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Trattoria di Umberto Restaurant Review: Owner Umberto Menghi's flair for food and décor are front and center in this charming, casual restaurant. Two welcoming dining areas are separated by a massive open kitchen complete with counter seats that keep diners at the center of the action. The rustic Tuscan menu leans heavily to the seafood, pastas and meats necessary to refuel after days spent mountain biking, jogging, hiking, golfing, skiing or snowboarding. A shared Toscana antipasti platter laden with cured meats, seafood and olives is an ideal starter. Follow it with a risotto al' Portofino (seafood), spinach and mushroom cannelloni, succulent wild West Coast salmon, or hearty Tuscan-style lamb chops. Desserts shine, especially the boozy tiramisu. A predominantly Italian wine list holds well-chosen selections from Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Australia and France. Authentic Italian hospitality provided by manager Walter Wallgram and his professional team add to the congeniality that keeps locals and celebs alike coming back.