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Chinato Restaurant Review: Chef-restaurateur Zack Bruell’s Chinato is named after a flavorful Italian after-dinner wine enriched with herbs, spices and cinchona bark. The pad boasts clean lines, gauzy curtains, low ceilings and quiet corners. Meanwhile, the menu explores Italian cuisine. Classic dishes are updated with big, bold flavors while still maintaining their simplicity. Start with an appetizer of chilled risotto with caponata and tuna tartare, moving to the tender beef tongue entrée or the sea scallops with pepperoncini. Antipasti offerings are just as appealing, with options like ribollita or a rustic Tuscan onion soup. Pizzas are small, but tasty. Our favorite is served with woody mushrooms and a tangy pecorino. For dessert, the lemon polenta cake is a must, while the chocolate hazelnut mousse cake will make you want to curl up with a blanket and a glass of red. Speaking of, the wine list is also well-written, with vinos coming from all corners of Italy and starting at $21 a bottle.