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Scali Ristorante Restaurant Review: Scali is a Mecca for better-than-red-sauce Italian on the far east side of Columbus. Mamma bakes the breads, works the tables and warms up the otherwise straightforward, but pleasantly bright, décor. Her son Frank commands the open kitchen and, while he does a very credible job with the staple dishes, his daily offerings are the place to start. We recommend the LuLu---linguine tossed with shrimp, crab and fresh tomatoes in a mascarpone cream sauce. The wine list's Italian selection has steadily grown, is priced significantly lower than average and features nearly a dozen Chiantis. A good way to finish your meal is with a homemade dessert like tiramisu, cannoli or panna cotta.