Inside Lytle Park Hotel’s New Upscale Italian Eatery Subito and Dazzling Rooftop Lounge

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Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park.

Subito's menu focuses on homemade pastas, stone-oven pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks and antipasti, with executive chef Michael McIntosh at the helm. Guests can choose from more traditional Italian eats like cacio e pepe, burrata and margherita pizza or opt for creative takes on classics like their vegan torta di ceci with vegan tofu-ricotta, farinata, kale, beets, carrot ribbons lemon oil and micro greens.

Head to their bar for a selection of whites, reds and sparkling wines — including their own house sparkling wine by Ohio River Valley. In addition to wine, they also boast spirits and cocktails, like their Mabel's Manhattan with Woodford Rye, Carpano Antica, Peychaud's and Benedictine bitters and a filthy cherry. The cocktail was named after longtime Lytle Park resident Miss Mabel Howatt, who passed away recently at age 106.

The restaurant features an open kitchen with a dazzling crown-shaped bar, a cozy yet refined indoor dining room as well as an all-season dining space and outdoor patio.

For a more elevated experience, guests can head upstairs to the Vista at Lytle Park, a 5,000-square-foot rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Queen City and Ohio River. The space features an "indoor" lounge (where the bar is located) lined with windows that open up to the outdoor patio with two fireplaces, lounge seating and tables.

Vista's menu differs from Subito's, offering a more shareable approach. Choose from a selection of cocktails, wine, beer and spirits, or opt for their large-format cocktails that serve four or more, like the Magnolia Muse with Karrikin's Shuga rum, magnolia blossom tea, pineapple, mango and passionfruit puree. Their food offerings range from a charcuterie board to "naanchos" or peel-and-eat grilled shrimp.

For more information about The Lytle Park Hotel and their offerings, visit their website.

| Photos by Photos by Hailey Bollinger and Savana Willhoite