herbies and this year, a joint in Columbus found itself on that list.

The former Buckeyes quarterback and once-Columbus resident chose Giuseppe’s as the fifth best restaurant.


The cozy Italian classic imports much of its food straight from Italy to concoct pizza and pasta favorites.

Giuseppe’s is located at 2268 East Main Street, Columbus and is open Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm for lunch, Monday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm for dinner, Friday – Saturday 5:00pm – 11:00pm for dinner, and Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 6:00pm for happy hour.

The Herbies also recognize The Smokin’ Pig, Pendleton, South Carolina; Jeff Ruby’s, Louisville, Kentucky; Sotto Sotto, Atlanta, Georgia; and Chuck’s Fish, Tuscaloosa, Alabama as the top five restaurants.

Full list of Herbies.

Want more Giuseppe’s? Check out our Cointreau Summer Cocktail Competition event to see one of their awesome bartenders at work!


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