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Piatti Restaurant Review: Restaurants located in suburban shopping malls tend to be long on alleged atmosphere and short on cuisine. But Piatti, a chain (with admirably autonomous menus) from California, has transcended the genre. Sporting a carefully contemporary interior, the place dishes out plates that are also cautiously Cal-Ital. A seared beef carpaccio with arugula is a case in point; though there’s a classic margherita pizza, shrimp with basil pesto and sun-dried tomatoes is another option. We prefer the simplest main dishes such as the pollo alla mattone (chicken grilled under a brick), as well as the more rustic pastas, but the kitchen also does a good job with more upscale versions such as the penne with pulled chicken and walnut arugula pesto and the house-made ravioli alla limone. The wine selection is actually better than it needs to be, though California bests Italy in the bottle count. The bar tends to get especially lively around happy hour; plan your Prosecco consumption accordingly.