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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pallino Pastaria Restaurant Review: Marble countertops, discrete lighting, gleaming dark wood, rustic iron accents, slate floors---no, this isnt an expensive Italian restaurant. These elegant eateries specialize in quick, fresh, inexpensive and mostly delightful Italian food. Thanks to technology, in less than 3 minutes a bowl of pasta can be cooked al dente, sauced to order and served to patrons cafeteria-style. All noodles are spaghetti, but you have the choice of more than a dozen sauces. Were partial to several, including one rich with Fontina, Parmesan and Gorgonzola cheeses; Modena, sporting bacon and peas in a garlicky white wine, shallot and cream sauce; the pungent Puttanesca shot through with olives, capers, hot peppers, tomatoes, anchovies and garlic; and the savory Salsicce, a tomato sauce flavored with sausage, peppers, fennel and red wine. Add a salad mixing greens, red grapes, dried cranberries, almonds and Gorgonzola, or go the soup-and-panini route. Breakfast features scrambled eggs with zesty adds like prosciutto and feta served on panini toast. Certain locations also feature Italian cookware, ceramics, specialty foods and wines by the bottle (corkage fee is $2.50 if you want to open one with your meal), and even bocce ball sets! Other locations.