Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro at Easton

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

Of all the restaurants at Easton Town Center, one of my favorites is one of the least visible. Cafe Bistro is generically named and hidden away on the second floor of Nordstrom. But it's well worth seeking out during a day of shopping. A nod back to the time when all high-end department stores had fancy tea rooms, this place is suitably swanky and serves some great sandwiches, salads and pizzas.

You'll notice the flames from inside a wood-fire oven as soon as you walk in, and the chewy New York-style pizzas that come out of it taste just as great as they smell. I tried the Wild Mushroom & Herb Ricotta, which has seared shiitakes, creamy ricotta in place of sauce, and also caramelized onions, roasted garlic, mozzarella and provolone. All topped off with fresh chopped basil.

Also great are the salads, like this Chicken, Artichoke & Goast Cheese salad with spicy roasted peppadew peppers.

Cafe Bistro

4000 Worth Ave., Easton