da Vinci’s – The jewel of Italian fine dining in Williamstown, West Virginia, wins the people’s vote for the Mid-Ohio Valley’s most coveted annual award: Best Restaurant Overall
We’re going to need a bigger box of trophies as accolades continue to flow for Wood County legend
da Vinci’s, Williamstown, WV’s hidden gem of Italian dining, nestled gently on the Ohio River in a town of 2,800, will need a bigger trophy chest as it recently won multiple accolades from the online source the most reliable in the Mid-Ohio Valley, MOV clutch.
da Vinci’s, via popular vote, pretty much ran the table in the region’s equivalent of the People’s Choice Awards, taking top honors for Best Italian Food, Best Fine Dining, and Most Coveted Nod: the best restaurant overall.
Owner Chris Bender, universally acclaimed for her commitment to customer service and great food, as expected, prefers the full attention to her team members and valued guests: “That’s around 90 employees and 650 seats. in our humble but brilliant establishment, which Over 40 years have served the largest community on the planet. It is their reward and we will continue to earn it every day. We love Williamstown, Marietta, Ohio and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley. Come dine with us and ask me by name so I can confirm how much we value your business. “
Sarah Arnold, owner and founder of Clutch MOV, says da Vinci’s embodies the Valley’s commitment to serving while serving plate after plate of amazing food: “That award (for best restaurant overall) wasn’t even close and there are a lot of good things going on here. da Vinci’s continues to set the bar high for the region. They reinvented their business during perhaps the toughest times in the history of the restaurant industry. As always, they shone and put people and food first. They are a treasure of the Mid-Ohio Valley. People spoke and they all shouted: “Da Vinci’s!” “
Under the leadership of social media and marketing guru Lisa Collins, the restaurant’s social media followers have literally doubled the population of Williamstown.
“This is by far the simplest story I have ever told,” Collins said. “Chris and his team are very happy to share the good news about this great restaurant. They are just looking for the best of everything, and based on popular opinion and demand, they always deliver. “
Da Vinci’s Facebook followers, upon the announcement of the recognition, all seemed to convey the same sentiment: “WELL DESERVED”.
As well as offering the best Italian offerings in the region – a wide variety to suit all palates, including its now legendary German pizza, da Vinci’s offers a huge wine list, local and imported beers and an outdoor patio with a large screen television. During the pandemic, German pizza sales soared 300%.
Bender continues to spread praise rather than absorb it: “This is a great restaurant located in a wonderful city. Under the guidance of head coach Scott Sauro, the son of legendary local basketball coach Fred Sauro, the Williamstown Yellowjackets recently won the men’s basketball championship. We lined the streets, celebrated our community with a parade, and everyone headed to one place after the confetti and dust settled: Vinci’s.
Da Vinci’s menu is full of everything to please: https://www.villadavinci.com/menu. The prep kitchen only serves the freshest ingredients.
Bender says, “We’re basically trying to eliminate the veto vote, where one person in a group says, ‘They don’t have that. Let’s go elsewhere. ‘ Don’t gloat or play Captain Obvious, but I’d bet a German pizza you’ll find absolutely anything you fancy here.
da Vinci’s is located at 215 Highland Avenue in Williamstown, WV. Closed Mondays, open Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm and 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday. Hours may vary as the transition to full capacity may continue to fluctuate. Reservations accepted: 304-375-3633.
Concludes Bender, who started out as a waiter and now owns the chic joint, “I’m here every day, all day. I thought if I was going to live here, I might as well own it.
The Mid-Ohio Valley couldn’t be happier and more well-nourished.
Derek Farley for Da Vinci’s