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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Caffe Bello Restaurant Review: For those craving the taste of Tony’s but preferring to dine in shorts and flip flops, there’s Caffe Bello. The third Tony Vallone restaurant features all the right ingredients but in an artsy, relaxed atmosphere. John Palmer artwork mingles with the simple design elements in the downstairs dining room while upstairs a climate-controlled patio offers a view of the eclectic Montrose neighborhood. Meals begin with an assortment of house-made breads. Pretzel rolls are a carb-fest of crunchy, chewy, salty goodness, but save room for the pizzettas; share a chicken Caesar salad pizza, thin-crusted with cheesy chicken and a whole salad on top. Move on to the cavatelli al sugo, hand-kneaded, thick pasta shells smothered in a tangy wild boar ragù; specials have included a heart of Bibb wedge salad with apple wood-smoked bacon, blue cheese and delicate slices of medium-rare New York strip. Seafood dishes, and even a chicken-fried sirloin steak covered in a truffle cream gravy, round out the inventive menu. Caffe Bello offers a full bar and a nice little wine list along with desserts like Elizabeth’s cheesecake with slices of brûléed bananas.