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Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Restaurant Review: Old-world formality meets warm Italian hospitality in this elegant downtown restaurant. Servers still wear white tie, though proprietor Vincenzo Gabriele is suit-clad. He shows up at every table to check on the happiness of his guests and is often found preparing an appetizer or classic Caesar salad tableside. Brother Agostino Gabriele’s domain is the kitchen. His signature dish, crêpe Agostino, manages to be both rich and delicate, and features a savory blend of ground beef, chicken and veal baked in béchamel and marinara sauces. Highly recommended entrées are fettuccine Mondello (shrimp and crab meat sauced with white wine, basil and tomato), salmon with Champagne dill cream sauce, veal saltimbocca, and the herb-encrusted rack of lamb scented with rosemary. Be sure to request a dessert soufflé when you order dinner. The wine list is, naturally, mostly Italian and includes a notable selection of Super Tuscans. If you are headed to one of the nearby downtown performing arts venues, be aware of the three-course theater menu served nightly from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.