Buona Vita Pizzeria in Dayton, KY
Come on down to Buona Vita Pizzeria and good a slice of the good life. Why not go for it? Sitting in a restaurant in Italy, Matthew Frommeyer was just graduated from high school and traveling with his older brother, Joseph, when they hatched the plan that would result in Buona Vita Pizzeria.That was 2008. Now they are regularly filling the tables in a former bank building on Sixth Street (yes, there is a table in the vault) and launching a new menu to make the traditional family recipes their own, with some changes and some twists. Pizza with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Nutella pizza with espresso crust. Those kinds of twists."My mom still comes down and bakes the cookies during the week. When we run out, it starts a riot," says Matthew. Pizzelle, Amaretti almond cookies, chocolate chip meringues and cannoli, according to the menu, are homemade by loving little Italian ladies "with love, joy and a little bit of sugar." Gail will be in the grocery store and be recognized by restaurant regulars, says Joseph. She's there every Friday, usually with a group of friends. "She can be our toughest critic, she keeps us on our toes," he laughs. "She thinks she's the boss and she is." So, Guy, why don't you come on down for some real italian cooking. It truly is THE GOOD LIFE.