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Danielle Lirette

Dio Mio

Danielle Lirette
Yes, when you walk into Alex Figura and Spencer White's Dio Mio, you place your order at a counter. But the term "fast-casual" does not do this spot justice. Here, pasta is elevated to new levels. The pink-peppercorn-flecked cacio e pepe has become a fixture on the menu for good reason, but things really get fun when the chefs play with seasonal ingredients and new flavor combinations. Nowhere else will you find dishes like agnolotti stuffed with mortadella, fiori filled with chorizo and jet black squid ink tortelli filled with shrimp mousse and swimming in mushroom pho broth. Whatever you order as your entree, though, always start with the housemade sourdough served with prosciutto, stracciatella cheese and balsamic.

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