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Amerigo Restaurant Review: This Italian restaurant chain somehow manages to remain sophisticated while maintaining a kid-friendly reputation. The dining room is comfortable yet upscale, and the fare is traditional Italian cuisine designed for American tastes. Pastas, steaks, fish and pizza are prepared in so many variations that guests may dine here often without trying the same dish twice. Options range from the predictable five-layer lasagna and chicken Parmesan to more unusual entrées such as chicken Acuto with black bean salsa and grilled artichokes. Try the house-smoked chicken and spinach pizza for something different. Locavores will delight in the chef’s seasonal menu, which features steak, catfish, pork chops, and lasagna made with locally sourced meats and vegetables. There’s even a special children’s menu with the usual finger food fare as well as a gluten-free menu available by request. The wine list is short but somewhat impressive for a chain restaurant, and the craft beer line-up features hard-to-find brews. For dessert, go for the chocolate pecan fudge brownie with pecan praline ice cream, caramel, and white chocolate sauce.