Taglio delivers pizza, beer to Cincy's East Side

Taglio delivers pizza, beer to Cincy's East Side
Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 23, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Pizza and beer lovers in Columbia Tusculum, Hyde Park, Mount Lookout and Mount Adams can rejoice.

Taglio, a new pizzeria in Columbia Tusculum from A Tavola owners Jared and Nicolas Wayne, will begin delivery in those neighborhoods Monday.

The restaurant opened for dine-in and carry-out service on March 9 at 3531 Columbia Pkwy. Its name means “slice” in Italian.

“It’s good to be part of the neighborhood,” said Nicolas Wayne.

Taglio is the third pizza-centric store that the Waynes have opened in Greater Cincinnati. The first A Tavola location opened in Over-the-Rhine in 2011, followed by a second location in Madeira in 2014.

Taglio differs from the other two restaurants in more than just its name. It serves New York-style pizza instead of the thinner-crust, brick-oven Neapolitan-style pizza at A Tavola. Also, upon walking into Taglio, it's clear the restaurant is geared primarily toward delivery, unlike its Over-the-Rhine and Madeira counterparts: Taglio has only one long table for shared seating and a convenient counter for pick-up orders.

“We knew people wanted us to deliver,” Nicolas Wayne said. “New York-style is a better product to deliver. It’s cooked in a gas oven for a longer time.”

The pizza’s thicker crust makes it hold up better for delivery, he said.

Taglio offers nine pizzas ranging in price from $14 to $26 for dine-in or pick-up.

“It’s a continuation of our appreciation of pizza,” Jared Wayne said in January. “Our ode to some of our favorite old-school pizza.”

Sandwiches and salads also will be on the menu once delivery service begins Monday. People also can order a bottle of wine (50 kinds are available) and craft beer for delivery. Beer options include everything from Budweiser to local favorites such as MadTree to Jackie O’s from Athens, Ohio.

Orders can be placed by phone, on Taglio’s website or via the pizzeria’s smartphone app.

“The app will show you if you are in our delivery area,” Nicolas Wayne said.

Taglio is also letting some of A Tavola’s longtime employees show off different strengths in the kitchen with the delivery service, Nicolas Wayne said. The Waynes brought in longtime employee Jake Goodwin as a third partner in Taglio, and other A Tavola employees are also working at the new restaurant.

“There is a certain energy here,” Nicolas Wayne said. “People are excited about the new business.”

3531 Columbia Pkwy., Columbia Tusculum
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

WCPO freelance reporter Tom Consolo contributed to this story.