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Italianissimo Ristorante Restaurant Review: Chef-owner Kent Betts’ Northern Italian cuisine is served in a candlelit setting accompanied by opera music. Diners can splurge on smoked salmon and scallops, osso buco Milanese and $100 wines, or enjoy a more casual meal of pizza and beer. Well-prepared classics include lasagna layered with a meaty Bolognese sauce and creamy béchamel; smoky eggplant Parmigiana; light gnocchi; tender calamari steaks sautéed with butter, lemon and capers; and lamb tenderloin in port wine sauce with fresh mushrooms. Ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. A dedicated gluten-free menu is also available. The Monday and Friday specials feature different house-made meat selections. The 120-bottle wine list offers something for every palate, at varying prices. Desserts are house-made, from the creamy gelato to airy chocolate mousse and tiramisu.