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Dining Winners

Best Italian Restaurant

Café Gia

Christopher Myers

410 S. High St., (410) 685-6727, cafegias.com

Posted 9/16/2009

Gia's isn't fancy or formal, and it's not expensive (you can bring your own bottle). And with its bright murals and chummy, closely spaced tables, it doesn't look anything like any other Little Italy restaurant, which is part of why we like it so much. Think homey Italian food, like gnocchi and meatballs, made by someone's--alright, owner Gia Blattermann Fugate's--Sicilian mama. The online menu tells us that the zuppa di pesce is "cooked Mario Villa Santa's way" and Tom Iacoboni liked the frutta di mare "this way." We have no idea who Tom Iacoboni is. We only know he has good taste.

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Other Awards for Best Italian Restaurant:

Chiapparelli's, 9/17/2008

Amicci's, 9/19/2007

Café Amore, 9/20/2006

Amicci’s, 9/21/2005

Sabatino’s, 9/22/2004

Aldo's, 9/17/2003

La Scala, 9/18/2002

La Scala, 9/19/2001

La Tavola, 9/13/2000

Fazzini's Italian Kitchen, 9/15/1999

Amicci’s, 9/18/1996

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