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Aldino at the Vineyard Restaurant Review: Aldino, located in a suburban strip center, generates its own noise, ably abetted by lubricated Looplanders, with a menu that hits all the expected Italianate buttons. Involtini di melanzane with goat cheese and puff pastry-cradled escargot Portofino represent opposite ends of the antipasto spectrum. In the realm of primi, we prefer the lusty pappardelle con salsiccia to presumably more posh plates such as cappellini Firenze with prosciutto and Parmesan cream. Though we can be had by cream, dill and capers in the lush salmon Pavarotti, we nevertheless think that lamb chops scottaditi in a rosemary marinade are more truly Italian. For its part, a risotto alla Milanese is more extravagantly dressed (think mushrooms, chicken and Fontina) than would be seen in Italy’s fashion capital. Tiramisu and a classic crème brûlée are fitting finales.