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Bizzarro Italian Cafe Restaurant Review: Tables, chairs and an enormous puppet head hang from the ceiling at this eccentric Wallingford café. The chandeliers are cock-eyed and the walls are purple brick. But don’t let the funky décor fool you. This neighborhood bistro offers inventive and seasonal Italian cuisine; one may encounter pumpkin-stuffed ravioli or house-made gnocchi tossed with duck and bacon sausage. An elk bolognese is paired with handmade ribbon pasta, braised lamb shank is served with fig demi-glaze, and chanterelle mushrooms, kale and angel hair pasta mingle with a zesty blood orange and lemon sauce. House-made gluten-free pasta is an everyday choice. For dessert, sink a spoon into classic bananas Foster or an espresso-infused chocolate Bundt cake topped with chocolate-hazelnut gelato. Despite the setting and sense of humor, Bizzarro is geared for adults, not for families with young children. While service is friendly, it can also be uneven.