I've visited almost every Italian restaurant in Columbus, searching for hearty Italian food as opposed to frou frou bistro type Italian food. I think with Pastaria (as well as their sister store in Powell, Due Amici), I might have found a good fit. Their meat sauce is hearty and wonderfully flavored, and their tomato alfredo was an interesting new taste for me. I especially like their homemade garlic butter and their crispy fluffy bread. Definitely worth a return visit, over and over again!
Pros: Variety of sauces, Great bread & butter
Cons: No seating, Limited beverages