Aficionadough: Classic Italian-American Fare to Taco Pizza – Evviva Villa Nova!

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In middle school, my first visit to Villa Nova created a paradigm shift. Before then, my exposure to Italian food was exclusively carry out pizza, subs and spaghetti, Stouffer’s lasagna and ubiquitous for the era, Chef Boyardee (fun fact, that product line had its origin in Cleveland). Villa Nova felt like a cavernous grotto in comparison to all other dining venues of my life to date.

Villa Nova's Pepperoni Pizza
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