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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pane e Vino Restaurant Review: The Hyde Park area of Cincinnati has long been known as Mecca for upscale yuppies attracted to its rather central location, the gracious large homes, and the proximity to other people of like spirit. On its Erie Avenue corridor, Pane e Vino brings casual yet urbane Italian fare. You expect from its name that it would have good bread and wine, and it does, with properly crusted European loaves and a long list of Italian and American wines from which to choose, many by the glass. Owner Nicola Pietoso presents a menu that includes an unusual arrotolata, a roll of house-made buffalo mozzarella, gossamer-thin prosciutto and roasted walnut pesto. Typically fine roasted sweet peppers are drizzled with herb-infused olive oil and served with anchovy filets. While the pastas are more than large enough for a full meal, the main courses, including an award-winning rendition of pork chops, beckon irresistibly. The satiny vanilla panna cotta, topped with strawberry and chocolate sauces, provides an excellent finish.