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Locals prize this Long Island transplant, with a kitchen boasting house-made focaccia, authentic pastas and the 802's finest cannoli.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Junior's Restaurant Review

: Locals joke that the joy of living in Colchester is its proximity to Vermont. With Junior's, the busy Burlington suburb boasts an authentic, New York-style Italiano, only minutes from quiet farmland. Its late patriarch, Frank Salese, Sr., gazes from a photograph over the Tuscan d├ęcor, as guests sip Sangiovese and munch on house-made breadsticks. Heaping plates of lightly dusted, flavorful calamari are sized to share, and you could do worse than the deluxe antipasto. Don't miss the kitchen's crispy eggplant rollatine: thinly breaded slices wrapped around ricotta --- they're even better the next day. Or try Penny's pink pesto pasta; redolent of fresh basil and pine nuts, the capellini dish marries red sauce with a dollop of cream. Add garlic and wine mussels for a memorable meal. Best of all, the on-site bakery is a pastry paradise, tempting diners with treats like fresh sfogliatelle, crunchy cannoli and rich tiramisu. Prices have grown, but so has the dining room, which makes it easier than ever to score a table for the whole family.


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