You learned many things during your semester abroad in Italy.
Italian alas, was not one of them.
Luckily, palate trumps patois at Knox/Henderson’s new Italian eatery, Villa-O, which quietly opened this week. Co-owners Robert Colombo and Billy Solomon (both of Trece and The Club) use organic ingredients to create a menu inspired by the Isle of Capri.
Nautical specialties range from surf and turf and wild fish to a variety of Neapolitan pizzas and handmade pasta combinations. Choose from a variety of mouth-watering sauces like the garlic- and herb-infused olive oil or a traditional vodka tomato.
To wash it all down, choose from 50 wines available by the bottle or glass — or stick with their H2O, made tasty with their high-tech water purification system.
They offer desserts like cappuccino ice cream pie served with espresso sauce and almond biscotti cheesecake to sweeten the deal.
How’s that for speaking your language?
Villa-O, 4514 Travis Street, Knox/Henderson (214-780-1880 or villaorestaurant.com).