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Bizzarro Italian Cafe Restaurant Review: Tables, chairs, and an enormous puppet head hang from the ceiling of this eccentric Wallingford café. Chandeliers are cockeyed and the walls are purple brick. But don’t let the funky décor fool you. This neighborhood bistro offers inventive and seasonal Italian cuisine including pumpkin-stuffed ravioli and house-made gnocchi tossed with duck and bacon sausage. 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 easy, everyday choice. For dessert, sink a spoon into classic bananas Foster, or try 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.