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Mama’s Pasta and Brew

23 Campus Pl. Columbus, OH 43201 (614) 299-7724

If you want frills, put on a ruffled shirt, buy a canopy bed or date a model.  Whatever, you do, don’t go to Mama’s.  If you want great, down-home, Ohio-style Italian food and beer that is never more than five paces from where you sit, get to Mama’s as soon as you can. The Double Meat Mama’s Submarine Sandwich ($5.70) is, arguably, the crowning achievement of the Italian Diaspora in Ohio.  The ham and salami jockey for favorite meat status, while the “secret dressing” seeps into the few places the cheese didn’t get, then the red sauce from the spaghetti and meatballs gets all over the whole thing and it’s game over.