445 N High St Columbus, OH (614) 224-8259
The key to good Bruschetta ($8.95) is to let the focaccia stale-up just right before you grill it and slather it in olive oil, onion, garlic and all the other whatnots under the roasted tomatoes and fresh basil. Martini does you one better. Not only do they fire-grill the bread, they shuffle in a few sheets of prosciutto, asiago cheese and wild mushrooms. It's listed with the antipasti, but pair it up with insalate or zuppe and it's a meal worthy of primi piatti status. If only one kind of meat on warm, grilled bread isn't enough for you, get the Italian Panino: layers of warm, spicy, Italian capocolla and salami and spinach, mushrooms, onions, cheese and aioli. That's all the room there was inside, so the Parmesan fries come on the side.