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L'Amante Restaurant Review: While L'Amante shares the same street as popular corner pubs, it easily eclipses Burlington's ubiquitous eateries. Co-owners Kathi and Kevin Cleary, who have more than 40 years of combined culinary experience in both the U.S. and Italy, deliver this town's best Italian fare. From novel treats like seasonal, honey tempura squash fritters stuffed with mild taleggio to the asparagus and ricotta ravioli, there is a host of Mediterranean riches. Better yet, since primi piatti (first dishes) can be ordered in half or full portions, guests can play the field. Don't miss the penne Bolognese or potato-crusted sea bass when it comes to the main event. You'll find no shortage of martinis on the chic list of cocktails, but we recommend ordering from the rather Roman wine cellar. Unfortunately, only a handful of the Clearys' collection is offered by the glass, which means you can't even begin to plumb its depths in one trip. But you can open with a lush Sicilian Chardonnay before pairing your pasta against the bold tones of a super Tuscan. For dessert, try ice cream with strawberries and balsamic or gianduja mousse with espresso cream.